Esplanade Co Ltd
We dig into our archives and unearth with Edith Podesta’s Dark Room (2016), giving a voice to the incarcerated, and Natalie Hennedige’s Nothing (2007), in which six individuals come together in an intimate and absurd exploration of life, death and love.
Join in a conversation with Edith Podesta (Director & Writer, Dark Room) and Natalie Hennedige (Playwright & Director, Nothing) as they look back on these works and share their thoughts on how the themes still resonate today.
Esplanade Studios will be streaming Dark Room & Nothing from 23 May, Sat, 3pm to 29 May, Fri, 11.59pm. – More details coming soon.
About Dark Room (2016)
Based on true accounts, this production by Edith Podesta gives voice to the incarcerated, by exploring the codes and regulations of the community behind bars, of the prisoner’s experience from pre-trial to reintegration into society.
By Edith Podesta (Singapore / Australia)
An Esplanade Commission
Duration: 2h 15mins
Performed in English, with some Mandarin and Malay, with English surtitles.
This performance contains some coarse language.
About Nothing (2007)
Six individuals from vastly different backgrounds connect and collide in this intimate, surreal and morbidly funny observation of love, life and death.
By Cake Theatrical Productions
Written and Directed by Natalie Hennedige
Performed by Goh Guat Kian, Nora Samosir, Rizman Putra, Peter Sau & Siti Khalijah
In Collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Duration: 1h 45mins
Performed in English, Mandarin, Malay, Teochew and Cantonese
This performance contains some mature content.
Credits: Esplanade Co Ltd