I’m very excited to announce that I’m heading to TPAM Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama, Japan for Arts Equator! I’ll be there from 12-18 February, and will be reviewing a bunch of shows and interviewing and meeting a lot of theatre people in the region. 私はパットです, はじめまして! (I am Pat, nice to meet you!) If you’re there, please say hi. It’ll be my first time so I’m open to suggestions on where to go, and most importantly, where to eat – ha.
I’ve been invited to co-chair Year In Reviews coming up this Tuesday, Dec 4th! Instead of a strict panel session, this is an open dialogue event where we hold casual conversations about Singapore theatre this year. Here’s how it will work:
Reviewers from Centre 42’s Citizens’ Reviews programme and arts website ArtsEquator will begin the evening by sharing some of their observations, based on the shows that they watched and wrote about this year. You can then pick a topic and engage the reviewers in small-group discussions. Year in Reviews is an opportunity to reflect on the performances you watched, as well as the wider local theatre landscape today.
More details in their Facebook event page. It’s FREE so please come and take part in this exciting conversation!
A couple of months ago, I was invited by the Melbourne Writers’ Festival to host a couple of post-show Q&As for their theatre series ‘Staged’. I was absolutely thrilled. I hadn’t been back in Melbourne since December 2016 and on August 26th 2018, I took on the role of a Q&A chairperson for the first time.