Singapore Repertory Theatre


7 - 23 Mar 2024 | KC Arts Centre – Home of STC

Embark on an electrifying journey with the story of a fierce and determined female fighter pilot.

An elite fighter pilot sees her skyward career cut short by her pregnancy.

Reassigned to flying military drones remotely, she is stationed in a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas by day and returns to the embrace of her family each night. Soon, the boundaries blur between the desert she calls home and the distant battleground she patrols. 

Her once boundless blue skies are now confined to a stark grey screen. As a drone pilot, her perspective shifts, as she’s offered a vantage point that’s both distant and immediate. Confronted by the stark reality of her new role, she must grapple with an inner awakening when faced with a very difficult decision. 

Hailed as a "scorching sharp-eyed, timely script" by Time Out New York, Grounded delves into themes highly relevant to today's world, including women's ambition and their navigation of motherhood.

Featuring Oon Shu An.

“Five Stars. Outstanding.” – The London Standard

“Thought provoking, thoroughly engrossing” – TheatreMania

"A searing piece of writing” – The Guardian

Grounded is part of The STC Triple Bill, which includes Taha and Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream. Book tickets for all three shows to enjoy a 25% discount.

Creative Team

Playwright                          |      George Brant

Director                              |      Renee Yeong

Production Designer         |      Diego Pitarch

Lighting Designer              |      Petrina Dawn Tan

Sound Designer                 |      Guo Ningru

Multimedia Designer        |      Genevieve Peck

Celebrate International Women's Day with Grounded!

Join us after the performance on Friday, 8 Mar 2024, for a dialogue on women's journeys through career and ambition, engaging in meaningful conversations that resonate with the themes of the performance.

Renee Yeong is a London-based, New York-trained Singaporean young and upcoming theatre director. Renee champions women, people of colourr, LGBTQ+, and marginalised groups worldwide and tells their stories. She constantly pushing boundaries on and beyond the stage, while advancing social empowerment.​

Oon Shu An had a sell-out one-woman show, '#UnicornMoment', which garnered a Best Original Script nomination at the Life! Theatre Awards. Following her performance in Lungs (2021), Shu An returns to the STC stage in Grounded.​ She is also known for her acclaimed roles such as Jing Fei in Netflix's Marco Polo. Shu An passionately empowers women's narratives with her unparalleled talent and vibrant energy across diverse platforms. 

Sarah Bagharib is a seasoned media professional with over a decade of experience. A seasoned media professional, Sarah advocates for women's advancement through her modern media company, @hellocrazycat , and the #nusantarawomenconversations podcast, fostering empowerment and a safe space for Southeast Asian Malay women to explore their identities.​

Penny Burtt is a Board Member of Harpswell Foundation, which aims to advance young women leaders in Southeast Asia with education, training and a supportive network. She has played an active role in Harpswell’s ASEAN Women’s Leadership Summit as a mentor and facilitator. She is also the Head of Policy and Government Engagement at Stripe.


15% Watch with Friends   

  • 15% discount with a minimum purchase of four tickets.  
  • Applicable for ALL categories and performances.

15% Double Deal

  • 15% discount applicable with purchase of tickets for any two shows from The STC Triple Bill: Grounded, Taha or Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream
  • Only available for Cat 1 tickets
  • Applicable for ALL performances excluding preview

25% Triple Bundle

  • 25% discount with purchase of tickets for The STC Triple Bill: Grounded, TAHA and Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream
  • Only available for Cat 1 tickets
  • Applicable for all performances excluding preview



Corporate / Group Packages  

Admission Rules

Rating / Age Limit

  • All patrons, regardless of age, must produce a ticket for admission
  • Parental guidance advised: Recommended for ages 13 and above
  • Rating: Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content and Coarse Language)

Late Seating Advisory

  • Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable point

Photography / Video Recording Rules

  • Photography, Video Recording and Audio Recording are strictly prohibited during the performance

Additional Information

  • There is a glass panel in front of Row AA at the Circle seats section
  • Left and right balcony seats in the Circle are SINGLE seats in a row
  • Balcony BL/1-2 and Balcony BR/1-2 at the Circle seats section are restricted view seats

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Event Date

7 - 23 Mar 2024

Tue - Fri, 8pm
Sat (9 Mar), 8pm
Sat (16 & 23 Mar), 4pm and 8pm
Sun, 3pm & 6pm

90 Mins

KC Arts Centre – Home of STC

Ticket Pricing

Preview: Thu, 7 Mar, 8pm 
Cat 1: $50
Cat 2: $45

Tue - Thu, 8pm | Sat, 4pm | Sun, 3pm & 6pm
Cat 1: $58
Cat 2: $53

Fri & Sat, 8pm
Cat 1: $68
Cat 2: $63

Ticketing T&Cs apply. Find out more here.

Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content and Coarse Language)

Download the E-programme Booklet Here.