Residencies

Nurturing individual artists and collectives

Overview

Gateway Arts Residencies support individual artists who are committed to developing specialised skills within their field, as well as to developing uplifting works that contribute to Singapore’s growing Arts Industry. Artists will be given space and resources to create and develop their works.

If you are an artist in performing arts, visual arts or music and want to develop a piece of work, an idea or an artistic form, Gateway Arts wants to work alongside you.

The basis of residency depends on a strategic alignment that sees both Gateway Arts and artist aligning in mission, core values and target market.

Applications for 2023 residencies are open from 1 July to 31 August 2022 ! More information is available here:

Artists

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EUGINA TAN

PLAYWRIGHT

Euginia Tan is a Singaporean writer who writes poetry, creative non-fiction and plays. Her third poetry collection, Phedra (Ethos Books) was nominated for the 2018 Singapore Literature Prize. Her play-writing credits include Holidays (under mentorship of Joel Tan), Tuition (Twenty Something Theatre Festival) and Modest Travels (produced by Tan Kheng Hua for Uniqlo). She also pens curatorial essays and contributions for visual artists in Singapore.

The Rat Trap

“Come on Pa. We are two big-sized humans. It is one small animal. We can catch it!”

TAN YANRU

PLAYWRIGHT

Yan Ru will graduate with a double degree from NUS in 2020. She’s a law major and psychology minor, but as most of her friends know, theatre is her true love. Her favourite past roles include O’Brian (1984), Ellen Toh (Mergers & Accusations) and Wendla Bergmann (Spring Awakening). She is so grateful and honoured to be working with Gateway Theatre! In her free time…pfft what free time?? She enjoys adding titles to her Netflix to watch list but never actually watching them and making travel vlogs. She thanks her family, friends and most of all, God.

Rubies

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies." - Proverbs 31:10.

Janelle is a #girlboss, a modern Christian go-getter who will obliterate anything standing in between her and her goals. Bathsheba is the reluctant new wife of the universally beloved King David, the man said to be "after God's own heart". Though they are separated by time and space, the two women become each other's closest confidants as they navigate love, loss, and a world that constantly seeks to define a woman's worth.

Victoria Chen

MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST

Vic’s multidisciplinary practice takes form as solo works or within collaborations with practitioners from various disciplines. She aims to work internationally and embraces the transient, inconsistent nature of life. Apart from acting on stage and screen, she directs, teaches and creates for people of all backgrounds and ages. Vic has trained in Australia, Iceland, USA, UK, China and Singapore, and draws inspiration from both Eastern and Western forms. Her works challenge the definitions of live performance, through the exploration of theatrical conventions as individual forms of communication. These works are situated within spaces that achieve a sense ephemerality and immediacy through film and recorded sound, and vice versa: retaining a sense of permanence in transient forms like live performance and interaction.

Vic aims to break apart cultural stereotypes through the presentation of unheard voices and narratives. She is currently an associate artist with Bhumi Collective. Find out more about her work on Vhickles and @Vhickles on Instagram

Agammemnon

A presentation of a chorus extract from Aeschylus’ Agammemnon. In this chorus section, the chorus gives thanks to Zeus for the victory of Argos over Troy as one that is well-deserved, and laments the terrible cost of the war.

Other Works

1. Three Little Girls - A documentary theatre experience.

2. While We Were - A 10 to 15-minute participative audio experience.)

3. Dysmorphia - A 10-minute presentation exploring Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

4. Unconventional Spaces - A 10-minute site-specific piece exploring Gateway Theatre’s Sky Garden.

Collectives

Bitesize Theatre Productions

Bitesize Theatre Productions is an up and coming musical theatre collective that is dedicated to creating important and relevant works for local audiences. Led by Rui Shan, Tanya, Terrance and Michelle, the Bitesize team believes in people of passion, compassion and dedication. We hope to provide an inclusive and welcoming space for young creatives to collaborate, create and make magic.

Work-In-Development: The Monster In The Mirror

Five Stones Theatre

Five Stones Theatre is an interdisciplinary and international collective of artists who are dedicated to creating quality dance and theatre productions for children and young people.  Named after a popular traditional children’s game in Singapore, we seek to arouse curiosity and ignite the imagination of our audiences by providing them with ‘something a little different’. By connecting artists and audiences with a range of work that is honest, refreshing and thought provoking, we invite children from all cultures into a conversation about art and the world we live in.

Work-In-Development: DOTS , Kopitiam

Work-In-Development: The Monster In The Mirror

Work-In-Development: DOTS , Kopitiam

Past Artists

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KIMBERLY CHAN

SINGER / PERFORMER

Past Works: An Artful Encounter

Kimberly Chan graduated in 2014 with First Class Honours in Musical Theatre from LASALLE College of the Arts. She has since performed in over 25 professional theatre productions, made frequent appearances in Children’s Theatre shows and even written and performed a solo show, ‘In Her Shoes’, directed by Samantha Scott-Blackhall, in 2018. Trained in Spanish Dance, Flamenco, Tap & Jazz, Kimberly frequently choreographs for various schools and productions in Singapore. She has also taught workshops and classes for schools and companies such as, Rose Borromeo Spanish Dance Company, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, and LASALLE College of the Arts.

Kimberly’s aim is to become a more grounded musical theatre performer. The artist will be honing her singing techniques with focus on technical skills, integration of acting into song as well as expansion of repertoire. This is all in preparation for her 2020 submission to the “Lotte Lenya Competition”, established by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music.

Kimberly is using the opportunity to teach dance and drama to the community that frequent Gateway Theatre and hopes to inspire these children with the love of performing arts.

An Artful Encounter

An Artful Encounter marks the end of Kimberly Chan’s year long journey into the world of Classical singing

ADEEB FAZAH

DIRECTOR

Past Works: Heather

Adeeb is the co-founder and artistic director of theatre collective The Second Breakfast Company (2BCo), and fringe theatre outfit Adeeb and Shai. He has worked with Yellow Chair Productions as an associate artist since 2013, performing in and directing some of Yellow Chair’s works. He has been named one of Time Out Singapore’s 8 “Rising Stars” in the Singapore theatre scene(2014), and one of The Peak magazines five “Stars that Rise” (2017). Adeeb aims to inspire young people in the arena of theatre, having worked with students in Nanyang Polytechnic and Boon Lay Secondary School. Adeeb flew the Singapore flag in 2017 at the 70th Edinburgh Festival Fringe where he directed a one-man show written and performed by joint artistic director of Bhumi Collective, Mohamad Shaifulbahri.

In this residency, Adeeb aims to incubate and create an original work by an upcoming young playwright, create the space to tell an indigenous story on stage and explore means of melding contemporary and traditional forms of performance. He seeks to grow as a director by developing confidence in directorial and dramaturgical decision-making when working on new and original scripts, and honing a personal aesthetic for fusion of different forms.

Heather

A reclusive children’s writer becomes wildly successful after publishing a series of fantasy books about a hero using her magical pen to fight evil

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