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Gender and Sexuality - Selected Works (R18)


Sat Apr 25 2015, 7:30pm

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio , 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $5.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Local plays with queer themes first emerged in the late '80s. These themes enabled playwrights to explore issues that not only surrounded sexual and identity politics, but also the idea of 'the other'.

Russell Heng's Lest The Demons Get To Me is an emotional piece about duty and desire. The story follows a male-to-female transsexual who has to dress up as a man to perform funeral rites as her dead father's only son.

In award-winning playwright Chay Yew's A Language of Their Own, the playwright explores racism, cultural difference, social prejudice and sexual politics in a complex drama about the relationships between four men.

Desmond Sim's critically successful Autumn Tomyam investigates gay relationships, divorce and refugee life through the lives of a divorced couple, the man's sister, his gay lover, and a refugee.

The plays presented in this reading are selected excerpts from each script.