About The Fringe

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival

The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is an annual festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts and mixed media created and presented by Singaporeans and international artists. Themed differently each year, the Festival aims to bring the best of contemporary, cutting-edge and socially engaged works to the Singapore audience.

The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is set to be a creative centre, with the twin purpose of innovation and discussion, a platform for meaningful and provocative art to engage our increasingly connected and complex world.

For more information on M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2017: Art and Skin, please call The Necessary Stage at (65) 6440 8115 or email info@singaporefringe.com.

Fringe Team

True to the spirit of creating challenging, indigenous and innovative theatre that touches the heart and mind, the team from The Necessary Stage is the organising committee of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival.

Artistic DirectorSean Tobin sean@singaporefringe.com

Executive ProducerMelissa Lim melissa@singaporefringe.com

Festival ManagerJezamine Tan jezamine@singaporefringe.com

Festival CoordinatorMish'aal Nasar mish@singaporefringe.com

Production CoordinatorsJason Ng

Josiah Yoong

Lighting CoordinatorIgnatius Tan

The Necessary Stage

Formed in 1987 by our current Artistic Director Alvin Tan, The Necessary Stage (TNS) is a non-profit theatre company with charity status. Our mission is to create challenging, indigenous and innovative theatre that touches the heart and mind. TNS is a recipient of the National Arts Council's Major Grant FY2014 – FY2016, and is also the organiser of the annual M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. 2017 will see TNS celebrating its 30th anniversary. Having presented more than 100 original plays in Singapore and abroad, TNS remains focused on breaking new ground in original local content and intercultural exploration.

Artistic DirectorAlvin Tan

Resident PlaywrightHaresh Sharma

General ManagerMelissa Lim

Festival ManagerJezamine Tan

Festival CoordinatorMish'aal Nasar

Production ManagerAzy Alias

Project ManagersEdlyn Ng

Irma Suzanna Ruslan

Karmen Wong

ResearcherShawn Chua Ming Ren

Accounts AssistantChoo Kok Cheng

AccountantTwo Point Pte Ltd

For more information, please visit www.necessary.org.

The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2017's public relations are managed by Phish Communications Pte Ltd.

The Necessary Stage has made every effort to ensure that the contents of this website are correct and up-to-date as of the media launch on 4 October 2016. We cannot be held responsible for any consequences from subsequent errors or omissions.