Peggy Ferroa

Peggy Ferroa uses her vast experience from stage, screen and radio to create safe spaces for those with little or no arts background as a means to interact, learn and create performances that reflect both themselves and their community. These works include plays, musicals, short films and radio plays. She has served as producer and playwright since 2008 for The Glowers, Singapore’s first multilingual seniors drama group. She has brought their productions to the Singapore International Festival of Arts, Singapore’s Silver Arts Festival, Japan’s World Gold Theatre Festival and Malaysia’s George Town Festival. 

Peggy has also been working with inmates since 2006. She pioneered the Theatre Arts Programme (TAP) in which she devises original performance pieces that offer new patterns of behaviour and opportunities for change. She runs the programme till today.

Her work is presented at conferences and some of them are: The Shifting Roles of an Artist Working in a Singapore Prison (Fourth International Teaching Artist Conference, New York), This Is My Song: a music programme for hospice patients (Fifth International Teaching Artist Conference, Seoul, Korea), A New Pulse for Seniors in Community Theatre (LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore) and “Is it My Turn?” Co-creating with Seniors (Chinese University of Hong Kong). 

Peggy holds an MA in Arts Pedagogy and Practice from Goldsmiths, University of London. Apart from her independent practice, she is Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the National University of Singapore where she shares her expertise on Theatre and Community Engagement.

Photography by Boban James Photography

Last Updated: May 2023 


Staged: 2 September 2021

Staged: 18 July 2019
Playwright, Producer

Staged: 4 October 2018

Staged: 23 September 2016

Staged: 5 November 2011
Director, Playwright

Staged: October 2010

Staged: 3 March 2010