19 Jul to 4 Aug 2018
William and Samantha live a good life. They have the perfect arrangement – William doesn’t want marriage and Sam doesn’t want kids. Lynn, William’s ex-girlfriend and now oldest best friend, desperately wants to marry but cannot. Lynn also wants children. William does what he believes is reasonable to help his oldest friend with what she wants.
Life is almost perfect for William and Samantha as they live together in un-married bliss till things unsaid, and things agreed, unravel their agreement. 13.13.13 explores the form and substance of relationships, digging into the tenuous bonds that bind and betrayals that break.
72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007
8pm Thu to Sat, 3pm Sat
90 minutes, no intermission
$38 Standard, $25 concession* (excluding SISTIC Booking Fee)
*For students, NSF, seniors above 62 years old and Persons with Disabilities
Tickets available at all SISTIC channels
Advisory 16 (Mature Content and Some Coarse Language)
Shen Tan won the Theatreworks 24-hour playwriting competition in 2014 for Balik Kampong. This prize provided the opportunity to develop 13.13.13, first written in 2011, for staging.
Shen’s roles in the performing arts have spanned Sound Design (The Vagina Monologues), Direction (Short and Sweet Festival) and Technical Direction for school concerts. She was a post production audio engineer for Anime (Doraemon, One Piece).
Shen majored in theatre production, specialising in Sound Design and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Drama degree. 13.13.13 is in loving memory of Professor Stephen Gerald.
Tan Shou Chen is a recognized theatremaker from Singapore. 13.13.13 is Shou Chen’s first work seen on the main stage. Regarded as a promising new director, Shou Chen’s works are known to evoke the epic. His interests resides in the encounter between differences: be it culture, time or space; and the traverse between tradition and contemporary.
He first started with The Substation's Director’s Lab (2014), which marked the expansion of his craft from performance to directing. It was where his MEDEA, an intercultural piece melding modern narratives and Bharatanatyam into a new iteration of the tragedy, was staged. He continues to demonstrate versatility as a theatremaker with the award-winning play Now Then Again by Penny Penniston staged at the NUS UCC Theatre for the NUS Arts Festival 2016; the NUS Arts Festival 2015 opener Words and Music featuring Jeremy Monteiro at the NUS UCC Hall; and community-driven works Mixed for Theatreworks' Community Tour, and Makan Memories for the National Gallery Singapore opening festival. He is a recipient of the National Arts Council Creation Grant to devise an original play called Open Waters, an international collaboration with Bangkok artist Jaturachai Srichanwapen.
Silei is interested in crafting spaces and is always being crafted by space.
Silei has designed spaces and sets for How Did The Cat Get So Fat? (2018, Tan Beng Tian for Esplanade The Studios), When We Dead Awaken (2018, Intercultural Theatre Institute), Red Sky (Nine Years Theatre, 2016), I Am LGB (2016, Loo Zihan for Singapore International Festival of Arts), With/Out (2015, M1 Singapore Fringe Festival; 2017, Esplanade The Studios). She has also assisted local and international designers and artists in realizing their concepts.
Besides designing sets, Silei also works as a Production Manager for projects such as the Singapore International Festival of Arts (2015 to 2017).
Albert is a freelance lighting designer and theatre artist, and has his own company UV SOLUTION.
He has designed for many professional performing companies such as Arts Fission, Singapore Repertory Theatre, Singapore Lyric Opera, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Dance Theatre, HUM Theatre, Apsaras Arts, Frontier Danceland, Singapore Philharmonics Orchestra, , Maya dance, New Opera Singapore, Esplanade Theatres on The Bay and Bali Safari. Currently, he is preparing for a big aquatic musical in Bali for the Bali Marine Park set to open in December.
Albert has been painting the stage in Singapore and around the world – Malaysia, Japan, USA, India, Indonesia and France – for the past 15 years.
Yvette spent over ten years in theatre with works spanning dressing, wardrobe management and costumes coordination, to styling and designing.
She enjoys working together with fellow artists (sometimes in real tough situations) to create pretty visual experiences and particularly loves working with companies looking to pioneer an unconventional approach in otherwise stale verticals.
Being involved more with styling and design work allows Yvette to explore challenges with every project, creating things that matter. Otherwise she is found getting inspired, googling recipes and making food.
Benjamin Lim Yi
Benjamin Lim Yi is a Singaporean composer based in Beijing.
His range of work span from commissioned concert pieces, theatre, contemporary dance, to film, television and children's music. They have been performed and showcased in Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, London, and many cities across China including Shanghai and Beijing.
His soundtracks for film have accompanied and won various awards at notable international film festivals. Benjamin graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, with a Masters of Music in Composition under the tutelage of Professor Jianping Tang, and was a recipient of the Singapore National Arts Council (Postgraduate) and Central Chinese Government scholarships.
Brian Gothong Tan
Brian Gothong Tan is best known for his cutting-edge and highly engaging works in theatre, film and installation art.
He graduated from California Institute of the Arts in 2005 under the Shell-NAC Scholarship. He was conferred the Young Artist Award in 2012 and Singapore Youth Award in 2015, and has won 4 Life! Theatre Awards for Best Multimedia in 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2016.
He was the Director of Film and Visual Effects for Singapore’s National Day Parade 2009, 2011 and 2016. His recent works include Tropical Traumas (SIFA 2016), Into The Wild (Art Science Museum, 2017), and Lost Cinema (2018) under NAC’s Creation Grant.
Chanel completed her BA in Acting at LASALLE College Of The Arts, and graduated with a First Class Honors in 2014. She is now working as a professional theatre practitioner.
Since graduation, Chanel has performed in various international platforms and festivals. Some of her acting credits includes Upstage(Emergency Stairs), Chrysanthemum Gate (M1 Fringe Festival), Bitch: The Origin Of The Female Species(M1 Fringe Festival), Landscaping A Personal Myth(Odin Teatret),The Last Bull: A Life In Flamenco(Checkpoint Theatre), The Good, The Bad, The Sholay(Checkpoint Theatre) to name a few.
Jo is a multilingual stage/screen actor whose work has been seen in various cities including New York, Cannes, London, Yeosu and Beijing.
In Singapore, she has been privileged to work with many of Singapore’s finest companies, and her performance in Checkpoint Theatre's Frago earned her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at this year's Life! Theatre Awards. Jo trained for over a year at Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris, to which the National Arts Council awarded her a residency.
She also writes scripts, and Forked, her first full length play, premiered earlier this year and continues to be developed under The Finger Players' Watch This Space initiative."
Sharda Harrison graduated from LASALLE COLLEGE of THE ARTS with a B.A in Acting. She has acted for a range of local theatre companies in Singapore such as Wild Rice, Cake Theatrical Productions, The Necessary Stage and Singapore Repertory Theatre.
Sharda runs her own theatre and education company Pink Gajah Theatre which she founded in 2013. Her most recent work under Pink Gajah Theatre is, Hayat, commissioned by the M1 Fringe Festival 2018 ‘Lets Walk’. Sharda has performed internationally as an independent artist in Adelaide, Croatia, Indonesia and Malaysia, and in Perth with Pink Gajah Theatre touring the company's work, Temuan (the meeting), at the Perth Fringe Festival. She has been nominated numerous times as best supporting actress at the Life! Theatre Awards and is part of the winning ensemble of Wild Rice’s Hotel.
Thomas is an actor and theatre maker who has worked with many Singaporean theatre companies. Directorial work includes Salt Pepper Ketchup (San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company), solo work Cold Bones No More (Think City, KL), and you/me, a collaboration with Lim Pei Ern (M1 Dance Festival).
Thomas has also coached the acting for productions of Shakespeare at LASALLE, and organizes for two collectives: Room to Breathe— which produced a read of James Thoo’s Stool Pigeon, and 3-in-1—a jam space for working actors and directors. Thomas plays Jake in the science fiction television series Glitch now on Toggle.