Claire Wong

Claire Wong


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Claire Wong is the co-founder and Joint Artistic Director of Checkpoint Theatre. Trained in both Asian and Western performing arts, Claire obtained her Master of Fine Arts (MFA, Theatre Arts) from Columbia University.

As a theatre director, Claire recently directed "The Way We Go" by Joel Tan, "For Better or for Worse" by Faith Ng, and Huzir Sulaiman’s "The Weight of Silk on Skin". She also co-directed "Dream Country: a Lost Monologue", a dance-theatre production for the Singapore Arts Festival 2012. As an actress, Claire’s memorable lead roles include her one-woman performances in "Madame Mao’s Memories", "Atomic Jaya", and "Occupation". She has performed in landmark Singapore productions and in international arts festivals (Edinburgh Fring
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Average rating: 3.44 · 45 ratings · 29 reviews · 4 distinct works
The Runaway

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“She is a figure of legend and fairy tale, one to be taken seriously, or she might knock you off your feet with a quick whirl of the staff she carries everywhere.”
Claire Wong, The Runaway

“And then I got to thinking about how, if someone met me for the first time now, they would need to know about Uncle Ed and my parents in order to understand me. Sometimes it feels as though I’m defined by all the people I’ve lost , like one of those negative-space pictures, where what’s not there is just as important as what is.”
Claire Wong, The Runaway

“When people who remember her better than me talk of her, she is always described as headstrong and irresponsible, which, if you think about it, are just different words for untameable. The wind is untameable, and so are rivers, and there is something poetic in that.”
Claire Wong, The Runaway



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