CREATIVE LEARNING

Masterclasses

At the core of ODDCROP’s education work are its Masterclasses in Devising, Playwriting, Directing, Designing and Acting. Award-winning theatre practitioner Oliver Chong will guide participants through rigorous processes of contemplating training and creation, drawing references from notable training and performance-devising methods such as Meyerhold’s Biomechanics, Suzuki Method of Actor Training and Viewpoints.

These processes offer an insight into ODDCROP’s working methodology to people of varying interests, abilities and backgrounds, from professionals and students, to young people within and without the theatre community. 

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Instructors

Oliver Chong

Oliver Chong is also actively involved in encouraging arts appreciation in Singapore by cultivating new audiences through The Finger Players’ Reach Out! Arts Education Program since 2004, with an average outreach of 85,000 students and members of the public per year. To date, he has toured assembly plays and conducted lectures, talks, masterclasses and workshops in playwriting, directing, acting and puppetry at over 70 theatre companies, schools, institutions, and organisations in Singapore and abroad [see non-exhaustive list below]. He has also written, devised, designed and directed graduation productions for Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and Lasalle College of the Arts School of Theatre (Singapore) students in BA(Hons) and Diploma programmes.

Since 2014, Oliver has been conducting Acting Masterclasses with The Finger Players, Drama Box and ODDCROP Productions; and has seen the graduation of nine batches of more than 50 active practitioners to date. In 2020, Oliver was commissioned by the National Arts Council (Singapore) to conduct MARGIN – A One-to-one Playwriting Masterclass (in Mandarin); by Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA) to conduct Directing Masterclass – Doctoring Directorial Approaches and Directing to Vision – A 1-to-1 Directing Masterclass. In 2021, Oliver was invited onboard the adjudicator panel for the annual Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation for Drama by the Ministry of Education (MOE) Singapore.

 

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