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Subject:
Arts>>Performing Arts>>Theatre
Personalities>>Biographies>>Authors>>Cultural Medallion Recipients
Language:
English
Audience:
Adults|Young People
Type:
Article
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Abstract:
Ong Keng Sen (b. 1964, Singapore–), the critically acclaimed artistic director of TheatreWorks, a local theatre company, is best known for his intercultural Shakespeare-inspired trilogy of works – Lear, Desdemona and Search: Hamlet. He was the artistic director of an international arts festival, In-Transit, held at the House of World Cultures, Berlin, in 2002 and 2003. Winner of the Young Artist Award in 1993, the Singapore Youth Award (Arts & Culture) in 2000 and the Cultural Medallion(Theatre) in 2003, Ong is a trailblazer in the development of Singaporean and Asian theatre, and has achieved international fame with his works that have been staged in Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States.