2023

The Puppets Are Alright

The Puppets Are Alright is a celebration of all things puppetry. Featuring a triple bill of puppetry-led works, The Puppets Are Alright marks the final production of Ellison Tan and Myra Loke’s 2019-2023 stint as The Finger Players’ Co-Artistic Directors.

The show is a culmination of The Maker’s Lab from 2020 to 2023, an initiative by TFP to nurture and grow builders and designers of puppets and objects.

PARTING

Playwright & Director: Oliver Chong
Puppet Designer & Maker: Loo An Ni
Performers / Puppeteers: Alvin Chiam, Angelina Chandra, Jo Kwek, Rachel Nip

A relationship has run its course and a man sits at his desk to finalize a separation.

MY FATHER THE AI MACHINE

Playwright: Chong Tze Chien
Director: Liew Jia Yi
Puppet Designer & Maker: Sim Xin Feng
Performers / Puppeteers: Doreen Toh, Neo Hai Bin

She clings on to her dead husband’s memories, lovingly preserved in an electronic shell of him in her house. He lives on in a fictional world that she tenderly and tirelessly recreates, while their son is caught in between, unable to move on.

PRODUCTION CREDITS

  • Co-Artistic Directors: Ellison Tan & Myra Loke
  • Programme Manager (The Maker’s Lab): Daniel Sim
  • Costume Designer: Lim Chin Huat
  • Lighting Designer: Liu Yong Huay
  • Set Designer: Azy Alias
  • Sound Designer: Stan
  • Production Manager: Lam Dan Fong
  • Production Coordinator: Alethea Koh
  • Stage Manager: Tennie Su
  • Asst. Stage Manager: Saffa’ Afiqah

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