Our Team

Board of Directors

  • Cher Sheng (C.S.) Chang
  • Dr Juliana Lim (Hon)
  • Luke Kwek
  • Tan Beng Tian (Co-Founder)

Co-Artistic Directors

Outreach Manager

Benson Lim

Administrative Executive

Sim Xin Feng

Associate Lighting Designer

Lim Woan Wen

Associate Sound Artist & Music Composer

Darren Ng

Associate Costume Designer

Max Tan

The Finger Players Fellow (Mar 2020/2021)

Sindhura Kalidas

The Finger Players Maker (Jun 2020/2021)

Sim Xin Feng

Company Secretary

Tricor Evatthouse Corporate Services

Accountants

Daisy Accountants

Auditor

Fiducia LLP

Ellison Tan Yuyang

Co-Artistic Director / Core Team Member

Ellison Tan Yuyang graduated from the National University of Singapore with a major in Theatre Studies. She has trained with ECNAD, Cake Theatrical Productions, The Finger Players and Nine Years Theatre. She is an actor, writer and theatre-maker.

Notable performances include: I Am Trying To Say Something True ( Esplanade Studios), Art Studio (Nine Years Theatre), Café (Twenty-something Theatre Festival), Manifesto (The Necessary Stage and Drama Box), Off Centre (The Finger Players (2015) and The Necessary Stage(2019)), and Temple Reconstructed (Cake Theatrical Productions). Playwriting works include: We Were So Hopeful Then (The Necessary Stage’s The Orange Production), The Dragon’s Dentist (Esplanade’s PLAYtime!) and Inheritance (The Finger Players).

In 2015, Ellison was accepted into the Next Generation Program in Tokyo, a three-year program that aims to grow emerging artists specifically in the field of Theatre for Young Audiences. She is the co-founder of The Wanderlings – the collective that created Singapore’s first baby theatre production. 

Myra Loke

Co-Artistic Director / Core Team Member

Myra Loke is a puppeteer, actor, educator, designer and theatre-maker. She started her journey in Singapore’s theatre 13 years ago when she co-created and participated in ARTivate (Pioneer Batch), a youth wing of Drama Box Ltd.

Now, Myra is a member of the artistic core team of The Finger Players. She has since performed in Framed, By Adolf, The Spirits PlayITSY- The Musical, The Flying Dutchman, Turn by Turn We Turn and several others. Myra also works very closely with The Finger Players as a props-maker and puppet designer.

In 2017, Myra co-created “You Can Reach The Sky”, Singapore’s first immersive theatrical experience for babies. In 2018, Myra co-founded an arts collective, The Wanderlings, where she continues her work in engaging young people and people with special needs.

Chong Tze Chien

Core Team Member

Tze Chien is a core member of The Finger Players and an award winning playwright/director. For his contributions to Singapore Theatre, he was awarded the Young Artist Award by Singapore’s National Arts Council in 2006.

On the national level, Tze Chien was the Creative Director of Singapore Pools’ float and performance in Chingay 2007 and 2008, Co-conceptualist and Writer for NDP 2016, Creative Director of Island Adventures for National Museum of Singapore’s Children’s Season 2012, Artistic Director of The Arts House’s 10th Anniversary in 2014, and the Co-curator of The Studios: Fifty, a festival of 50 iconic Singapore Plays presented by the Esplanade in 2015.

As an arts educator, Tze Chien has been conducting workshops and masterclasses for tertiary institutions and schools in Singapore since 2001. He has taught in NUS, Lasalle College of the Arts and NTU/NIE to name a few. He was a Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation (Drama) Adjudicator for five years, and the Creative Director of SYF Concert 2019. He currently sits on the Curriculum Development Assessment Committee in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

Daniel Sim

Core Team Member

Daniel is interested in objects in performance and the potential of their material and theatrical presence. He has designed, coordinated and/or made gadgets, puppets and props for shows such as Urinetown The Musical (2019), The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey (2017), ITSY – The Musical (2017), The Flying Dutchman (2016) and The Spirits Play (2015). He also builds and has helped to create spaces for shows like Flowers (2019), Both Sides, Now: Closer (2018), MISSING (2018) and First Family (2017).

Daniel is a member of The Finger Players (TFP) Core Team. He also helms a TFP pilot programme, “The Maker’s Lab”, that focuses on research and development of puppet-building. He graduated from National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies.

Lam Dan Fong

Core Team Member

Dan Fong was part of the pioneer batch of ARTivate, the youth wing of Drama Box Ltd. After graduating from the School of Accountancy at Nanyang Technological University, she worked as an auditor at Ernst & Young for a year before joining The Finger Players as a full-time Production Manager (2014 – 2018). She is currently a freelancer and a Core Member of The Finger Players.

Oliver Chong

Core Team Member

The most recent winner of Best Actor at The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2020 for A Fiend’s Diary, Oliver Chong is a multi-award winning and published playwright, director, actor and designer. Some of his memorable works include A Fiend’s Diary, Roots, I’m Just A Piano Teacher, Cat, Lost & Found, The Book of Living and Dying, Citizen Pig and Citizen Dog. His numerous nominations at The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards include Production of the Year and Best Director for I’m Just a Piano Teacher, Production of the Year for Off Centre, Best Director and Best Script for Citizen Pig, Best Actor for Roots, Invisibility/Breathing and Art, Best Supporting Actor for Itsy, the musical, Flare, Best Ensemble for Senang, Shit Hole, First Family, Rashomon, and A Cage Goes in Search of a Bird respectively, and Best Set Design for Twisted, Citizen Dog and A Fiend’s Diary.

Oliver was the Resident Director of THE FINGER PLAYERS (2004 – 2018), currently the core member of the company and also the founding member of A GROUP OF PEOPLE (2008 – 2012). He is the founder and Artistic Director of ODDDCROP Theatrical Productions (2019 – present). His published works include Roots, I’m Just A Piano Teacher and Cat, Lost & Found.

Ong Kian Sin

Core Team Member

Kian Sin is co-founder of The Finger Players. He often designs and constructs puppets. His puppet creations were seen in Furthest North, Deepest South, First Family, Wong Kar Wai Dreams, Twisted, Flare and suitCASES. In 2007, he staged 0501, a site-specific production that won two technical awards (Set and Sound Design) at the 8th Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards, as well as a President’s Design Award. His subsequent directorial works include Let Dreams Fly, Twisted, Whispers (Huayi Festival) and The Musical Canvas (Ding Yi/Esplanade FYI). Some performing credits include: The Book of Living and Dying, Turn by Turn We Turn, Senang (Drama Box) and One Metre Square: Voices from Sungei Road (Wild Rice).