TALKING ABOUT THREE SISTERS Nelson Chia / Nine Years Theatre (Singapore)
SIFA 2020 Festival Commission
25 May, Sat 5pm Living Room, Festival House Free
with registration at sifa.sg 1h, no intermission Patrons are advised to be seated 15 minutes before the programme begins. Unclaimed seats may be given away to walk-in patrons.
In the style of Nine Years Theatre’s (NYT) signature Drink and Talk sessions – a casual dialogue with the audience over drinks – Artistic Director Nelson Chia will talk about NYT’s long working relationship with the SITI Company of New York. In particular, Chia will discuss how the two companies met, their training and creative processes, and their decision to embark on a work together, to adapt Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters. Audiences will get an insight into the conception of Talking about Three Sisters – to be presented at SIFA 2020 – and what embarking on a collaboration crossing language, cultures, geographical space and generations mean to both companies.