Little Mournings

A new day, a new light.

A maker goes about fixing theatre objects meant for forever archival, every object a glint of his self and of time. Life finds its way through his hands into these objects and back into him again, and little mournings come on like waves gentle, subdued, but never crushing. His time in the workshop is marked by the sounds of drills starting up, of sandpaper smoothening rough edges, of mallet against surfaces, of bird calls outside the window, of wind, of rain.

As he counts down to the last of the objects, the maker wonders – if what he’s doing is easing the way for dead things to come back to life, or if he never had a part to play.

This performance is created in response to the puppet developed by Sim Xin Feng, during The Maker’s Lab 2020 cycle.


Director: Myra Loke
Playwright: Ellison Tan
Puppet Designer & Maker: Sim Xin Feng
Sound Design: Ctrl Fre@k
Lighting Designer: Lim Woan Wen
Set Designer: Grace Lin
Costume Designer: Yeo Fu Bi
Performers: Tan Beng Tian, Darren Guo, Sindhura Kalidas
Stage Manager: Victoria Wong
Assistant Stage Manager: Shannon Ong

Production Supervisor of The Maker’s Project: Lam Dan Fong
Production Manager of The Maker’s Project: Ang Hwee Leng


Programme Manager of The Maker’s Lab: Daniel Sim
Arduino Programming Consultant for The Maker’s Lab Cycle 2020: Lin Xiang


4 – 7 March 2021

Weekdays 8pm
Saturday 8pm
Sunday 3pm


NAFA Campus 3 Studio Theatre




Approximately 1 hour


Price*: $35, 25 (Concession)
*Excludes Sistic booking fee.