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Ovidia Yu

OVIDIA YU

  

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Ovidia Yu writes from a female Singaporean perspective, having no other. So far over thirty of her pieces have been staged, including '3 Fat Virgins', 'Viva Viagra', 'Breast Issues', 'mistress' and 'Love Calls'. She has also received the Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry Young Artist Award, the Fulbright Award, the National Arts Council Young Artist Award and the Singapore Youth Award for Arts and Culture.

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        As I Watch My Daughter Sleeping         Be the Food Of Love (Play on )         Breast Issues         Cupboards         Dead On Cue         Every Day Brings Its Miracles         Face Values         Family Affairs         Haunted         Hokkien Mee         Imagine         Ja         Ja: One Woman         Land of a Thousand Dreams, The         Life Choices         Love Bytes         Love Bytes 2         Love Calls         Mistress         Playing Mothers         Round and Round the Dining Table         Six Lonely Oysters         Tandem Show         Three Fat Virgins         Three Fat Virgins Unassembled         Viva Viagra         Wife and Mother         Woman in a Tree on the Hill, The


As I Watch My Daughter Sleeping

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Be the Food Of Love (Play on )

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Theatreworks     1993

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Breast Issues

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4 characters examine how their relationship to female breasts-from responding to seduction to recovering from cancer

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1st Produced:
Singapore Repertory Theatre     1997

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digital copy National Library Board, 2004   

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Cupboards

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The Necessary Stage     1990

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Dead On Cue

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The Necessary Stage     1987

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Every Day Brings Its Miracles

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Singapore General Hospital     1996

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Face Values

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The Shell Players     1988

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Family Affairs

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The Shell Players     1989

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Haunted

Synopsis:
Loong Mansion holds many dark secrets. It has been haunted for twenty years by the ghost of a former lover of Old Man Loong, Pamela. One day Charles turns up claiming to be Loong's grandson and claiming the mansion as his own.

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Music And lyrics by Mark Chan

1st Produced:
Victoria Theatre, Singapore     1999

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Musical

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Hokkien Mee

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An old woman relates her journey from being the submissive wife of a first son to replacing her mother-in-law as the domineering family matriarch. To her, a skilled Hokkien cook, the most essential things in life are comparable to the ingredients in Hokkien Mee

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1st Produced:
Action Theatre     1995

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digital copy National Library Board, 2004   

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Monologue Play/Drama

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Imagine

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Action Theatre     1991

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Ja

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Music And Movement     1991

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Ja: One Woman

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Music And Movement    

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Land of a Thousand Dreams, The

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Ntuc     1995

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Life Choices

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Examining how choices made affect what we become in life; even if the new selves wouldn't make the choices that brought us there.

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1st Produced:
Zip Productions     1999

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digital copy National Library Board, 2004   

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Love Bytes

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3.14 Drama Company     2001

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Love Bytes 2

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3.14 Drama Company     2002

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Love Calls

Synopsis:
the complications of love in the cyberage seen in the life of a radio deejay.

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1st Produced:
Action Theatre     1997

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digital copy National Library Board, 2004   

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Mistress

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1st Produced:
Action Theatre     1990

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in Mistress and Other Creative Takeoffs, Landmark Books, 1990   

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Playing Mothers

Synopsis:
the trials and occasional joys of motherhood as seen through the life experiences of 3 women, Margaret, Cecilia and Seok Imm

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1st Produced:
Action Theatre     1996

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Round and Round the Dining Table

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An Indian family in Singapore that prides itself on being modern has to examine the racism and sexism that surfaces within it when one of the daughters brings home a Chinese boyfriend

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First Telecast: Singapore Broadcasting Company 12, 1990

1st Produced:
The Necessary Stage     1988

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digital copy National Library Board, 2004   

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Drama/comedy

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Six Lonely Oysters

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Examines loneliness and relationships

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1st Produced:
Action Theatre     1994

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digital copy National Library Board, 2004   

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Tandem Show

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Wow Productions     1997

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Three Fat Virgins

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Examines the socially and self-imposed image problems so many women have.

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1st Produced:
Theatreworks     1992

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in Fat Virgins, Fast Cars and Asian Values, Times Books International, 1993   

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Drama/comedy

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Three Fat Virgins Unassembled

Synopsis:
A look at women and work, family and education

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1st Produced:
Wow Theatre     1995

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Contained in: "Fat Virgins, Fast Cars and Asian Values - A Collection of of Plays from theatreworks Writers Lab" published by Times Books International, Singapore , 1993   

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Viva Viagra

Synopsis:
Looks at the little blue pill and its effect on couples-not necessarily couples in conventional relationships

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1st Produced:
Action Theatre     1999

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1st Published:
digital copy National Library Board, 2004   

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Wife and Mother

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Theatreworks     1992

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Woman in a Tree on the Hill, The

Synopsis:
he relationship between men and women and women and trees through the years and across cultures is examined in a contemporary couple; Noah and his wife when the floods first go down and years later; and in how a Chinese goddess reconciled divinity and bound feet

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1st Produced:
Theatreworks     1992

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in Playful Phoenix: Women Write for the Singapore Stage, 1996   

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Drama/comedy

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