Pangdemonium, Singapore Repertory Theatre & WILD RICE Jointly Present: The Pitch

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Pangdemonium, Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) and WILD RICE to jointly announced the upcoming release of The Pitch, a short film that aims to entertain audiences even as it shines a light on the complex challenges facing arts companies in Singapore during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Entertaining and Engaging Audiences
Clocking in at just over 20 minutes, The Pitch is a sharply irreverent satirical comedy that takes audiences behind the scenes of a troubled co-production between three of Singapore’s leading theatre companies.

Playing fictionalised versions of themselves, veteran theatre-makers Ivan Heng, Gaurav Kripalani and Adrian Pang navigate creative differences and ego clashes as they try to make art – and make peace – with one another.

Directed and co-written by acclaimed film-maker Ken Kwek, The Pitch will premiere online via YouTube (https://tinyurl.com/thepitchsg) on 31 August (Monday). It will be available to watch for free.

“We are three very different theatre companies, but the pandemic has brought us together in our first co-production,” says Heng, Artistic Director of WILD RICE. “We had enormous fun making The Pitch together. We hope it will lift our audiences’ spirits, while raising awareness of what our theatre industry is going through at this time.”

The Pitch

Audiences are also invited to join Heng, Kripalani and Pang for a live, in-depth virtual conversation on 7 September (Monday) at 9pm. Moderated by actor and former Arts NMP Janice Koh, this no-holds-barred dialogue session will touch on the creative process behind The Pitch, as well as bigger issues such as the future of live theatre and the performing arts in Singapore.

While The Pitch can be enjoyed online for free, the three companies are appealing to audiences to help them survive the COVID-19 crisis.

“Our entire industry is suffering, on a scale unlike anything we’ve experienced before,” says Kripalani, Artistic Director of SRT.

“We have had practically no income since theatres closed at the beginning of the year. This has critically impaired our ability to keep paying our staff, to offer employment opportunities to our freelance colleagues in the theatre community, and to plan for the future.”

Donations of any amount can be made through Ray of Hope Website  All proceeds will be split equally between the three companies, and will go directly towards supporting the work, education programmes and outreach initiatives of Pangdemonium, SRT and WILD RICE.

The Pitch will premiere online  on 31 August 2020

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