Huzir Sulaiman is the co-founder and Joint Artistic Director of Checkpoint Theatre.
Huzir Sulaiman is the co-founder and Joint Artistic Director of Checkpoint Theatre. He oversees the company’s development of new work, including plays, audio experiences, video, and comics.
Recent directing includes Session Zero (2021); Vulnerable (2021); Two Songs and A Story (with Joel Lim, 2020); Thick Beats for Good Girls (2018); and FRAGO (2017).
A critically acclaimed and award-winning playwright, his Collected Plays 1998-2012 was published in 2013. Recent plays include Displaced Persons’ Welcome Dinner (2019); and The Last Bull: A Life in Flamenco (2016). His plays have been translated into German, Japanese, Polish, Indonesian and Mandarin.
Huzir has taught playwriting at the National University of Singapore’s University Scholars Programme; at the NUS English Department; the School of the Arts; and other institutions. His essays and commentary pieces have appeared in The Star, The Straits Times, and The Huffington Post.
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, 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