Thong Pei Qin

Director,
Educator

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 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 Headline Acts: The Three Ages (2023), Theatre360: Stories from the Heart (2023), Bai Bai Nian (2023), Exquisite Monster (2022), Gretel and Hansel (2022), Architects of Realities (2021-22), Cloud House (2021-22), Project Dreamcatchers (2021-22), 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, a creative-in-residency with Centre 42, and a director-in-residency with W!LD RICE. She is currently a full-time faculty member of NUS Theatre Studies, and was previously a part-time theatre lecturer at NIE/ NTU, LASALLE, and NAFA.

Photography by Crispian Chan

Last Updated: March 2024 


PARTICIPATION IN C42

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Start: 5 February 2021
Coordinator


WORKS DOCUMENTED IN THE ARCHIVE

Staged: 26 November 2020
Director

Staged: 12 July 2018
Director

Staged: 29 April 2017
Director

Staged: 29 April 2017
Director

Staged: 3 October 2016
Director

Staged: 7 February 2014
Assistant to Director, Crew

Staged: 8 January 2014
Production Stage Manager

Staged: 16 August 2012
Director