“In today’s world, home is sometimes everywhere, and often nowhere. Forked is about identity. It’s about home. It’s about looking for a place or a body that you can sit in and belong and be comfortable and that you can be who you are.”
~ Playwright/Actress/Mentee, Jo Tan
“Forked is a testament to the industry’s contribution to nurturing new talent, I feel that it is not just the work of The Finger Players, but it is also everyone else’s work.”
~ Director/Mentor, Chong Tze Chien
Written and performed by Jo Tan, Forked is a culmination of a two-year playwright incubation programme. Inspired by personal stories and real-life encounters, the script underwent many iterations – a dramatised reading titled China Wine for Saga Seed Theatre's Seed Incubator Readings and a five hander in the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2018. This latest version is a light-hearted yet heart-warming monologue directed and designed by the award-winning trio who has contributed to the aesthetics of The Finger Players since 2004 – Chong Tze Chien (director), Lim Woan Wen (lights) and Darren Ng (sound and music).
Jeanette Peh—a highly-westernised Singaporean junior college valedictorian—decides to abandon law school to follow her dreams of studying acting in London, where she will also hopefully find her occidental soulmate.
On arrival however, she is dismayed to find that her teacher and classmates labels her as one of the "Asian students". She adopts a British accent and corrects the British students’ grammar well-meaningly, but that doesn't seem to boost her popularity. At least she’s doing well in school... until she attends Baptiste Laroche's acting class.
Monsieur Laroche wants her to perform more honestly by speaking in her native language. There’s just one problem: Jeanette is beginning to realise she doesn’t know what her native language is. In fact, she doesn’t really know who she is at all.
Director: Chong Tze Chien
Playwright / Cast: Jo Tan
Set Designer: Chan Silei
Sound Artist & Music Composer: Darren Ng
Lighting Designer: Lim Woan Wen
WATCH THIS SPACE
Join us in the post-show talk to find out more about the creative process of Forked and The Finger Players’ two-year playwright incubation programme, Watch This Space. The post-show talk will be conducted by Chong Tze Chien and Jo Tan.
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Date: 15 - 18 August 2019
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Venue: Drama Centre, Black Box (Level 5)
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Rating: Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content and Coarse Language)
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