RATING: Advisory 16 (Mature Themes and Coase Language)

No entry for children below 13 years old.

Mental illness does not discriminate. Although there is more access to information, many still suffer silently or face stigma when they come out with their illness. What is this experience like for actors in Singapore? Are they expected to just deal with their mental health issues because they are seen as ‘tortured artists’ and ‘so full of drama’?

Twenty actors who have experienced or are going through mental health issues were interviewed for this project. Acting Mad is based on the verbatim texts of these interviews. 

Can sharing our stories, and creating theatre, be a form of solace and support? 

Featuring: Al-Matin Yatim, Andre Chong, Karen Tan and Masturah Oli

Director: Haresh Sharma
Lighting Designer: Stella Cheung
Text: Haresh Sharma, Harris Albar and Maryam Noorhimli 

Show Details:

Date: 10 August 2019

Venue: The Necessary Stage Black Box Theatre
278 Marine Parade Road
Marine Parade Community Building, B1-02
Singapore 449282

Time: 3pm (Please arrive 15 minutes earlier for ticket collection at the door.)

To win a pair of tickets to Acting Mad, please follow the steps below:

1. Follow @thenecessarystage and @theurbanwire on Instagram

2. Like The Necessary Stage and The UrbanWire on Facebook

3. Comment why you’d like to watch Acting Mad to stand a chance to be the lucky winner! Don’t forget to leave your Instagram handle behind too.

This contest will end 29th July 2019 at 12pm. Good luck!