Playwright's Web is an exciting cross-cultural project spanning 6 months (Jan - Jun 2000). The project, organised by The Calgary Arts Centre and jointly administered with The Necessary Stage, will enable young people to promote cultural understanding, aesthetic learning, research and writing skills, creativity, the use of IT, and of course making new friends. Students from two local schools, Tanjong Katong Secondary School and St. Hilda's Secondary School will be linked up with students from Milton High School in Calgary.
They will be communicating mainly via e-mail, and will 'meet' via video-conferencing. The students do research on each other's culture, resulting in scripts being written, and then finally each other's scripts in their respective schools.
While the project with The Calgary Arts Centre will end by June 2000, the process in Singapore will continue as the schools prepare to stage the plays that emerge from Playwrights' Web at M1 Youth Connection 2001. Watch out for them!!!