She appears confident and bubbly, yet Shu An is uncertain of who she really is. All she knows is that she experiences flashes of clarity and insight that swiftly disappear – or, as she terms them, “unicorn moments”. As she delves into her past through interviews with people who have shaped her, Shu An hopes to translate her experiences from these pivotal milestones into a collection of life lessons.
Combining the craft of theatre with the immediacy of the Internet, #UnicornMoment kicked off with a series of online video podcasts in March 2014. These then culminated in a live theatre show, presented by Checkpoint Theatre, written and performed by Oon Shu An.
Directed by Huzir Sulaiman and Shiv Tandan, #UnicornMoment is a courageous and honest exploration of what it means to find happiness, meaning and your own way in life, amidst the push and pull of outside voices and societal standards.
Oon Shu An
- Set Designer
- Lighting Designer
Petrina Dawn Tan
- Video Artist
- Production Stage Manager
Petrina Dawn Tan
... held the audience's attention and had them laughing and crying at all the right places.The Business Times (Singapore)
Oon also showed a keen sense of comic timing which got the audience laughing non-stop [...] I came to the show in search of unicorns, but found the hues and shadows of life in this #wonderfulproduction.Kent Ridge Common (Singapore)
At times laugh out loud funny and others leaving the audience in pure silent reflection... A surprisingly well-rounded memoir that touches you in places you never expected.Just Watch Lah (Singapore)
Entertaining a theatre black box full of eager audiences is definitely no easy feat but Shu An was able to do it with so much conviction and sincerity that we couldn't take our eyes off her for the whole hour and a half that she performed.Lifestyle Asia (Singapore)