With Mei Ann Teo
As a devisor, director, and dramaturg, Mei Ann works internationally and multiculturally. We speak with them about their experiences making documentary, intermedial and participatory as well as music theatre works in China.
Mei Ann Teo (they/she) is a Singaporean director/dramaturg/devisor. At the intersection of artistic/civic/contemplative practice, they make work across genres, including experimental participatory work, music theatre, and documentary theatre. Teo’s work has been seen internationally including Belgium's Festival de Liege (Lyrics From Lockdown, “Truly polished, meaningful and entertaining” -New York Times), Edinburgh International Fringe (MiddleFlight, “Stunning” -Scotsman), Beijing International Festival (Labyrinth - Top 8 in Beijing News). They have directed and/or developed new work at OSF (Phil Killian Fellow 2015), Goodman, Public, Berkeley Rep, Playwrights Realm, and the National Black Theatre. Recent work: Dim Sum Warriors the Musical by Colin Goh and Yen Yen Woo, composed by Pulitzer Prize winner Du Yun for national China twenty-five city tour, Jillian Walker’s world premiere SKiNFoLK: An American Show at the Bushwick Starr (NYTimes Critics Pick, NYMag’s matrix “Highbrow and Brilliant”) Upcoming: Nia Witherspoon’s Chronicle X: Windows (with composer Troy Anthony) at the Shed. Teo is the Artistic Director of Musical Theatre Factory, a resident company of Playwrights Horizons and an artist service organization that provides all access and affinity spaces for the development of new musical theatre that dismantles oppressive ideologies towards collective liberation. www.meiannteo.com