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THE NECESSARY STAGE LTD

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What does THE NECESSARY STAGE LTD do?

The Necessary Stage (TNS) is a non-profit theatre company with charity status, established in 1987 by Artistic Director Alvin Tan. Their mission is to create challenging and innovative theatre that touches the heart and mind. TNS stages an average of two main season productions each year and organizes the annual M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. They also offer training and mentorship programs for emerging theatre practitioners, as well as laboratory initiatives focused on thematic and interdisciplinary explorations. As part of their education and outreach efforts, TNS creates youth-oriented commissioned productions and conducts school workshops to develop skills. They have an online archive accessible at tnsarchives.com that showcases their history since 1987.

Founded

1995

People

sunder iyer, yang jian, sharma haresh parmanand, alvin tan cheong kheng, yeo kian wee andy, westerhout dawn angela, anasuya d/o dhoraisingam, sharanjit kaur leyl

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Highlights

  • Donations are tax-deductible
  • Registered Charity
  • Established since 1995
  • Published yearly Annual Reports

Society Impact

  • Promoting and preserving local theatre arts by staging productions that are indigenous, innovative, and challenging.
  • Providing training and mentorship opportunities for emerging theatre practitioners through initiatives like Playwrights' Cove and Devising with Actors and Playwrights.
  • Encouraging interdisciplinary exploration in the field of theatre arts through laboratory initiatives.
  • Engaging youth audiences by commissioning productions specifically for them and conducting workshops to develop their skills.
  • Offering educational outreach programs, including school workshops and performances tailored for seniors.
  • Preserving the company's history through an online archive accessible to the public (tnsarchives.com).
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This is the percentage of the charity's total expenses that are spent on its core programs. A higher percentage suggests that more money is going directly to the cause, rather than being spent on administrative or fundraising expenses.