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Drawing on Literature: The Process of Art Studio

Nelson Chia and Yeng Pway Ngon

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  • 20 Aug
    Sun, 5pm
  • Centre 42
  • 1h, no intermission

  • Performed in Mandarin with English

  • Free

    Registration required

 
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Drawing on Literature: The Process of Art Studio

Nelson Chia and Yeng Pway Ngon

Enjoy a little food for thought in this intimate post-show dialogue session with Nine Years Theatre’s Nelson Chia and Cultural Medallion author Yeng Pway Ngon. Sip on tea as you chat with these two leading lights of the arts while they explore their ideas behind the writing and staging of the epic Art Studio.

Nelson Chia is an award-winning actor, director and theatre educator. He is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Nine Years Theatre (NYT). He has directed 26 major productions and is known for his translation, adaptation and direction of old and contemporary classics in Mandarin. He was the first local artist to be commissioned for a consecutive three years to present works at the Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts, at which he won Best Director for two consecutive years at the Straits Times' Life! Theatre Awards for Twelve Angry Men (NYT, 2013) and Art (NYT, 2014). In 2012, he co-founded NYT with his wife Mia Chee and created the NYT Ensemble a year later.

Yeng Pway Ngon is a Singaporean poet, novelist, and critic in the Chinese literary scene in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. His works have been translated into English, Malay, Dutch and Italian (Art Studio was first translated into Italian before English). He was awarded the Cultural Medallion for Literature in 2003 and the S.E.A. Write Award in 2013. He received the National Book Development Council of Singapore’s Book Award in 1988, as well as the Singapore Literature Prize in 2004, 2008, 2012 (for Art Studio) and 2016. Art Studio [画室] was also named by Asia Weekly as one of the Ten Best Chinese Novels for 2011.

e was awarded the Cultural Medallion for Literature in 2003 and the S.E.A. Write Award in 2013. He received the National Book Development Council of Singapore’s Book Award in 1988, as well as the Singapore Literature Prize in 2004, 2008, 2012 (for Art Studio) and 2016. Art Studio [??] was also named by Asia Weekly as one of the Ten Best Chinese Novels for 2011.

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