Feels Like Home: New Singapore Plays Volume 3 features seven critically acclaimed plays by Checkpoint Theatre’s Associate Artists. Thought-provoking and emotionally charged, they delve into the complexities of what it means to call Singapore home.
Discover a whole new world beneath Singapore’s MRT tunnels in Luke Somasundram’s adventure-comedy Swipe Right, or soak in the quiet charms of the autobiographical one-woman play Still Life by Dana Lam. There are unflinching examinations of uniquely Singaporean family dynamics: how financial troubles impinge on a young married couple’s happiness in 28.8 by Adib Kosnan, and the unravelling of an extended family at a matriarch’s funeral in Eat Duck by Zenda Tan.
Other highlights of this anthology include: A Fistful of Rupees by Shiv Tandan, which explores the complications of returning home to make a life after having studied abroad; FRAGO by Lucas Ho, a darkly comic examination of reservist life and Singapore masculinity; and A Good Death by Faith Ng, which sensitively examines end-of-life caregiving.
With engaging characters, powerful storytelling, and razor-sharp dialogue, Feels Like Home: New Singapore Plays Volume 3 is an essential collection of contemporary Singapore theatre. Settle in, get comfortable, and let these plays take you to a place that feels like home.
The New Singapore Plays series underlines Checkpoint Theatre’s commitment to nurturing a diversity of Singapore voices, and to developing original work from page to stage. Steeped in themes of love, loss and belonging, these plays serve as a record of modern and contemporary Singapore plays, and as a valuable resource for students and makers of theatre everywhere.