TAN KHENG HUA

Awards: Art Nation Best Actress Award (2003), DBS Life! Theatre Award, Best Actress (2002), Asian Television Award, Best Comedic Performance by an Actress (2002), Asian Television Award Highly Commended Performance by an Actress (2003), Star Awards (Mandarin) Nominated Best Supporting Actress (2003), Asian Television Award Runner-up Best Current Affairs & Magazine Presenter (2000), JCCI Singapore Foundation Culture Awards for Contributions to Singapore (1998), Critics Choice for Best Actor Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre (1997), Indiana University Founders Day Award for High Scholastic Achievement (1984, 1985, 1986), National Colours Awards for Gymnastics (1977)

Noteworthy Selections: 21 Remarkable Women of Singapore by the Association of Women for Action and Research (Aware), One of the invited guest writers for Feel Singapore chapter on the arts, listed in People at The Peak – The Who’s Who of Singapore, chapter on the arts.

Academic Qualifications: Bachelor of Science with Distinction, Indiana University, USA

STAGE (SELECTED – ACTOR)

Drama: S’ing Theatre: 8 Women by Robert Wilson (Goneril, 2013); Pangdemonium: Closer by Patrick Marber (Anna, 2011); Spare Room Productions: The Composer by Ken Kwek (Maddy, 2009); Action Theatre: Singapore Love Letters by Desmond Sim (Wife # 11, 2009); Wild Rice: Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward (Elvira, 2001 & 2007); Toy Factory: Dangerous Liaisons by Christopher Hampton (Marquis de Merteuil, Lead, 2005); Wild Rice: Invitation To Treat – The Eleanor Wong Trilogy by Eleanor Wong (Ellen Toh, Lead, 2003), Luna-Id: The Lover by Harold Pinter (Sarah, Lead, 2004), Wild Rice: Animal Farm adapted by Ian Wooldridge (Clover, Ensemble, 2002), Action Theatre: Autumn Tomyam by Desmond Sim (Marge Lerner, Lead, 2001), TheatreWorks: Trojan Women by Euripedes (Andromeda, Lead, 1991), Mad Forest by Caryl Churchill (Lucia, Dog, Ensemble, 1990), Mergers & Accusations/Wills & Secession by Eleanor Wong (Ellen Toh, Lead, 2001); Fiction Farm: The Blue Room by David Hare (Au Pair, Model, Ensemble, Singapore premier 1999), Closer by Patrick Marber (Anna, Lead, Singapore premier 2000); Practice Performing Arts: The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertold Brecht (Ensemble, 1989)

Musicals: W!ld Rice: La Cage Aux Folles by Harvey Fierstein (Jacqueline, Supporting, 2012); Dream Academy: Company by Stephen Sondheim (Joanne, Lead, 2012); Toy Factory: Guys & Dolls by Damon Runyon (Sarah Brown, Lead, 1999); TheatreWorks: Beauty World (Lulu, Lead, South East Asian Theatre Festival and Tokyo International Theatre Festival in Japan); Music & Movement: Kampong Amber by Catherine Lim (May, Lead, opening show Singapore Arts Festival 1994)

Devised Plays with Movement: Theatreworks: Fear of Writing by Tan Tarn How (ensemble, 2011, nominated Best Actress, Life! Theatre Awards 2012); Wild Rice: Cooling Off Day by Alfian Sa’at (ensemble, 2011, nominated Best Ensemble, Life! Theatre Awards 2012); Theatreworks: Descendants of the Admiral Eunuch by Kuo Pao Kun (ensemble, winner Critics Award Best Acting Ensemble Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre, 1996), Lao Jiu by Kuo Pao Kun (ensemble, Perth Festival 1994); Longing (ensemble, outdoor performance); Broken Birds (ensemble, outdoor performance, 1995

STAGE (PRODUCER)

Musicals: Dreamacademy: Revenge of the Dim Sum Dollies (2004); Dim Sum Dollies – Most Wanted! (2005); Dim Sum Dollies in Little Shop of Horrors (2006); Spare Room Pte Ltd: It’s My Life (2007)

Drama: The Georgetown Festival: 2 Houses, commissioned site-specific theatre production; Spare Room Productions: Utter, a commissioned event for The Singapore Writer’s Festival 2011; Spare Room Pte Ltd; #7, commissioned production for The Georgetown Festival 2011, Penang; Spare Room Pte Ltd: Do Not Disturb – Late Checkout, Please (2008); Spare Room Productions: The Composer (2009)

Festivals: The SIN-PEN Colony: A mini-festival-within-The Georgetown Festival 2014 celebrating the shared heritage of Singapore and Malaysia. A project that included more than 37 Singaporeans travelling to Penang for the Georgetown Festival, from the fields of visual arts: Alan Oei and Sam “Sticker Lady” Lo; music: The Sam Willows and Inch Chua; theatre: writer/director Lim Yu-Beng, actors Seong Hui Xuan, Bright Ong, Pavan Singh and many more; mixologist Louis Tan from Mixes From Mars; chef Malcolm Lee of Candlenut; youth playwright workshops with mentor Huzir Sulaiman and director Claire Wong and a host of retailers/designers and their brands including Books Actually; Mandy T., KushKush; wheniwasfour; Chalk, skinlicious, Math Paper Press and more.

The O.P.E.N: The public engagement initiative of The Singapore International Festival of Arts 2014 (team member)

CONSULTANT PRODUCER

The Full Monty, for Pangdemonium Productions 2010.

10th Anniversary Season, Checkpoint Theatre, 2012.

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