Writing & Community invites renowned and highly respected playwright and novelist, Tony Perez, to conduct a series of interactive playwriting workshops. The workshops aim to inspire playwriting enthusiasts from within the community. In bringing Tony Perez to conduct the workshops, we will share one of the region’s best skills and expertise with the community.

Writing from the Heart
A 6-day workshop to be held at 72-13, Home of TheatreWorks.

It will comprise a series of interactive hands-on exercises designed to enable participants to discover their inner self and creativity in exploring the basics of playwriting.

Workshop Details:
26 May to 31 May 2014
Venue: 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007
Registration Fee: $100
Open to participants 17 years and above
Limited to 20 participants

Session 1, Introduction to Writing from the Heart
26 May 2014 (Monday), 7pm – 10pm

Session 2, Strengthen one’s power of observation & creative visualization
27 May 2014 (Tuesday), 7pm – 10pm

Session 3, Creating characters & dialogue
28 May 2014 (Wednesday), 7pm – 10pm

Session 4, Working with a premise; Creating a dramatic plot
29 May 2014 (Thursday), 7pm – 10pm

Session 5, Conceptualise & Visualise the theatre space
30 May 2014 (Friday), 7pm – 10pm

Session 6, Deconstruct, structure & restructure and shaping the Narrative
31 May 2014 (Saturday), 10am – 1pm

Session 7, Delivering Creative Group Dynamics
31 May 2014 (Saturday), 2pm – 5pm

For registration and other queries, please contact Cara Lee at 6737-7213 or email to


About Tony Perez
Tony Perez is a Filipino playwright, novelist, and visual artist with an M.A. degree in Religious Studies, an M.A. candidacy in Clinical Psychology, and an A.B. in Communication. He has authored two major, full-length trilogies of plays in Tagalog, some of which have been translated into English and Polish. His full-length play Trip to The South was performed in New York and in Singapore; another full-length play, On The North Diversion Road was performed in Melbourne and in Singapore. After having more than 40 books published in the Philippines, he is devoting the rest of his life to posting his new and forthcoming books in cyberspace. They can be accessed through his main blog site, His artworks have been showcased in more than 15 exhibitions. 

Perez is also the founder of the Spirit Questors, a group of young, psychic volunteers who render service to the public free of charge. Among his other interests are fiber art, puppetry, the use of drama in psychotherapy. In his home country, he conducts workshops to underserved audiences such as victims of human trafficking and sexual abuse, children in conflict with the law, prison inmates, child combatants, and residents of drug rehabilitation centers.

Perez has also worked with TheatreWorks since the 1990s leading in workshops like Writing from the Subconscious (1990), Explore the Physical Psychic Sense for Creative Writing (1992). His play Trip to the South was performed atthe ASEAN Season Festival in 1991.

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