Huzir Sulaiman is the co-founder and Joint Artistic Director of Checkpoint Theatre. As a playwright, his most recent play The Weight of Silk on Skin won Best Original Script at the 2012 Life! Theatre Awards. His Collected Plays 1998-2012 was published in 2013. Huzir last directed #UnicornMoment (2014), the 15th anniversary production of Atomic Jaya (2013), and City Night Songs (2012), to critical and popular acclaim. He was nominated for Best Director in the 2012 Life! Theatre Awards for his production of The Good, the Bad, and the Sholay (2011) Huzir is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the National University of Singapore’s University Scholars Programme and has taught playwriting at NUS, SOTA, NYU Tisch Asia, and NTU. He also heads Studio Wong Huzir, a creative consultancy, and publishes POSKOD.SG, an online magazine about Singapore. He was educated at Princeton University, where he won the Bain-Swiggett Poetry Prize, and is a Yale World Fellow.


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