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Singapore theatre's first Zoom live stream show is a comedy about ageing and caregiving

Starring local comedian Sharul Channa, this special virtual edition of one-woman show Am I Old? is "pay what you can", with all donations going to AWARE Singapore.

Singapore theatre's first Zoom live stream show is a comedy about ageing and caregiving

Comedian Sharul Channa plays Savitri, a spunky 68-year-old woman in Am I Old (Photo: Screen grab courtesy of AWARE Singapore)

Are you missing the "live" theatre experience during these trying COVID-19 times? This virtual one-woman show is ready to bring it to your living room.   

Am I Old? is a comedic monologue written and performed by local comedy pioneer Sharul Channa. The innovative new show about Savitri, a 68-year-old, Singaporean retired school teacher who tries stand-up comedy for the first time, has earned rave reviews from audiences.

It was first performed at the Drama Centre's Black Box back in early March this year.Now with “circuit breaker” measures in place, Channa has rejuvenated this hilarious one-woman show about ageing and caregiving to now be conducted via video platform Zoom to bring the show to new audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This “pay what you can” event is done in collaboration with Aware Singapore, with all donations going to the gender equality advocacy group.

The next available performance will be Friday (May 15) at 8-9.30pm.

Each performance will be followed by a panel discussion with a family caregiver, an elderly person and a representative from AWARE (whose 2019 eldercare report Make Care Count provided foundational research for this show). The suggested donation per audience member is S$10.

Channa is one of Singapore’s foremost female comedians that has proven her ability to use comedy to shed light on important, and sometimes neglected, social issues here in our island-city.

Here’s how you can watch:

Before your selected show, you will receive an email from AWARE/Eventbrite with instructions on how to register on Zoom. Do check your email on the day before the show, to ensure that you have received this link.

Once you’ve registered, you will be led to a Zoom link to join the meeting. (Alternatively, you will also receive an email titled "Am I Old? Confirmation" from Shailey Hingorani with this same link.) Click this link to enter the performance.

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