Zenda Tan is an educator, playwright, and Associate Artist with Checkpoint Theatre.
Zenda wrote Eat Duck (2019, Checkpoint Theatre), Phase (2017, Dark Matter Theatrics), and has two competition-winning short plays published by T:>Works. In 2019, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Literature (Highest Distinction) from the National University of Singapore, where for two years she helmed the Literature journal NUS Margins as its Editor-in-Chief. She is a Teaching Award holder and most recently passed the Postgraduate Diploma in Education Programme at the National Institute of Education with Distinction. During her time there, she was a contributing writer and editor for the Literature publication Enl*ght. As an actor, she has worked on and starred in projects both on stage and screen.
She believes in the restorative capabilities of Literature and the creative arts, and that they can cultivate empathy and compassion within us, allowing us to take better care of ourselves and our world. This conviction is manifest in both her writing and pedagogy.