"The Blue Forest": A Dramatised Reading in Three Languages


Produced by Jeffrey Tan

Suitable for families and children.

Agitating, it makes me upset.

Entangled, bounded and clung,

I rest hanging to a dream, and I wait.

Not even the sparrow can distract me.

The Blue Forest

The Blue Forest is a children’s picture book that consists of 10 colourful, imaginative and playful drawings by Italian Theatre for Children artist, Dario Moretti. The pictures are linked by a lyrical and fantastical story written by noted Singapore theatre director, Jeffrey Tan. In conjunction with International Translation Day on 30 Sep, we present a reading of the book in three of our languages – Chinese, Malay and Tamil. The book was previously translated from English into these languages, with input from participants of our children’s translation workshops.

Free admission with registration

Date: 30 Sep, Sat

Time: 5pm to 6pm

See also:

Family and Children Programmes

For more information about TranslateSingapore 2017 programmes and to get tickets, please click here.

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The Blue Forest is Jeffrey Tan’s first children’s picture book. He has written and been published in a number of publications. He has been working as a theatre director, drama educator and arts producer for the last 25 years. He has directed for nearly all the major theatre companies in Singapore, including Act 3, TheatreWorks, and The Theatre Practice. He has created productions with children and students in schools, touring productions in the community. His recent productions include Open Homes for the Singapore International Festival of Arts (2017), Island Stories for the Singapore Heritage Festival (2017), Shrimps in Space for Generasia (2016), and CrossRoads, You. Terrorist for the Association of Muslim Professionals (2016).

Jeffrey also sits on the National Arts Council’s Arts Advisory Panel and the “Best Production for the Young” Award for the M1-The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards (2016 – 2018). He now works independently.

(Photo by Tan Ngiap Heng, The Pond Photography)

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Sat Sep 30, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM SGT
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5pm to 6.30pm FULL
Venue Address
Goodman Arts Centre 90 Goodman Road Block J #01-40, Singapore 439053 Singapore
5 to 10-min walk from Mountbatten MRT station (Exit B). Buses: 12, 14, 30, 30E, 158, 196 & 401 (Bus stop 91099, Mountbatten Road).
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