THE OPTIC TRILOGY

by Alfian Sa'at

Directed by Kai Sundermann

Dramaturgy by Ruth Tang

Lighting Design by Ebony Burton

Performed by Sim Yan Ying "YY" & Nishad More

Three stories, three first encounters: A tourist and a rent boy, a photographer and his blind subject, a woman and her internet date. Poem and meditation, lyric and punchline, Alfian Sa'at's meditation on metropolitan loneliness probes into the tangled web of Singaporean (post)modernity and lays bare the tricks of memory, light, and chance.

Alchemical Studios, New York City

Photos: Aaron Kho

© 2020 by Sim Yan Ying "YY"