Selected for the Unlimited International Commissions for 2017/18, And Suddenly I Disappear... The Singapore ‘d’ Monologues by Kaite O'Reilly is an international theatrical dialogue of difference, disability, and what it is to be human, from opposite sides of the world. The production had its world premiere in May 2018 at the National Museum of Singapore, followed by a UK tour in September.
Inspired by previously unrecorded disabled experience, fictionalised monologues will be precedented across multiple languages (spoken/projected/visual), incorporating aesthetics of access. This performance set an important precedent: the first multilingual, intercultural, disability-led theatre project created between the UK and Singapore.
Award-winning playwright Kaite O’Reilly, and internationally respected director/actor-trainer Phillip Zarrilli led the team, joined by veteran disability arts practitioner Sara Beer, Deaf RADA trained actress Sophie Stone and Deaf UK-based Singapore-born Ramesh Meyyappan with his innovative visual performance skills. Together with principal collaborator, Peter Sau and Singaporean performers Grace Khoo, Lim Lee Lee, Danial Bawthan, Stephanie Fam and Agnes Lim (trainees of In Project Tandem, Peter Sau’s Singapore-based professional theatre training programme supported by the British Council Singapore), the performance opened up a much-needed discourse of disability in quality, accessible disability-led work, never experienced before in a home-grown Singaporean project.
A World Premier
Dates: 25 - 27 May 2018
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre
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This show is ready for touring.
For touring enquiries, please contact:
Natalie Lim (Singapore), Producer
Mobile: +65 965 888 68