Creating Caring Spaces: Bridging Conversations Through Theatre

Medical Humanities_2024-04-24
24 Apr 2024 11.00 AM - 12.30 PM Zoom Alumni, Current Students, Industry/Academic Partners, Prospective Students, Public
Organised by:
Daniel Kong

This talk dives into the idea of care ethics, a way of thinking that puts empathy and compassion at the heart of our interactions. We'll explore how this can be applied to rehearsals, creating a space where everyone involved (actors, directors, the whole crew) feels valued and can do their best work. This translates to how we interact with the audience as well, especially in the context of creating safe spaces for potentially sensitive topics as well as using theatre forms such as forum theatre, which engages the audience in more interactive ways. 
Adib Kosnan is a theatre practitioner, educator, and Associate Artist with Checkpoint Theatre.

Since his professional debut in 2003, Adib has performed in numerous productions for the English and Malay-language stage. He is also a founding member of Singaporean playwright collective Main Tulis Group. He writes and directs extensively in both languages. His play 28.8 (2017) was nominated for Best Original Script at The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2018.

As an educator, Adib conducts and facilitates Checkpoint Theatre’s NAC-AEP programmes. He especially enjoys the collaborative nature of theatre and sharing what he has discovered from wearing his multiple hats.