In the Chinese-speaking societies in Asia, fringe theatre – or commonly known as The Small Theatre – takes on different identities. From the movement responding to the martial law in Taiwan to responding to social issues in mainland China; from early beginnings establishing itself as a theatre form in Macau to the ever-increasing middle-class pop culture activity in Hong Kong; what makes, or made-up, the “small theatre(s)” in other cities where overseas-Chinese reside? Richard Chua will attempt to explore what makes “fringe theatre” (a concept derived from the Edinburgh Arts Festival), or “small theatre” (movement?) in Singapore. Is the concept of “fringe” suitable in describing the small-sized theatre scene in Singapore, or should Singapore drop it altogether and call small-sized theatre in Singapore simply as “Singapore Theatre”?