Visiting artists

Claire Wong


Artistic Director of Checkpoint Theatre
Directed the BA(Hons) Acting graduation showcase, Swipe Right (2017)

A director, actress, filmmaker and lawyer, Claire is also a Joint Artistic Director of Checkpoint Theatre. As a theatre director, Claire directed Huzir Sulaiman’s The Weight of Silk on Skin and Occupation; Faith Ng’s Normal, For Better or for Worse and wo(men); and The Way We Go by Joel Tan. She also co-directed Dream Country: A Lost Monologue for the Singapore Arts Festival 2012 and directed The Weight of Silk on Skin by Huzir Sulaiman which opened the Man Singapore Theatre Festival 2011. wo(men), a production she directed, garnered 4 Life! Theatre Award nominations and was a Flying Inkpot Top 5 Pick of 2010.

As an actress, Claire most recently appeared in Checkpoint Theatre’s 15th anniversary production of Atomic Jaya. Claire’s other memorable lead roles include her one-woman performances in Madame Mao’s Memories and Occupation. She has performed in landmark Singapore stage productions and international arts festivals, including the Singapore Arts Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, the Telstra Adelaide Arts Festival and Theater der Welt Festival in Berlin. Trained in both Asian and Western performing arts, Claire obtained her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts from New York’s Columbia University.

Claire is also a co-founder of Studio Wong Huzir and serves as its Senior Consultant.