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22 August 2012
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"A play should ask questions, but it needn’t try to answer them. It might open up new ways of seeing, but it shouldn’t necessarily tell you what you’re looking at. The eight plays collected in Voice Clear and True: New Singapore Plays Volume 1 address a broad spectrum of issues and are written in very different styles, but they are united in their respect for their audiences and in their honesty, artistic integrity and intellectual rigour. They do not dictate; they investigate and delicately interrogate the nature of society, values and ideas. Our perspectives are reset, but not resolved.Some themes do recur across the work, however. In this anthology you will note the curious penetrating insight of the outsider; the possibilities and pitfalls of art in narrating and giving meaning to the human experience; the terrifying and transformative power of love; the unstable nature of reality; and the gentle insanity of out institutions.Together, they offer a compelling and highly accomplished cross-section of the state of contemporary playwriting in Singapore.”— Huzir Sulaiman, an introduction to Voices Clear and True: New Singapore Play Volume 1

"A play should ask questions, but it needn’t try to answer them. It might open up new ways of seeing, but it shouldn’t necessarily tell you what you’re looking at. The eight plays collected in Voice Clear and True: New Singapore Plays Volume 1 address a broad spectrum of issues and are written in very different styles, but they are united in their respect for their audiences and in their honesty, artistic integrity and intellectual rigour. They do not dictate; they investigate and delicately interrogate the nature of society, values and ideas. Our perspectives are reset, but not resolved.

Some themes do recur across the work, however. In this anthology you will note the curious penetrating insight of the outsider; the possibilities and pitfalls of art in narrating and giving meaning to the human experience; the terrifying and transformative power of love; the unstable nature of reality; and the gentle insanity of out institutions.

Together, they offer a compelling and highly accomplished cross-section of the state of contemporary playwriting in Singapore.”

— Huzir Sulaiman, an introduction to Voices Clear and True: New Singapore Play Volume 1

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