No Particular Order
Author(s): Joel Tan
Company: Theatre503 and Ellandar Productions
A despot has come to power. The society is listless, submissive and scared.
But beneath every violation of civil autonomy, there are humans, behind every resistance to power, there are individuals. And these people are not different to us but identical, they are not heroic or remarkable, but ordinary.
Through the lives of ornithologists, bureaucrats, soldiers and tour guides, No Particular Order charts the fall, rise and continuation of a single society, asking the same repeated question “Is it empathy, or power, that endures?”
No Particular Order is the debut play from 503Five alumnus Joel Tan, and was shortlisted in the 2018 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award.