A Good Death (A dramatised reading)


Date & Time

Date: Fri 23 Sep 2022
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm


Block F Level 3 #F309


Free. RSVP here.



A Good Death follows Dr Leong, a palliative care doctor, as she journeys with her patients through their final days. As they open up to her about their hopes and fears, her own family begins to argue over what is best for her ageing father.

Faced with an increasingly blurred line between her professional and personal life, Dr Leong finds herself asking: What truly makes life worth living? What is a good and dignified death? And on whose terms? 

First staged to critical acclaim as part of Esplanade’s The Studios (2018), A Good Death returns as a one night only dramatised reading at LASALLE College of the Arts for the MA Creative Writing programme. The play is the result of a year’s worth of research by playwright Faith Ng and director Chen Yingxuan, who shadowed and interviewed palliative care doctors, nurses and specialists, as well as patients and their families. Actor Karen Tan deftly plays up to 17 characters in this sensitive and tender meditation on what it means to lean on one another, even on those you least expect. 

About the Artist in Residence:

Faith Ng is a playwright, educator, and Associate Artistic Director of Checkpoint Theatre. Her plays include A Good Death (2018), Normal (2015, 2017), For Better or for Worse (2013), and wo(men) (2010). Her collection of plays, Faith Ng: Plays Volume 1 was published in 2016 and she was conferred NAC’s Young Artist Award in 2018.