Leow Puay Tin


Leow Puay Tin

Playwright, Actor 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Leow Puay Tin is one of Malaysia’s most acclaimed theatre artists, known for her innovative approaches to writing. Her major plays – Three Children, Family, and A Modern Woman Called Ang Tau Mui – have been performed widely across South East Asia, Australia, Germany, Japan, and the USA.

Puay Tin is also known for her unique approach to devising, writing, and curating “tikam-tikam” texts – creating performance texts through writing original pieces or using extracts of text culled from published and oral sources such as transcripts, articles, stories, songs, and more. In performance, the sequence of these texts is determined using chance operations and audience participation – creating unrepeatable experiences of encounter. Puay Tin is also Associate Professor at the Department of Film and Performing Arts, Sunway University.

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