Co-Artistic Directors

Koh Hui Ling

Koh Hui Ling, Drama Box Co-Artistic Director

Koh Hui Ling is a theatre practitioner who finds meaning in the process of community engagement and the participation of non-artists in art-making.

She is currently co-artistic director of socially engaged theatre company Drama Box, where she has moved from overseeing the development of the youth engagement work to her current focus in community based practices.

Recognised for her contribution to community, youth and culture, Hui Ling was given in 2013 the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore, and the Singapore Youth Award by the National Youth Council, and in 2015, Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World Award (Singapore) by the Junior Chamber International. Hui Ling completed her Masters of Arts in Applied Drama (Distinction) from the University of Exeter (UK), with her research on sustainability of community based theatre companies.

Han Xuemei

Han Xuemei, Drama Box Resident Artist

Han Xuemei is a theatre practitioner based in Singapore. She believes in socially engaged practice, and imagines the arts as an integral ingredient for beauty and hope in society. Her artistic practice involves designing spaces and conditions for people to exercise their right to be creative, disrupt routines and deconstruct paradigms.

Her recent explorations FLOWERS (2019), The Gift (2018) and MISSING: The City of Lost Things (2018) are multi-disciplinary experiences that engage the audience in deeply visceral and personal ways.

She joined Drama Box in 2013, and was nominated by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (Singapore's national performing arts centre) to participate in the 2019 ADAM (Asia Discovers Asia Meeting) Artist Lab. In 2021, she was given the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council.


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