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Poh Cheng Leong

Acting Programme Leader (Mandarin Drama)




Master of Directing for Performance
Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

Diploma in Theatre Arts with Distinction
LASALLE College of the Arts


Rei Poh is a theatre practitioner, director and actor interested in the use of gaming narratives within participatory theatre. As a citizen of "meritocratic" Singapore, Rei believes in embracing and celebrating failures.

Having trained as a director and facilitator under Adrian Jackson, Babara Santos and David Diamond, Rei has created thought-provoking community and forum theatre works like Sha Sha, Who Cares About Me? and Run, Run, Run. He has also recently appeared in 12 Angry Men and An Enemy of the People by Nine Years Theatre which garnered positive reviews. Rei also received a Best Supporting Actor nomination at Life! Theatre Awards for his performance in Wild Rice’s Grandmother Tongue. His recent projects include a showcase of his work Attempts in Melbourne. This is a participatory piece that experiments with videogames narrative. Additionally, he also played Teck Lai in Teater Ekamatra’s Tiger of Malaya.