The Finger Players

Creating a theatre of the imagination


International Showings
 

October 2015
“2015 Yunlin International Puppet Arts Festival”, Yunlin, Taiwan

November 2014
“Asian Performing Arts Festival 2014”, Tokyo, Japan

March 2014
HKRep International Black Box Festival 2014, Hong Kong

November 2010
“Singapour Festivarts 2010”, Paris, France

August 2008
“20th Chuncheon International Puppet Festival”, Chuncheon, South Korea 

January 2008
“3rd ASEAN Festival of Arts”, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

September 2007
“Festival Asia 2007”, Barcelona, Spain

August 2006
“Sziget Festival 2006”, Budapest, Hungary 

August 2005
“The 2nd Festival of Arts: The Art of Puppetry: The Common Heritage”, Bangkok, Thailand

April 2005
“Little Ladies, Little Gentlemen” International Children’s Theatre Festival, Ankara, Turkey

September 2004
“10th East Asia-Pacific Puppet Festival, Higashi-kagawa, Japan

July 2004
“2004 Yulin International Festival of Puppetry”, Yunlin, Taiwan

Feburary 2004
“International Puppets Festival 2004 - Edupuppets”, Kenya, Africa

June 2003
“Daejeon Festival”, Daejeon, South Korea.

January 2003
Nagoya, Japan

August 2002
“Chuncheon International Puppet Festival”, Chuncheon, South Korea

July 2002
“Asia-Europe International Puppet Festival”, Bangkok, Thailand

January 2002
“One Van” International Puppet Festival”, New South Wales, Australia

November 2001
“2001 Yulin International Festival of Puppetry”, Yunlin, Taiwan

November 2001
“2001 Macau Fringe Festival. Macau”, Macau, ROC

October 2000
“3rd Quanzhou International Puppet Festival”, Fu Jian, China

May 2000
“Seoul International Puppet Festival”, Seoul, South Korea

October 1999
“21st International Puppet Theatre Festival”, Mistelbach, Austria

May 1999
“11th Puppet Festival in Chuncheon”, Chuncheon, South Korea


MAIN SEASON (PAST PRODUCTION)

 

I’m Just a Piano Teacher


Production Notes

Directed and written by Oliver Chong, I’m Just a Piano Teacher was performed at the Drama Centre Black Box from Oct 4th to 8th 2006. 

It was performed in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Hokkien, with English surtitles.

The lights and sound were designed by Lim Woan Wen and Darren Ng respectively. 

Awards

  • Winner of Best Ensemble (The Straits Times Life! Awards 2006)
  • Nominated for Best Productionn of the Year, Best Director and Best Sound (The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2006)
  • The Flying Inkpot’s Pick of the Year 2006

Photo by Tucky's Photography


TWISTED


Production Notes

Directed and written by Ong Kian Sin and Tan Beng Tian, and co-created by cast, Twisted was first performed at the Esplanade Theatre Studio, from 12th to 16th October 2005. The second staging took place at the Festival Asia in Barcelona, Spain on 16th September 2007.

The lights and sound were designed by Lim Woan Wen and Darren Ng respectively.  

English translation/additional text by Chong Tze Chien.  

Awards

  • Winner of Best Sound (The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2005)

  • Nominated for Best Set Design (The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2005)

Photo by Tucky's Photography


Furthest North,
Deepest South


Production Notes

Furthest North, Deepest South was first performed at the Asian Civilisation Museum (Ngee Ann Auditorium), from 25th to 28th November 2004. The second staging took place at the Esplanade Theatre Studio, from 19th to 23rd April 2006 as part of The Studios. The third staging was held at the Sziget Festival 2006 in Budapest, Hungary on 11th August 2006.

All three stagings were directed by Christina Sergeant (Artistic Director of Mime Unlimited).

The lighting and sound were designed by Lim Woan Wen and Darren Ng respectively.

Awards

  • Winner of Best Production of the Year and Best Ensemble (The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2005)

Photo by Tucky's Photography


0501


Production Notes

Performed at the Victoria Theatre, from 5th to 7th April 2007, 0501 was a non-verbal multi-disciplinary production devised and performed by the following:

Cast

Ong Kian Sin (Concept)
Lim Chin Huat (Movement)
Lim Woan Wen (Lights Installation)
Darren Ng (Sound Art)
Koh Leng Leng (Construction)
Jo Kwek (Voice)
Tan Wan Sze (Manipulation)
Doreen Toh (Mask)
Lee Yeong Wen (Movement)
Lim Wei Ling (Installation)
Cecilia Chow (Archives) 

Awards

  • Winner of President’s Design Award 2007

  • Winner of Best Set Design and Sound Design (The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2007)

  • Nominated for Production of the Year, Best Ensemble and Best Lighting Design (The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2007)

Photo by Tucky's Photography


CAT, LOST & FOUND


Production Notes

Directed and written by Oliver Chong, Cat, Lost & Found was performed at the Drama Centre Black Box, from 3rd to 5th December 2009. It was performed in English and Malay with English surtitles.

The lights and sound were designed by Lim Woan Wen and Darren Ng respectively.  

Malay translation by Mohd Fared Bin Jainal and Muhammed Najib Bin Soiman. 

Awards

  • Nominated for Best Ensemble and Best Sound (The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2010)

  • The Flying Inkpot’s Pick of the Year 2009

Photo by Tucky's Photography

Photo by Tucky's Photography


TURN BY TURN WE TURN


Production Notes

Directed and written by Chong Tze Chien, Turn by Turn We Turn was performed twice at the Drama Centre Black Box. The first staging took place from 14th to 23rd April 2011. The second staging was from 2nd to 12th October 2014 at the same venue.

It was performed in Mandarin with English surtitles. Mandarin translation by Cheow Boon Seng and Ong Kian Sin.

Awards

  • Winner of Best Production of the Year and Best Director (The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2012)

  • Nominated for Best Script, Best Lighting and Best Ensemble (The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2012)

Photo by Tucky's Photography

Photo by Tucky's Photography


THE BOOK OF LIVING AND DYING


Production Notes

The Book of Living and Dying was first performed at the Festival Village Black Box from 31st May to 2nd June as part of Singapore Arts Festival 2012. The second staging took place at the Esplanade Theatre Studio, from 4th to 7th July 2013 as part of Esplanade’s The Studios. Both stagings were directed by Chong Tze Chien.

The lights and sound were designed by Lim Woan Wen and Darren Ng respectively. 

Awards

  • TODAY’s Pick of the Year 2012

  • Nominated for Best Sound and Best Lighting (The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2013)

  • The Straits Times Life! Top 10 Plays of 2013

  • The Buttons Theatre Accolades 2013 (Buttons-in-the-Bread)

Photo by Tucky's Photography

Photo by Tucky's Photography


ROOTS


Production Notes

Directed, written and performed by Oliver Chong, Roots was first performed at the Drama Centre Black Box, from 29th November to 2nd December 2012. The second staging took place at the International Black Box Festival in Hong Kong, from 5th to 8th March 2013. The third staging was held at the Drama Centre Black Box, from 16th to 26th October 2014.

It was performed in Cantonese, English and Mandarin, with English surtitles.

The lighting and sound were designed by Lim Woan Wen and Darren Ng respectively. 

Awards

  • Winner of Best Production of the Year and Best Script (The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2013)

  • Nominated for Best Actor (The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2013)

  • The Flying Inkpot’s Pick of the Year 2012

  • Blouin Artinfo’s Singapore Top 10 Plays in 2012

  • The Sunday Times ‘Best of 2012’

Photo by Tucky's Photography

Photo by Tucky's Photography


RANT AND RAVE


Production Notes

Directed and written by Chong Tze Chien, Rant&Rave was first performed at the Esplanade Theatre Studio on 14th October 2012 as part of Esplanade’s 10th anniversary. The second staging took place at the same venue from 2nd to 4th May 2014 as part of Esplanade’s The Studios.  

The lights and sound were designed by Lim Woan Wen and Darren Ng respectively. 

Awards

  • Nominated for Best Script (The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2013)

  • The Flying Inkpot’s Pick of the Year 2012

Photo by Tucky's Photography

Photo by Tucky's Photography