2019

FORKED

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.

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Director: Chong Tze Chien
Playwright / Cast: Jo Tan
Set Designer: Chan Silei
Sound Artist & Music Composer: Darren Ng
Lighting Designer: Lim Woan Wen