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(un)becoming

(2021)

Hybrid Zoom Theatre; 100 minutes


A millennial mother and her Gen Z daughter grapple with their disintegrating relationship. A doula finds herself trapped in a cycle she can’t seem to break. A little girl walks alone. In between, stories of women across time, space, and reality emerge from Kinder Eggs. What does it mean to mother? Or to be a daughter? And from what perspectives can we understand this bond between them?

(un)becoming explores the complex dynamics of mother-daughter relationships in Singapore today, through an online experience combining live performance, short films, and digital snooping. Created by Sim Yan Ying “YY” and Nabilah Said, and devised in collaboration with the (un)becoming team, this show attempts to uncover what women inherit from their mothers and what they pass down – for better or for worse.

First supported and presented at:
T:>Works N.O.W. Festival 2022

Links
Online exhibition

Features
2021 — Preview: Festival of Women, N.O.W. 2021 by T:>Works

Reviews

2021 — Bangkok Post “Bonds that can't be broken”
2021 — Eksentrika "REVIEW | (un)becoming by T:>Works”
2021 — Sinema “Review: ‘(un)becoming’ Presents an Impassioned and Arresting Examination of Mother-Daughter Bonds”


Credits
Co-creators: Sim Yan Ying “YY” and Nabilah Said
Devised and Performed by: Arielle Jasmine Van Zuijlen, Chanel Ariel Chan, Isabella Chiam, Suhaili Safari
Dramaturgs – A. Yagnya, Cheng Nien Yuan
Scenic and Costume Design – Johanna Pan
Multimedia Design – Jevon Chandra
Sound Design – Tini Aliman
Stage Manager – Shivani Rajan
Assistant Stage Manager and Transcriber – Catherine Ho
Filming and Editing – Chimene Khoo
Publicity Design – See Yongxin
Digital exhibition collaborators – Annjee Teo, Annie Low, and Ella Wee