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Emily@Home Digital Arts Project





Emily@Home OPEN CALL for Video Submissions

Emily@Home Digital Arts Project, an open call for video submissions from the public based on passages from ’Emily of Emerald Hill’, the critically acclaimed monologue in Singapore since 1982.    This monodrama, written by well-known Stella Kon, who is a playwright, novelist, short-story writer and poet, has been performed locally as well as internationally.

Emily@Home is supported by the National Arts Council’s Digital Presentation Grant for the Arts, as part of the #SGCultureAnywhere campaign to bring together the best of Singapore’s arts and culture digital offerings to be enjoyed and experienced, anytime and anywhere.

It is open to all participants from all over the world to channel their inner artist and express themselves freely by showcasing their own interpretation and portrayal of Emily with one or more recorded videos of their acting, based on 5 iconic passages from Emily of Emerald Hill.

Participants regardless of age, gender, race, culture or acting experience can take this opportunity to unleash their creativity with their most innovative and unique interpretation of Emily.

Emily@Home seeks to encourage critical thinking and open-mindedness when it comes to expression especially during this Covid-19 where everyone has to stay home as much as possible.

As an academic textbook too, this project allows students to explore deeper into the story and character.  Emily@Home also hopes to continue to engage, encourage and support aspiring actors or theatre practitioners to hone their acting skills, to create some fun at home as well as to generate interest in Singapore culture around the world.

Participants are encouraged to delve into the psyche of a woman, a mother, a wife and a daughter better, and how these same traits or characteristics apply to them. 

These videos will be curated and uploaded to Emily@Home’s social media platforms on YouTube, Facebook, TikTok and Instagram where members of the public can share their comments.

Previous directors of ‘Emily of Emerald Hill’ such as Glen Goei, Jeremiah Choy and well-known actors such as Margaret Chan, Pearlly Chua and Ivan Heng, who have played the role of Emily, together with playwright Stella Kon will be the panel of Creative Collaborators for this project.


Prize summary: 
Tokens of appreciation
Prizes Details: 

Tokens of appreciation will be awarded to participants for the following:

  • Best Interpretation
  • Best Effort
  • Most EntertainingThe panel of Creative Collaborators will decide on the best 3 videos by mid-September 2020.  Recipients of the tokens of appreciation will be notified by the end of September 2020.



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