The Vault: @thisisemeraldgirl

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29 June 2018 | 8:00pm
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30 June 2018 | 8:00pm
Black Box, Centre 42

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Synopsis

Meet Elisabeth Gan, a true-blue Peranakan girl, YouTube star, social media influencer and the owner of a glamorous heritage property on Emerald Hill. Elisabeth invites you into her historic mansion for a night of living like a ’50s socialite.

@thisisemeraldgirl is an adaptation of Stella Kon’s much-loved play Emily of Emerald Hill. The monodrama about a Nonya matriarch was written in 1982 and first performed by Leow Puay Tin in Malaysia in 1984, and Margaret Chan in Singapore in 1985.

Created by Eugene Koh and Lee Shu Yu, and performed by Brenda Tan, @thisisemeraldgirl combines new writing, multimedia, and Stella Kon’s original text in a monologue exploring family and social life in a social media age.

@thisisemeraldgirl has been adapted from the play Emily of Emerald Hill, written by Stella Kon in 1982, and which is a copyrighted work owned by Stella Kon Pte Ltd of Singapore. www.emilyofemeraldhill.com


Video Documentation

@thisisemeraldgirl is an adaptation of Stella Kon’s much-loved play Emily of Emerald Hill. Meet Elisabeth Gan, a true-blue Peranakan girl, YouTube star, social media influencer and the owner of a glamorous heritage property on Emerald Hill. Created by Eugene Koh and Lee Shu Yu, and performed by Brenda Tan, @thisisemeraldgirl combines new writing, multimedia, and Stella Kon’s original text in a monologue exploring family and social life in a social media age.


Profiles

Eugene Koh
Playwright, Director
Sarah Amalina
Stage Manager, Documenter
Brenda Tan
Performer
Lee Shu Yu
Producer, Director

artefacts

About “Emily of Emerald Hill” | The Vault: @thisisemeraldgirl
Emily of Emerald Hill is a monodrama about the life of Emily Gan, a Peranakan matriarch who resides in a mansion on Emerald Hill. Emily talks about her life, from coming to Emerald Hill as a young bride in 1929, to raising her family and managing her home and social life in the 50’s and 60’s, to being a lonely elderly widow with modern Singapore coming up around her.
About “Emily of Emerald Hill”
Published: 8 June 2018
Singapore Theatre in the 1980s | The Vault: Sau(dara) & The Vault: @thisisemeraldgirl
The 1980s were an exciting time for Singapore theatre, and English-language drama in particular. In his essay Singapore English Theatre: Dynamic and Diverse, which traces the history of local English-language theatre, Robin Loon called the 80’s the “first golden age of Singapore theatre”, a period which would extend into the following decade. At the time, Singapore was emerging as a new economic powerhouse, and a young generation of English-educated Singaporeans were ready to create and consume thea
Daniel Teo
Published: 15 June 2018