Henrik Cheng

COUNTRY United States


Henrik is a “theatre generalist” from New York City, now based in Singapore. Their theatre career started during their undergraduate studies. After finding joy in stage and production management, for nearly six years, they cultivated effective communication while translating directors' creative ideas to designers. Henrik then turned to directing, honing further their focus and concepts while being receptive to creative input from actors, designers, and technicians. In 2012, looking to broaden their own views about theatre, they attended La MaMa Umbria's Director’s Symposium (Umbria, Italy). Shortly afterwards, they directed two site-specific pieces — one of them being part of the New Orleans Fringe 2013 — before finally travelling to Singapore to attend the Intercultural Theatre Institute.

In Singapore, Henrik's works include: The Tribe (2016, Speak Cryptic / SIFA O.P.E.N.), Pretty Butch (2017, M1 Fringe Festival), Alamat Baharu (2016, Wright Assembly), Attempts: SG (2018, M1 Fringe Festival), and part\wh (2020, The Substation series we are not going back, we are coming around). He also performed in The Silence Bubble and Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me, two separate projects tackling the stigma surrounding mental health issues / conditions. 

Abroad / online, Henrik directed a Zoom-specific piece in Mexico City for the latest iteration of Long Distance Affair with Juggerknot & PopUp Theatrics.

Henrik’s personal works gravitate towards providing hope, with an aim to heal or encourage positive and proactive change.


Read their Q&A here 

Recent works: 
1. Director, Lovers Text Lovers (2021, Centre 42's New Scripts Residency; Black Box @ 42 Waterloo Street) 
2. Director, Latch (2021, Centre 42's New Scripts Residency; Black Box @ 42 Waterloo Street)
3. Director and tech/SM, Long Distance Affair (2021, PopUP Theatrics & Juggerknot Theatre Company; Online)
4. Collaborator, Part\wh (2021, contrary wagon / The Substation series we are not going back, we are coming around


Last updated: 19 January 2022