Joel Tan

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Joel Tan is a playwright based between London and Singapore. In Singapore, recent productions of his plays include Tartuffe (Wildrice, 2022), Cafe (Wildrice, 2020), and Tango (Pangdemonium, 2017). Recent UK projects include No Particular Order (Theatre503, 2022) which was shortlisted for Theatre 503's 2018 Playwriting Award, Living Archive (Royal Court, 2022), Inside/Outside (Orange Tree Theatre, 2021), and the audio play Ghosts in the Blood (Audible originals for LAMDA, 2021). He is under commission with the Royal Court, Headlong Theatre, and the Almeida Theatre. Joel was part of Theatre 503’s 2019/2020 residency scheme the 503 Five, the Royal Court writers’ programme 2021, and was an associate artist with the London-based Chinese Arts Now Festival and Singapore’s Checkpoint Theatre. He is a Creative Associate with Centre 42's New Writing Development Programme, and leads the programme's Professional Development Residency for playwrights.

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Last Updated 14 August 2022


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