10 Women Shaking Up The Arts Scene In Singapore

Strong women took the lead at the M1-The Straits Times Life Theatre Awards, where performers, writers and directors both conformed to and subverted expectations of traditional female roles in plays.

B*tch: The Origin Of The Female Species, a two-hander about a man and his dog, won Production of the Year but the crowd favourite was family drama Falling, staged by Pangdemonium.

It won the Readers’ Choice award for Production Of The Year, netting the most votes in an online poll where readers could lobby for their favourite show of the previous year.

So whether they were embodying a character on stage, playing auteur in the director’s chair or scribbling up page after page of fantastical scenes, here are the women who are shaking up the arts scene in Singapore:

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