Through writing, devising, and curation, Leow Puay Tin creates texts for performance that have been staged by prominent directors and theatre companies in Malaysia and Singapore, such as the late Krishen Jit (Five Arts Centre, Malaysia), Ivan Heng (WildRice, Singapore), Ong Keng Ken (TheatreWorks, Singapore), Loh Kok Man (Pentas Project, Malaysia), and Chee Sek Thim (Five Arts Centre, Malaysia). These texts include Three Children, Family, and A Modern Woman Called Ang Tau Mui produced in the original English language as well as in translation. Leow has also produced a series of 'tikam-tikam" texts using a combination of text curation and writing which are meant for performed reading and performance using a chance device to determine the presentation sequence. She has been the recipient of grants from the Asia Centre of Japan Foundation and the East-West Centre in the USA, and the UK Chevening Award.
Academic & Professional Qualifications
AdvDip in Voice Studies, Central School, London, UK (1990)
MFA in Theatre (Playwright), University of Hawaii, USA (1987)
BA (Hons) English Literature, University of Malaya, Malaysia (1980)
Contemporary performance and theatre-making
Creation of texts for performance from devising, curation, and research
Leow, P. T. (2017). Pichet Klunchun’s site-specific monkeys: A methodological monologue. Proceedings of the 5th International Council for Traditional Music Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia (pp. 47–50).