The Finger Players 2019 main season brings to you Forked, an original play written and performed by Jo Tan, directed by Chong Tze Chien. Developed under a two-year playwright incubation programme, Watch This Space, Forked is veteran actress Jo Tan’s first full length play as an emerging playwright.
Jeanette Peh—a highly-westernised Singaporean JC valedictorian—decides to abandon law school to follow her dreams of studying acting in London, where she will also hopefully find her occidental soulmates. On arrival however, she is dismayed to find that her teacher and classmates label as one of the “Asian students”.
She adopts a British accent and well-meaningly corrects the British students’ grammar, but that doesn’t make her popular for some reason. At least she’s doing well in school… until she gets to Baptiste Laroche’s class. Monsieur Laroche wants her to perform more honestly by speaking in her native language. There’s just one problem: Jeanette is beginning to realise she doesn’t know what her native language is. In fact, she doesn’t really know who she is at all.