DON’T KNOW, DON’T CARE
An interactive theatrical experience
presented as part of Esplanade’s Feed Your Imagination 2019
Don't Know, Don't Care is an interactive theatrical experience that looks at a family trying to deal with terminal illness within the household. Wrapped up in their own lives, the family members 'don't want to know', and prefer to leave the caregiving to strangers. Soon, they realise they have to know, and they discover the importance of being there for each other.
Can a time of illness allow a family to finally share a bond and experience joy?
Don’t Know, Don’t Care touches on themes relevant to the students and their lives. This performance includes interaction and discussion with role-play characters through hot-seating and forum theatre to discuss issues with students, empowering them to negotiate change in their lives.
Originally commissioned by HCA Hospice Care in 2012.
Written by Haresh Sharma
Directed and Facilitated by Alvin Tan
Cast: Eleanor Tan, Joshua Lim, and Julius Foo
Assistant Facilitator: Adib Kosnan
- Explore the intricate dynamics of inter-generational relations
- Gain an understanding of forum theatre as a tool for developing critical thinking and analytical skills
- Gain an understanding of the importance of empathy and integrity
- entertained by the performance
- engaged with the issues discussed
- empowered to effect changes and manage problems in their lives.
- enabled by new information about Singapore theatre
Monday 8 July – Friday 12 July 2019
2.30pm – 4.00pm & 5.00pm – 6.30pm
Esplanade Theatre Studio