Jo Tan's Forked: One person, multiple cultural personae

Actress Jo Tan (above) in Forked, her first full-length play as a playwright.
Actress Jo Tan (above) in Forked, her first full-length play as a playwright. PHOTO: TUCKYS PHOTOGRAPHY

The story of a Singaporean student's identity crisis in a foreign land is a familiar one, but actress Jo Tan brings it home with both humour and heartbreaking relatability in Forked, her first full-length play as a writer.

She pours her own experiences into the character of Jeanette, who, to her parents' horror, heads off not to law or business school but to study drama in London.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 17, 2019, with the headline 'One person, multiple cultural personae'. Print Edition | Subscribe