I am an Artist because I am an Artist…

Zizi Azah


In this essay I will discuss my how my journey as a theatre creator was shaped by luck, Frenchmen and charting the graph of my heart.

I was reeled into the world of theatre from the first year of being a student at Tanjong Katong Girls’ School. Convinced that no other school activity suited me, I discovered the Drama Club and, by a stroke of luck, was accepted after having passed the entry auditions. I oscillated between pursuing different roles, from acting, to the technical, to creative writing. It was quite natural that at 16, I was not quite sure what I really enjoyed doing most in the theatre. All that was certain to me was my abject love for the beauty of theatre, its language, and all its magic.

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