madeleine flynn and tim humphrey


past caring

“…Through childbirth, sickness, hurt, and blight, and nervousness an’ scarin’, through bein’ left alone at night, I’ve got to be past carin’…” An excerpt from Henry Lawson’s poem, Past Carin’
Past Caring will see its world premiere in Singapore on 25 February 2009.

Inspired by the title of a poem by Australian writer Henry Lawson, Past Caring is an inter-disciplinary theatrical collaboration involving artists from Singapore and Australia.

Urgent issues of adoption,displacement, family, land and journey will be weaved together into a complex and contemporary presentation of text, music, multimedia and movement.

A year-long process,the project involved artists making field trips, conducting interviews and creating and presenting works in Singapore and Melbourne.

Multicultural Arts Victoria supports collaboration between Tony Yap Company (Melbourne Australia )and the Necessary Stage (Singapore)
Tony Yap Company: Past Caring @ The NEcessary Stage (Singapore)
A collaboration betwen The Tony Yap Company (Australia) and The Necessary Stage (Singapore)
25 – 28 February & 5 – 7 March 2009, 8pm 
28 February – 1 March & 7 – 8 March 2009, 3pm

Australian artists – Tony Yap Company (auspiced by Multicultural Arts Victoris)
Tony Yap – Performer/ dancer
Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey – Sound Designers
Kim Lawler – Multimedia Designer
Glenys Angell – Performer
LeRoy Parsons – Performer

Singapore artists – The Necessary Stage
Alvin Tan – Director
Haresh Sharma -Playwright
Siti Khatijah – Performer
Sukania Venugopal – Performer
Loo Zihan -Multimedia Designer.

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