Actor, Theatre Director
Ivan Heng is one of Singapore’s most prominent and dynamic creative personalities. In a pioneering career spanning three decades, Ivan has directed, acted and designed many landmark Singapore theatre productions, which have been performed in more than 20 cities around the world.
Ivan founded WILD RICE in 2000. Under his leadership, the company has reached out to an audience of more than a million people and is at the vanguard of creating theatre with a distinctive Singaporean voice. Its ground-breaking theatre complex opened in September 2019 with a mission to create and present the best of Singapore theatre, nurture young artists and audiences, and leave a legacy of artistic excellence for the generations to come.
In 2013, Ivan was awarded the Cultural Medallion, Singapore’s highest cultural honour. He has a law degree from the National University of Singapore and trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RSAMD).