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An international college student must decide between returning to his city of birth or moving to the country he has come to love. But when his father unexpectedly passes away, his entire family is forced to confront the consequences of loss and leaving.
Billed as “a theatrical love letter to the places we call home”, Domestic Departure was written in 2014 at the request of the Singaporean and Malaysian Students’ Union (SAMSU) at the University of Chicago. In 2015, it was awarded second place for the Olga and Paul Menn Foundation Prize (Play) by the Department of Theater and Performance Studies.
The University of Chicago production of Domestic Departure was produced by SAMSU as part of its annual Citylights series to showcase Singaporean culture. The show ran from May 23-24, 2014.
When a Singaporean government scholar decides to graduate early, four Asian roommates must confront their national, cultural, and personal differences in deciding whether or not to continue living together.
Written in 2015, Apartment Complex was my senior thesis at the University of Chicago, and was awarded Special Honors by the Department of English.
The University of Chicago production of Apartment Complex was produced by the Singaporean and Malaysian Students’ Union (SAMSU) as part of its annual Citylights series to showcase Singaporean culture. The show ran from May 22-23, 2015.