The Finger Players is proud to present The Maker’s Project, a contemplative culmination of The Maker’s Lab 2021 cycle, from 24 February – 13 March 2022. 

Following a successful run of last year’s inaugural cycle, this second edition of The Maker’s Lab explores the relationship between puppetry and sustainability, exploring ways to create to ensure a build’s longevity. How can we expand the repertoire of readily-available materials for puppet-building? How else can we renew the afterlives of puppets beyond performance? And most importantly, how can we generate less waste during construction and after performance? 

The Maker’s Project comprises of the following events:

Production: No Disaster on This Land

24 – 27 February, 2022
Weekdays 8pm
Saturday 8pm

Sunday 3pm

Venue: Drama Centre Black Box

Price: $35
*Early bird discount: $25
*Student concession: $21

No Disaster on This Land is a non-verbal production of two characters who find themselves at the end of time, of a poignant relationship that blooms from tumultuous circumstances, of bodies defiled and reinvented on what used to be a disaster-free land.

This production is created in response to the puppet developed by this year’s maker, Loo An Ni, for The Maker’s Lab 2021 Cycle.

The delayed livestream of No Disaster on This Land will be available online from 14 – 31 March 2022.

The Maker’s Forum: Sustainability in Process

26 February, 2022
4.30pm

Venue: Drama Centre Black Box Foyer

Price: Free

The Maker’s Forum introduces the integral team behind The Maker’s Lab – the maker, a physiotherapist, a puppetry consultant, an academic and The Maker’s Lab Programme Manager. This session intersects with the production of No Disaster on This Land, where the team will demonstrate the steps and considerations involved in the puppet-making journey. Be privy to how such processes and materials can be made more sustainable for puppeteers, makers and creatives across the industry.

Join us in creating a more sustainable practice!

The Maker’s Assembly: Conversations

10 March, 2022
8pm

Venue: Online via Zoom

Price: Free

The Maker’s Assembly gathers like-minded makers and builders for a conversation on ways to support and improve the ecosystem of the maker community in Singapore. The dialogue session hopes to reflect upon the maker’s personal practices, and consider how individuals and communities of the arts and creative industries can continue to sustain and hone their craft.

The Maker’s Workshop: Messing with Modularity

12 – 13 March, 2022
10am – 6pm

Venue: The Finger Players Workshop and Rehearsal Room

Price: $150
*Student concession: $100

The Maker’s Workshop invites participants to build their own modular puppet structure, and to add attachments using selected materials to create a workable puppet. Participants will also be guided through the thought process of devising a design.

The Maker’s Project is supported by the Tote Board Arts Fund.


DATE

24 February – 13 March 2022

VENUE

Various locations