#UnicornMoment 2016

Past Productions & Events

Presented by Checkpoint Theatre in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres On The Bay as part of Feed Your Imagination (F.Y.I)
18 to 22 May 2016 at Esplanade Theatre Studio

An adaptation of the 2015 M1-The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards nominee for Best Original Script, #UnicornMoment explores the important moments that shape an individual’s life.

In the play, the protagonist questions herself on the relationships she has with people around her and the things that give meaning to her life. She delves into her past through a series of interviews, to learn from mistakes and to find flashes of clarity and insight that swiftly disappear—or, as she terms them, “unicorn moments”.

Faced with mortality early in the play, the protagonist is struck by our inability to deal with loss and grief. Her search for human connection ultimately leads to the realisation that to understand the experiences and struggles of those around her, she has to accept her own experiences first. This newfound awareness becomes the key in her journey of discovery.

The play and post-show dialogue will propel students to examine the themes of friendship, family, and love as well as to reflect on what self-worth and personal identity mean to them.