Thong Pei Qin


Pei Qin is an independent Singaporean theatre director who is passionate about devising original works of critical social relevance. She graduated from the University of Essex (M.A. Distinctions in Theatre Directing) and the National University of Singapore (B.A. Honours in Theatre Studies) and has devised multi-disciplinary works on experimental platforms, often bringing performances out of conventional theatre spaces. She strongly believes that theatre should be made by and shared with everyone, and in her own highly collaborative working style, pushes for accessible equitable working ethos and creative processes to excavate original Singaporean stories, movement and site-specific work. Her theatre-making encourages the staging of new writing, and rediscovering innovative forms of cross-disciplinary research and creations across the physical, visual, verbal, textual and technology.

Her selected recent directing credits are Mine (2020), SUPER MERMAID (2019), BITTEN: return to our roots (2018), 招:When The Cold Wind Blows (2018) and Step Outta Line (2018). She was the Associate Artist of The Theatre Practice, Associate Director of Saga Seed Theatre, and is currently a creative-in-residency with Centre 42, and a director-in-residency with W!LD RICE. She is also currently a part-time theatre lecturer at NIE/ NTU, LASALLE, and has lectured at NUS and NAFA.

Photography by Crispian Chan