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Presented By: W!LD RICE
Written By: Alfian Sa’at
Directed By: Aidli ‘Alin’ Mosbit
Starring: Siti Khalijah Zainal

Siti Khalijah Zainal is a familiar face on the Singapore stage. She’s played a diverse range of roles, including a schizophrenic young woman, an Indonesian domestic worker and Singapore’s first female Malay Prime Minister (not President!). But what challenges has she faced in her career?

Inspired by Konstantin Stanislavski’s first handbook on acting, An Actress Prepares follows Siti on a journey through her life in theatre. She candidly shares various affecting and hilarious episodes: learning Chinese dance in primary school, falling in with the cool girls at the Bedok Institute of Technical Education, and being told that she might be ‘too big’ or ‘too Malay’ to get roles.

This is Siti as you’ve never seen her before – raw, vulnerable and achingly honest. In An Actress Prepares, Siti tackles the most difficult thing she has ever had to do as an actor: playing herself on stage.

An Actress Prepares was commissioned for a one-day performance by the Singapore Writers Festival in 2016.

The 7.30pm performance on 20 July, Friday, will be simultaneously interpreted in Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Start Sales Date

Priority Sales (W!LD RICE Angels)
9 Apr 2018, 9am - 17 May 2018, 12am

Other Channels:
9 Apr 2018, 10am - 16 May 2018, 8pm

Early Bird Sales
23 Apr 2018, 9am - 17 May 2018, 12am

Other Channels:
23 Apr 2018, 10am - 16 May 2018, 8pm

Public Sales:
17 May 2018, 12am

Other Channels:
17 May 2018, 10am




Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes
(No Intermission)

Promoter Name
Wild Rice Ltd

Rating / Age Limit

  • IMDA Rating: To be advised
  • No admission for infants in arms & children below 12 years old.
  • Patron 12 years and above must purchase a ticket for entry
  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance

Photography / Video Recording Rules

  • No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is permitted for this event

Through All SISTIC Channels
15% Discount for Early Bird
[Valid from 23 Apr to 16 May 2018]

20% Discount for Early Bird DBS/POSB Credit/Debit Card
[Valid from 23 Apr to 16 May 2018]

25% Discount for Festival Pass: Early Bird
[Purchase tickets to 3 or more different shows]
[Valid from 23 Apr till 16 May 2018]

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Event Date
Thu, 19 - Sun, 22 Jul 2018

Thu - Sun: 7.30pm
Sat & Sun: 3pm

Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$45
(Free Seating)