Admission: By Donation
Content Warning: Strong language, depictions of sexual violence, racial prejudices and suicide
Yeast is an all female adaptation of the 2006 play Smegma.
Smegma was written by Elangovan and was originally slated to be staged by Agni Kootthu (Theatre of Fire) in 2006. The play is a series of ten vignettes depicting imbalances of power dynamics, socio-economic paradoxes and moral dilemmas.
In Yeast, playwright Euginia Tan has edited and dissected the play to put women at the forefront of its violence, representing the aggression of the masses. How are women portrayed on stage as both perpetrators and victims, on an equal playing field? Are women roles given as much confrontational autonomy as male roles?
Yeast is a dramatised reading of this new adaptation directed by Aidli Mosbit, and performed by Joanne Ng, Nessa Anwar, Neo Swee Lin and Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai.