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Desmond Sim: Six Plays

Publisher: Epigram Books
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  • About the Playwright
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    From one of Singapore’s most garlanded playwrights comes his first collection of published plays, including Autumn Tomyam, winner of Best Original Script and Play of the Year in the 2002 DBS Life! Theatre Awards. Guaranteed to challenge readers’ prejudices, Desmond Sim’s Six Plays is a bold and often hilarious exploration of sexuality, polygamy and love in all its guises.

  • On Autumn Tomyam
    Winner of Best Original Script, 2002 DBS Life! Theatre Awards

    “An instant hit with the critics…”
    The Straits Times

    “Theatre-goers went to see Autumn Tomyam expecting something hot and spicy, and ended up getting a little more—a touching story about love and truth set against a backdrop of social commentary on racial and ethical issues.”
    The Business Times

    “Desmond has created situations and characters that will test and challenge our prejudice levels.”
    –Ekachai Uekrongtham

    On The Swimming Instructor
    “An audience favourite.”
    The Business Times

    On Wife #11
    “… a gem…beautiful in its subtlety.”
    The Straits Times

    On Postcards from Rosa
    “… heartwarming…For many, Peranakan culture has been reduced to nothing more than the kebaya or sambal belacan. But Sim has lovingly resurrected his heritage from childhood memories.”

  • Desmond Sim is an award-winning playwright, poet and writer. Almost all of his 30 plays to date have been performed in professional theatres in Singapore, Malaysia and the United States. He was TheatreWorks' first playwright-in-residence and has been the associate artistic director of ACTION Theatre since April 2004, running Singapore Theatre Oasis, an incubator programme for new and existing Singaporean playwrights. He has participated in the Shanghai Literary Festival and was awarded a Fulbright fellowship. Desmond has also co-written two movies: Beautiful Boxer (Thailand) and The Wedding Game (Singapore). He is an acknowledged Peranakan painter who has held more than a dozen exhibitions on Peranakan figurative themes. Desmond also teaches playwriting, branding, marketing and communications at Temasek Polytechnic Design School and Lasalle College of the Arts.

ISBN: 9789810756895
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 308
Year Published: 2013
Size: 145mm x 210mm