Singapore artist Ang Gey Pin is best known for her title role in the late dramatist Kuo Pao Kun’s Chinese version of Silly Little Girl and the Funny Old Tree (1987) and for being the Artistic Director of Theatre OX. She began her theatre apprenticeship with Practice Theatre Ensemble in 1986 (now Theatre Practice). She holds a B.A. degree in Theatre (with distinction) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (1992). She was a member of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, touring and performed lead roles with the company till 2006. Since then, she has been teaching, performing and collaborating with international artists and various institutions in Singapore, Europe, South & North America.
In a seemingly paradoxical trajectory, Ang Gey Pin works away from home country while discovers the roots of her Chinese heritage. Early on, Ang participated in Grotowski’s final Objective Drama session at the University of California-Irvine. Later in Singapore, she co-founded Theatre OX with research into Chinese performative elements and performances in unconventional spaces.
Ang conducts constantly Sourcing Within work sessions with different nations of performing arts practitioners and leads Sourcing Within Project: a collaboration in researches on arts crafts and creative performances.