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Jeffrey Tan Chye Leng

Guest Director



Master of Art (Drama and Theatre Education),
University of Warwick

Bachelor of Arts (Drama),
Queensland University of Technology


Jeffrey has worked as a theatre director, drama educator and arts producer for 25 years. He was a Resident Director with The Theatre Practice (1997), Drama Lecturer with LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts (1999), Associate Artistic Director with TheatreWorks (S) Ltd (2002), Assistant Director with the National Arts Council (2007) and Assistant Director with the People’s Association (2012).

Industry experience

Jeffrey has directed for numerous major theatre companies in Singapore including Act 3, Action Theatre, TheatreWorks, The Necessary Stage and The Theatre Practice. He has created school productions as well as touring productions for the community and the public.

His recent productions include Open Homes for the Singapore International Festival of Arts (2017), Island Stories for the Singapore Heritage Festival (2017), Shrimps in Space for Generasia (2016), CrossRoads, You. Terrorist for the Association of Muslim Professionals (2016).

Jeffrey also sits on the National Arts Council’s (NAC) Arts Advisory Panel and has been an NAC External Assessor since 2016. He also sits on the panel of the ‘Best Production for the Young’ Award for the M1-The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards (2016 - 2018).