FringeReview Interviews

            Welcome to our audio interviews and podcasts. We talk to those who make and influence fringe theatre and arts.


Photo credit: Tom Giebel “Loo Zihan (Singapore) is an artist working at the intersection of critical theory, performance, and the moving-image. His work emphasises the malleability of memory through various representational strategies. He was awarded the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore in 2015. This intimate interactive experience begins in the form of […]


photo credit: Camilla Greenwell Performance poet Jemima Foxtrot talks with Jo Tomalin about developing and performing one person shows and Above The Mealy-Mouthed Sea with Unholy Mess (UK). “Unholy Mess is an award-winning London-based theatre company touring internationally. Using performance poetry and live singing, they create bold new work about important stories of human experience that are […]


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 […]


Photo credit: Mark Benedict Cheong Members of Bhumi Collective (Singapore), Soultari Amin Fared (Creative Director) and KayKay Nizam who both perform in yesterday it rained salt, talk to Jo Tomalin about devising the show with playwright Nabila Said and choreographer Norhaizad Adam. “Goodbyes are rarely good. And memories can be tricky things. Azman returns to his island […]


Photo Credit: Irfan Kasban Sharon Frese, Irfan Kasban & Ng Yi-Sheng talk with Jo Tomalin about  Ayer Hitam: A Black History of Singapore (Singapore |UK) A Fringe Commission and World Premiere. “In this lecture performance, actress Sharon Frese explores the history and influence of the African diaspora in Singapore. Dredging the archives, she shares images and documents relating to slavery, colonialism, jazz […]


Photo credit: Marwan Tahtah Hanane Hajj Ali, Artist, Activist, Writer and Performer of Jogging: Theatre in Progress talks with Jo Tomalin about her background, the development of her one woman show, touring internationally and in her home country of Lebanon. “JOGGING transgresses the Lebanese Bermuda triangle of taboos: religion, politics, and sex, and presents a radical challenge […]


   Photo Credits: left + centre – Courtesy of the artist; (right) Mark Benedict Cheong Nabilah Said (Singapore) talks with Jo Tomalin about her plays ANGKAT: A Definitive, Alternative, Reclaimed Narrative of a Native and yesterday it rained salt. “Said is a playwright, arts writer and poet. Her plays have been presented in Singapore and London by […]


Audio Interviews at Singapore Fringe Festival 2019

Here you will find audio interviews at Singapore Fringe Festival: 11. Loo Zihan talks to Jo Tomalin about the development of his Queer Objects installation and his new performance lecture Catamite, an interactive one person show (Singapore). Photo credit: Tom Giebel More here 10. Performance poet Jemima Foxtrot talks with Jo Tomalin about developing and performing one […]