INTERACT: The Importance of Children's Theatre
M1华文小剧场节周边活动 M1 Chinese Theatre Festival Fringe





Why do our children need to watch theatre?

How is Children's Theatre different from “normal” theatre?

Why do our children need to watch theatre? How does children's theatre differ from "normal" theatre?

Join our panel of experts, Kenneth Kwok from the National Arts Council, arts practitioner Danny Yeo and early childhood educator Cai Qin, in an open dialogue about these issues. Theatre makers, teachers and concerned parents are invited to join us!

INTERACT will be conducted in English and Chinese.

About the panelists

郭兆龙 Kenneth Kwok

艺理会艺术与青年司司 Director (Arts & Youth, Strategic Planning), National Arts Council



Kenneth is the Director of Arts & Youth at the National Arts Council. He was previously a classroom teacher, secondary school vice-principal and Assistant Director, Curriculum Policy and Pedagogy at the Ministry of Education. Kenneth has an M.Ed in Arts in Education and has served as an adjunct lecturer in Educational Drama at the National Institute of Education. He received the national Outstanding Youth in Education Award from the MOE and National Youth Council in 2002 for his efforts in youth development through the arts, and has worked on community arts programmes with various groups over the years.

杨君伟 Danny Yeo

剧场工作者:导演、演员、写作、导师 Arts Practitioner

资深跨界媒体人,本地知名中文文化人,涉足多个领域:主持工作、戏剧表演、教学训练、专栏写作、电影制作等。1994年主演首部舞台剧之后,欲罢不能,曾主演20多部舞台剧。在中文剧团戏剧盒艺术总监郭庆亮的栽培与鼓励下,2004年开始编剧与导演工作。2010年入围生活戏剧奖最佳导演奖项。2012年荣获艺术理事会赞助到意大利参与导演集训营。20132014年间,联合导演、编写的跨国合作《歧他》在新加坡滨海艺术中心和纽约戏剧节上演。2014年与数位剧场好伙伴合作的《BODY X》在新加坡作家节上演,场场爆满、广受好评。2015年为滨海艺术中心跨界执导张泰洋《新兵日记》及《私处》的英语剧本演读,为鼎艺团的华乐表演担任戏剧指导。近年来已为五部新加坡电影编写剧本及中文对白,也曾出版艺人专访集、散文集、青少年心声书、电影书等。


A veteran cross-media practitioner, Danny is a multi-hyphenate with two decades of rich experience in various fields – radio, television, print, film – and also implants himself passionately in theatre directing, acting and creating.

Since 1994, he has played leading roles in more than 20 plays, facilitated forum theatre productions, community outreach programmes and training workshops under the mentorship of Kok Heng Leun at Drama Box. He has also performed with Theatre Practice and The Necessary Stage. Danny started writing and directing in 2004, works include angel-ism (W!LD Rice’s Singapore Theatre Festival 2008) and site-specific ignorLAND series (2007-09).

He received a Best Director nomination in Life! Theatre Awards 2010 for Bondage. At Singapore Repertory Theatre, Danny has been involved in all of The Little Company’s Mandarin children musical theatre productions since 2013 as a pioneering effort to reach out to younger audience.

蔡勤 Cai Qin

新意元资深导师Senior Teacher, Creative O Preschoolers’ Bay


Cai Qin holds a Masters in Chinese Language and Linguistics from Nanjing University, and is a graduate of Shanghai Early Childhood Education Institute, and Shanghai Xuhui Education Institute. She has more than 26 years of early childhood education experience with 16 years as an educator at Creative O Preschoolers’ Bay.

Since 2010, she is the overseas internship supervising tutor at National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taichung Hungkuang University, Kaohsiung Shu-Te University and Taiwan Yu Da University Science and Technology.

In 2014, she was invited by the SEED Institute to conduct a workshop for early childhood moral education. She was also part of the organising team of SPH’s annual Thumbs Up Little Junior 《小小拇指》 2015 and 2016 family camp. Cai Qin is currently an internship supervisor and visiting lecturer at the SEED Institute.

Do check out the full Festival line up at www.practice.org.sg and join us at www.facebook.com/thetheatrepractice ! #M1CTF2016

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