UPDATED ON: 6 Nov 2021
Dear Festival Friends,
We’re sorry for the glitches and lags you are experiencing with our online programmes today. We are facing technical issues on our premises and the internet is simply not being our best friend today. We know it is frustrating but please bear with us as we try to get things up and running smoothly.
We will be proceeding with this session as in-person only, and the recording will either be broadcast at a later date during the festival and/or available on VOD. Please stay tuned for an announcement of the new date(s) that this will be available for viewing.
Thank you for your patience in advance.
For your health and safety, please observe the following when visiting The Arts House:
- Please keep your mask on at all times.
- Please activate your Trace Together token or app for entry. We are no longer allowed to accept the SafeEntry app.
- Please practice social distancing, with individuals seated or standing at least one-metre apart from one another.
- Please do not enter the venue if you are feeling unwell.
- Extensive and regular cleaning regimes of high touch points will be performed before and after a performance. Do kindly use the hand sanitisers available around the venue.
As the COVID-19 situation in Singapore evolves, these measures will be updated in accordance to the latest advisories issued by the Singapore Government. For the latest advisories, please refer here.
Additional Safe Management Measures might also be implemented on a case-by-case basis to ensure the safety of your well-being. Please check the respective programmes' listings for vaccination requirements.
Please refer to this link for more information on the venue's Safe Management Measures.
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.
Please note that registration for in-person session(s) for this programme will close 2 days before the event date, or when fully subscribed (whichever is earlier), to aid in our planning and compliance with prescribed Safe Management Measures (SMMs).
Please refer to this link for more information on the venue's SMMs.
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.
Wang Lei is a legendary Singaporean veteran getai singer with 20 years of industry experience. A primary school dropout and former gambling addict, Wang Lei’s life before getai was enveloped in darkness and hardship. But with continued support from his family, he made amends and worked hard to earn his place in the getai industry.
SPH Radio UFM100.3 DJ Cheng Yao started his career as a part-timer radio presenter in 2009. He currently also writes regular columns for Lianhe Zaobao, and the SPH student supplement, Dou Hao. Cheng Yao’s interests as an avid reader who enjoys a wide array of music genres has led him to conducting numerous one-on-one interviews with renowned writers and singers. Cheng Yao hosted the weeknight show《夜晚最有Feel》for five years before joining UFM100.3’s《 独门秀》on weekdays, 4pm to 8pm.