Asia in Theatre Research Centre


"Asia in Theatre Research Center was formed in 1987 by Artistic Director William Teo as an experiment to find a new theatrical form of expression based on traditional styles. We are continually researching, developing and finding new forms and styles in every production.

We have presentednine productions so far: "The House of Bernada Alba" (1987) by Frederico Garcia Lorca, "Medea" (1988) by Euripides, "Mother Courage and Her Children" (1989) by Bertolt Brecht, "The Conference of the Birds" (1991) by Farid Ud-din Attar, "The Tragedy of Macbeth" (1993) by William Shakespeare, "The Dragon King" (1994) by Li Hao Ku, "The Mahabharata Part I: The Game of Dice (1995) by Jean-Claude Carriere, "Year Zero: The Historical Tragedy of Camodia" (1996) by Tan Cheng Hung, and "Harold and Maude" (1996) by Collin Higgins.

Asia in Theatre Research Centre is also currently involved in a long-term mutual learning programme with the University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

William Teo has produced and directed plays since 1985. His productions span a wide range of artists, from Akatagawa (Rashomon) to Yukio Mishima (Hanjo & Kantan) to Pushkin (The Gypsies). In 1994, William was awarded the Young Artist Award for Theatre from the National Arts Council, Singapore. He also lectures first and second year drama students at LaSalle-SIA College Of The Arts." (Neo Kim Seng)

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