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What is Theatre Slam?

Young Champs Agency is proud to present Theatre Slam 2021, the very first nationwide acting competition for young actors aged 6 - 18.  

An initiative to promote a more robust student theatre movement, Theatre Slam is a national acting competition for passionate amateur actors. This platform offers an opportunity for acting students to display their confidence, effective articulation, teamwork and love of language through the practice of drama and performing. 

Contestants will compete across six exciting categories and showcase their craft to a panel of distinguished judges that includes some of the most reputed names in the industry.   

Theatre Slam will be a fun, challenging and educational event to awaken an appreciation and understanding of dramatic creation, practice and performance amongst students. 

 

Categories

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Monologue

(Junior Category)

6 - 10 Years Old

Monologue performance

by a single actor  

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Monologue

(Primary Category)

11 - 12 Years Old

Monologue performance

by a single actor  

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Monologue

(Youth Category)

13 - 16 Years Old

Monologue performance

by a single actor  

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Original Monologue

9 - 12 Years Old

Student-written unpublished monologue to be performed not necessarily by the writer 

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Ensemble

9 - 12 Years Old

Ensemble performance by a 

team of 3 - 8 actors

 
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19th May 2021

Make an audition reel/video of your competition piece and upload it onto YouTube before 19th May 2021,

6 PM.

Dates

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20th May 2021

Find out if you've made the shortlist on our website and social media at 12 PM on 20th May 2021. If you're shortlisted, start preparing to compete in person on stage at the MindChamps Snyder Theatre!

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3rd June 2021

It's showtime! Good luck and may the best actor win!

 
 

Prizes

Monologue

(Primary Category)

Monologue

(Junior Category)

Monologue

(Youth Category)

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Cash prize of $200

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Cash prize of $200

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Cash prize of $200

Original

Monologue

Ensemble

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Cash prize of $100

Cash prize of up to $800

(depending on group size)

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1 term of acting classes

worth $550 

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1 term of acting classes

worth $550 

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1 term of acting classes  for Young Professionals

worth $800 

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1 personal writing session with award-winning playwright Desmond Sim worth $200

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Certificates

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Judges

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Richard Tan

Richard Tan wears many creative hats. He is presently, the Artistic Director of GenerAsia Limited, a non-profit theatre arts company, dedicated to grooming local talents and promoting Asian works for the younger generation. He is also a cultural consultant to many heritage organisations, having founded the Peranakan theatre company ‘The Main Wayang Company’ back in 2004, with the aim to revive of all things Peranakan. As Creative Consultant, Show Director & Choreographer, his multi-talented expertise has been much sought after by corporate organizers & show producers for TV Variety Shows, Musicals, Peranakan Plays, Commercial Launches, Conventions / Industrial Shows, Charity  Concerts & Cultural Exchange Programmes, both locally / overseas.  

 

In the past, Richard had co-founded ‘ShowFest Pte Ltd’ an events consultancy company producing milestone events for Singapore. From 1996 - 2012, he was a co-founder and director of ‘Dance Circle Studios’ a dance school specializing in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical-theatre, Hip-Hop and Spanish dance forms. In 1984, he was a Choreographer with SAF Music & Drama Company where he later became Artistic Director (Dance) until 1998. 

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Neo Swee Lin

Neo Swee Lin trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She also has a law degree from NUS. 

 

She has appeared in over 40 plays including Circle Mirror Transformation, Falling, Romeo & Juliet, Cooling Off Day, Nadirah, Poop, Postcards from Rosa, First Lght, Beauty World, Cogito, Homesick, 2nd Link, For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, Cinderel-lah!, The Crucible, Ah Kong’s Birthday Party, Hamlet, The Glass Menagerie, Half Lives, M. Butterfly, The Coffin is too Big for the Hole and No Parking on Odd Days, Emily of Emerald Hill, My Mother’s Chest, Medea, Mama Looking for her Cat, The House of Bernada Alba 

 

Her local TV and film work include Avenue 14, The Blue Mansion, Kallang Roar, Where got problem, Random Acts, The Celebration, Really Something, PCK Pte Ltd, Drive: Life and Death, 12 Storeys, Cut & Katong Fugue. Overseas work include: Generations, (Arts House/Moscow), Takeaway, The Letter (Lyric Hammersmith), Mail Order Bride (West Yorkshire Playhouse), 3 Japanese Women, Trishaw, Anna and the King 

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Chermaine Ang

With more than 20 years of experience in the theatre industry, Chermaine Ang is a veteran in the local theatre scene. She has been thrilling audiences with her versatility, starring in numerous high profile productions with all the major leading theatre companies in Singapore. Chermaine’s memorable roles include starring roles in Wild Rice’s Boeing Boeing, SRT’s Boom and TheatreWorks’ Lovepuke. 

 

Chermaine is also a highly sought after drama educator who has worked extensively with secondary schools for the past 20 years, winning multiple accolades for the schools under her charge. She is dedicated to educate, nurture and inspire the next generation of theatre actors and actresses. Under her guidance, many of her students have blossomed into capable talents whilst pursuing their love for the performing arts. 

 

She is excited to be on the panel of judges for this year’s Theatre’s Slam! She can’t wait to witness the up and coming future stars of Singapore!