Commissioned by The Future of Our Pasts Festival
First Storeys interrogates the “kampung to metropolis” narrative, focusing on the period of large scale resettlement in Singapore from the 1950s to the 1990s. Through a speculative theatrical installation, the piece surfaces lesser known stories surrounding the process of resettlement. The installation is housed in 300 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee, the former Bukit Ho Swee Community Center. This was also the site of the Bukit Ho Swee fire in 1961, a turning point in the housing narrative of Singapore, which left more than 16,000 people homeless.
Artist-Director: Sean Cham
Project Manager: Jenson Gabriel Tan
Stage Manager: Jocelyn Chng
Cast: Darren Guo, Hasyimah Hassan, Hemang Yadav, Isaac Tan, Regina Lim
Documentation: Adar Ng, Dave Lim, Natasha Jumari