Jean Tay graduated in 1997 with a double-degree in creative writing and economics from Brown University, USA. For her fiction, she has won the Weston Prize for Fiction from Brown, as well as NAC's Golden Point Short Story competition. Plays produced include Water from the Well, The Knot, Plunge, Everything but the Brain, Boom, Sisters, Senang and The Shape of a Bird. Her plays have been performed in Singapore, US, UK, and Italy. She was nominated four times for Best Original Script for the Life! Theatre Awards, and won for Everything But the Brain. Her plays Everything but the Brain and Boom are published by Epigram Books, and have both been used as 'O' and 'N' Level literature texts for secondary school students. Jean is the founding Artistic Director of Saga Seed Theatre, set up in 2015 to bring Singaporean stories to the stage, and provide a platform to showcase and nurture local talent.