Devising with Actors and Playwrights

Part of TNS Devising Platform 2023

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Led by Resident Playwright and Cultural Medallion recipient Haresh Sharma, the 2023 edition of Devising with Actors and Playwrights will see 20 playwrights and actors undergo an intensive training programme that runs from 25 May to 3 December 2023. Participants will go through the TNS devising methodology, dramaturgy workshops with Sindhura Kalidas and lecture sessions with established theatre-makers.

The participants for the 2023 run of Devising with Actors and Playwrights are:

Afiszan Amat
Amitha Pagolu
Benedict Lim
Benjamin Lye
Ethel Yap
Euginia Tan
Flora Yeo
Goh Ming Siu
Heng Jia Min
Jayden Lim
Johanna Van
Mel Peh
Miriam Cheong
Mitchell Fang
Nicole Shaan
Daya AJ
Hoe Wei Qi
Peh Jun Kai
Weiqi Chuah
Wong Jin Yi

We are delighted to present an exciting line-up of five works-in-progress by the latest batch of creatives from the 2023 edition of Devising with Actors and Playwrights. The showcase will take place from 30 November to 3 December 2023 at Practice Space, The Theatre Practice. Each performance will feature one work-in-progress from the participants, with a post-show dialogue with the audience to gather feedback for future development and iterations of these works.

The schedule of presentations are as follows:

  • Thursday 30 November 2023, 8pm
    The Trouble with Paradise
  • Friday 1 December 2023, 8pm
    Like a Whisper
  • Saturday 2 December 2023, 3pm
    Brain Things (or, Is There Something Wrong With Me?)
  • Saturday 2 December 2023, 8pm
    The Critic
  • Sunday 3 December 2023, 3pm
    Divine’s Intervention 《神之悲伤》| Ditangani Dukacita Ilahi

Find out more about the synopses of the works-in-progress and the participants involved at our ticketing page. Tickets at $15 each are available via now!


To find out more about the 2021 edition of Devising with Actors and Playwrights programme, the participants involved in the five-month training programme, and their presentations of works-in-progress showcased from 1 - 5 September 2021 at The Necessary Stage Black Box, click here to download the programme for the showcase.


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