Joint Artistic Director
Joint Artistic Director, Producer
Associate Artistic Director
Production (Senior Executive)
Marketing and Communications (Senior Executive)
Huzir Sulaiman is the co-founder and Joint Artistic Director of Checkpoint Theatre.
A critically acclaimed and award winning playwright, his Collected Plays 1998-2012 was published in 2013. His plays have been translated into German, Japanese, Polish, Indonesian and Mandarin. His essays and commentary pieces have appeared in The Star, The Straits Times, and The Huffington Post.
Recent directing includes Thick Beats for Good Girls (2018), FRAGO (2017), The Good, the Bad and the Sholay (2015), Interrogating the Interrogators: Selected Plays of Chong Tze Chien (2015), #UnicornMoment (2014), the 15th anniversary production of Atomic Jaya (2013), City Night Songs (2012), and The Good, the Bad and the Sholay (2011).
Currently an Adjunct Associate Professor with the National University of Singapore’s University Scholars Programme, Huzir has taught playwriting at the NUS English Department; the School of the Arts; New York University Tisch Asia; and Nanyang Technological University. He also heads Studio Wong Huzir, a creative consultancy. Huzir was educated at Princeton University, where he won the Bain-Swiggett Poetry Prize, and is a Yale World Fellow.
Huzir is in a class of his own.TODAY Online, SG
Few people…deserve to be called “creative genius” as much as Huzir Sulaiman does…Kakiseni.com, MY
Director Huzir Sulaiman approaches [the] text with the precision of a sculptor and the sensitivity of a poet.Arts Equator, SG
Claire Wong is the co-founder, Joint Artistic Director, and Producer of Checkpoint Theatre.
Trained in both Asian and Western performing arts, Claire obtained her Master of Fine Arts (MFA, Theatre Arts) from Columbia University. She directs and acts for the stage and the camera.
As a theatre director, Claire recently directed Dana Lam’s Still Life (2019), Faith Ng’s Normal (2017 and 2015) and For Better or for Worse (2013), Huzir Sulaiman’s The Last Bull: A Life in Flamenco (2016) and Occupation (2012), and Joel Tan’s The Way We Go (2014). She co-directed Dream Country: a Lost Monologue, a dance-theatre production by 35 performers for the Singapore Arts Festival 2012.
As an actress, Claire has performed in landmark Singapore productions and in international arts festivals (Edinburgh Fringe; Telstra Adelaide Arts Festival; Theater der Welt). She most recently performed in Checkpoint Theatre’s 2017 production of Recalling Mother at the OzAsia Festival 2017.
Actress and Director Claire Wong leads the way with excellence.The Straits Times, SG
Kudos to Wong for drawing out the potential of the text, even down to the smallest details… not only stunning but truly generous.The Flying Inkpot, SG
…an actress with immense stage presence, charisma and talent…The Business Times, SG
Faith Ng is the Associate Artistic Director of Checkpoint Theatre.
Faith’s plays include A Good Death (2018), Normal (2015, 2017), For Better or for Worse (2013), and
Faith has also taught playwriting at the National University of Singapore and was the writer-in-residence for the Singapore Creative Writing Residency 2014. She gives talks and workshops on playwriting in schools and as part of arts programmes and festivals. Her play Normal continues to be read in schools under the NAC-AEP programme.
Izz Sumono is the Senior Production Executive at Checkpoint Theatre.
She started out in the industry as a dresser, which later sparked her passion in the performing arts doing production and backstage work. She has worked on various stage productions and major events. A graduate of Victorian College of the Arts (Stage Management), Izz enjoys engaging in productions of different art forms and being part of the collaborative creative process.
Jayne Lim is the Marketing and Communications Senior Executive at Checkpoint Theatre.
Jayne’s interest in theatre and the arts stems from a keen fascination with how art gives voice to multi-faceted, ever-evolving perspectives, and thus paves the way for discourse, dialogue, and potential change. A graduate of the National University of Singapore (NUS) in Theatre Studies, she has at various times been a performer, director, technical crew member, and educator, and continues to advocate for and be inspired by the immense talent of local artists in Singapore.
Chaney Chia is an Executive at Checkpoint Theatre.
A graduate of SOTA (Theatre) and most recently LASALLE (BA(Hons) Arts Management), Chaney is an actor and arts manager. He made his professional acting debut with Zenda Tan’s Eat Duck (Checkpoint Theatre, 2019). Deeply fascinated with the arts and an avid believer in its power of reminding us how to live, he deeply values immersing himself in the intersection between its existence and its administration, exploring its myriad of possibilities and practices.