The National Institute of Education invites suitable applications for the position of Research Assistant on a 13.5-month contract at the Visual & Performing Arts Academic Group.
Project Title: Rethinking Multiculturalism in Singapore through the Lens of Intercultural Theatre
Project Introduction: This project seeks to explore the question of multicultural identity in relation to intercultural theatre practices in Singapore. We will base the research on case studies that examine the work of Singapore-based theatre practitioners who are all important contributors to the field of local and international theatre. Their theatre works have contributed to deepen our understanding of everyday life in a dynamic, hyperglobalized, multicultural context.
The research study will be qualitative in nature comprising extensive data collection which will include: i) multiple audio/video recorded interviews with theatre artists in Singapore; ii) audio/video recorded field observations of artists conducting rehearsals, where possible; iii) collation of publications (articles and books) that feature the artists; iv) collation of video documentation of performances directed/written by the artists; v) collation of published plays and articles written by the artists.