NEWS: ‘Not In My Lifetime’ Shines The Spotlight on Inclusivity in Singapore
What does an inclusive society look like? Particularly in the areas of disability – from special needs to mental or physical disability such as visual and aural impairment – what does it mean to be a society that allows genuine inclusivity for all? Not in My Lifetime?, directed by The Finger Players‘ Tan Beng Tian, is a play that promises to make you think about these questions and we got to sit in for their full dress rehearsal for a sneak peek of what’s to come.
With an eclectic cast comprising of Singaporean singer and songwriter, Inch Chua, Singaporean actor Timothy Nga, and theatre practitioner Myra Loke, it’s a lighthearted look at both the individual struggles Special Education (SPED) teachers face as well as larger societal needs where special education is concerned. Weaving an intimately “special” tale about “special” people around the experiences of two SPED teachers, Not in My Lifetime? unabashedly explores the daily challenges they face in their interactions with authorities, parents, and the students themselves, shedding light on a much under-appreciated and even under-resourced field of education.
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