Theatre The Studios 2022 Acting Mad An Esplanade Commission by The Necessary Stage


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”?

As part of The Necessary Stage’s exploratory platform, The Orange Production in 2019, the company first presented the work-in-progress showing of Acting Mad, a verbatim play based on interviews with 20 actors who have experienced or are going through mental health issues. This iteration, commissioned by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay for The Studios 2022, incorporates new interview texts and testimonies, as well actors’ responses to the pandemic and its impact on them.

Can sharing our stories and creating theatre be a form of solace and support?


Day & Time:
Thu & Fri: 8:00pm
Sat & Sun: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Advisory 16: Mature themes and coarse language. Recommended for 16 years and above.

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