Famous Playwrights from Singapore

List of notable or famous playwrights from Singapore, with bios and photos, including the top playwrights born in Singapore and even some popular playwrights who immigrated to Singapore. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Singaporean playwrights then this list is the perfect resource for you. These playwrights are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known playwright from Singapore is included when available.

List is made up of people like Alfian Sa'at and Dick Lee.

This historic playwrights from Singapore list can help answer the questions "Who are some Singaporean playwrights of note?" and "Who are the most famous playwrights from Singapore?" These prominent playwrights of Singapore may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Singaporean playwrights.

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    Alfian bin Sa'at (born 18 July 1977) is a Singaporean writer, poet and playwright. He is known for his provocative works and is often referred to as his country's enfant terrible.   ...more
    • Age: 44
    • Birthplace: Singapore
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    Chay Yew (simplified Chinese: 谢耀; traditional Chinese: 謝耀; pinyin: Xiè Yào) is a playwright and stage director who was born in Singapore. In July 2011, he became Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago.  ...more
    • Age: 57
    • Birthplace: Singapore
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    Richard "Dick" Lee Peng Boon (born 24 August 1956) is a Singaporean singer-songwriter, playwright and film director.  ...more
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Singapore
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    Eleanor Wong Siew Yin (born 6 February 1962) is a Singaporean playwright, poet, lawyer and legal academic. She is an Associate Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore, where she is Vice Dean of Student Affairs and Director of Legal Skills Programme. She is also a member of the Remaking Singapore Committee.  ...more