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ACT 3i Festival About

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Packed with Exquisite, High Quality,
Awe-Inspiring Theatre Performances

We are proud to announce the launch of a brand new ACT 3i Festival for Children dedicated to children from 2 to 12 years old. It is packed with exquisite, high quality and awe-inspiring theatre performances that will include original works from Singapore, Italy, Sweden, Argentina, the U.K and Canada, an artfully curated visual arts programme, as well as convivial sessions led by Children’s Theatre artists that are aimed at educators and parents.

Taking place daily from 24 May to 5 June 2016 at the centrally-located Drama Centre, our new festival is about well-crafted as well as ground-breaking work that is thought-provoking for both parent and child. The ultimate aim is to give young audiences a unique and memorable experience that is different from broad-based children’s entertainment to enrich their lives through Arts and Culture. For this festival, we worked with renowned and emerging children’s theatre companies that are exploratory in nature and who are ever ready to challenge pre-conceptions.

Our long standing experience in presenting festivals and events dedicated to children is the very impetus for building on the growth of Children’s Theatre and the Arts, and this brand new festival further empowers us to realise our vision of providing a culturally enriched life to children living in Singapore.

iFestival Awake video test

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Who is Awake?

Awake started out in Sweden back in 2009. Comprising of a multi-talented ensemble of musicians from award-winning Awake Projects, the group has been entertaining audiences all over Europe since then. Their main aim is to ‘awaken people’s ability to choose who they are and how they live’ by utilising the power of the performing arts in a variety of ways.

Awake

Awake LOVE Orchestra

Sweden / UK

For ages 4 and above
May 31 to June 5, 2016
Drama Centre Theatre
Running Time: 60 minutes

“Lovely music about love, with love, for lovely people.”

Bringing you a musical experience of sorts – the Awake LOVE Orchestra’s musicians will sing, play instruments and harmonise in a fusion of melodies, magic and passion. A powerful combination, their music will expose the audience to beautiful and creative artistic expressions hence opening hearts and broadening minds that will transform, inspire and deepen an awareness for the arts.

Performing an eclectic range of original songs and music pieces mixed with covers – from folk to pop to groove and opera, the audience will be taken on a journey around the world as they explore and learn about diversity together with the artistes.

“Exhilarating and exciting, Awake LOVE Orchestra’s unique sound comes straight from the heart and soul. It is eclectic world music that children will enjoy and make a connection with the universe that they are a part of. It simply oozes passion and artistry and through their music, we want to pass it forward and share it with our audience – YOU. So Awake Singapore!”

Ruby Lim-Yang
Artistic Director
ACT 3 International

DISCOUNTS
20% Early Bird Special till March 31, 2016

With effect April 1, 2016

Weekend Category 1
$129 Family Pack for 4 tickets to the same show and time.

Weekend Category 2
$109 Family Pack for 4 tickets to the same show and time.

Weekend Category 3
$75 Family Pack for 4 tickets to the same show and time

15%Current ACT 3 Drama Academy students
Call ACT 3 International at 6735 9986 or in person at ACT 3 Drama Academy
10%OCBC Child Development Account (CDA) Holders and Mighty Savers members

SCHOOL GROUP DISCOUNTS
For school group bookings, please call ACT 3 International at 6735 9986.

TICKET PRICES
(All prices exclude SISTIC and handling fees)
Category 1
Weekdays: $28 for child or adult
Weekends: $38 for child or adult

Category 2
Weekdays: $25 for child or adult
Weekends: $32 for child or adult

Category 3
Weekdays: $18 for child or adult
Weekends: $22 for child or adult

HOW TO BOOK
By internet:
www.sistic.com.sg
Credit Card payment only

By phone:
SISTIC Hotline 6348 5555
Credit Card payment only

In Person:
At authorised SISTIC agents

At the door:
Available at venue an hour before start time, at full price.
Cash payment only

Performance Dates:
May 31 to June 5, 2016

Performance Times:
Tue – Fri: 10:00am
Sat & Sun: 11:00am

Venue:
Drama Centre Theatre
100 Victoria Street, Level 3
National Library Building
Singapore 188064

ACT 3i Festival Hana Momo

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Who is Principio Attivo Teatro?

Formed in 2007, Principio Attivo Teatro or in English, Active Ingredient Theatre, is a theatre collective of artists of various skills, who come together, share their knowledge, create and showcase amazing original productions, like Hanà and Momò, made specifically for young children. Having participated in important theatre festivals and events in and around Europe and South America, the company wins awards with their works. This is their first time to Asia and Singapore.

Principio Attivo Teatro

Hanà e Momò

Italy

For ages 3 to 8
May 31 to June 5, 2016
Drama Centre Visitors Centre
Running Time: 60 minutes

Hanà and Momò are two girls who meet for the first time. Hanà wants to play but Momò wants to be left alone to concentrate on her beautiful drawings in the sand. Feeling abandoned and left with just a tiny bit of space for her own creations, Hanà decides to claim her rightful spot and challenges Momò to a game of artistic and whimsical creations!

In a unique circular space of sand as its set with the audience sitting very up close, the show Hanà and Momò is a creative and imaginative invention of play and surprise. It is intimate, unequaled yet familiar. Two actors are artful at the use of movement, sound and creative props which, when viewed at close range, will immerse the audience with ease into the journey of the characters.

Freely adapted from the book Fairy Tale of Love by Hermann Hesse, it hints on the importance of discovering happiness when doing things together.

“I saw the show in 2015 in Italy. It is a simple, endearing story that takes children into an extraordinary world of infinite possibilities to imagine, play, create, laugh and cry with the characters. Pure and honest, the interaction is gentle, the playing is subtle, yet the engagement is deep and unique.”

Ruby Lim-Yang
Artistic Director
ACT 3 International

DISCOUNTS
20% Early Bird Special till March 31, 2016

With effect April 1, 2016

Weekday$95 Family Pack for 4 tickets to the same show and time.
Weekend$129 Family Pack for 4 tickets to the same show and time.
15%Current ACT 3 Drama Academy students
Call ACT 3 International at 6735 9986 or in person at ACT 3 Drama Academy
15%For a minimum of 12 tickets in the same transaction to the same show and time
15%When you book 3 or more shows
10%When you book 2 shows
10%OCBC Child Development Account (CDA) Holders and Mighty Savers members

SCHOOL GROUP DISCOUNTS
For school group bookings, please call ACT 3 International at 6735 9986.

TICKET PRICES
(All prices exclude SISTIC and handling fees)
Weekdays: $28 for child or adult
Weekends: $38 for child or adult

HOW TO BOOK
By internet:
www.sistic.com.sg
Credit Card payment only

By phone:
SISTIC Hotline 6348 5555
Credit Card payment only

In Person:
At authorised SISTIC agents

At the door:
Available at venue an hour before start time, at full price.
Cash payment only

Performance Dates:
May 31 to June 5, 2016

Performance Times:
Tue – Fri: 10:00am
Sat & Sun: 11:00am & 3:00pm

Venue:
Drama Centre Visitors Centre
100 Victoria Street, Level 5
National Library Building
Singapore 188064

ACT 3i Festival Marmalade

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Who is Claire Parsons?

Choreographer Claire Parsons dance work productions have been shown world-wide and are playfully elegant, using comedy and emotions in a particular and physically exciting look at the world. She is dedicated to creating high-quality performing art work for young audiences using dance as her art form through experimentation and visionary thinking. Her work has toured extensively in Europe and USA. Since its premiere in September 2013, Marmalade has been performed for more than 300 times in sold-out tours in Sweden.

Claire Parsons Co

Marmalade

Sweden

For ages 2 to 6
May 31 to June 5, 2016
Drama Centre Black Box
Running Time: 40 minutes

Enter the world of Marmalade, a delicious, tactile performance about meeting, mixing and blending. What is marmalade? Is it cherries, pear, fig, mint, upside down, together or inside? With poetic movement, soft circus, stunning visuals and interaction with the audience, two dance performers invite the audience to feel, taste and think about what marmalade can be.

Exquisite, innovative and charming, the act is embedded in “red tones that echo in the spatial balls and pouffy skirts” stirring imagination, reaction and delight from its very young audience. During the performance, the audience is asked to use all of their senses.

“What I enjoy about the work is its perfectly balanced interaction with the audience, always playful but never overwhelming. The elegance and warmth makes it a beautifully played out lullaby.”

Ruby Lim-Yang
Artistic Director
ACT 3 International

DISCOUNTS

Weekday$95 Family Pack for 4 tickets to the same show and time.
Weekend$129 Family Pack for 4 tickets to the same show and time.
15%Current ACT 3 Drama Academy students
Call ACT 3 International at 6735 9986 or in person at ACT 3 Drama Academy
15%When you book 3 or more shows
10%For a minimum of 20 tickets in the same transaction to the same show and same time
10%When you book 2 shows
10%OCBC Child Development Account (CDA) Holders and Mighty Savers members

SCHOOL GROUP DISCOUNTS
For school group bookings, please call ACT 3 International at 6735 9986.

TICKET PRICES
(All prices exclude SISTIC and handling fees)
Weekdays: $28 for child or adult
Weekends: $38 for child or adult

HOW TO BOOK
By internet:
www.sistic.com.sg
Credit Card payment only

By phone:
SISTIC Hotline 6348 5555
Credit Card payment only

In Person:
At authorised SISTIC agents

At the door:
Available at venue an hour before start time, at full price.
Cash payment only

Performance Dates:
May 31 to June 5, 2016

Performance Times:
Tue – Fri: 10:30am
Sat & Sun: 10:00am & 4:00pm

Venue:
Drama Centre Black Box
100 Victoria Street, Level 3
National Library Building
Singapore 188064

ACT3 iFestival Awake

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Who is Awake?

Awake started out in Sweden back in 2009. Comprising of a multi-talented ensemble of musicians from award-winning Awake Projects, the group has been entertaining audiences all over Europe since then. Their main aim is to ‘awaken people’s ability to choose who they are and how they live’ by utilising the power of the performing arts in a variety of ways.

Awake

Awake LOVE Orchestra

Sweden / UK

For ages 4 and above
May 31 to June 5, 2016
Drama Centre Theatre
Running Time: 60 minutes

“Lovely music about love, with love, for lovely people.”

Bringing you a musical experience of sorts – the Awake LOVE Orchestra’s musicians will sing, play instruments and harmonise in a fusion of melodies, magic and passion. A powerful combination, their music will expose the audience to beautiful and creative artistic expressions hence opening hearts and broadening minds that will transform, inspire and deepen an awareness for the arts.

Entertaining audiences all over Europe since 2009, Awake LOVE Orchestra will give you a musical experience that takes you from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, to Eastern Europe and the American music of today. The music breathes passion and love, with it’s fusion of haunting folk and contemporary groove.

“Exhilarating and exciting, Awake LOVE Orchestra’s unique sound comes straight from the heart and soul. It is eclectic world music that children will enjoy and make a connection with the universe that they are a part of. It simply oozes passion and artistry and through their music, we want to pass it forward and share it with our audience – YOU. So Awake Singapore!”

Ruby Lim-Yang
Artistic Director
ACT 3 International

DISCOUNTS

Weekend Category 1
$129 Family Pack for 4 tickets to the same show and time.

Weekend Category 2
$109 Family Pack for 4 tickets to the same show and time.

Weekend Category 3
$75 Family Pack for 4 tickets to the same show and time

15%Current ACT 3 Drama Academy students
Call ACT 3 International at 6735 9986 or in person at ACT 3 Drama Academy
10%OCBC Child Development Account (CDA) Holders and Mighty Savers members

SCHOOL GROUP DISCOUNTS
For school group bookings, please call ACT 3 International at 6735 9986.

This programme is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy.

TICKET PRICES
(All prices exclude SISTIC and handling fees)
Category 1
Weekdays: $28 for child or adult
Weekends: $38 for child or adult

Category 2
Weekdays: $25 for child or adult
Weekends: $32 for child or adult

Category 3
Weekdays: $18 for child or adult
Weekends: $22 for child or adult

HOW TO BOOK
By internet:
www.sistic.com.sg
Credit Card payment only

By phone:
SISTIC Hotline 6348 5555
Credit Card payment only

In Person:
At authorised SISTIC agents

At the door:
Available at venue an hour before start time, at full price.
Cash payment only

Performance Dates:
May 31 to June 5, 2016

Performance Times:
Tue – Fri: 10:00am
Sat & Sun: 11:00am

Venue:
Drama Centre Theatre
100 Victoria Street, Level 3
National Library Building
Singapore 188064

ACT 3i Festival All On A Summers Day

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Who is Vicky Ireland?

Vicky trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and then worked as an actress in TIE and repertory theatres all over Britain. She presented BBC’s TV’s Words and Pictures for 12 years. From 1989 to 2002 she was Artistic Director of Polka Theatre for Children, and since then has been a freelance director, writer and Co-Artistic Director of A Thousand Cranes Theatre. She was awarded an MBE in 2002 for services to children’s drama, the first of its kind. She is Vice Chair of Action for Children’s Arts, a Patron of Polka Theatre and an Honorary Member of ASSITEJ – the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People.

ACT 3 International with Vicky Ireland

All On A Summer’s Day

a companion piece to Shakespeare’s ‘fairytale’, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Singapore and UK

For ages 7 to 12
May 24 to 28, 2016
Drama Centre Visitors Centre
Running Time: 60 minutes

“Shakespeare wrote a vast body of work, and like an ocean, it can be approached from the shallows, allowing young children to explore, have fun and move forwards until they are ready to become truly immersed in the wisdom, beauty and drama of his writing. Even the youngest children can have their lives transformed by seeing a Shakespeare play.” – Vicky Ireland

Sharing this vision with Vicky, who directs our talented Singaporean cast, we will present a related tale to the famous romantic comedy and give our young audiences a highly palatable taste of Beginning Shakespeare. Our story is about the Little Indian Prince, now all grown up, and what happens to him when he meets the Shoemaker’s daughter, Phoebe. Find out how they are intertwined with the world of Fairies and Elves, with Carrot and Compost, who are on a mission for the Fairy Queen, Titania, and with Oberon’s fairies, led by Puck, hot on their heels to thwart the mission. Who saves the day in the end?

“It is a wonderful step up into the world of the Bard. This companion play with its comedy, wit and adventure will sweep young audiences into an imagined world with universal lessons to begin their great love affair with great writers, stories and literature.”

Ruby Lim-Yang
Artistic Director
ACT 3 International

DISCOUNTS

With effect April 1, 2016

Weekday$95 Family Pack for 4 tickets to the same show and time.
Weekend$129 Family Pack for 4 tickets to the same show and time.
15%Current ACT 3 Drama Academy students
Call ACT 3 International at 6735 9986 or in person at ACT 3 Drama Academy
15%When you book 3 or more shows
10%For a minimum of 20 tickets in the same transaction to the same show and same time
10%When you book 2 shows
10%OCBC Child Development Account (CDA) Holders and Mighty Savers members

SCHOOL GROUP DISCOUNTS
For school group bookings, please call ACT 3 International at 6735 9986.

This programme is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy.

TICKET PRICES
(All prices exclude SISTIC and handling fees)
Weekdays: $28 for child or adult
Weekends: $38 for child or adult

HOW TO BOOK
By internet:
www.sistic.com.sg
Credit Card payment only

By phone:
SISTIC Hotline 6348 5555
Credit Card payment only

In Person:
At authorised SISTIC agents

At the door:
Available at venue an hour before start time, at full price.
Cash payment only

Performance Dates:
May 24 to 28, 2016

Performance Times:
Tue – Fri: 10:00am & 3:00pm
Sat: 10:30am

Venue:
Drama Centre Visitors Centre
100 Victoria Street, Level 5
National Library Building
Singapore 188064

ACT 3i Festival Snow White

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Who is DuffleBag Theatre?

The “Nearly World-Famous” DuffleBag Theatre has been performing since 1992 and is based in Toronto, Canada. Performing over 600 shows a year across Canada, the US and internationally, the company has become one of the most celebrated at theatre festivals and is loved by audiences worldwide. Helmed by Marcus Lundgren, the group is known for their extremely interactive retellings of original fairytales and Shakespearean classics.

DuffleBag Theatre

Snow White

Canada

For ages 4 to 8
May 24 to 29, 2016
Drama Centre Theatre
Running Time: 60 minutes

“Mirror, Mirror, on the wall.
Who’s the fairest of them all?”

Get swept away into the drama of Snow White, complete with a wicked stepmother, talking mirror and dwarves, and make your fairy tale dream come true! LITERALLY!

DuffleBag Theatre’s unique form of interactive storytelling is fun-filled, hilarious and comes with a TWIST! Guided by storyteller, Marcus, the actors will retell the story in their own comical and goofy way. And just when everyone is comfortably and intently watching, the actors will surprise the audience by pulling some of them up on stage to join in the action and continue the story in a crazy and unpredictable way. What will your ending be?

“Audiences everywhere simply enjoy interactive performances, especially when it’s as merry and entertaining as DuffleBag Theatre’s productions. Theirs is a one-of-a-kind form of theatre which gently nudges the audience to participate and have fun at the same time.”

Ruby Lim-Yang
Artistic Director
ACT 3 International

DISCOUNTS

Weekend Category 1
$129 Family Pack for 4 tickets to the same show and time.
Weekend Category 2
$109 Family Pack for 4 tickets to the same show and time.
Weekend Category 3
$75 Family Pack for 4 tickets to the same show and time.

15%When you book 3 or more shows
15%Current ACT 3 Drama Academy students
Call ACT 3 International at 6735 9986 or in person at ACT 3 Drama Academy
10%When you book 2 shows
10%For a minimum of 20 tickets in the same transaction to the same show and time
10%OCBC Child Development Account (CDA) Holders and Mighty Savers members

SCHOOL GROUP DISCOUNTS
For school group bookings, please call ACT 3 International at 6735 9986.

TICKET PRICES
(All prices exclude SISTIC and handling fees)
Category 1
Weekdays: $28 for child or adult
Weekends: $38 for child or adult

Category 2
Weekdays: $25 for child or adult
Weekends: $32 for child or adult

Category 3
Weekdays: $18 for child or adult
Weekends: $22 for child or adult

HOW TO BOOK
By internet:
www.sistic.com.sg
Credit Card payment only

By phone:
SISTIC Hotline 6348 5555
Credit Card payment only

In Person:
At authorised SISTIC agents

At the door:
Available at venue an hour before start time, at full price.
Cash payment only

Performance Dates:
May 24 to 29, 2016

Performance Times:
Tue – Fri: 10:00am
Sat & Sun: 10:30am & 2:00pm

Venue:
Drama Centre Theatre
100 Victoria Street, Level 3
National Library Building
Singapore 188064

ACT 3i Festival

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About The Festival

The ultimate aim is to give young audiences a unique and memorable experience that is different from broad-based children’s entertainment to enrich their lives through Arts and Culture. For this festival, we worked with renowned and emerging children’s theatre companies that are exploratory in nature and who are ever ready to challenge pre-conceptions.

24 May to 5 June 2016

PACKED WITH EXQUISITE, HIGH QUALITY,
AWE-INSPIRING THEATRE PERFORMANCES

The festival’s shows have themes relevant for today’s children, without losing sight of the artistry, craftsmanship and beauty of live theatre, as well as the fields of visual and literary arts. Our children will have the rare opportunity to explore the beauty of different cultures through theatre.”

Ruby Lim-Yang
Artistic Director
ACT 3 International

Conviviality

Sharing-and-learning sessions led by artists and arts practitioners who will
share invaluable know-how from their practice, their chosen art form and their
creative processes to empower you in your parenting or your practice as an
educator.  See which session suits your interest and needs!

Find Out More

2-Hour Sensory &
Experiential Workshop

Featuring Storytelling Performance, Visual Arts Workshop, Drama Workshop and Gelato Making Workshop at
ION Art Gallery, ION Orchard

Find Out More

ACT 3i Festival The SteadFast Tin Soldier

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Who is Omar Alvarez Titeres Puppetry Arts Company?

The Omar Alvarez Titeres Puppetry Arts Company was founded in 1987 by Omar Alvarez, the puppeteer. It is committed to creating work for children and dedicates itself solely to develop the art of puppetry by researching, training and creating sustained productions for young audiences worldwide. Gaining recognition from theatre goers as well as media and critics, and having received both national and international awards, the company has represented Argentinean culture by touring in countries such as Canada, USA, Denmark, Finland, Korea, Hong Kong, South Africa, and Singapore.

Omar Alvarez Titeres

The Steadfast Tin Soldier

Argentina

For ages 4 to 12
May 24 to 29, 2016
Drama Centre Black Box
Running Time: 60 minutes

A tin soldier and a paper dancer are star-crossed lovers in an unconventional tale about fate, love and uniqueness told through one of the most ancient forms of theatre artistry – puppetry.

A true classic by Hans Christian Andersen, the story revolves around a distinct and peculiar toy soldier with only one leg. Ostracised from the others, he meets a paper ballerina in a pirouette and immediately falls for her. Out of sheer jealousy, a jack-in-a-box pushes the soldier out of the window which then brings him on a journey right back to the girl of his dreams and ultimately, to his final destiny.

In this beautiful and magical interpretation, the solo puppeteer and his puppets transport the audience back into time as they weave, spin and bathe on a fine set under gorgeous lighting to the powerful narrative of adventure, courage and love.

“The art of puppetry is age-old, yet never ceases to fascinate children. Omar Alvarez is an exquisite puppeteer, visible to the audience throughout the performance. Children will experience puppetry of the highest quality, magical and memorable. Timeless piece, tireless puppeteer.”

Ruby Lim-Yang
Artistic Director
ACT 3 International

DISCOUNTS
20% Early Bird Special till March 31, 2016

With effect April 1, 2016

Weekday$95 Family Pack for 4 tickets to the same show and time.
Weekend$129 Family Pack for 4 tickets to the same show and time.
15%Current ACT 3 Drama Academy students
Call ACT 3 International at 6735 9986 or in person at ACT 3 Drama Academy
15%When you book 3 or more shows
10%For a minimum of 20 tickets in the same transaction to the same show and same time
10%When you book 2 shows
10%OCBC Child Development Account (CDA) Holders and Mighty Savers members

SCHOOL GROUP DISCOUNTS
For school group bookings, please call ACT 3 International at 6735 9986.

TICKET PRICES
(All prices exclude SISTIC and handling fees)
Weekdays: $28 for child or adult
Weekends: $38 for child or adult

HOW TO BOOK
By internet:
www.sistic.com.sg
Credit Card payment only

By phone:
SISTIC Hotline 6348 5555
Credit Card payment only

In Person:
At authorised SISTIC agents

At the door:
Available at venue an hour before start time, at full price.
Cash payment only

Performance Dates:
May 24 to 29, 2016

Performance Times:
Tue – Fri: 10:00am
Sat & Sun: 11:00am & 3:00pm

Venue:
Drama Centre Black Box
100 Victoria Street, Level 5
National Library Building
Singapore 188064