Boom

Movie & Workshop Package Available All Year
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Derrick’s masterful insight into the relationship between writer, play and audience was greatly useful for our students. Prior to the workshop, Derrick went many extra miles to liaise with us on how he could best cater the workshop to our needs, and after the workshop he stayed behind to engage our students in Q&A and discussions.

Secondary School Teacher
SYNOPSIS

This updated adaptation of Singaporean playwright, Jean Tay’s 2007 stage play is a poignant tribute to the disappearing heritage sites of Singapore, beautifully captured in the film’s charming and bittersweet visuals.

The film follows the story of an elderly mother battling to preserve her home and community as residents are coerced into a collective housing block sale and the ensuing conflict with her son who desires a fresh start.

SHOW DETAILS

Date

Available All Year

Film Running Time

1 Hour

Venue

On-site in school

Workshop

2 Sessions (2hrs each)

In this 2 day workshop, we unpack the underlying themes, characterisation, staging concepts and dramatic meanings in BOOM by helping students sensitize themselves to the play as a theatrical form/genre and the processes of theatre-making.

Through acting activities directed and facilitated by our director, we introduce a theatre practitioner’s perspective and help students access the inner thoughts of the characters and their wants and how it contributes to the dramatic trajectory in terms of plot and action, which will deepen their understanding of the play in the process.

Exclusive School Package

50% Tote Board Arts Subsidy
Complimentary Access for Teachers

Educational Resource Bonus

2012 Stage Performance recording of BOOM
Q&A with the Director

Ticket Price

Customisable depending on the number of students. Please enquire with us.

Behind The Scenes

Reviews

My students and I enjoyed the workshop a lot. We were intrigued by the perspectives Derrick shared with us and he has a natural rapport with the students which made this a very engaging experience.

Secondary School Teacher

Derrick’s masterful insight into the relationship between writer, play and audience was greatly useful for our students. Prior to the workshop, Derrick went many extra miles to liaise with us on how he could best cater the workshop to our needs, and after the workshop he stayed behind to engage our students in Q&A and discussions. He cares about developing our youth to love and appreciate the arts.

Secondary School Teacher

It is heartening to see students dive deep into the world of Boom under Derick’s guidance. This workshop gave them the opportunity to view the play from a different lens — that of a drama practitioner’s. Such perspective adds to students’ understanding and more so appreciation of the play!

Secondary School Teacher

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