Su Ching Tay


Su Ching Teh made her first foray into film at 15, as Penelope Chan in Raintree Pictures’ Chicken Rice War (2000). She went on to act in commercials for the Health Promotion Board and Canon, before leaving Singapore in 2004 to pursue an interdisciplinary degree in Literature and Theatre Studies at Yale University. At Yale, she produced plays such as Caryl Churchill’s Ice Cream (2005), Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr. Sloane (2006), and William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (2006), and adapted F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (2006), and Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow Up (2007) into performance art installations. In university, Su Ching also wrote plays and short stories. Her one-act play Russia! was one of five plays selected to be part of the 2008 Yale Playwrights Festival. Russia! was also given a reading at The Substation on 31st July 2007, with Singapore theatre veteran Lim Yu Beng in the lead role. After graduating, Su Ching worked in Hong Kong network broadcaster ATV as a reporter and subsequently, anchor for the English News Division. At the same time, she freelanced for “The Straits Times” as a Hong Kong correspondent. Her short story, “DnD”, was published in Renaissance Publishing’s anthology Romance; Volume 2, under the pseudonym Stella Chung. Su Ching is now an MFA student in Dramatic Writing with NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Asia (Singapore), on a Media Development Authority scholarship.



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