HOT POT TALK | by Chong Gua Khee

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SynopsisCreative Team
In the day-to-day hustle and bustle of life, how often do we take time to have conversations with other people, much less conversations based on real connection?

In HOT POT TALK: Theatre & the Arts, we push this question further, and ask if we can have conversations based on real connection with people we don’t know very well or whose worlds may be quite different from ours.

How can different worlds encounter each other, and specifically, how can we bridge theatre and society?

Come and join the team in this theatrical journey into conversation – let’s play games together, dive into discussions of commonalities and disconnections, as well as share mutual stories of ‘why’, so that we can collectively expand our worlds. 

HOT POT TALK: Theatre & the Arts seeks to create an opportunities for connection and conversation between communities. As Chong Gua Khee transitioned from a full time job to a freelance practitioner, the hurdles in explaining her employment position opened her to conversations and non-conversations with practitioners with the same difficulties. Chong Gua Khee wishes to explore these gaps in understanding and conversation between individuals. Featuring facilitators from various theatre background, HOT POT TALK: Theatre & the Arts presents a theatrical journey into conversation and bridge theatre/arts and society by exploring commonalities and sharing mutual stories of ‘why’ (e.g. why do you do what you do).


Chong Gua Khee

Dramaturg – Jean Tay
Cast-facilitators – Chang Ting Wei, Adib Kosnan, Shaiful Risan
Stage Manager – Jocelyn Chng
Set Designer – Loo An Ni
Lighting Designer – Liu Yong Huay

 Development Milestones 

Hot Pot Talk was developed in residence at Centre 42’s Basement Workshop from June to September 2017.

9-23 September 2017:
Performance at Black Box, Centre 42