Civilised by The Necessary Stage
15 May @ 8:00 pm - 26 May @ 5:00 pm
In a year filled with commemorative events for the bicentennial founding of Singapore, The Necessary Stage (TNS) responds with its own play entitled Civilised. It challenges us to examine the complexities of colonialism and colonisation, not only of the past, but also its manifestations in our world today.
Written by TNS’s Resident Playwright Haresh Sharma and directed by Artistic Director Alvin Tan, Civilised questions how decolonisation can happen in a world that continues to thrive on colonialism and colonial hang-ups. How is colonisation’s history written, and who holds the right to define its narratives? How does a nation or society recover from the tragedies and disempowerment that colonisation inflicts?
Photo credits: Sistic