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Self-Produced

Lotus Root Support Group

3rd - 6th March 2022

T:Works Gallery, 72-13

Sold out shows

Digital release on Vimeo from 21st - 31st March 2022


Devised / Performed by Shannen Tan and Miriam Cheong

Director: Renee Yeong

Producer: Shannen Tan

Assistant Producer : Adeeb Fazah

Production Stage Manager: Lili Muslihah

Assistant Stage Manager - Irdina Qistina

Scenic Designer: Phoebe Zoe Ho

Lighting Designer: Raycher Phua
Sound Designer: Artwave Studio

Videographer - Paradise Pictures

Meet Jane. Your average over-achieving Singaporean girl. She’s got the grades, the job and the boy but the one thing holding her back? Her ovaries. Diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Jane’s life cracks under the symptoms as she scrambles to get her old life back. With her fellow “cyst-er” Xin Yi, the two women try to get to the bottom of this complex chronic illness to free themselves and women everywhere. Through lo-fi raps, spin class and a Multi-Level-Marketing scheme, the two women question - what does it mean to cope with something you have no control of?

Content Warning: Lotus Root Support Group contains references to eating disorders, body dysmorphia, disordered eating language and dietary talk.

Tan, who also independently produced the play, is captivating in her painfully human portrayal of Jane and how she coped with losing the perfect life she once had, taking us on a journey through the five stages of grief – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance...Miriam Cheong and Shannen Tan devised the Lotus Root Support Group to shine a gripping, empathetic spotlight on the hidden struggles of those with PCOS. Educational, hilarious and gut-wrenchingly sincere, Lotus Root Support Group is a must watch.

 

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