Directors for TRIP 2022 – 2024

A platform for Singapore-based early-career directors to showcase their work.

Renee Yeong (She/They) is a Singaporean director interested in telling contemporary stories about women, the LGBTQ+ community, people of colour, and other marginalised groups in Singapore, America, and beyond.


Her recent directing credits include Lotus Root Support Group (Singapore), When We Were Young and Unafraid, Dry Land (Playwrights Horizons Downtown/NYU), Annie Aspen's Musical Space Spectacular! (Ars Nova’s ANT Fest), and I LOVE WHITE MEN (Dixon Place, Ars Nova’s ANT Fest, and Caveat NYC).


As an assistant director, she has worked with Tony award-winning director Rachel Chavkin on Bess Wohl’s world premiere play Continuity at Manhattan Theatre Club and Huzir Sulaiman on The Nuclear Family in 2020 for Checkpoint Theatre, up until its postponement.


Renee also works as a sound designer. Notable sound design credits include 9’O Clock Problem and All the Different Ways Commodore Matthew Perry Could Have Died… (Theatre in Quarantine), Romeo + Juliet (Hypokrit Theater Company), Our Options Have Changed (Flux Theatre Ensemble), among others.


Renee is a member of the 2019 Lincoln Center Director's Lab and an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Union. She earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts at NYU in Directing in 2018.



Sim Yan Ying “YY” (she/her) is a theatre artist based in Singapore and New York. She creates as a director, performer, writer, and deviser, and strives to make works that are experimental and accessible, physical in nature, and reflective of a diversity of lived experiences. YY believes in the power of live performance to bridge perspectives within and across communities in an increasingly polarised world.


Her original works include: Where Are You? (Wild Rice/Mabou Mines), a series of productions on how we experience grief and confront death; Who Are You? (Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay), a devised performance about migrant-local relationships in Singapore; I LOVE WHITE MEN (Caveat NYC/Ars Nova/Dixon Place), a one-woman show excavating white worship and postcolonial baggage from an immigrant’s perspective in New York; and Without Reason (ArtsWok Collaborative/Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay) about the struggles of an interracial relationship in Singapore.


Digital works: Who’s There? (New Ohio Theatre), an international collaboration about the socio-political and racial unrests in 2020; (un)becoming (T:>Works N.O.W. 2021), exploring the complex dynamics of mother-daughter relationships in modern-day Singapore; and Bloodlines 血脉 (Fault Line Theatre), a work-in-progress with artists across the Sinosphere examining the volatility and promise of Chinese-ness.


YY is presently a Directing Resident at Singapore Repertory Theatre, an artist in the Mabou Mines SUITE/Space programme, and a participant in Emergency Academy. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts at NYU Tisch, and has trained in programmes such as The Necessary Stage Devising Platform, SITI Company Summer Intensive and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.




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