Play with The Crane and the Crab, a creative writing workshop

Date & Time

24 - 26 Feb


Various venues


FREE (Pre-registration required)


A long, long time ago in a kampung, there was a pond with plenty of fish. But the pond begins to dry up, and a watchful and greedy crane has an idea: he will fool the fish into thinking he will bring them to a large, sparkling lake. However, a crab that has been watching the crane has plans of his own…

Illustrated with engaging artwork, the late President S R Nathan’s retelling of this wonderful folktale will form the basis of a 1.5-hour creative writing workshop. Participants will explore different forms of writing, from short poems like haiku to prose monologues.

Various timings and venues:

1. 24 Feb, 3pm – 4.30pm, West Coast Condominium (FULL!)
2. 25 Feb, 3pm – 4.30pm, Sommerville Park Condominium
3. 25 Feb, 10am – 11.30am, Preston Road (FULL!)
4. 26 Feb, 3pm – 4.30pm, Bedok T-Net Club

For pre-registration, email Jeffrey Tan, [email protected].

Organised By

Theatre Today

About the Organiser

Jeffrey is an experienced Theatre Director and Drama Educator. He currently sits on the National Arts Council’s Arts Advisory Panel, serves as a National Arts Council External Assessor for grants, and helps judge the Best Production for the Young Award for the M1-The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards. Past positions include Resident Director at The Theatre Practice (1997), Drama Lecturer at Lasalle (1999), Associate Artistic Director at TheatreWorks (2002), Assistant Director at the National Arts Council (2007), and Assistant Director at the People’s Association (2012).