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Jean Tay

Judge, 24-Hour Playwriting Competition

Jean Tay graduated with a double-degree in creative writing and economics from Brown University, USA. She has written over 20 plays and musicals, including “Chinatown Crossings”, "The Shape of a Bird", "Senang", "Sisters", “Everything but the Brain”, “Boom” and “Plunge”. Jean also wrote the books for the musicals “Great Wall: One Woman's Journey”, “The Admiral’s Odyssey”, and “Man of Letters”. Her plays have been performed in Singapore, US, UK, and Italy. She has been nominated four times for Best Original Script for the Life! Theatre Awards, and won for “Everything But the Brain” in 2006. Her plays “Everything but the Brain” and “Boom” have been used as 'O' and 'N' Level literature texts for secondary schools.

Jean is the founding Artistic Director of Saga Seed Theatre, which aims to provide a platform for new writing in Singapore.

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