NUS Chinese Drama
NUS Chinese Drama was formed in 2003 when it officially became a member of the NUS Centre For the Arts. Since its founding, Chinese Drama flourished under the guidance of drama tutor, Mr Peter Sau Jia Liang, an experienced drama tutor and actor in the English as well as Chinese theatre scenes. Peter had been an invaluable asset to Chinese Drama. He shared his experience with local and overseas productions and continuously exposed drama members to new performing styles.
Currently, NUS Chinese Drama is guided by Ms Li Xie, an experienced theatre practitioner who performs, writes, directs and teaches. From House of Sins (2008) which won her Best Director award in The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards to HAPPY (2005) which awardeded her the 6th Life! Theatre Awards for Best Supporting Actress, Li Xie continuously awes the local theatre scene with her talents.
A recipient of the Young Artist Award by National Arts Council (Singapore) in 2005, Li Xie has brought a whole new perspective to NUS Chinese Drama. Under her direction, NUS Chinese Drama has successfully staged forum theatre pieces which the group prides itself to be the first student group in Singapore to bring forum theatre to campus audiences.
In their initiative to nurture the next generation of young scriptwriters, NUS Chinese Drama brings to the Junior Colleges and Polytechnics annually, the Sunrise to Sunrise Chinese scriptwriting competition, where participants have to produce a Chinese theatre script in 24 hours. In its third year running, the competition has received overwhelming response from students and teachers.
The group's vision is to promote theatre arts in the Chinese language with three principles, namely upholding artistic originality, inculcating social sensitivity and honing professionalism. The group encourages critical thinking among members and the audience by presenting different perspectives on social issues through forum theatre performances.
The group aims to equip its members with professional theatre performance and management, thus producing quality and creative productions, and establishing the group as a semi-professional student theatre group. Members are trained in all aspects of theatre – from backstage to front stage, and from the creative process of creating a performance to the stage and administrative management. The group's major performances are staged during the NUS Arts Festival in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012.
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