Model Citizens (2021)

24 March 2021 – 4 April 2021 @ The Necessary Stage Black Box, Marine Parade Community Building

Synopsis

A man stabs an MP at a Meet the People Session. But this is not their story.

It is the story of the man’s girlfriend, an Indonesian maid who wants to get married and become a Singapore citizen. It is the story of the MP’s wife, who tries to cope with her husband’s injury and the media spotlight. It is the story of the maid’s employer, who is also struggling with her own tragedy.

These three women may mean nothing to each other, but they need one another to survive.

The maid, the employer and the MP’s wife. Are they all model citizens?

First staged in 2010 to critical acclaim and subsequently restaged in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur the following year, Model Citizens is a thought-provoking work helmed by director Alvin Tan and playwright Haresh Sharma. This new iteration of Model Citizens will see the return of the original cast—Goh Guat Kian, Karen Tan and Siti Khalijah Zainal—11 years since the production’s premiere.

Playwright: Haresh Sharma
Director: Alvin Tan

Cast: Goh Guat Kian, Karen Tan, Siti Khalijah Zainal

Set Designer: Petrina Dawn Tan
Lighting Designer: Liu Yong Huay
Multimedia Designer: Yusri Sapari 
Sound Designer: Ng Jing
Costume Designer: Yuan Zhiying

Film Director: Jasmine Ng
Director of Photography: Tuckys Photography

Production Stage Manager: Samantha Chia
Assistant Stage Manager: Nadya Gerhard 

Sound Operator: Syahrudin Pasha Dasa
Multimedia Operator: Christer Jon Aplin
Lighting Operator and Programmer: Yvonne Mok
Surtitlist: Jovetta Tan
Project Manager: Nicole Lim

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credits

Haresh Sharma
Playwright
Alvin Tan
Director
Petrina Dawn Tan
Set Designer
Liu Yong Huay
Lighting Designer
Yusri Sapari
Multimedia Designer

artefacts

Model Citizens
A man stabs an MP at a Meet the People Session. But this is not their story. It is the story of the man's girlfriend, an Indonesian maid who wants to get married and become a Singaporean citizen. It is the story of the MP's wife, who tries to cope with her husband's injury and the media spotlight. It is the story of the maid's employer, who is also struggling with her own tragedy. These three women may mean nothing to each other, but they need one another to survive. The maid, the MP's wife and the em
Haresh Sharma
Published: 2012