Company: Checkpoint Theatre
Performance: 28 Feb – 10 Mar 2019
Director: Claire Wong
Sound Designer: Shah Tahir
Set & Lighting Designer: Petrina Dawn Tan
Playwright & Performer: Dana Lum
Still Life is an affecting look at life and art-making. In this deeply personal performance, Dana Lam rediscovers and reclaims her journey from the 1950s to the present, through her twin first loves: writing and painting. From journalist to activist, from daughter to grandmother, she confronts the choices and tensions that keep a life in balance. The result is an evocative portrait woven of lyrical prose and the unflinching gaze of an artist coming to terms with her own nakedness.
Directed and dramaturged with verve and sensitivity by Claire Wong, Still Life focuses on how we look at the world, at the past, and at ourselves. How do we see what we see? And how do we look at a life that’s never still in order to make meaning?