Script Collection Book 2
Visualizing ideas through words
We have been doing so, for a mere twenty years
These texts are injected with actions, messages and emotions
Serving actors, designers and directors It all started from a little voice in the mind
Ended amplified on a stage with full house attendees or not so many
But an idea had spoken and sprouted
A better tomorrow crazily desired In written words, we have tried to be a fantastical insect or a crass street whore
When staged, we realised that everything was simply the sincere us
Our cries during our crossing of the dark tunnels of youth
Our angst over our misunderstood and underestimated egos
Our rejoices in provoking and confronting with controversies It is just we, a group of children who refuses to grow up.
From Toy Factory, a house generous in providing strength to artists
A collection of our voices, memories and loves from the past two decades. Enjoy!
Book 2 has three stories to be told:
THE EASTERN LINE ON MY PALM
Seeking enlightenment, Anna ups and leaves for India. Amongst the backpackers, pilgrims and the more innocent Indians, she gets to know a strange but simpler and more appealing way of life. Enlightened, she goes home. However, she is soon caught in an identity quandary as her new beliefs constantly collide with her old.
Commissioned by Singapore Arts Festival 2005, Spirits is a collection of tragic stories about five famous Chinese women in the History of China. Condemned as evil spirits reincarnated to destroy empires and dynasties, the stories of these five women will be retold under new perspectives in Goh Boon Teck’s Spirits. It was written by Koh Teng Liang and performed by five Leading Male Chinese Opera Actors in Asia.
THE CRAB FLOWER CLUB
The Crab Flower Club was inspired and produced based on poems in Cao Xue Qin’s masterpiece, Dreams of the Red Chamber. Set in a household where five daughters – each with their individual emotional background and experiences – clashed and added their own flavour to complicate, they gather to prepare a feast on the eve of their father’s 60th birthday and form an all-women poetry club in secrecy at a time when female artists were not regarded.