M1 Peer Pleasure is a youth theatre festival with a social conscience. This year, we are taking a closer look at how people with disabilities live in Singapore. Where are their voices and stories in our everyday? In a country that prizes efficiency, productivity and material success, can people with disabilities have a place in our economy, schools and community?
Unable to stage live performances as usual at the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, because of the Coronavirus pandemic, we will be presenting the festival online from 4 - 16 August; with majority of the programmes offered for free!
A staged reading of If These Wheels Could Speak...
Devised and performed by: Tanjong Katong Girls' School
Directed by: Nur Sahirrah Safit
15-year-old Natasha is an aspiring poet; life is a horizon where her words can take flight.
But to the rest of the world, Natasha is "wheelchair girl", "special treatment", or "bad karma". Many people assume many things about her, about cerebral palsy.
If she could speak her mind in a fantasy world, what would she say?
When will society stop talking at her wheelchair? When will society start talking to her?