LIM HOW NGEAN is a performance-maker, dramaturg and dance researcher who has been actively involved in the performing arts for over 20 years. He is also the founding director of the Asian Dramaturgs' Network. Earlier in his career, he performed in productions in Singapore and Malaysia as well as wrote reviews and features on dance and theatre for the Malaysian press. In recent years, he has served as dramaturg for dance performances at the Singapore Arts Festival and Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay. He was conferred his PhD in 2014 from the National University of Singapore for his research on contemporary dance choreography in Southeast Asia.

How Ngean will facilitate the Performance Writing track for POV2018.

CHARLENE RAJENDRAN is a theatre educator, dramaturg and writer. She has performed, directed and written for the theatre, as well as facilitated theatre workshops and dialogues. More recently she has been dramaturg in interdisciplinary and collaborative arts projects such as Both Sides, Now (Drama Box and ArtsWok, 2013-2018), Ghost Writer(The Necessary Stage, 2016), The Malay Man and His Chinese Father (Akulah Bimbo Sakti, 2016) and It Won’t Be Too Long: The Cemetery (Drama Box, Singapore International Festival of Arts 2015). She also researches contemporary performance, issues of identity and play-based pedagogies.

Charlene will facilitate the Performance Making track for POV2018.

Corrie Tan
CORRIE TAN is associate editor and resident critic with the arts media company ArtsEquator. A writer, editor and researcher, she was previously arts correspondent and theatre reviewer at The Straits Times, where she also co-organised and adjudicated the annual Life Theatre Awards, which honours excellence in Singapore theatre. She has written about theatre and performance for The Guardian, The Stage, Exeunt and BiblioAsia. Corrie graduated from Brown University with a B.A. (Hons) in Literary Arts and holds an M.A. (Dist) in Performance & Culture from Goldsmiths, University of London as a recipient of the NAC Arts Scholarship and the Goldsmiths International Scholarship. 

Corrie will run a two-day clinic for the Performance Writing track for POV2018.