Kok Heng Leun

KOK Heng Leun is a prominent figure in the Singapore arts scene, having built his artistic career as a theatre director, playwright, dramaturg and educator. Koh is known for his ability to engage the community on various issues through the arts, championing civil discourse across different segments of society. Having begun his work in the theatre almost 30 years ago, some notable directorial works include Manifesto (2016), Drift (2007), Trick or Threat (2007), and Happy (2005). His explorations with multi-disciplinary engaged arts has produced works like It Won’t Be Too Long (2015), which touched on the dynamics of space in Singapore, Both Sides, Now (2013, 2014), a project that seeks to normalise end-of-life conversations, and Project Mending Sky (2008, 2009, 2012), a series on environmental issues. Koh’s contributions to the arts have landed him the National Arts Council Singapore Young Artist Award in 2000 and the National Arts Council Cultural Fellowship in 2014. Koh is currently the Arts Nominated Member of Parliament.