NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL
NAC-AEP Programme Details
Programme ID: AEP0517924
My Friend, A Japanese Soldier (Assembly Play 1)
Digital Format Available
- OUTLINE -
𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗠𝗘 • History of Singapore • Survival and Courage • Friendship beyond boundaries 𝗦𝗬𝗡𝗢𝗣𝗦𝗜𝗦 A performance featuring elements of puppetry, My Friend, A Japanese Soldier is based on true stories collected from the National Archives of Singapore and is a powerful drama about survival and courage during times of war. The story is set in Singapore during World War II and revolves around an unlikely friendship between a Japanese soldier and a local boy, which raises suspicions amongst the locals. My Friend, A Japanese Soldier will help students gain a greater awareness and understanding of the period when Singapore was under Japanese rule during World War II, learn to see things from various perspectives and foster empathy. 𝟭𝟱 𝗠𝗜𝗡 𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗥𝗢𝗗𝗨𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗧𝗔𝗟𝗞 𝗔𝗕𝗢𝗨𝗧 𝗣𝗨𝗣𝗣𝗘𝗧𝗥𝗬 In this 15 minutes post performance talk/demo, professional puppeteer/facilitator will introduce the different kinds of puppets used in the performance. If time permits, students will be invited on stage to try out the puppet. This enlightening and enriching talk will help students better appreciate the performance and puppetry. Cost of 15 minutes Post-Performance Talk: $200 Bookings should be made at least one month before the date of performance/workshop. Any bookings made with less than one month's notice may be subjected to additional charges. ___________________________________________ 𝗗𝗜𝗚𝗜𝗧𝗔𝗟 𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗠𝗔𝗧 𝗔𝗩𝗔𝗜𝗟𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘 𝗧𝗢 𝗦𝗖𝗛𝗢𝗢𝗟𝗦 ___________________________________________ This programme is now adapted to: 1. Allow students to view the selected play or workshop through an online link to watch in the classrooms / during home-based learning or 2. English subtitles are provided. 3. Option for a live Q&A / interactive puppetry introduction session is available for an additional fee. Digital Bookings can be made at least one month before the date of performance/workshop. Please note that stable internet connection would be ideal for viewing, or provisions can be discussed otherwise. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘥𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵-𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘷𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘯 $800 𝘵𝘰 $1,200, 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘶𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 / 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴. ___________________________________________
- LEARNING OBJECTIVES -
Our Outreach Department focuses on cultivating new audiences and arts appreciation via its arts education programme such as customised workshops, consultancy services and school/community tours that have: • High educational and entertainment values • Innovative and purposeful use of puppets to expand possibilities of story-telling • A fusion of multi-disciplinary art forms to demonstrate artistic collaborations 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗿𝘆 / 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀: - To gain an awareness of the art form, and develop an appreciation of the art form, through the introduction of contemporary and traditional puppetry, and new theatrical devices - To be exposed to Singapore’s arts and cultural heritage - To enjoy and explore elements of the art form, and to be able to express themselves creatively through it - Appreciate the adaptability and resilience of people in Singapore during World War II - Gain a balanced perspective and reflect on the impact of war on the lives of people - Be exposed to the usage of masks, shadow and rod puppetry in story-telling 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝘆 / 𝗝𝗖 / 𝗜𝗖 / 𝗜𝗧𝗘: - To develop an appreciation of the arts, and to seed engagement in the arts - To be able to identify and appreciate elements of the art form (including contemporary, traditional, multi- or cross-disciplinary forms, where relevant) - To encourage creative and expressive pursuits - To gain an understanding of Singapore’s arts and cultural heritage - Appreciate the adaptability and resilience of people in Singapore during World War II - Gain a balanced perspective and reflect on the impact of war on the lives of people - Be exposed to the usage of masks, shadow and rod puppetry in story-telling
- DETAILS -
School Hall / Others (for Digital Programme)
Pre - School / Pri - Lower / Pri - Upper / Sec - Lower / Sec - Upper / JC/CI / ITE / Special Education School
DVD player / Microphone / PA system / Visualizer / Non-obstructed raised stage (min. 5m by 5m), Stage lighting, 2-3 Electrical Power Points
4 Performers + 1 Sound Operator
- COST -
𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘄 + 𝟭𝟱 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝗣𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗸: $1,700
𝗗𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲: $800 to $1,200
𝗣𝗼𝘀𝘁-𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: $200 to $400
Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise the programme cost. There is a subsidy of up to 50% of the programme cost for mainstream schools, and up to 70% of the programme cost for Special Education Schools.
The Tote Board Arts Grant is not applicable to pre-schools. NAC partners selected pre-school centres to receive funding to purchase Pre-School AEP.
The following programme is approved under the NAC-AEP.
- CONTACT -
- The Finger Players Ltd -
Sim Xin Feng