Renee Chua is a theatre maker and an applied theatre practitioner based in Singapore.
As a theatre maker, she is passionate about theatre with social consciousness. Some of her works investigate topics such as women’s issues, racism, bullying, inequality and environmental issues. She is inspired by devising processes and collaborating with fellow actors and artists to co-create theatrical works that are multidisciplinary.
As an actress, she has worked with various Singaporean theatre companies and her notable works include Magic Lantern (Paper Monkey, won ST Life! Award for Best Production for Young), 11 (Theatre Practice, nominated for Best Ensemble), Home Boxes (Paper Monkey, nominated for Best Ensemble). Renee’s directorial works include a devised piece Wonderland (Double bill, M1 Peer Pleasure), The Puppet King (NAFA, Toy Factory), The House of Bernarda Alba (NAFA).
Renee has founded Her Playback Theatre in 2018, a company made up of only women to serve women’s stories. She is also with Tapestry Playback Theatre since 2006, working with various communities to promote dialogue and social change.
Renee is a graduate from Centre of Playback Theatre (Dip) and National University of Singapore (BA).