Happy Waiting (12-13 July 2019)


Grain Performance & Research Lab


(12 July Friday 8pm & 13 July Saturday 3pm)


Happy Waiting is an absurdist play inspired by Samuel Beckett's Happy Days and Waiting for Godot.

Vicky is trapped in a mound, but in a cheerful spirit, only with her limbs and head seen. She enters into a series of memories, imaginations and recollections of stories told by her folks when she was young. Often, she speaks to her husband Victor as she recalls the happy days of their dating and marriage. However, she is not acknowledged with any response.

She is constantly “visited” by Bobo who dances past her frequently but does not seem to respond to her…

“We may find the absurdity on stage familiar— when we are stranded, wanting to move on but afraid to do so, and thus remain in the comfort of a hauntingly routine and nondescript condition.”
- Beverly Yuen, Playwright

"Through Happy Waiting, I am exploring how a stuck human body produces choreography and drama, and what it means to be trapped, and yet embody a sense of freedom."- Bernice Lee, Director


12 July Friday (8pm) & 13 July Saturday (3pm) 2019

Stamford Arts Centre Black Box Theatre (Level 2)
155 Waterloo St, Singapore 187962

$20, $15 (Student, NSF, Senior Citizen)
Early bird tickets (before 31 May) at 20% off!
Each ticket includes ONE alcoholic drink or TWO non-alcoholic drinks.
Admission for ages 7 and above.


The project is supported by National Arts Council and Arts Fund. Happy Waiting was developed in residence at Centre 42.
(Photo credit: Megan Chia)


Bernice Lee (Director)
A National Arts Council Bursary recipient, Bernice received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with Honours from The Ohio State University (OSU) in May 2010. Her works have shown internationally in Vientiane, Solo, Jogjakarta, Bangkok and New York. She often devises performances collaboratively and those works have been presented in Singapore at ArchiFest, ArtScience Museum, Arts House, The Substation, and TheatreWorks.

Beverly Yuen (Playwright)
Beverly Yuen is the Artistic Director of Grain Performance & Research Lab. Under the collective, she directed and performed in a physical theatre piece A Walk into the Mandala in 2017. She produced, created, performed and marketed more than 20 original works locally and internationally with In Source Theatre from 2001 to 2013. She penned four full-length plays: D-evil of Light (English, 2001), I Dance I Wander I Wonder (English, 2004), Cage (Mandarin, 2004) and Sleeping Naked (English, 2016).

Sonia Kwek (Actress)
Sonia graduated from the Intercultural Theatre Institute in 2017 with a Diploma in Intercultural Theatre (Acting), and also holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Drama) with Distinction from Queensland University of Technology. Currently, Sonia is an associate artist with dance company P7:1SMA. Other local companies which Sonia has worked with include Young People’s Performing Arts Ensemble, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore International Festival of the Arts, Neon Lights Festival, Singapore Night Festival, The Kaizen M.D and The Necessary Stage.

Neo Yan Zong (Dancer)
Yan has a Degree in Contemporary Stage Dance and Dance Pedagogy from Anton Bruckner University in Linz, Austria. He is passionate for theatrical, improvisational and performative works. Yan likes to spend his time researching different movement qualities and creating imaginary characters from his findings. He continues to pursue efficiency and functionality in movement.

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