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Single Mothers
Synopsis

Single Mothers is a new play written by Dwayne Ng, depicting the lives of three women, Kar Leng, Sunitha, and Jessica.

Kar Leng is a mother of three middle-aged daughters with her youngest still unmarried. Coping with the pressures of marriage and child-bearing, she battles with the impending loneliness if her last daughter chooses to move out of the family home.

After her husband's death, Sunitha finds that her relationship with her son has been irreparably altered. When her plans to remarry surfaces, she is called to make her most difficult decision of all—to choose between her love for her partner and her love for her son.

Upon learning of her pregnancy, Jessica was thrown out of her house and jilted by her boyfriend. Stuck in limbo, she must navigate the world around her, sacrificing something one choice at a time.

What does it mean to be a mother? What will these mothers give up in the name of love for their children?

Performed by Alia Alkaff, Jessica Tan, and Rachel Braberry
Directed by Isaiah Christopher Lee
Written by Dwayne Ng
Graphic Design by Delaphy Ng

Start Sales Date

Internet:
16 Sep 2019, 9pm

Other Channel:
16 Sep 2019, 10am

Language

English

Duration

Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

Promoter Name
Dwayne Ng

Rating / Age Limit

  • No admission for infants in arms and children below 16 years old
  • Children 16 years and above must purchase a ticket for entry
  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance
  • Rating: To Be Advised

Photography / Video Recording Rules

  • No Flash Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is permitted for this event
Alia Alkaff (Actress, Sunitha)
Alia Alkaff is a writer, theatre-maker and filmmaker. She believes in the power of storytelling, preferring to use theatre and narrative videos to translate her messages. In the past, Alia has worked full-time as a storywriter for Channel 5’s longest running drama, ‘Tanglin’. Her previous acting works include Patch and Punnet’s debut double-bill ‘2042’ (2017) as Mother in the piece entitled ‘A Mother's Love’. She is a graduate from Singapore Polytechnic’s ‘Creative Writing for TV and New Media’. Currently, she is a communications studies major in Nanyang Technological University.

Dwayne Ng (Playwright & Producer)
Dwayne is a local theatre-maker. He started performing in Singapore Polytechnic’s Theatre Compass. He also received training in W!ld Rice’s young&W!LD programme, under the guidance of programme directors Rodney Oliveiro and Serena Ho. There, he performed in ‘When S#!t Hits the Fam!’ (2016) and ‘The Bald Soprano’ (2017). Dwayne’s professional acting credits include Patch and Punnet’s debut double-bill ‘2042’ (2017), The Second Breakfast Company’s ‘The Old Woman and the Ox’ (2018), Toy Factory’s ‘A Dream Under the Southern Bough - Reverie /《南柯一梦》之 如梦’ (2019), and Peranakan Siblings’ ‘Ayer di-Tetak Takleh Putus’ (2019). As a playwright, Dwayne premiered his first full-length play, ‘A Mother’s Love’ at Patch and Punnet’s ‘2042’ (2017). He aims to sharpen his skills and explore the human condition with his writing. He is concerned with the themes of race, religion, gender, sexuality, family, motherhood, and the inner workings of the human mind. ‘Single Mothers’ is his second full-length play, and he hopes, with this piece of work, to shed light on the struggles of single parenthood.
 
Isaiah Christopher Lee (Director)
Isaiah (b. 1998, Singapore) is a multilingual director, playwright, poet, and theatre practitioner. His research and artistic interest lies in manifestations of the abnormal mind, faith and art, sex, gender and sexuality, as well as the fragility of romantic and familial relationships. A graduate of Catholic High School and Raffles Institution, his theatrical repertoire includes Out Damned Spot! (2014), Cermin (2013), Drowning Demons (2013), Umbrellas in the Rain (2013), Over the Wall (2013), Fanshen (2013), The Return (2015), Di’Vine (2015), Dive (2015), Ladders to Heaven (2015), When The Bough Breaks (2017), Ravanayana (2017), and The Old Woman and the Ox (2017). After his thesis – This Mythic Woman – on the Feminisation of Asian Mythology (2016), Isaiah has been exploring religion, gender and the reinterpretation of myth in his works. His poems have been published in The Kindling Journal, and SingPoWriMo 2018: The Anthology. Isaiah was an MOE Humanities Scholar, and the Artist-in-Residence and a Drama Educator at inwardBOUND  Transformation through Drama (2019). He is also the Founder and Managing Director of the independent art, design and theatre company, The CreativeWerkz. He is currently reading a Double Major in English Literature and History of Art at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Jessica Isabelle Tan (Actress, Jessica)
Jessica is a communications studies major in Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) at NTU, a lover of the stage and retelling stories in dramatic flair. Formerly a theatre student from School of the Arts (SOTA), her stage repertoire includes A Bald Soprano (2014), Blood Wedding (2015) and Lysistrata (2016). She fondly recalls her formative years at SOTA consisting of black boxes, late night rehearsals and extensive, extensive theatre exercises.
 
Currently, she has been actively involved in WKWSCI’s annual production Paparazzi, part of the ensemble cast in restagings of Tan Tarn How’s Fear of Writing (2017) and Haresh Sharma’s More (2018). She is excited and thankful to be part of this journey, and hopes this story will touch hearts, young and old, the pragmatic ones and the dreamers.
 
Rachel Linn Braberry (Actress, Kar Leng)
Rachel is a Eurasian actor, singer and performer who has always had a deep fascination with the arts. A graduate from LASALLE College of the Arts’ BA Acting programme, she has since been actively pursuing multiple avenues of performance. An engaging performer that loves to entertain, Rachel has gone on to perform in attraction based shows, such as Dr. Rodney in Universal Studios Singapore’s Hollywood Dreams Parade and a multitude of colourful characters from Singapore’s history in Madame Tussauds’ Images of Singapore LIVE!. She has also moved on to dabbling in other performance mediums such as film, voiceovers and school shows. When not performing before people, she can be seen working on improving her musical skills, both instrumentally and vocally.
 
Besides performing, Rachel also has an interest in writing and directing. She hopes to one day be able to delve more into theatre, develop her own works as well as explore more into the psychology of the human voice.
BUY TICKETS
Event Date
Fri, 20 - Sat, 21 Dec 2019

Fri, 7.30pm
Sat, 3.30pm & 7.30pm

 

Venue
Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$28