Jean Ng is a graduate of the Jacques Lecoq International School of Theatre in Paris, France. For three decades, she has worked as an actor, director, writer and educator in both professional theatre as well as with educational and community groups.
As a bilingual performer, Jean played leading roles in productions by Singaporean theatre companies such as Cake Theatrical Productions, Theatreworks, The Necessary Stage, The Theatre Practice, The Finger Players, Drama Box and Toy Factory Productions. She was formerly Associate Director of The Necessary Stage where she created and directed several works.
A passionate believer in arts education, Jean has designed and taught drama programmes for preschoolers to tertiary students. She was invited by the late theatre doyen, Kuo Pao Kun, to form the core team that founded the Theatre Training and Research Programme (now Intercultural Theatre Institute), a three-year full-time professional actor-training programme. She taught at the TTRP for five years. Jean also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Singapore Drama Educators Association. From 2018 to 2020, she served as Artistic Director of the M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival.
Her work in Community Theatre is also extensive. She designed and taught a three-year theatre programme for seniors, “Theatre for Seniors” by The Necessary Stage. She has been resident drama coach and director at the Down Syndrome Association (Singapore) since 2003 and has also taught in special needs schools and sheltered workshops involving persons with diverse intellectual and physical disabilities.
Coming up at SIFA
Step into The School, and join fellow participants on a series of communal assemblies, group lessons, solo journeys, unexpected assignments, and strange encounters across multiple sites in Stamford Arts Centre. Just like school as we think we know it, yet nothing like it at all.