Man Investments, in conjunction with W!LD RICE, is delighted to present the MAN SINGAPORE THEATRE FESTIVAL 2011. The Festival will take place from 3 to 21 August 2011, aspiring to make a contribution to the cultural, intellectual and social life of Singapore.
Man Investments has been a strong supporter of the Arts around the globe, and this is the first time we have ventured into theatre in Singapore. We are deeply committed to fostering literature and literacy around the world, and we do so through a combination of sponsorships and charitable giving.
Our most widely recognized sponsorship is the Man Booker Prize, which we first sponsored in 2002. Here in Asia, we have sponsored the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival for the past six years, presenting over 40 events built around 50 major authors from around the world every year. And to build upon the success of the festival, we were the founding sponsor of the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2007. The Prize was created to bring new voices onto the world stage by encouraging the publication and translation of Asian works in and into English.
I would like to congratulate the creative talents at W!LD RICE who have successfully raised the profile of Singapore theatre internationally over the years with their high quality and innovative productions. With over 19 World Premieres of new Singapore writing produced since 2006 under the lead of Mr Ivan Heng, the Founding Artistic Director, I am confident that the MAN SINGAPORE THEATRE FESTIVAL 2011 will continue to be one of the major events in the Singapore Arts calendar, attracting not just local theatre lovers, but audiences from all over the world.
Executive Director and Head of Sales – South East Asia