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You Are Here

  • Esplanade 1 Esplanade Drive Singapore, 038981 Singapore (map)

Pooja Nansi is getting married, and planning a wedding in Singapore is making her think about her roots. As with all migration stories, hers bears the weight of travellers past, a complex cultural map of her parents’ move from India to Singapore, and the border-crossing love story of her grandparents. At the same time, her life is a constant, often funny struggle with finding a place for her culturally-mixed voice within Singapore’s idiosyncratic ethnic rubric.

This one-woman show, interspersed with Pooja’s trademark mix of poetry and storytelling, is an attempt to find a place for her family's messy sprawl of stories in orderly Singapore.You Are Here is about navigating and positioning, and as Pooja soon discovers, a map doesn’t provide one with answers; it only suggests where one should begin—whether in discovering and orienting oneself, putting things into perspective, or re-examining things.

Directed and dramaturged by Joel Tan, You Are Here was first performed to great acclaim at Checkpoint Theatre’s What I Love About You Is Your Attitude Problem in November 2015. Earlier this year, as part of Esplanade’s The Studios series, it was presented as a work-in-progress.

VENUE: Esplanade, Recital Studio
ADDRESS: 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981

18 Nov 2016, 7.30pm-8.45pm, $30 / $10 / $18 (concession)
19 Nov 2016, 3pm-4.15pm, $30 / $10 / $18 (concession)
18 Nov 2016, 7.30pm-8.45pm, $30 / $10 / $18 (concession)