Esplanade Presents


Inconsequential Goddess

An Esplanade Commission
Edith Podesta (Singapore)

28 – 31 Jul 2022

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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

Assistant Director: Benjamin Lye

Performed by: Edith Podesta, Ian Tan & Koh Wan Ching

Costume Designer: Max.Tan

Set Designer: .

Lighting Designer: Stev.e Kwek

Composer: Chong Li-Chuan

Sound Designer & Engineer: Joel Fernandez

Video Designer: Brian Gothong Tan

Hair Design: Ashley Lim

Make up: Bobbie Ng

Production Stage Manager: Mirabel Neo

Producer: Shridar Mani (The Public Space)


Musicians from Wayfarer Sinfonietta

Clarinet: Benjamin Wong

Cello: Trinh Ha Linh

Piano: Nicholas Loh


The performance on 29 July 2022 will have Singapore Sign Language Interpretation provided by The Singapore Association for the Deaf.


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


Our deepest thanks to the following for their support:

Natalia Tan

Rosemary McGowan

Stefanos Rassios

Singapore Writers Festival


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


Esplanade Theatre Studio

29 Jul 2022, Fri


Esplanade Theatre Studio
There will be a post-show dialogue.

30 Jul 2022, Sat


Esplanade Theatre Studio


Esplanade Theatre Studio

31 Jul 2022, Sun


Esplanade Theatre Studio
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