Huzir Sulaiman is the co-founder and Joint Artistic Director of Checkpoint Theatre.
Huzir has three decades of multidisciplinary creative practice, ranging from creative consultancy for large organisations to award- winning work in theatre and film, with a particular focus on training, education, and mentorship.
Consultancy engagements include high-level executive coaching for DBS in Singapore and Hong Kong, Credit Suisse, and Orbium; editorial services for Temasek Holdings (writing a 60,000 word history of the organisation for internal use), the Malay Heritage Foundation, and the National Library Board; research for Samsung Asia; and experience design for the National Museum of Singapore and the Burj Khalifa observation deck in Dubai (serving as the Creative Director).
Huzir oversees the development of new work at Checkpoint Theatre, and directs productions for audio, video, and theatre. A critically acclaimed and award winning playwright, his Collected Plays 1998-2012 was published in 2013.
As a screenwriter, he won Best Screenplay at the 2018 Malaysian Screen Awards for Dukun. His essays and commentary pieces have appeared in The Star, The Straits Times, and The Huffington Post.
Most recently an Adjunct Associate Professor with the NUS University Scholars Programme, Huzir has also taught playwriting at the NUS English Department, SOTA, Yale-NUS College, NYU Tisch Asia, and NTU. He has served on the Cultural Medallion Specialist Panel, the Singapore Biennale Advisory Committee, and the Young Artist Award Specialist Panel.
Huzir was educated at Princeton University, winning the Bain-Swiggett Poetry Prize, and is a Yale World Fellow, having undergone Yale University’s highly selective public policy and leadership training programme.