Drama Box and the Social Theatre of Singapore
– Cultural Intervention and Artistic Autonomy
As one of the most prolific theatre groups in Singapore, Drama Box has produced many socially engaging and thought-provoking works, including community plays that attempt to represent the voices of marginalised communities.
Using a wide-range of critical first-hand materials, supported by in-depth analysis of the theatre group's repertoire from 1991 to 2006 and national arts policies, the book investigates how theatre practitioners in Singapore negotiate for artistic autonomy and practise cultural intervention in a society where state power is omnipresent. Exploring power relations between practitioners and the state, the book also looks at crucial issues such as censorship, multiculturalism, gender and sexuality, and the partnerships of Drama Box with the mass media, NGOs (non-governmental organisations) and SMEs (small and medium enterprises).
Title: Drama Box and the Social Theatre of Singapore – Cultural Intervention and Artistic Autonomy
Author: Ng How Wee
Planning Editor: Pan Guo Ju
Responsible Editor: Xing Wei Yu, Feng Wan Ming
First Edition: April 2011
ISBN: 978-981-4343-23-7 (pbk)
Publisher: Global Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
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