Singer-songwriter Inch Chua has written an original script for her own production titled 'Til The End Of The World, We Meet In No Man's Land.
Commissioned by independent Singaporean theatre company, TheatreWorks, the production will be about Inch's experience traversing Antarctica as part of 2041's International Antarctic ClimateForce Expedition, which was led by highly experienced world explorer Robert Swan and his son, Barney Swan. She was one of the 80 individuals per year to gain access to this exclusive expedition.
After returning home, Inch broke down her experience.
“I find myself walking in the snow, feeling equal parts alien and equal parts as one with the slush beneath my feet. No man’s land has been inviting and it/he/she beckons me into its cold embrace. Who am I when I’m with you? I tried talking to the winds; struggling to introduce myself and describe the world I came from to justifying my presence. Silence. For the first time, true silence. They say silence is deafening, I call bullshit. Silence is silence. What’s deafening is the strain to hear it through the thunderous throbs of my blood pumping through my veins. What are you? Where am I?”
Together with art direction from Ong Keng Sen, she promises a multi-sensory experience, which will showcase her original songs and a full-length script.
'Til The End Of The World, We Meet In No Man's Land will run from Thursday, 24 April to Saturday, 4 May, at TheatreWorks Singapore. Tickets, standard at $48, are available here.