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M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2018:
Walking In Beauty by Petrina Kow
(featuring Anita Kapoor, Arianna Pozzuoli, Deborah Emmanuel, Frances Lee, Oniatta Effendi and Dr Uma Rajan)

Women and Beauty. What is a woman's relationship with beauty? Join our storytellers as they reveal their insights into what ''Walking in Beauty'' means to them. Listen to their stories of personal identities shattered, journeys disrupted, and lives altered. Is being beautiful a help or hindrance? Does being funny make you beautiful? How do you know if you are beautiful?

Curated and directed by Petrina Kow, an evening of stories will be presented by Anita Kapoor, Arianna Pozzuoli, Deborah Emmanuel, Frances Lee, Oniatta Effendi and Dr Uma Rajan; six diverse, extraordinary women who are the embodiment of strength, courage, love and beauty.

Petrina Kow is the curator of  Walking in Beauty and is inspired and honoured to be working with these women. It is a privilege to present their stories and share this journey with them.

Start Sales Date

10 Oct 2017, 9am

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10 Oct 2017, 10am




Approximately 60 minutes

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  • No admission for infant in arms and child aged below 13 years old 
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Petrina is a Voice and Presentation Coach based in Singapore and works with clients as diverse as CEOs, wildlife experts, corporate executives, students and yoga teachers. She is also a much sought-after voice actor for commercials, audio guides, online learning websites and animation. She was a radio deejay and talk show host on various top radio stations in Singapore and is also a popular emcee for corporate and family events. She is an actress and singer who was most recently seen in Kuo Pao Kun’s Lao Jiu: The Musical. She has just completed 10 weeks of training and is now an Assistant Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®.


Anita Kapoor is a TV host, writer and speaker, who wishes there was another word to express the word "Beauty" because it doesn’t seem enough to encompass the truth.


Arianna Pozzuoli is an educator, author, writer, storyteller and poet. She has featured at various venues across North America, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Australia. Her first poetry collection Something for Everyone was released in 2014 by Red Wheelbarrow Books.


Deborah Emmanuel is a Singaporean writer, performer and four-time TEDx speaker who has been featured at festivals like the Makassar International Writers Festival and the Queensland Poetry Festival. Deborah has performed in various cities and toured alongside poets like Anthony Anaxagorou and Sarah Kay. Deborah is the author of two books, When I Giggle In My Sleep (2015) and Rebel Rites (2016). When not writing, she performs on stage and screen, or makes music with her bands Wobology and The Ditha Project. Deborah also workshops writing and performance.


Since graduating from LASALLE College of the Arts' BA Acting Course in 2014, Frances has been a regular feature in local theatre productions. She has received three consecutive nominations for Best Actress/Supporting Actress in the M1-The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards for Pangdemonium’s Fat Pig (2014), Checkpoint Theatre's The Last Bull: A Life in Flamenco (2016) and Dick Lee’s Beauty World (2015). She clinched the award for Best Newcomer at the Stylexstyle Trailblazer awards. Other nominations include Best Ensemble for her work in Tribes (Pangdemonium) and Normal (Checkpoint Theatre).


Oniatta Effendi is an experienced Drama Educator and Applied Theatre Practitioner, who is also a familiar face on Suria, having presented Krayon, an award-wining children’s TV programme, for four consecutive seasons. She was last seen on screen in SOS Matematik, an edu-tainment Malay TV programme. Oniatta was nominated for Best Actress at The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2012 for her role in The Gunpowder Trail. Oniatta has facilitated several drama programmes for youth-at-risk and ex-convicts, and now lectures Applied Drama full-time at Singapore Polytechnic.


A doctor by profession and a graduate of Indian Classical Dance, Dr Uma Rajan is well known for her contributions to Singapore’s healthcare sector as Director, School Health and Elder Care Services of the Ministry of Health. She was one of the first 15 charter members of the National Arts Council and went on to lead all three editions of its Festival of Asian Performing Arts. A passionate advocate of women’s welfare, she is also the recipient of numerous awards for her contributions to the healthcare, arts and culture, and social services sectors.

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Event Date
Thu, 25 - Sat, 27 Jan 2018


Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$27 (Free Seating)