It won't happen again.
I love you
I'm trying to do
what's best for you
Galatea - a statue, an ideal, an object of love.
When the sculptor Pygmalion’s creation is brought to life by the Goddess Aphrodite, Happily Ever After seems an inevitability. Love is an enchantment; all are blinded by its glamour.
But who decides what happily ever after looks like…
Where lies the distinction between Love and Possession…
Can one exist without the other?
Playwright: Rachel Chin
Director: Crenshaw Yeo
Recording Engineer: Joel Chua
Sound Designer & Composer: Jack Burmeister
Galatea: Rachel Chin
Pygmalion: Ryan Ang
Man: Crenshaw Yeo
Woman / Statue: Sarah Liwen Smith
Jiang: Joel Chua
Aphrodite: Rachel Chin & Sarah Liwen Smith
Special thanks to Jon Cancio and Tushar Ismail
Her writing credits include: In Sickness, Expats Anonymous (Produced and Developed with the Yale Cabaret - Cab 53); the Otters United Funny Club (stage and online); the Sony Play everything Show (Playstation Asia); Yeye (LASALLE College of the Arts); and Mama Says Don’t Talk Back (LASALLE Solo Festival). She is a graduate of the BA (Hons) Acting program at LASALLE College of the Arts and has been mentored by Aubrey Mellor OAM, Haresh Sharma, Chong Tze Chien among others.
Galatea was born from a need to address trauma.
Prior to 2018, I was not aware of the term “Gaslighting,” even though I had lived through it for a year. At the time, I thought an abusive relationship was one that involved physical violence, and anything short of that was just a personality quirk that “love” would conquer.
Without the words to define my experience, I wasn’t able to fully process what I was going through. It wasn’t until I met other people who recognized and identified with my situation - and held no judgment - that something clicked, and I felt empowered to leave.
Ultimately, that is what Galatea is about.
It is my way of helping those in similar circumstances to feel seen and to feel sane, my way of engaging other survivors of traumatic relationships.
Galatea is a humble prayer for empowerment, catharsis, and healing - and that wherever you are, you feel safe.