🎙41-Bright Ong

An alumni scholar of the Singapore Repertory Theatre’s (SRT) Young Co., Bright also graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree in Geography with a Minor in Theatre Studies.

As a multidisciplinary performance-maker, Bright has developed diverse specialisations in theatre and puppetry. In his capacities as a director, actor and puppeteer, he also greatly believes in the power of theatre for young audiences (TYA), and has worked on numerous TYA productions both locally and internationally. In these capacities as a theatre-maker, he has also attended several international festivals as a delegate, most recently being Imaginate 2019 (Scotland) and ASSITEJ Korea’s K-PAP 2020 (South Korea).

He is also an Associate Director with Five Stones Theatre (UK, Singapore), Associate Artist with Mascots and Puppets Specialists (Singapore), and is a participant member of the Closed Community of Artists under The Paperboats Collective (Australia) as well as a member of the UP Collective (Singapore).

Bright has also performed for several festivals around the world, including the Georgetown Festival (Penang, Malaysia), Festival 2018 (Gold Coast, Australia, Commonwealth Games), Pesta Boneka 2018 (Yogyakarta, Indonesia), Light 2 Night (Singapore), Flipside (Singapore) and the 100 and 100 More Festival (Singapore).

Bright’s work as a puppetry creative includes his role as adjunct lecturer on puppetry at Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore. As a puppeteer, he played Latif on ZooMoo, an international children’s cable channel. He was the Resident Director and Puppetry Supervisor for Ninjago: The Realm of Shadows, at Legoland Malaysia (2015-2018). The show was awarded the IAAPA (The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) award for Best Theatrical Production 2016.

His commercial directorial work also expands regionally, having been engaged for Legoland (Malaysia), Transtudio (Indonesia) and Madame Tussauds (Singapore).

A Malaysian boy at heart, Bright draws upon his life experiences of shuttling between two distinct societies when it comes to creating theatre.

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