The Finger Players

Creating a theatre of imagination


Who’s who


Board of Directors
Han Yong Hong
Dr KK Seet
Dr Quah Sy Ren
Samuel Seow
Tan Beng Tian
Chong Tze Chien

Artistic Director
Tan Beng Tian

Company Director
Chong Tze Chien

General Manager
Natalie Chai

Admin Manager
Lim Xue En

Resident Directors
Ong Kian Sin
Oliver Chong

Resident Artist
Ang Hui Bin

Production Manager
Lam Dan Fong

Associate Lighting Designer
Lim Woan Wen

Associate Sound Artist & Music Composer
Darren Ng

Associate Costume Designers
Max Tan and Yuan Zhiying

Associate Actors
Joshua Lim
Myra Loke
Ellison Yuyang Tan
Jasmine Xie Huilin

Apprentices
Ann Lek
Darren Guo
Zee Wong

Company Secretary
Samuel Seow Corporate Services Pte Ltd

Auditor
Fiducio LLP


ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: 
TAN BENG TIAN

A graduate from the LASALLE College of the Arts, Beng Tian co-founded The Finger Players in 1999. Her acting credits with the company include Between the Devil and the Deep Blue SeaTwisted, Miss Mouse, First Family, Wong Kar Wai Dreams, and Turn By Turn We Turn. For her involvement in I’m Just a Piano Teacher, she was awarded Best Ensemble Acting at the 7th Life! Theatre Awards. In 2007, she directed and designed the puppets in Enchanted Tales. She also co-directed Twisted, which made its international premiere in Festival Asia, Spain in 2007. Beng Tian has also worked with many other theatre companies such as The Theatre Practice, Toy Factory, and W!ld Rice as a puppeteer/designer. Beng Tian is a recipient of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JCCI) Singapore Foundation Culture Award 2005 for her excellent work in promoting puppetry in Singapore.

RESIDENT DIRECTOR/ARTIST: 
ONG KIAN SIN

In 1999, Kian Sin co-founded The Finger Players with Tan Beng Tian. He has since performed and toured extensively with the company. His design and construction of puppets have been seen in Furthest North, Deepest South, First Family, Wong Kar Wai Dreams, Flare, and suitCASES.

In 2007, he co-created 0501, a site-specific production which not only won two awards (Set and Sound Design) at The Straits Times 8th Life! Theatre Awards, it also won a President’s Design Award in the same year. He made his directorial debut in 2004 with Pigs can Fly, which won accolades from both audiences and theatre practitioners. His other directorial works include Whispers (Esplanade’s Huayi Festival of Arts), One Fine Day, and Twisted, which he co-directed with Beng Tian.


Company Director:
Chong Tze Chien

Tze Chien is an award-winning and published playwright/director in Singapore. Some of the awards he has won include the Singapore Dramatist Award and The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards. He also writes frequently for local television channels, such as Channel 5, OKTO/ Arts Central and Vasantham Central. In 2009, he co-wrote Singapore’s first Tamil feature film, Gurushetram-24 Hours of Anger, which has been sold to India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. Not only has Tze Chien’s works been seen in the local scene, his works were also read and dramatized in UK by the Royal Court, Singapore London Playhouse and most recently, Platform 65. In August 2006, his work Furthest North, Deepest South made its international premiere in Budapest, Hungary. He has two collections of plays published by The Necessary Stage and Epigram Books respectively, containing critically acclaimed plays such as Charged (Best Script) and PIE. Other notable plays directed and written by Tze Chien include Turn By Turn We Turn (Production of the Year & Best Director), Poop!, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Best Director) and The Book of Living and Dying (Singapore Arts Festival 2012). For his contributions to Singapore Theatre, he was awarded the Young Artist Award by Singapore’s National Arts Council in 2006. He is the Company Director of The Finger Players.

RESIDENT DIRECTOR/ARTIST:
Oliver Chong

Oliver Chong is a versatile and multi-talented director/playwright/actor. Some of his memorable works include Roots, I’m Just A Piano Teacher, Cat, Lost & Found, The Book of Living and Dying, and most recently Citizen Pig. He has been nominated several times for his acting and directorial efforts at The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards. In 2011, he won Production of the Year for A Cage Goes in Search of a Bird with his actors’ collective, A Group of People. In 2013, he won Production of the Year and Best Script for Roots

He is the Resident Director of The Finger Players, and the founding member of A Group of People. His nominations for The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards include: Production of the Year and Best Director for I’m Just a Piano Teacher; Best Actor for Roots and for Invisibility/Breathing, Best Supporting Actor for Flare, Best Ensemble for Shit Hole, First Family, Rashomon, and A Cage goes in Search of a Bird respectively, and Best Set Design for Twisted.


Resident Artist:
Ang Hui Bin

A graduate from the National University of Singapore’s Theatre Studies Programme, Hui Bin has worked with companies such as The Necessary Stage, Drama Box, and CAKE Theatrical Productions since becoming a full-time theatre practitioner in 2006. Her acting credits include Boner (Drama Box), BOTE (The Necessary Stage), and Animal, Vegetable, Mineral (CAKE). Hui Bin is involved in many of the company’s Reach Out! and Main Season productions as a performer and designer. Her performance in Furthest North, Deepest South won her a Best Ensemble Acting award at The Straits Times 5th Life! Theatre Awards 2005. She was nominated for the same award at The Straits Times 7th Life! Theatre Awards for First Family. Her acting credits with the company include Wong Kar Wai Dreams, Poop!, suitCASES, The Book of Living and Dying, and One Fine Day.