Sonia Kwek


COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR OF GRADUATION 2017
CURRENTLY BASED IN Singapore
RECENTLY COLLABORATED WITH Singapore International Festival of Arts

Sonia

Sonia is a performer and theatre practitioner from Singapore.

Her theatre journey began as a production intern at The Necessary Stage in 2009. She then pursued studies in interdisciplinary practice at Queensland University of Technology, obtaining a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Drama) with Distinction.

In Australia, Sonia worked actively in the Brisbane independent theatre scene. She co-founded theatre collective Opiate Productions, co-writing and co-directing an original script which was selected by the Festival of Australian Student Theatre. She also coordinated and marketed Backbone Youth Arts’ 2high Festival 2012 and created a site-specific work for Anywhere Theatre Festival. Sonia has also worked and trained regularly with Zen Zen Zo, gravitating towards physical theatre, devising and performing.

Back in Singapore, Sonia was employed full-time at social enterprise The Thought Collective and facilitated with Singapore Creations, a non-profit that works with young people, before joining ITI in 2015. Her recent theatre credits in Singapore include: facilitating and performing for Speak Cryptic’s The Tribe as part of Club Malam at SIFA O.P.E.N. 2016; collaborating and performing with sound/performance/zentai art collective The UFO Project at Neon Lights Festival 2016; and performing in Mandala (2014) by In Source Theatre.

Sonia plans to work in the Singapore theatre scene after graduation.

 

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