Esplanade Presents


Who Are You?

Migrant Writers of Singapore (Singapore)

7 Aug 2022, Sun, 4pm, 5.30pm & 7pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

This event is over.

Photo Credit: See Yong Xin

After 18 years of working as a domestic helper in Singapore, Lisa wants more from life. She seeks help from Sam, the playful but kind-hearted boy who grew up under her care. Meanwhile, her best friend Mirah receives unexpected news from home which sends her into a life-changing dilemma, forcing her to negotiate with her reticent employer Susan. Migrant brother Hassan forms an unlikely friendship with Singaporean rebel Amanda, and begins to discover what he has been needing all along.


In Who Are You? created by the Migrant Writers of Singapore in collaboration with local theatre artists, worlds between migrants and locals collide as they learn to trust, confront and depend on each other. Their intersecting stories delve into questions of identity and longing, and ask how we can truly see each other as fellow human beings with similar hopes, desires, and fears. Over the course of this one-act, Who Are You? attempts to disrupt existing biases while connecting us more deeply in a world that tries to keep us apart.


Migrant Writers of Singapore would like to thank Singapore Repertory Theatre for their generous support with rehearsal venue, Poh Yu Khing for production photography, See Yong Xin for publicity photography and scenic design, Cheng Nien Yuan for dramaturgical feedback and Indonesian translations, and Zakir Hossain Khokan for bringing us all together.


Written & Directed by Sim Yan Ying “YY”
Devised with & Performed by Akm Mazharul Abedin, Auderia Tan, Clement Yeo, Ellen Lavilla, Rachel Nip & Sonia Serrenade
Sound Design & Op by Jay Ong
Props Coordination & Surtitle Op by Philippe Pang


Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 


There will be a post-show talk after the 7pm set of this programme.

Language: English, Singlish, Bengali & Bahasa Timor
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Date & Time

7 Aug 2022, Sun


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse
There will be a post-show talk

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