International
The Necessary Stage is committed to international exchange, networking and collaboration between Singapore and other countries. Such exchange is done through staging the company's plays abroad, inviting foreign works to be presented by the company in Singapore, working on producing works together as well as through dialogues, workshops and training opportunities. 

To date, the company has performed in Banda Aceh, Berlin, Birmingham, Brisbane, Busan, Cairo, Dublin, Glasgow, Hong Kong, Khabarovsk, Kuala Lumpur, London, Macau, Melbourne, New Delhi, New York, Penang, Rijeka, Seoul, Sibiu, Sziget, Taipei and Tokyo. Our most recent international collaborations include Boxing Day: The Tsunami Project (2005), Separation 40 (2005), Mobile (2006), Good People (2007), Past Caring (2009), Sofaman (2010), Crossings (2012) and Mobile 2: Flat Cities (2013).

 
For more information and to request for copies of our touring booklets and production videos, please get in touch with

Irma Suzanna Ruslan
email: irma@necessary.org
tel: (65) 6440 8115
​fax:(65) 6440 9002

available for touring

past tours
Best Of
2015: Ellen Stewart Theater, La MaMa Experimental Theater Space, Something to Write Home About Festival, New York, USA
2015: La Boite Theatre, Theatre Republic, Brisbane Festival, Australia
2014: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2013: penangpac @ Straits Quay, Penang, Malaysia

Mobile 2: Flat Cities
2013: The Actors Studio @ KuAsh Theatre, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Crossings
2012: National Theatre, Rijeka, Croatia

Model Citizens
2011: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sofaman
2010: Khabarovsk Youth Theatre, Khabarovsk, Russia

GemukGirls
2008: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Good People
2008: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Fundamentally Happy
2007: The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mobile
2007: Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo, Japan
2006: The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

godeatgod
2007: Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland
2006: Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary
2006 : Hong Kong Fringe Club City Fringe Festival, Hong Kong SAR, China
2005 : Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Transylvania, Romania

Separation 40
2005: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hotel Grand Asia
2005: Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo, Japan
(Setagaya Public Theatre initiated a theatre project for Asian artists which culminated in the production of Hotel Grand Asia [2005])

koan
2003: Asian Drama Festival, Busan, Korea
2003 : Next Wave Festival, Seoul, Korea

Fires Within Fires
2003: North Lanarkshire Youth Arts Festival, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
(Fires Within Fires was a collaboration with Cumbernauld Theatre in Glasgow involving students from CHIJ Katong Secondary School in Singapore and students from Cumbernauld.)

The Untitled Series
2003: National Theatre Festival, New Delhi, India
2003 : ESB Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin, Ireland
2002 : Asia Theatre Festival, Busan, Korea Untitled Women Talk
2000: Macau Fringe Festival, Macau SAR, China

Invisibility
1997: Ping Fong Experimental Theatre Festival, Taipei, Taiwan

Rosnah
1997: The Old Market Theatre, Melbourne, Australia

Trishaw
1994: Collaboration with Scottish director and playwright, Julie Austin – Glasgow, Scotland

Still Building
1994: Albany Theatre, London, England
1994 :Mayfest, Glasgow, Scotland
1992 : Cairo International Experimental Theatre Festival, Cairo, Egypt



 
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