Woman in a Tree on the Hill (2001)

6 April 2001 – 7 April 2001 @ The Black Box, Fort Canning Centre


This is a play about a woman in a tree on the hill and the special affinity that has always existed between women and trees on hills.

Writer: Ovidia Yu
Director: Nora Samosir

(Source: T:>Works Archive)

other stagings


Ovidia Yu
Nora Samosir


Playful Phoenix: Women Write for the Singapore Stage
"This collection is the first of its kind in Singapore to feature women dramatists. Written in English for an English-speaking audience, the plays grapple with the limitations and resources of English­ language theatre (ranging from its Anglo-American sources to emergent international forms) by attempting to deconstruct and infuse it with local, multicultural, multi-dialectal idioms and forms. They join a growing body of Anglophone Southeast Asian theatrical works struggling to cultivate a local identity an
Ovidia Yu, Dana Lam, Eleanor Wong, Leow Puay Tin, Tan Mei Ching, Chin Woon Ping
Published: 1996
Ovidia Yu: Eight Plays
"Ovidia Yu is that rare breed of Singapore writer in at least two ways. In terms of versatility, she shares certain qualities with her literary predecessor, Goh Poh Seng, who has demonstrated aptitude and craft across a spectrum of genres... [...] "... Yu, sprouting in the scene in the late 1980s as nascence rather than renascence of an earlier, heavily influential tradition, didn't feel the need to imitate prevailing modes of the dominant tradition unlike the acolytes of Kuo like Haresh Sharma.
Ovidia Yu
Published: 2011