Love & Information
Reflecting on love in a play that mimics an onslaught of social media posts.
SMU StageIt brings a fresh new staging of Caryl Churchill's much-lauded Love & Information. Mimicking the onslaught of "posts" in a digital world, the play is formed by an unconventional narrative structure, creating a kaleidoscope of characters and situations that portrays the complexities of navigating connections, truths and reality in the Information Age. Directed by Tan Shou Chen, this production by SMU StageIt examines and reflects on Love, post-information.
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Tan Shou Chen
Tan Shou Chen is a recognized theatremaker from Singapore with credits spanning acting and directing. His interests lie in the encounters between different cultures across Time and Space and the traverse between tradition and contemporary.
Directorial works: Joel Tan's Mosaic (Esplanade - The Studios, 2023); Tony Perez’s On North Diversion Road (SMU Arts Festival, 2021); Joel Tan’s A Bird Calls You to Moscow (2020), an original audio play with the music of Rachmaninov; The Box (Seven Eight Musical
Collective 2020) a Zoom-musical choose-your-own adventure experience with a hybrid ‘live’ element; 13.13.13, (Theatreworks SG, part of the international company’s 2018 season); Open Waters (Bangkok Theatre Festival 2017, NAC Creation Grant) MEDEA, an intercultural piece melding modern narratives and Bharatanatyam (The Substation’s Director’s Lab, 2014); the award-winning play Now Then Again by Penny Penniston (NUS Arts Festival 2016); the festival opener Words and Music featuring Jeremy Monteiro (NUS Arts Festival 2015); Mixed (Theatrework’s Community Tour, 2017); Makan Memories (National Gallery opening festival, 2015).
Opera: Henry Purcell’s Dido (The Opera People, 2023); The George Friederich Handel’s Alcina (The Opera People, 2021) and Orestes by Ifigenia (Singapore International Festival of the Arts, 2019).
SMU Stageit is SMU's Official theatre club, where every member feels they have a safe place to express themselves and discover their full potential. Expect opportunities to explore the different aspects of working in theatre - where one can get to act, direct, wrote and produce, all with the support of a close-knit community.
SMU Student Organising Committee
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Martin Vito Alejandro Ayaay (Props Crew), Uma Maheswary Suntheram (Costumes & Makeup Crew); Gabrielle Ong Yue Ning (Costumes & Makeup Associate); See Tow Qing Yu (Props Associate); Tan Liang En Brendan (Sounds Crew)
Le Ngoc My (Assistant Stage Manager); Yap Min Hui Vera Ann (Director Assistant)
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Harwin Kaur D/O Sukhdev Singh (Costumes & Makeup Crew)