Joel Tan

Joel Tan is a Singaporean playwright based between London and Singapore.

In Singapore, his plays have been produced by leading theatre companies like Checkpoint Theatre, Wild Rice, and Pangdemonium, and several are available in a collection, Joel Tan Plays Volume 1, published by Checkpoint Theatre.

Recent work in the UK includes: No Particular Order (Theatre 503, London, 2022); When The Daffodils (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, 2021); Living Newspaper with the Royal Court Theatre; Overheard, and Augmented Chinatown with Chinese Arts Now.

His play Love in the Time of the Ancients was a finalist for the 2019 Papatango Prize, and no particular order was shortlisted for Theatre 503's 2018 Playwriting Award.

Six short plays exploring estrangement and loneliness, moving towards redemption and hope.
A searching portrait of human kindness in a world that sets limits on how we care for the vulnerable. First performed...