Renee Yeong Jia Hui 杨佳慧
Renee is a Singapore-born, New York-based 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 her growing and changing body of work include 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 is currently developing with close collaborators Sim Yan Ying and Nicholas Chan about the love hate relationship between Asian women and white men that was also presented at Ars Nova's ANT Fest 2019. It will have a longer run in January 2020.
When she's not directing, she's sound designing shows small and large in New York, creating original compositions or playing some sweet sweet Beyonce. Some of her wide-ranging sound credits include Romeo + Juliet for Hypokrit Theater Company, Operating Systems by Corinna Gus Schulenburg 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 her.
2019 Lincoln Center Director's Lab
2018 - 2019 SDCF Observership Program
Associate Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Union (SDC)