Dancing with Fish in the Midnight Zone

Organised by: ARTivate
  • Date:
    24 - 26 Jun 2021
  • Time:
    24 & 25 Jun: 8:00pm
    26 Jun: 3:00pm & 7:00pm
  • Duration:
    Approx. 1h
  • Venue:
    The Substation
    The Substation The Substation
  • Language:
  • Admission:
    $25 (Standard)
    More info on ticketing website.
  • Advisory:
    Content Warning: mentions of suicide and depression. Ratings to be advised.


A mother, a sister, and a friend go about their everyday living, but something feels off. Be it an extra ritual before a meal, or making sense of life in a virtual world, they each are trying to heal after the death of someone dear by suicide.

An unexpected relationship forms between a seemingly outsider and the mother-daughter dyad, setting them forth on a journey to confront what's been long suppressed, learning what it means to grieve, and to face the baggage.

A journey where they have to negotiate through a space that makes them wonder - is there really a space for them to grieve? What form does healing take?

While they find solace in each other's company, some truths are bound to hurt, threatening their own beliefs about what they know about the person.

At the end of the day, what does it take to heal?

Dancing with Fish in the midnight zone is an original play about grieving and healing presented by the third & graduating batch of ARTivate, and directed by Koh Wan Ching.

This production is supported by Tote Board Arts Fund, Mind the Gap 200: Mental Health, and Drama Box. Special thanks to PleaseStay.Movement and Singapore Association for Mental Health.

ARTivate is a youth wing of Drama Box.

Dancing with Fish in the Midnight Zone