Over the past three decades, award-winning playwright Haresh Sharma has written more than 120 plays, many of them created with the The Necessary Stage’s unique devising methodology.
𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘰𝘰𝘮: 𝘈 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵’𝘴 𝘋𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘺 offers unprecedented access into the devising process, with keen insights and intimate reflections gleaned from Haresh’s artistic journey. This book describes Haresh’s devising process in meticulous detail, illustrated by production case studies and incorporating numerous archival artifacts, including photographs, early drafts of scripts, and personal correspondences. It also features in-depth interviews with some of TNS’ most notable artist-collaborators.
The chapters highlight different aspects of devising such as:
Devising with Communities
Devising and Verbatim Theatre
Devising and International Collaboration
Devising and Interdisciplinary Theatre.
Written as an accessible how-to guide, 𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘰𝘰𝘮: 𝘈 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵’𝘴 𝘋𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘑𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘺 promises to be an invaluable resource for playwrights, directors, students, teachers and collaborative artists, as well as anyone curious about Singapore theatre history.