Thursday, August 14, 2008

Singapore's Discomfort Zone.

From their digs in a row house in Singapore's historic Little India, W!ld Rice founding director Ivan Heng and his team are plotting their next provocation. On Aug. 6, the theater troupe will open its second Singapore Theatre Festival, a biannual (sic) event launched in 2006 to coincide with the city-state's national-day celebrations, where they plan to "make public a lot of conversations we've been having in private," says Heng. Those conversations touch on race, sexuality and even politics—topics censors sanitize in Singapore's newspapers, films and television programming.

A Newsweek article which I think is a very good read.

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