“In our time, we have sifted the sands of Mars, we have established a presence there, we have fulfilled a century of dreams!” - Carl Sagan
Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the 1977 NASA launch of Voyager I and II, the interstellar crafts that carried two ‘Golden Records’ deep into space. Part one of The Golden Record (NUS Arts Festival 2017) opened this ‘cultural Noah's Ark‘ and examined its interstellar contents in the new light of the 21st century.
The Golden Record 2.0 now shifts the focus: from the local to the universal. Given the chance to select the sounds, images and greetings that portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, what message would Singaporeans choose to communicate with the universe? NUS Stage gathers these tokens of our world’s sights, “our science, our images, our music, our thoughts and our feelings” and presents this ambitious time capsule to a live audience before it is sent to the stars.
Previously known as Varsity Drama, NUS Stage is a young but bustling university-wide English language drama group that is constantly on the look-out for fresh talents and performance opportunities.
Previously known as Varsity Drama, NUS Stage is a young but bustling university-wide English language drama group that is constantly on the look-out for fresh talents and performance opportunities. The group cut their acting chops on award-winning works such as Life! Theatre Awards nominated play (wo)men by Faith Ng, Shiv Tandan’s The Good, the Bad and the Sholay, and the collaborative piece City Night Songs.
NUS Stage focuses its interest on building stronger foundations for a closer-knit community of theatre practitioners within NUS. Facilitated by leading Singapore theatre practitioners, members of NUS Stage are given the opportunity to train on a regular basis and attend workshops and classes with a longer term view of developing a unique voice in Singapore theatre.
Since 2014, NUS Stage has launched Stage Two, a platform where members are given the opportunity to train under a holistic curriculum with a close-knit community of theatre practitioners within NUS. Stage Two aims to craft quality theatre productions, nurture capable and creative theatre-makers, and develop a unique voice in Singapore theatre.
Edith is an Australian born, Singapore based performer, director, choreographer, playwright, and lecturer. Over the past 15 years, she has acted in over 20 theatre and television productions, and scripted, devised, choreographed and directed over 40 theatrical productions. For eight years Edith held the position of Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) Acting course at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Her creative work is primarily concerned with identity, human rights, education, animal welfare, and personal and social change.