M1 Peer Pleasure: The Other People

Where: Virtual Location, Online, Virtual

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: clara4t3

M1 Peer Pleasure is a youth theatre festival with a social conscience. This year, we are taking a closer look at how people with disabilities live in Singapore. Where are their voices and stories in our everyday? In a country that prizes efficiency, productivity and material success, can people with disabilities have a place in our economy, schools and community?

Unable to stage live performances as usual at the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, because of the Coronavirus pandemic, we will be presenting the festival online from 4 - 16 August; with majority of the programmes offered for free!

A staged reading of The Other People
Devised and performed by: Dunman High School
Directed by: Chio Su Ping

15-year-old Natasha is an aspiring poet; life is a horizon where her words can take flight.

But to the rest of the world, Natasha is “wheelchair girl”, “special treatment”, or “bad karma”. Many people assume many things about her, about cerebral palsy.

If she could speak her mind in a fantasy world, what would she say?

When will society stop talking at her wheelchair? When will society start talking to her?

Premieres on Wed 12 August, 8pm followed by a 30 mins post-show dialogue at 8.45pm.