Esplanade Presents


Inconsequential Goddess

An Esplanade Commission
Edith Podesta (Singapore)

1hr 20mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Theatre Studio

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About the Event

In a city not unlike ours, where the rules that govern the bodies of women are not unlike ours, an unnamed woman wants to be a goddess of no consequence. Daughter of the mythical Arachne, she chooses anonymity so that neither her actions nor her power will bring harm to the world around her.


But even as shame forces her to shrink into her own oblivion, she discovers that everything in this world, including her own body, is a shrine and sacred, despite the inconsequentiality that her society imposes on it.


Mapping the myths of Greek goddesses onto the bodies of women we encounter every day, Edith Podesta’s Inconsequential Goddess is a performance poem that explores the cyclical nature of trauma and the ways these cycles are both broken and perpetuated over multiple generations and worlds.


Writer/Director: Edith Podesta
Performed by: Edith Podesta, Ian Tan & Koh Wan Ching
Costume Designer: Max.Tan
Lighting Designer: Stev.e Kwek
Composer/Sound Designer: Chong Li-Chuan
Hair Design: Ashley Lim
Video Designer: Brian Gothong Tan
Sound Engineer: Joel Fernandez
Production Stage Manager: Mirabel Neo
Producer: Shridar Mani (The Public Space)


Musicians from Wayfarer Sinfonietta
Clarinet: Benjamin Wong
Cello: Olivia Chuang
Piano: Nicholas Loh


The text for Inconsequential Goddess was first commissioned as a radio play for Singapore Writers Festival 2020.


Singapore Sign Language Interpretation


Advisory 16: Mature Themes. Please note that this production contains references to sexual assault.


Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events.

Admission Age:
13 and above.
Language: English
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Date & Time

Singapore Sign Language Interpretation

28 Jul 2022, Thu


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29 Jul 2022, Fri


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There will be a post-show dialogue.

30 Jul 2022, Sat


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Esplanade Theatre Studio

31 Jul 2022, Sun


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