Actors rehearsing a play for the 2010 Walk on Water Short Play Festival. Walk on Water Productions will hold an arts festival in September.
A Church-based theatre group is holding a festival this September to help Catholics express their faith stories through the performing and visual arts.
The Walk on Water Arts Festival will feature 20 10-minute drama performances as well as dance and art workshops for children, teenagers and adults conducted by professionals in the industry.
Walk on Water Productions is calling for individuals and groups to be part of the inaugural festival as writers, directors and actors, as well as film-makers and photographers. Writers are invited to submit a 10-minute drama script based on 1 Corinthians 13.
The festival builds on the 10:10 Short Play Festival organised by the theatre group in 2010.
The upcoming festival aims to give Catholics in Singapore a chance to share their faith stories through the performing arts as well as produce performances that are uniquely theirs. Both participants and audiences would be enriched from this spiritual experience, said Ms Geraldine Wee, artistic director of Walk on Water Productions.
“We are sharing the experience of God with the audience so that they would be touched by His hand,” added Ms Wee.
An education seminar to explore the use of art in catechesis with youth and children will be conducted by Fr Terence Pereira and Mr Alan Johnson, winner of the Inspiring Teacher of English Award in 2009.
Ms Wee said, “Art is an expression of life’s discovery and beauty. We acknowledge God, the creator of all things seen and unseen. That’s why a Catholic arts festival.”
The festival will be held from Sep 2-10 at the SJI Performing Arts Centre.
By Darren Boon