Associate Artistic Director
Glen has been a key player in Singapore's local and international rise to prominence in the arts over the last 20 years. Glen’s body of work embraces a wide range of the performing arts, encompassing film, theatre, musicals, parades, large-scale shows and World Expos over a twenty-four-year period. This started with his Olivier Award-nominated performance in the title role of M. Butterfly opposite Anthony Hopkins in London’s West End. It grew through his multi-award winning tenure as Artistic Director of Mu-Lan Arts with productions like Porcelain (Best Play and Best Production, 1993) and The Magic Fundoshi (Best Comedy, 1993) which garnered acclaim in London, Singapore and worldwide. It reached another level with the development of his film career with his self-written, directed and produced picture Forever Fever (That’s The Way I Like It)- the first Singapore film to have achieved a worldwide commercial film release. His second feature, The Blue Mansion, was a critical hit and completed a worldwide tour of film festivals, including Pusan, Tokyo, Hawaii and Berlin (Asian Hot Shots Opening Film).
Glen's work in and for Singapore has been in the forefront of the country's development. At national level he received the National Youth Award for his contribution to the arts from Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong in 1994, was Creative Director of the Naitonal Day Parade for three years and produced and directed numerous events including music videos and commercials. Internationally, he was Creative Director for the Singapore Pavilion at the World Expo Nagoya, Japan 2005, the Opening Show for the Arts House, Singapore 2004, and directed the Opening Ceremony of the International Olympic Committee conference in 2006.
Underpinning this has been his constant and substantial contribution to the theatre, principally as Associate Artistic Director of W!LD RICE. Here his productions have included hits such as La Cage aux Folles, Aladdin, Boeing Boeing, The Magic Fundoshi, Blithe Spirit and his internationally lauded 2009 interpretation of The Importance Of Being Earnest and for Dream Academy, The Revenge Of The Dim Sum Dollies®, The History Of Singapore, The Little Shop Of Horrors and Into The Woods.