"For the M3s, we have one person in charge of the creative side (Trina) and one person in charge of the ops side (Jonathan), and we work together to ensure that both sides are progressing smoothly. Despite the crazy schedule of M3 and with everyone coming from different hospitals, we have still managed to complete many things. The ops side has a time-saving plan this year where rehearsals can be conducted with half-finished props, and details are added later on."
On coping with the work: "It all comes down to time management. We have people who have other commitments like playing for clubs, doing research, running other projects. Ultimately, time management is the most important thing for us." Besides time management at the individual level, the overall flow of the M3s' playhouse preparation was organised for the efficient usage of time as well. "We divided the work into different teams with occasional meet ups, which makes scheduling easier and helps save time. The script was also written such that we are able to rehearse certain parts without needing everyone to come down. We also designed props such that only a few are made and they would be sufficient for our play."
When asked about their play this year, "this play is more light-hearted and fun than the plays we have had the previous two years. It has a romcom style. This year is all about having fun with the script and having fun with the actors and making people laugh. You can also look out for the prop changes because it is gonna be quite sick. And expect to laugh a lot! But pay some attention to the first part of the play as it helps set the tone."
To the M3 batch, "next year, when we are gunning for the champion batch, we hope that everyone would be involved since playhouse is a batch thing. It is one of the only non-medical things that you would do as a batch. We do pros and MBBS as a batch but that's not fun right. But this is a fun thing to do. We hope that we can give you the experience of doing something new. The feeling of camaraderie and producing something from scratch would make the effort put in worthwhile. We hope to see more participation :) So far the record for a batch is ~150 people (by the M4s), so we hope get that kind of turn out. It is all or nothing next year!"