As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages theatres around the world, a motley trio of theatre companies – Pangdemonium, Singapore Repertory Theatre and WILD RICE – band together to create an urgent project that’s pitch-perfect for our times.
But will their noble mission survive cash-flow problems, creative differences and clashing egos? Can they keep the drama off-stage? And do they know what the hell they are doing?
At a time when going to the theatre is strictly off-limits, The Pitch cheekily raises the curtain on three theatre companies as they struggle to make art – and make peace! – with one another. Go behind the scenes with us and, through acclaimed film-maker Ken Kwek’s subversive lens, see Ivan Heng, Gaurav Kripalani and Adrian Pang as you’ve never seen them before!
The Pitch, a 20-minute short film, premieres on thepitch.sg on 31 August (Monday), and will be available to watch for free.
GO LIVE! In Conversation with Adrian, Gaurav and Ivan
Mark your calendars and join us on YouTube on 7 September (Monday) at 9pm SGT for a live, in-depth virtual conversation with Adrian, Gaurav and Ivan. Moderated by actor and former Arts NMP Janice Koh, this no-holds-barred dialogue session will touch on the creative process behind The Pitch, as well as bigger issues such as the future of live theatre and the performing arts in Singapore.
Help The Arts Survive This Crisis
While The Pitch can be enjoyed online for free, we hope that you will consider donating whatever you can to help our three companies survive the COVID-19 crisis.
Singapore’s entire performing arts industry is suffering, on a scale unlike anything we’ve experienced before. We have all had next to no income since theatres were closed earlier this year. You can help us keep the lights on, to create work and opportunities for our freelance colleagues in the theatre community, and to plan for the future.
All proceeds will be split equally between us, and will go directly towards supporting the work, education programmes and outreach initiatives of WILD RICE, Pangdemonium and SRT.
Donations of any amount can be made through Ray of Hope. https://rayofhope.sg/campaign/the-pitch/
Ken Kwek & Adrian Pang
Watch it on thepitch.sg
Streaming from 31 August @ 9pm