Directing Residency

Under our new Directing Residency programme, we put out an open call in April 2020 for aspiring young directors.

We have since selected four exciting candidates – Victoria Chen, Hazel Ho, Sim Yan Ying ‘YY’ and Thong Pei Qin – from the 60 submissions received.

For the past six months, they have been working closely with Ivan Heng, our Founding Artistic Director, to bring their creative visions to life.

Each director was given the opportunity to choose and develop their script, cast and rehearse with their actors, assemble and lead a design team and more.

Over the next few months, audiences will have the opportunity to watch the following exciting new productions, which cover topics as diverse as hoarding, living in modern-day Singapore, office politics and grief.

Get ready to meet tomorrow’s theatre-makers today!

Directed By Thong Pei Qin
26 to 28 Nov 2020

Molly collects things… many things. Su-Lin resolves to clean them up. Can the relationship between mother and daughter survive when deep, dark secrets are revealed?

Directed By Hazel Ho
3 to 5 Dec 2020

It’s an ordinary day in an ordinary café in Singapore. Or is it? Appearances can be deceiving in this darkly funny psychological thriller with a conscience!

Directed By Sim Yan Ying "YY"
4 to 7 Feb 2021

A powerful meditation on grief and its many manifestations, WHERE ARE YOU? brings some light and lightness to stories that are too often kept in the dark.

14 to 31 Jan 2021

Back by overwhelming popular demand after two sold-out runs, Grandmother Tongue traces a young man’s struggle to connect with his 84-year-old Teochew-speaking grandmother. Thomas Lim’s funny, insightful play explores how our identities are bound up with the languages that we use and the ones that we lose.

19 Feb - 21 Mar 2021

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with your entire family by joining us for the lunar-tic adventure of a lifetime! Directed with joyous humour by Glen Goei and featuring a cheeky, charming script by Dwayne Lau, The Amazing Celestial Race is no ordinary race – it’s the opportunity to become a legend. You won’t want to miss this rollicking good time for anyone from the ages of 5 to 95!

24 to 28 Mar 2021

‘Fat’ isn’t a dirty word… but it might as well be. Frank, funny and eye-opening, The Other F Word examines Miriam’s relationship with her body and the world around her as she navigates the ups and downs of weight loss. Honestly… it’s enough to make anybody swear!