In August, Associate Artist Cheyenne Alexandria Phillips’ Playing With Fire presents a timely and sophisticated interrogation of a cornerstone of Singapore’s development. A young theatremaker interviews employees of the local oil and gas sector against a backdrop of growing climate advocacy in Singapore. As she embarks on her research, she unravels a troubling family history and is forced to contend with the environmental and social implications of modern Singapore’s evolution.
Cheyenne previously received critical acclaim for her profound insights, compassion and humour in her audio works A Grand Design (2020) and Vulnerable (2021) where she examined our relationships with the world we live in today. In this highly-anticipated new play, Cheyenne continues to showcase her brilliant ability to delve into the human lives and costs behind pressing world issues while placing the complexities of a just energy transition under the microscope. Claire Wong’s deft direction serves as the emotional anchor to this thrilling piece.
Cheyenne Alexandria Phillips