Resident Artists

Han Xuemei

Han Xuemei, Drama Box Resident Artist

Han Xuemei is a theatre practitioner based in Singapore. She believes in socially engaged practice, and imagines the arts as an integral ingredient for beauty and hope in society. Her artistic practice involves designing spaces and conditions for people to exercise their right to be creative, disrupt routines and deconstruct paradigms.

Her recent explorations FLOWERS (2019), The Gift (2018) and MISSING: The City of Lost Things (2018) are multi-disciplinary experiences that engage the audience in deeply visceral and personal ways.

She has been a resident artist with Drama Box since 2013, and was recently nominated by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (Singapore's national performing arts centre) to participate in the 2019 ADAM (Asia Discovers Asia Meeting) Artist Lab.

Chng Yi Kai

Chng Yi Kai, Drama Box Resident Artist

Chng Yi Kai is a budding artist who aspires to create effective means of engaging the community through art. A graduate from Yale-NUS College with a major in Anthropology, his foray into theatre began with joining the second cohort of Drama Box's youth wing ARTivate, after graduating from Singapore Polytechnic's Diploma in Applied Drama and Psychology.

He had participated as an actor in some of Drama Box's projects, including Bus Stop, Confessions and Exit, and as project manager on Kopitiam and installation and photography artist on IgnorLAND of its Loss. Yi Kai's acting credits also include Art Studio, the Singapore International Festival of the Arts 2017 festival opener by Nine Years Theatre, and KNOTS by STRANGER, at the New Works Festival 2019. He is one of the founding members of theatre collective STRANGER.


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