The Finger Players

Creating a theatre of imagination

(65) 67386061


Reach Out! Branch

The Reach Out! branch focuses on cultivating new audiences and arts appreciation via its arts education programme such as workshops, consultancy services and school/community tours. 

For more information and queries on our programmes, please contact Ms Lim Xue En.

Email: admin@fingerplayers.com
Tel: 6738 6061 | Fax: 6738 6596


Assembly Plays

Our assembly plays tackle youth issues in an innovative and educational way. Utilizing a myriad of disciplines such as music, masks and puppetry, our plays are as insightful as they are engaging. The high artistic standards and educational value of our plays have won us many accolades from both teachers and students. 

Assembly Play 1 (All Levels)

LOVE IS THE LAST THING ON MY MIND

Love is the Last Thing on my Mind is a collection of stories about people we have neglected around us. In a society driven by material pursuits, it is easy to neglect the people around us. Love is the Last Thing on my Mind hopes to remind everyone who is caught up in the rat race that no matter how busy we are, we should not let love be the last thing on our minds.
 

Focus: The value of love and concern in today’s society
Theme: Care and concern in an indifferent world
Duration: 30 minutes
Venue: School Hall

Assembly Play 2 (All Levels)

MY FRIEND, A JAPANESE SOLDIER
(Based on true stories from National Archives of Singapore)

My Friend, A Japanese Soldier is a powerful and educational drama about survival and courage in times of war. Weaving anecdotes of true-life accounts with dramatization, the play will bring the audience back to the Japanese Occupation in 1940s Singapore. The lives and sentiments of the people will be conveyed via theatrical devices such as story telling, puppets and audience-interaction.
 

Focus: To create an authentic and thought-provoking presentation that will help students better understand and appreciate our local history.
Theme: Singapore History
Technical requirements: Enclosed indoor venue with min. depth (6m) for projection
Duration: 30 minutes
Venue: School Hall

 

ASSEMBLY PLAY 3 (ALL LEVELS)

The New Adventures of Selfish Giant
(Based on and inspired by the character created by Oscar Wilde)

The New Adventures of Selfish Giant a modern parable of cultural integration in Singapore. The children of the world have a secret garden; they enjoy playing and living in this paradise blessed with riches of the soil and a lush landscape that surrounds them. One day, another group of children discovers the secret garden and decides to make it their own. The differences between the two groups of children are apparent, leading to a clash between them over the rights to use the garden. Meanwhile, a selfish giant looms in the hinterland, threatening to drive the children away from the secret garden.
 

Focus: To instill the importance of community and social integration in our everyday lives
Theme: Community Bonding
Technical requirements:
• Enclosed indoor venue with min. depth (6m) for projection
• 2 student’s chairs
Duration: 30 minutes
Venue: School Hall

ASSEMBLY PLAY 4 (ALL LEVELS)

A.I.D. (angels in disguise)

A little girl is being ostracised by her peers because of her appearance.
A middle-aged man suffers from depression but is in constant denial of it.
An elderly lady loses a large part of her memory due to dementia. 

A.I.D. (Angels in Disguise) is a story about how the three characters overcome their mental and physical disabilities to lend a helping hand to the people around them. 

With a fairytale-like setting, the performance aims to inculcate the values of self-confidence, compassion and teamwork.
 

Focus: To sensitise students to the less fortunate in society through drama and puppetry
Theme: Graciousness and Compassion in Society
Duration: 30 minutes
Venue: School Hall


WORKSHOPS

These workshops are specially designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the various aspects of theatre. Our experienced instructors will impart helpful theoretical and practical skills to students. Customized packages tailored to suit your school’s needs are also provided.

PACKAGE A: INTRODUCTION TO PLAYWRITING (LECTURE)

Age group: Secondary level and above
Number of participants: 40 (maximum)
Duration: 3 hours

PACKAGE B: INTRODUCTION TO PLAYWRITING (WORKSHOP)

Age group: Secondary level and above
Number of participants: 15 (maximum)
Duration: 12 hours

PACKAGE C: MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME

Age group: Secondary level and above
Number of participants: 2 (maximum)
Duration: Negotiable


COACHING SERVICES

DIRECTOR/PLAYWRIGHT/PUPPETEER COACHING
Duration: Negotiable

GUEST DIRECTOR/PLAYWRIGHT/PUPPETEERS
Duration: Negotiable


COMMUNITY TOURING

The Community Festival harks back to the tradition of street theatre with a community twist. 

As a way of bringing the arts to the community and the less privileged, artists and puppeteers will bring their performance and audience into hospices, orphanages, old folks home and other similar centres to promote the arts in the community, and also promote the cause and mission of these various centres so as to galvanize volunteers and inspire charity efforts for the less privileged. 

The performances could be used to highlight the needs of these various communities in society.

Spanning over 3 weeks, this free event features intimate roving performances – a mix of traditional and contemporary puppets – presented in street theatre style in these various community venues. 

These centres will be the 'performance venues' where audiences will be drawn into. 

In other words, the festival takes to the streets, bringing theatre and our audiences to largely neglected members of our society to enthrall, uplift, inform, educate and ultimately celebrate the human spirit.