Acting Mad Part of the Orange Production 2019
Mental illness does not discriminate. Although there is more access to information, many still suffer silently or face stigma when they come out with their illness. What is this experience like for actors in Singapore? Are they expected to just deal with their mental health issues because they are seen as 'tortured artists' and 'so full of drama'?
Twenty actors who have experienced or are going through mental health issues were interviewed for this project. Directed by Haresh Sharma, Acting Mad is based on the verbatim texts of these interviews.
Can sharing our stories, and creating theatre, be a form of solace and support?
Director: Haresh Sharma
Texts: Haresh Sharma, Harris Albar and Maryam Noorhimli
Cast: Al-Matin Yatim, Andre Chong, Karen Tan and Masturah Oli
Lighting Designer: Stella Cheung
Wednesday 7 August 2019, 8:00pm
Thursday 8 August 2019, 8:00pm
Friday 9 August 2019, 8:00pm
Saturday 10 August 2019, 3:00pm
Saturday 10 August 2019, 8:00pm
Sunday 11 August 2019, 3:00pm

Venue: The Necessary Stage Black Box

Tickets (excl. SISTIC ticketing fee)
$28 | $20*
* Concessions for students, senior citizens and NSF

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Note: We are conscious that Acting Mad may contain moments pertaining to mental health and suicide that can be distressing for some individuals.

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production photos