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renee chua hui ling


Renee Chua is a theatre maker and an applied theatre practitioner. She is passionate about making theatre that reflects contemporary issues. Her works are inspired by collaborating with communities and artists to co-create interdisciplinary encounters that challenge, provoke, and reflect.  

As a performer, her works include The Last Chapter (Substation), Exile or Pursuit (Inarts Theatre), The Magic Lantern (Paper Monkey, won ST Life! Award for Best Production for Young), 11 (Theatre Practice, nominated for Best Ensemble), Home Boxes (Paper Monkey, nominated for Best Ensemble), and David the Best (Drama Box). Renee’s directorial works include In A New Light (Imaginate, The Art Ground), The House of Bernada Alba (NAFA), Wonderland (Double bill, M1 Peer Pleasure 2019), The Puppet King (NAFA, Toy Factory). 

Renee founded Her Playback Theatre in 2018, a company made up of female-identifying members to serve women’s stories. She is also with Tapestry Playback Theatre since 2006, working with various communities to promote dialogue and social change. As one of the co-founders of Cassia Kaki 2.0, Renee worked with the elderly to provide support for the senior community. 

Renee is a graduate of the Centre of Playback Theatre (Dip) and the National University of Singapore (BA). She is pursuing MA Advanced Theatre Practice in Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and is a recipient of National Arts Council Scholarship (Postgraduate) 2021.