Renee Yeong Jia Hui 杨佳慧
Renee (She/They) is a Singaporean theatre director and sound designer interested in telling contemporary stories about women, people of color, LGBTQ+ and other marginalized groups in America, Singapore and beyond.
Credits that best represent their growing and changing body of work include Lotus Root Support Group in Singapore, When We Were Young and Unafraid by Sarah Treem, Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel at Playwrights Horizons Downtown/NYU and, Annie Aspen's Musical Space Spectacular! by Laura Galindo at Ars Nova's ANT Fest 2019. She also directed I LOVE WHITE MEN that she developed with close collaborators Sim Yan Ying and Nicholas Chan about the love hate relationship between Asian women and white men that was presented at Caveat NYC (2020), Ars Nova's ANT Fest (2019), Dixon Place (2018).
When they're not directing, they're sound designing shows small and large in New York and Singapore. Some of their wide-ranging sound credits include Romeo + Juliet for Hypokrit Theater Company, Operating Systems for Flux Theatre Ensemble, Interabang by Ryan Szelong at Ars Nova's ANT Fest and, Vantablack by Nazareth Hassan at NYU.
Renee has worked with a number of Singapore theatre companies in various capacities such as The Necessary Stage, Pangdemonium Theatre Company, Buds Theatre Company, Toy Factory Productions and National University of Singapore's Theatre Studies Department.
Above all, Renee wants to make work that celebrates difference and engages the community around them.
2022 - 2024 Esplanade Singapore TRIP Director's Programme
2019 Lincoln Center Director's Lab
2018 - 2019 SDCF Observership Program
Associate Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Union (SDC)
BFA: New York University, Tisch School of the Arts