Call To Action

Call To Action is the first online and cross-cultural edition of The Living Newspaper, that aims to engage with young people to reimagine a new world post pandemic, through digital and online techniques.

Helmed by Clara Bloomfield (Scotland) of Collision Theatre, Khairina Khalid and Rizman Putra (Singapore) of Teater Ekamatra, they will engage young participants to create digital editions of The Living Newspaper focusing on the realities of these young people.

Working with a group of impressive young people from Scotland and Singapore, the first and second editions of Call To Action sees how this international cohort of young people explore ‘the power-laden relationships’ between self and society within their countries. Through reflection and deliberation, these young people have critically considered the lived experiences that they are communicating to the global audience through their stories, and what they want to leave the viewer with through their digital living newspapers, as their Call To Action


Collision Theatre

Collision Theatre (Scotland) creates small scale touring theatre & creative experiences for, with and by young people.

Collision creates performance that encourages a greater dialogue about what it is to be a young person in today’s society, through the exploration of self, place and identity.

Committed to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, we activate young people’s voices.

We have a specific approach to creating theatre that is rooted in responding to the young person’s experience of their ‘communities.’

Through devised, verbatim, autobiographical, physical theatre performance and new writing we present our work regionally, nationally and internationally for we believe young people (under 25’s) and their stories are not equally represented in mainstream theatre.

Since our inception in 2012, Collision has created work for and with young adults at Teater Ekamatra (Singapore), The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Rose Theatre London, Edinburgh International Fringe Festival, the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, Glasgow, Theatre Northern Ireland, Singapore Drama Educators Association, Hamilton Festival -New Zealand, and in a range of non-traditional performance spaces, including parks, nightclubs and nursing homes.

We have created work with and for The International Association of Performing Arts for Youth (ipay), Youth Theatre Arts Scotland, The National Theatre of Scotland, Aberdeen International Festival, The National Theatre, The Traverse, The Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, ITAC GHANA, Hearts and Minds, Kingston International Youth Arts Festival, ON at Fife, The Scottish Book Trust and had a sell out fringe run.

For further information please see: https://www.collisiontheatre.com/


Teater Ekamatra

Teater Ekamatra is an established and exciting Singaporean arts company that spotlights artists of diverse ethnicities.

Helmed by award-winning director and performer Mohd Fared Jainal, we are living out our vision of being at the heart of theatre, by staging daring works that address socio-political issues.

Teater Ekamatra has been commissioned by notable international arts festivals and has also won numerous accolades, especially at Singapore’s highest platform for excellence in theatre, the Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards, where our trophies have included Best Original Script several times.

Guided by our values of diversity, inclusivity, integrity, accountability, and people-centredness, Teater Ekamatra is committed to our mission of creating engaging art that inspires, as well as incubating emerging talents, and expanding diversity within the industry.

We have a dedicated team of associate artists comprising of video designer, E Lee Loong; playwright / director, Irfan Kasban; actress / host Munah Bagharib; Bharathanatyam dancer, Ruby Jayaseelan; and playwright / dramaturg Zulfadli Rashid.


Singapore International Foundation

The Singapore International Foundation makes friends for a better world. We build enduring relationships between Singaporeans and world communities, and harness these friendships to enrich lives and effect positive change. Our work is anchored in the belief that cross-cultural interactions provide insights that strengthen understanding. These exchanges inspire action and enable collaborations for good. Our programmes bring people together to share ideas, skills and experiences in areas such as healthcare, education, arts and culture, as well as livelihood and business. We do this because we believe we all can, and should, do our part to build a better world, one we envision as peaceful, inclusive and offering opportunities for all. Find out more at www.sif.org.sg.