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Han Xuemei is a theatre director, facilitator, educator, designer and Co-Artistic Director of Drama Box.

Xuemei believes that theatre can inspire growth. She creates different forms of artistic experiences that engage with audiences from all walks of life. Her works seek to deepen reflection and dialogue about pertinent issues so that we can grow our individual and collective capacity to contribute to a better society. Since 2012, she has conceptualised, directed, designed and facilitated numerous projects about issues such as development and displacement, domestic violence, as well as violence in school. She is specifically interested in the possibilities of theatre in youth engagement and education. She has consistently created performances for youths, and continues to study and explore different ways of engaging and co-creating with youths.

Notable projects include Camp-O (2023), A Young Person’s Guide to Surviving in Singapore (Seeing the Obvious, 2023), Re: Assembly (2023), FLOWERS (2019), The Gift (Both Sides, Now 2018), MISSING: The City of Lost Things (2018, nominated for “Best Multimedia” at the 2019 Straits Times LIFE! Theatre Awards), and IgnorLAND of its Loss (2016), The Young Can Change The World (SCENES: Forum Theatre 2015).

In recognition of her artistic endeavour and development, she received the Young Artist Award from the National Arts Council of Singapore in 2021.

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Jalyn started as a performing artist in 1979 with the SAF Music & Drama Company, and is a veteran theatre practitioner with extensive knowledge and experience in the performing arts and theatre education in Singapore. She has taken on many roles, from acting, directing, producing, and choreographing in theatre, film and live productions, to teaching and educating students from corporate professionals to mainstream and special-needs schools. 

Her passion and strength in gathering talents from various artistic fields has led her to helm InArts Collective, ( an avenue that uses theatre to connect with people from all walks of life.

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

She is currently the co-artistic director of socially engaged theatre company Drama Box, where laid the foundation for Drama Box’s work in youth engagement, and had developed a set of Drama-in-Education and Theatre-in-Education programmes for youths, teachers and adult-learners. 

Recognised for her contribution to community, youth and culture, Hui Ling was given in 2013 the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council 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.

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