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What is home?
The planet I am pillaging?
The nation which claims me?
The room that I sleep in
or an unattainable feeling?
InterStates is a one-woman show by poet and performer Deborah Emmanuel. Using a vocabulary of poetry, theatre, movement and song, InterStates explores the ideas of home, ownership and the collective identity.
Deborah Emmanuel is a Singaporean writer, performer and four-time TEDx speaker. Her work and dialogue has featured at festivals like The Singapore Writer’s Festival, Makassar International Writers Festival and Queensland Poetry Festival. She is a founder of SPEAK, a monthly curated poetry event that features local and international established and emerging voices. Deborah also gives writing and performance workshops, makes music with her band Wobology and acts on stage and screen. Her poetry collection, When I Giggle In My Sleep, was published by Red Wheelbarrow Books in 2015. Her creative non-fiction book Rebel Rites launched May 2016.
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