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Performance of And Suddenly I Disappear: The Singapore 'd' Monologues by Kaite O'Reilly—Singapore—Saturday 26 May 2018

Unlimited in association with Kaite O'Reilly presented And Suddenly I Disappear: The Singapore 'd' Monologues by Kaite O'Reilly livestreaming from the National Museum of Singapore on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 26 May 2018 at 2:30 p.m. UTC +8 (Singapore) / 8:30 a.m. UTC +2 (Berlin) / 7:30 a.m. UTC +1 (London) / 06:30 UTC +0 / 4:30 p.m. UTC +10 (Sydney) / 2:30 a.m. UTC -4 (New York). 

Selected for the Unlimited International Commissions for 2017/18, And Suddenly I Disappear: The Singapore ‘d’ Monologues is an international theatrical dialogue of difference, disability, and what it is to be human, from opposite sides of the world. Inspired by previously unrecorded lived experience, fictionalised monologues are presented across multiple languages (spoken/projected/visual), incorporating the aesthetics of access. This performance sets an important precedent: the first multilingual, intercultural, Deaf and disabled-led theatre project created between the U.K. and Singapore.

Award-winning playwright Kaite O’Reilly, and internationally respected director Phillip Zarrilli lead the team, joined by U.K. based performers Sara Beer, Sophie Stone and Ramesh Meyyappan. Principal Singaporean collaborator Peter Sau also performs, alongside Grace Khoo, Lee Lee Lim, Danial Bawthan, Stephanie Fam and Agnes Lim. 

Commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of Deaf and disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council Wales and British Council.

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Beat-boxer/rapper Danial performing Kaite O'Reilly's monologue: "This body, that body, every
body" from And Suddenly I Disappear: The Singapore 'd' Monologues. Photo credit: Wesley Loh (Memphis West Pictures).
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Grace Khoo, Ramesh Meyappan (UK) and Peter Sau in a Visual Performance Sequence
created by Ramesh in collaboration with Kaite O'Reilly. Photo credit: Wesley Loh (Memphis West Pictures).
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Stephanie Esther Fam performing the scene "A Short History of Fear" from Kaite O’Reilly’s
And Suddenly I Disappear: The Singapore 'd' Monologues (Centre 42, Singapore). Photo credit: Wesley Loh (Memphis West Pictures).

 

About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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