Reading The Room
by Haresh Sharma
Haresh has honed his devising and playwrighting skills through his work with TNS and its founder and Artistic Director Alvin Tan over the past 34 years, establishing its signature focus on social issues and a research and process-driven approach to theatre-making. Reading the Room: A Playwright’s Journey breaks down TNS’ devising methodology and processes into four chapters: Devising with Communities, Devising and Verbatim Theatre, Devising and International Collaboration, Devising and Interdisciplinary Theatre.
Through these chapters, you will experience the range and breadth of Haresh’s work through case studies of landmark plays Off Centre (1997), Good People (2007), Boxing Day: The Tsunami Project (2005), Mobile (2006) and Manifesto (2016). In addition, Reading the Room: A Playwright’s Journey also includes interviews with selected artistic collaborators across various disciplines and generations such as Bani Haykal, Charlene Rajendran, Karen Tan and Siti Khalijah, and his answers to questions about devising theatre crowd-sourced from the public and other collaborators.
Paperback: 480 Pages
Product Dimensions: 150 x 240 mm
Published by The Necessary Stage