THE NECESSARY STAGE
PART OF THE ORANGE PRODUCTION 2019
Mental illness does not discriminate. Although there is more access to information, many still suffer silently or face stigma when they come out with their illness. What is this experience like for actors in Singapore? Are they expected to just deal with their mental health issues because they are seen as ‘tortured artists’ and ‘so full of drama’?
Twenty actors who have experienced or are going through mental health issues were interviewed for this project. Acting Mad is based on the verbatim texts of these interviews.
Can sharing our stories, and creating theatre, be a form of solace and support?
Al-Matin Yatim, André Chong, Karen Tan and Masturah Oli
Text: Haresh Sharma, Harris Albar and Maryam Noorhimli
Lighting Designer: Stella Cheung
Directed by Haresh Sharma
Advisory 16 (Mature Theme and Coarse Language).
Dates & Time
Wednesday 7 – Saturday 10 August 2019, 8pm
Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 August 2019, 3pm
The Necessary Stage Black Box
Find out more about We Were So Hopeful Then (The Orange Production 2019), the first production in this series at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/wwsht2019:
We Were So Hopeful Then was performed from
Wednesday 31 July – Saturday 3 August 2019, 8pm
Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 August 2019, 3pm
at The Necessary Stage Black Box