Ping is an award-winning director and a graduate of both York University, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and the National Theatre’s 2015 Director’s Course. He was the inaugural recipient of the Royal Exchange Theatre Hodgkiss Award for Young Directors and has also been awarded a bursary from the Michael Grandage Company. He is originally from Singapore and has returned for work with the Singapore Repertory Theatre. He has worked as a translator in the Royal Court’s international department, was a visiting lecturer at Central School of Speech & Drama between 2013 and 2018 and was a text associate at Shakespeare’s Globe 2012-13.
Directing credits include:
Pufferfish (Vaults Theatre); Antony & Cleopatra, Othello (Arts Ed), The Truth (Singapore Repertory Theatre); Thatcher In China – reading (NT Studio); Dodo (LAMDA); Tamburlaine, No Labour No War (Arcola); A Magical Place (Old Red Lion); Macbeth (Royal Central); Acceptance – reading (Criterion); 10 Steps 2 Heaven (Tristan Bates); Crocodile (Royal Exchange); Collision/Carla’s Puppet (National Theatre); Sellotape Sisters, Golden Child (New Diorama); Snap (Young Vic).
Assisting/Associate directing credits include: Troilus and Cressida (RSC – Gregory Doran); Cyprus Avenue (Public Theatre, NYC & Royal Court – Vicky Featherstone); Bakersfield Mists (Duchess Theatre – Polly Teale); Nut (National Theatre – Debbie Tucker Green); Chimerica (Harold Pinter/Almeida – Lyndsey Turner).
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