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M1 Singapore Fringe Festival presents THOM PAIN (based on nothing) by Edith Podesta, Yarra Ileto & Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Australia & Singapore)

January 18 @ 8:00 pm - January 21 @ 9:30 pm


“Thom Pain is at bottom a surreal meditation on the empty promises life makes, the way experience never lives up to the weird and awesome fact of being. But it is also, in its odd, bewitching beauty, an affirmation of life’s worth.”

The New York Times


Thom Pain is trying to save his life to save your life, in that order.

Filled with biting humour, desire, and lost innocence, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated show THOM PAIN (based on nothing) is one ordinary man’s extraordinary search through the wreckage of his life.


Hailed as “astonishing …a small masterpiece” by The New York Times, this insightful, at times surreal, production catalogues the eternal agonies of the human condition in wit and one last-ditch plea for empathy and enlightenment.


Directed by Edith Podesta and choreographed by Yarra Ileto, THOM PAIN (based on nothing) is performed by students from the BA (Hons) in Performance Making programme at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.


Post-show dialogue on 19 January 2024, with speech to text interpretation available upon request. Please email your request to info@singaporefringe.com before 15 December 2023.


January 18 @ 8:00 pm
January 21 @ 9:30 pm
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M1 Singapore Fringe Festival
6440 8115
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18 - 20 January 2024, 8pm 20 - 21 January 2024, 3pm


NAFA Studio Theatre
151 Bencoolen Street 189656 Singapore + Google Map
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