Photo by Tuckys Photography, Courtesy of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Koh Wan Ching (Singapore) Director of precise purpose of being broken talks with Jo Tomalin about her background, developing her show and the importance of Movement in Theatre.
“precise purpose of being broken is adapted from a collage of texts by playwright and Cultural Medallion recipient Haresh Sharma. Each of these texts floats in a particular and specific universe: open, disembodied, yet inexplicably connected.
This multi-lingual work features characters that are as broken as they are illuminated, and as doomed as they are hopeful. They revisit faded landscapes of their collective memory, pass through familiar spaces both comforting and contentious, and lose their footing on grounds that seem to provide potent signs of recognition.”
“Wan Ching has worked with companies including Drama Box, Hatch Theatrics, Nine Years Theatre and The Necessary Stage. Credits include The Immortal Soul by Edith Podesta, Hawa directed by Faizal Abdullah for Brisbane Festival and Night Just Before the Forests directed by Sinead Rushe for Macao Arts Festival. Wan Ching served as movement director for It Won’t Be Too Long: TheCemetery directed by Kok Heng Leun. She has trained with the Suzuki Company of Toga and is a graduate of the SITI Conservatory Program.”