23 Oct '13, 2am

Congratulations to Ivan Heng, Tsung Yeh and Mohamed Latiff Mohamed for being awarded the Cultural Medallion last...

Congratulations to Ivan Heng, Tsung Yeh and Mohamed Latiff Mohamed for being awarded the Cultural Medallion last...

Born in 1963, Heng graduated with a law degree from the National University of Singapore but soon decided that his true calling in life was theatre. He went on to build up an impressive resume working with everyone from local theatre pioneer Kuo Pao Kun to the Hong Kong Tang’s Opera Troupe, and flirting with ballet and Shakespeare in between it all. The awards poured in, and the actor-director founded W!ld Rice in 2000, which is now one of the largest theatre companies in Singapore. Career highlight: ‘[When I was] creative director of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. When the cauldron burst into flames at the Opening Ceremony, it was a dream come true. It put Singapore on the world map.’ Looking ahead: ‘In the immediate future, I will be directing a new production of Jack & the Bean-Sprout , our holiday blockbuster musical for a...

Full article: http://www.timeoutsingapore.com/aroundtown/feature/spotli...

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