SWF Closing Debate: This House Believes Singapore Would Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

SWF Closing Debate: This House Believes Singapore Would Survive the Zombie Apocalypse



8 Nov, Sun 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM


Victoria Theatre


Festival Pass Event



This session is in English


Shamini Flint


Nearly a year of living with a pandemic has seen Singaporeans go from hoarding toilet paper to obeying safe distancing measures without question (*side eye* well, most of us anyway). In a zombie apocalypse, would Singaporeans be able to survive? What would keep us alive...or get us killed? Find out at this tongue-in-cheek closing event of the Festival as the speakers try to determine whether Singaporeans have what it takes to outlast brain-chomping hordes.

Announcement for In-Venue, In-Person Events:

  • REGISTRATION FOR WATCHING THE DEBATE IN-VENUE, IN-PERSON IS FULL. The Closing Debate will be pre-recorded with a live audience on 4 Nov, Wed, 8pm to 10pm, at Victoria Theatre. Registration for this event is only available to Digital Festival Pass holders. Please note that each Digital Festival Pass holder can only register for 1 E-ticket. Seats are limited due to safe-distancing measures.

  • If you've just purchased a Digital Festival Pass, please allow 2 working days after the date of purchase to access registration. Kindly note that this is on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • You will be issued an E-Ticket upon successful registration for attending the pre-recording. Please bring this E-Ticket along with you for verification. You will be refused entry if you do not have this E-Ticket with you.

  • All attendees will be required to use the TraceTogether mobile application or token to check-in at the venue. SWF reserves the right to refuse entry to attendees who do not have the TraceTogether mobile application or token.

  • The scheduled broadcast of the Closing Debate pre-recording will happen 8 Nov, 8pm on SISTIC Live. This can be accessed with your Digital Festival Pass.


Arianna Pozzuoli

Canada - Singapore

Arianna Pozzuoli is an educator, author, performer and poet. Her poetry collection, Something for Everyone, was published by Red Wheelbarrow Books in 2014. She is currently a drama teacher at the Canadian International School of Singapore.

Photo Credit: Jamie Richards

Arianna Pozzuoli is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Suffian Hakim


Suffian Hakim is a Singaporean author and screenwriter.

Photo Credit: Keith Premchand

Imran Hashim


Imran Hashim fell in love with France while studying French at the National University of Singapore. They consummated the relationship when France gave him a scholarship for his postgraduate studies at the Sorbonne and Sciences Po Paris. Annabelle Thong is his love-letter to France and his first published novel.

Photo Credit: Chun Pang

Imran Hashim is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Stephanie Chan (also known as Dogfoot) is a poet and stand up comedian. She has won national poetry slam championships in Singapore and the UK, and represented these countries in international poetry slams. She currently runs a monthly poetry night called Spoke & Bird, and a comedy night and chat show called Siao Char Bors Comedy. She has toured North America, Australia and Germany with her work. Her first poetry collection Roadkill for Beginners was published in 2019 by Math Paper Press.

Stephanie Dogfoot is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Marylyn Tan


Marylyn Tan is a queer, female, Chinese Singaporean, Linguistics graduate, poet, and artist, performing and disappointing since 2014. Her first volume of poetry, GAZE BACK (Singapore Literature Prize 2020 winner), is the lesbo Singaporean trans-genre witch grimoire you never knew you needed. Her work trades in the conventionally vulgar, radically pleasurable and unsanctioned, striving to emancipate the marginalised and restore the alienated, endangered body. She is the founder of arts collective DIS/CONTENT ( and can be found at

Joel Tan

Singapore – London

Joel Tan is a playwright and performer based between London and Singapore.

Photo Credit: Crispian Chan

Joel Tan is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Jo Tan


Jo Tan is an actress and writer who trained at Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris under an NAC residency. Her work has been featured internationally, the most recent being a main role in the film Tiong Bahru Social Club which premiered in the 25th Busan International Film Festival in October.

She won Best Actress at The Straits Times Life Theatre Awards 2020 for her self-penned one-woman show Forked (2019), and recently wrote and performed her own scripts including King for the T:>Works NOW Festival 2020 and A Bit as part of Checkpoint Theatre's 2 Songs and A Story. Both outings received glowing reviews in the Singaporean press.

Photo Credit: Ivan Wong, Lightsmith Co.

Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai is an actor, singer and VO artist. Selected credits include her critically acclaimed solo show Building A Character, and T:>works’ Three Fat Virgins, for which she scored a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Life! Theatre Awards. Sangeetha also debuted her concert Sangeetha Sings Sinatra: Live at The Esplanade in early 2019, with Sangeetha & Simone slated for 2020/21. She was most recently seen in Who’s There? (by The Transit Ensemble), The Coronalogues (SRT), Two Songs and a Story (Checkpoint Theatre), and Kumar & Friends. Follow her work @ms.dorai or

Photo Credit: Crispian Chan


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