An Actress Prepares (2018)

18 July 2018 – 22 July 2018 @ Creative Cube, LASALLE College of the Arts


Siti Khalijah Zainal is a familiar face on the Singapore stage. She's played a diverse range of roles, including a schizophrenic young woman, an Indonesia domestic worker and Singapore's first female Malay Prime Minister (not President!). But what challenges has she faced in her career?

Inspired by Konstantin Stanislavski's first handbook on acting, An Actress Prepares follows Siti on a journey through her life in theatre. She candidly shares various affecting and hilarious episodes: learning Chinese dance in primary school, falling in with the cool girls at the Bedok Institute of Technical Education, and being told that she might be 'too big' or 'too Malay' to get roles.

This is Siti as you've never seen her before - raw, vulnerable and achingly honest. In An Actress Prepares, Siti tackles the most difficult thing she has ever had to do as an actor: playing herself on stage. 

Director: Aidli 'Alin' Mosbit
Playwright: Alfian Sa'at

Lighting Designer: D Vishtnoo 
Multimedia Designer: Jessy Choo 
Hair Designer & Stylist: Ashley Lim
Makeup Designer: The Make Up Room

Cast: Siti Khalijah Zainal

Producer: Tony Trickett
Associate Producer: Koh Bee Bee
Production Manager: Pebble Tan
Production Assistant: Augustina Ongah 
Technical Manager: Alvyn Chai 
Stage Manager: Elnie Shumastri Mashari 
Assistant Stage Manager: Othman M Yusof 
Stage Assistant: Diyann 

Props Mistress: Joyce Gan
Props Assistant: Matilda Chua 
Wardrobe Manager: Glenna Ng 
Dressers: Gabrielle Lee, Valeree Ray Lee 

Sign Language Interpreter: Evelyn Chye
Production Interns: Isabella Gupta, Hydir Mahyudin, Esleen Ng 

(Source: Wild Rice Programme) 

other stagings


Alfian Sa'at
D Vishtnoo
Lighting Designer
Jessy Choo
Multimedia Designer
Ashley Lim
Hair Designer, Hair Stylist
Koh Bee Bee
Associate Producer


Singapore Theatre Festival (2018), Programme
Programme for Singapore Theatre Festival 2018. 
Wild Rice
Recorded: 5 July 2018
An Actress Prepares (2018), Programme
Programme for An Actress Prepares (2018). 
Wild Rice
Recorded: 18 July 2018