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About the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival

The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is an annual festival of live shows. The shows are by local and foreign artists. We choose the best modern works that deal with social issues.

Our world is getting more connected, complex and opposing. We show thoughtful works to get people to discuss the issues in a civil and open way. We hope people will work together to solve these issues. This way, we can dream together and create a future that thinks about and includes more people.

︎ Email
info@singaporefringe.com

︎ Phone
(65) 6440 8115

︎ Website
singaporefringe.com

Join our online conversations about Fringe 2023 with the hashtag #M1SFF.

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Fringe Team

The Necessary Stage organises and curates the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. Its mission is to create bold and inventive Singapore theatre that touches the heart and mind.

Alvin Tan
Artistic Director

Melissa Lim
Executive Producer

Jezamine Tan
Festival Manager

Su Paing Tun
Accessibility and Volunteer Coordination Intern

Evelyn Chia & Lam Dan Fong, The Backstage Affair
Production Coordinators

Fiona Lim
Technical & Lighting Coordinator

Jolin See
Production Intern

About the Necessary Stage

The Necessary Stage (TNS) was started in 1987 by Artistic Director Alvin Tan. TNS is a non-profit theatre company with charity status. TNS’ aim is to create bold and inventive Singapore theatre that touches the heart and mind.

TNS is a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Major Grant FY 2020-2022. TNS also organises the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival.

TNS is the only arts company in Singapore led by two Cultural Medallion recipients. They are Artistic Director Alvin Tan and Resident Playwright Haresh Sharma.

︎ Email
admin@necessary.org

︎ Phone
(65) 6440 8115

︎ Website
necessary.org | tnsarchives.com

︎ ︎ ︎ ︎

Alvin Tan
Artistic Director

Haresh Sharma
Resident Playwright

Melissa Lim
General Manager

Jezamine Tan
Festival Manager

Natasha Fathin & Nicole Lim
Project Managers

Choo Kok Cheng
Accounts Assistant

Two Point Pte Ltd
Accountant

Support Our Work

We are asking for your support to fundraise for our future. Donations are tax deductible as per IRAS’ guidelines.

To find out more on how you can DONATE, please visit bit.ly/supportTNS.

The Necessary Stage has made every effort to ensure that the contents of this website are correct and up to date. We cannot be held responsible for any consequences from subsequent errors or omissions.

About the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival

The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is an annual festival of live performances by Singaporean and international artists. The Fringe aims to bring the best of contemporary, cutting-edge and socially engaged works to the Singapore audience.

In our increasingly connected, complex and often conflicted world, the Fringe seeks to present meaningful, socially engaged and provocative art to encourage civil and open dialogue and collaboration. Through our programming, we hope to collectively dream and create a more inclusive and compassionate future.

︎ Email
info@singaporefringe.com

︎ Phone
(65) 6440 8115

︎ Website
singaporefringe.com

Join our online conversations about Fringe 2023 with the hashtag #M1SFF.

︎ ︎ ︎ ︎

Fringe Team

The Necessary Stage organises and curates the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. Its mission is to create bold and inventive Singapore theatre that touches the heart and mind.

Alvin Tan
Artistic Director

Melissa Lim
Executive Producer

Jezamine Tan
Festival Manager

Su Paing Tun
Accessibility and Volunteer Coordination Intern

Evelyn Chia & Lam Dan Fong,
The Backstage Affair

Production Coordinators

Fiona Lim
Technical & Lighting Coordinator

Jolin See
Production Intern

About the Necessary Stage

The Necessary Stage (TNS) was started in 1987 by Artistic Director Alvin Tan. TNS is a non-profit theatre company with charity status. TNS’ aim is to create bold and inventive Singapore theatre that touches the heart and mind.

TNS is a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Major Grant FY 2020-2022. TNS also organises the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival.

TNS is the only arts company in Singapore led by two Cultural Medallion recipients. They are Artistic Director Alvin Tan and Resident Playwright Haresh Sharma.

︎ Email
admin@necessary.org

︎ Phone
(65) 6440 8115

︎ Website
necessary.org | tnsarchives.com

︎ ︎ ︎ ︎

Alvin Tan
Artistic Director

Haresh Sharma
Resident Playwright

Melissa Lim
General Manager

Jezamine Tan
Festival Manager

Natasha Fathin & Nicole Lim
Project Managers

Choo Kok Cheng
Accounts Assistant

Two Point Pte Ltd
Accountant

Support Our Work

We are asking for your support to fundraise for our future. Donations are tax deductible as per IRAS’ guidelines.

To find out more on how you can DONATE, please visit bit.ly/supportTNS.

The Necessary Stage has made every effort to ensure that the contents of this website are correct and up to date. We cannot be held responsible for any consequences from subsequent errors or omissions.

Photo by Zivanai Matangi