Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Oh Ah Bey Ah Som! Our Childhood Days!

Don't miss our last show of the year! 

Oh Ah Bey Ah Som!
Hantam Bola.
Catching in the void deck
Precious childhood memories…

Come share, listen and watch your childhood memories come alive 
as we play it back using cloth, music, movement and the spoken word.

Date: Oct 18
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Toa Payoh Central Community Centre Theatrette
Tickets: $8 

Get your tickets now at 
and search for A22084785 or Oh Ah Bey Ah Som or Our Childhood Days.

Photos from Maybe If

2 wonderful shows. 2 different conductors. 2 delightful flavours. 5 sensitive & creative performers. Many wonderful stories from the audience. Thank you for being part of "Maybe If".

Warming up in the afternoon before the show.

Going through the paces for our opening stories.

Our musician Ying.

Today's colour is blue...

Laura, our wonderfully sensitive actor.

Jerry, one of the longest serving members of Tapestry.

Our audience members getting to know one another, by shaking hands with one another, winking, and a special sound and action greeting!

Playing a game with the audience before the show begins proper. We love our sporting audiences!

A Pair of Feelings.

What is your Maybe If?

3 solos. That wail in the box was unforgettable.

That moment, when we're all connected to one another. That moment, when we're connected by a story one of us shares. That moment, when there is no other.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Maybe If

Maybe if I remembered
Maybe if I forgot
Maybe if I said something
Maybe if I had not

Maybe if I left
Maybe if I stayed
Maybe if I gave up
Maybe if I prayed

Maybe if I came to a playback show today
Maybe if I told my story today.
Maybe if I listened today.

Come share your stories as we playback to the theme of Maybe If.

Watch and listen as your stories come to life with movement, word, music and cloth!

Playback Theatre is an improvisational form of community theatre, that honours the individual voices, and builds community through the commonalities in our stories.

27th Sept - 7:30pm
28th Sept - 3pm

Goodman Arts Centre
Blk B, #01- 07

Tickets at $20 available from
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Monday, August 11, 2014

August Open Rehearsal & sharing of TPG

Dear friends,

Join us for our Open Rehearsal from 7pm to 9:30pm on 30th August, at the Toa Payoh Central Community Club Dance Studio.

This time round, we will also have a short sharing of our experience performing, and attending workshops, at the recent Taiwan Playback Gathering in July.

We welcome one and all to join our little community in exploring and practicing Playback Theatre in an open, safe and informal space.

Come and try out the different roles in Playback - the musician, the story-teller and the actor!

But do book your slot fast, because as much as we hope to accomodate everyone, our space is limited. Go to now!

The event is free, but please help support the practice of this community-based theatre with a small donation when you come.

This event is supported by Toa Payoh Central Community Club and PassonArts.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Friday, August 01, 2014

Our performance @ Taiwan Playback Gathering 2014

Please enjoy the photos of our second overseas performance (the first was in Cambodia many years back!). 

A tremendously humbling and beautiful experience for all of us involved. We were definitely honoured and privileged to be there, to learn, to exchange and to serve the stories.

Our gratitude to 南飛嚼事 and the Taiwan Playback Theatre Association for inviting us! 

Many thanks to the National Arts Council for their support of this trip!

Photo Credits: 南飛嚼事

Our pre-show ritual. It's captured on our t-shirts as well! T-shirts for sale at all our events!

Warming up with our new Gongfu exercise!

A moment of calm, of expanding our senses, of supporting one another, of readiness. 

Our opening. Sharing our own stories of sacrifice, hardships, joy and mixed feelings of coming to TPG, of practising Playback Theatre.
來到了TPG, 我們放下了甚麼, 放開了甚麼? 有甚麼放不下的?我們做這戲劇犧牲了甚麼?


The conductor conducts. The process enters another stage. 

Our instruments, our voices, our souls. That emotional connections among the stories, among those present, both listening and sharing. 

I ask. You tell. I listen. We connect. Let's watch.

Playback Theatre promotes connections that breaks cultural boundaries. Laura was chosen to be the teller-actor in two stories. It is beautiful to see. 


Giving the time back to Hsieh Yu Ting, from 南飛嚼事, the local Playback group and the organizing host for this TPG.
Exchanging T-shirts with Yu-Chen Kao, a dear and old friend, and the President of the Taiwan Playback Theatre Association.