Two teens have boldly taken on the challenge of writing, directing, producing and acting in their own show – 9 Squares – without the help of adults. Gwen Pew catches up with the boys to find out just what the experience was like.
16 Jan 2013: Putting on a show is no easy feat even for theatre veterans – but Isaac Tan, 16, and Vishnucharan Naidu, 17, were unfazed by the enormity of the task. Having recently graduated from St Andrews Secondary School, where they were active participants in the Drama Club, the boys were driven by a passionate desire to inspire youngsters to dream big and achieve their goals. With a background in performing arts and experience in various theatre productions, they joined forces two other talented youngsters – Joel, 17, and Faiz Rahmat, 16 – who took on the roles of production manager and stage manager, respectively. Together, they have created 9 Squares – a double-bill performance featuring ‘Gin Nah’ and ‘Navarsa’ – which explores what life is like for young people growing up in Singapore.
Any difficulties you guys came across in the process?