Theatre

almost home《我以为家》

Organised by: The Theatre Practice 实践剧场
  • Date:
    14 - 18 Sep 2022
  • Time:
    Wed - Sat: 8:00pm
    Sat - Sun: 3:00pm
  • Duration:
    1h
  • Venue:
    Practice Space, 54 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187953
    Practice Space, 54 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187953Practice Space, 54 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187953
  • Language:
    Performed in Mandarin and some Cantonese and Malay (with English Surtitles)

Synopsis:

If home is where the heart is,
what do you do when your heart says,
"Actually... Is it ok if I don't want to go home?"

Kuala Lumpur-born, Singapore-based Ng Mun Poh has spent the last 18 years of her life travelling between her two "homes''. As she should.

In a monodrama equal parts heartfelt and humorous, almost home dramatises the struggle of finding her place in a home where nothing, and yet so much has changed.

A first version of the work, Daughter, was received with rave reviews as part of Practice's It's Not About The Numbers series in September 2021. It has since been brilliantly reimagined for a black box stage in collaboration with director Yeo Lyle and dramaturg Neo Hai Bin.

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This project is supported by Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre and funded through the Singapore Chinese Cultural Contribution Award.

"老豆,我返来啦。"

离家325公里的距离,该怎么回?
多种海陆空配套,全看你口袋有多深

⋯⋯但讲真的,我可不可以不想回家?

出生在马来西亚吉隆坡的吴敏宝,在18岁时前往新加坡开启另一段18年的时光(日子陆续增加中)。离家18年必经的返家之旅,也成为她自我检视的必经之路。以质朴的笔调描绘返家的日常,结合一人分饰多角的表演,通过独角戏《我以为家》,提出她对"何以为家"、"无以为家"的忧虑和迷惘。

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取材自个人经历,《我以为家》是剧场工作者吴敏宝自编自演的戏剧作品,其前身作品《女儿》,曾于2021年实践剧场《数少当赢》系列演出。除了延续先前合作,由剧场导演蔡德耀执导;这次也邀请到文字工作者梁海彬担任戏剧研创,期待能为新旧观众创造完全不同的演出体验。

此项目获得新加坡华族文化中心支持及新加坡华族文化贡献奖资助。

almost home《我以为家》


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