This programme is in Mandarin and includes a live Q&A towards the end of the session.
To attend the session in person, click the button above to register after purchasing a Festival Pass. Limited seats are available and details will be sent to the email used for registration. Registration opens on 4 October at 12pm.
Writers / Presenters
Caroline Chia is a researcher in traditional Chinese theatre, focusing on opera (xiqu) and puppets. She believes that in order to sustain this colourful heritage, efforts have to be made to appeal to the younger generation.
Su Zhangkai was a former part-time lecturer with the Department of Chinese Studies at the National University of Singapore. He was also involved in research projects with overseas institutions, such as the Hong Kong Film Archives. He is the author of several publications about local entertainment history, the most recent being a 2019 publication on famous comedians, Wang Sha and Ye Feng.
With 20 years of experience in the industry, Wang Lei is a legendary Singaporean veteran getai singer (song stage performer). A primary school dropout and ex-gambling addict, Wang Lei’s life before getai was enveloped in darkness and hardships. But with the continuous support from his family, he made amends to his actions and worked hard to earn his place in the getai industry.