Feed Your Imagination: Don't Know, Don't Care
The Necessary Stage presents
An interactive theatrical experience
presented as part of Esplanade’s Feed Your Imagination 2019

Don't Know, Don't Care is an interactive theatrical experience that looks at a family trying to deal with terminal illness within the household. Wrapped up in their own lives, the family members 'don't want to know', and prefer to leave the caregiving to strangers. Soon, they realise they have to know, and they discover the importance of being there for each other.
Can a time of illness allow a family to finally share a bond and experience joy?
Don’t Know, Don’t Care touches on themes relevant to the students and their lives. This performance includes interaction and discussion with role-play characters through hot-seating and forum theatre to discuss issues with students, empowering them to negotiate change in their lives.
Originally commissioned by HCA Hospice Care in 2012.
Written by Haresh Sharma
Directed and Facilitated by Alvin Tan
Cast: Eleanor Tan, Joshua Lim, and Julius Foo
Assistant Facilitator: Adib Kosnan
Learning Objectives
  • Explore the intricate dynamics of inter-generational relations
  • Gain an understanding of forum theatre as a tool for developing critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of empathy and integrity
By the end of the programme, students will be:
  • entertained by the performance
  • engaged with the issues discussed
  • empowered to effect changes and manage problems in their lives.
  • enabled by new information about Singapore theatre
This programme is presented by The Necessary Stage, in collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, as part of its Feed Your Imagination programme for 2019. It is supported by the National Arts Council as part of the NAC School Arts Excursion Programme.
Monday 8 July – Friday 12 July 2019
2.30pm – 4.00pm & 5.00pm – 6.30pm
Esplanade Theatre Studio

for Schools (Primary and Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges and Centralised Institute)

Tote Board Arts Grant:
Schools are able to use the Tote Board Arts grant subsidy of up to 50% of the ticket price.

For every 20 student tickets purchased per performance, one complimentary teacher ticket will be issued.

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