A group of 4 actors sit in a row.
The Necessary Stage presents: We Were So Hopeful Then, part of The Orange Production 2019

Welcome to the 2025 Singapore Theatre Icon Awards, where we want to pay tribute to YOU! Celebrate with us and witness the unveiling of our industry icon of the year. Would it be the cleaner we pretend was invisible, or the driver we ignore? Or could the accolade be given to the rigger we never see on stage, or the transcriber who’s not even acknowledged? 

Who are these people beyond their job descriptions—and do we even care?

Written by Ellison Tan and directed by Alvin TanWe Were So Hopeful Then looks at invisibility in our working environment, and invites us to question the rationale and implicit biases of public accolades and garlands. 

Featuring: Henrik Cheng, Myra Loke, Sindhura Kalidas and Zaaki Nasir

Dramaturg: Melissa Lim
Lighting Designer: Stella Cheung
Multimedia Designer: Yusri Sapari

Show Details:

Date: 3 August 2019

Venue: The Necessary Stage Black Box Theatre
278 Marine Parade Road
Marine Parade Community Building, B1-02
Singapore 449282

To win a pair of tickets to We Were So Hopeful Then, please follow the steps below:

1. Follow @thenecessarystage and @theurbanwire on Instagram

2. Like The Necessary Stage and The UrbanWire on Facebook

3. Comment why you’d like to watch We Were So Hopeful Then to stand a chance to be the lucky winner! Don’t forget to leave your Instagram handle behind too.

This contest will end 2nd August 2019 at 12pm. Good luck!