Uncovering history in the studios

Miss British includes stories contributed by performers (from left) Sharon Frese, Grace Kalaiselvi and Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai.
Miss British includes stories contributed by performers (from left) Sharon Frese, Grace Kalaiselvi and Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
My Grandfather's Road features (from far left) performer Karen Tan, playwright-performer Tan Cher Kian and playwright-director Neo Kim Seng.
My Grandfather's Road features (from far left) performer Karen Tan, playwright-performer Tan Cher Kian and playwright-director Neo Kim Seng.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
Director Natalie Hennedige says Rubber Girl On The Loose explores inflexible authority in modern life, the government and cities.
Director Natalie Hennedige says Rubber Girl On The Loose explores inflexible authority in modern life, the government and cities.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
The restaging of Eleanor Wong's Mergers And Accusations features Shane Mardjuki (left) and Oon Shu An (right).
The restaging of Eleanor Wong's Mergers And Accusations features Shane Mardjuki (left) and Oon Shu An (right).PHOTOS: JOEL LOW PHOTOGRAPHY, CRISPIAN CHAN

History and historic works are examined in The Studios, an annual season for small-scale but big-impact theatre. It runs at the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay from March 28 to April 27. Arts Correspondent Akshita Nanda has the details

The legacies and impact of colonialism are explored in this new play titled Miss British, which began as a biographical monologue by performer Sharon Frese.

The piece initially centred on Frese's travels and personal experience as a black, British woman.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 19, 2019, with the headline 'Uncovering history in the studios'. Print Edition | Subscribe