Residency Programme

Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) is looking to identify and develop the best talent in order to sustain a vibrant and robust theatre industry in Singapore.

The Residency Program for Directors offers talented young directors in-depth, hands-on experience working alongside local and international professionals on a wide range of productions.

The Resident will be expected to make a full-time commitment for 18 months. A monthly stipend will be provided to assist the Resident with living expenses for the duration of this skill development programme.

"This residency programme is such an amazing opportunity for me to learn and grow as a theatre practitioner. I never thought that I would have a chance to be able to work full-time, learn from amazing directors and even be paid as well."

– Natalie Wong, SRT’s first Resident Assistant Director

"Being in the residency programme has given me an excellent opportunity to learn from many established local and international directors. The range of productions I have been involved in has provided me a vast amount of exposure to hone my skills in creating theatre, and learn more about the industry. What an exciting and immersive experience to be a part of!"

– Cherilyn Woo, SRT’s current Resident Assistant Director

To apply, please send the following to

Current CV describing all theatre work experience.

A 400-600 word statement answering the following questions:

  • Why do you want to direct for the theatre?
  • What artist or work inspires you and why?
  • What will you bring to the theatre industry in Singapore?
  • What do you hope to be doing at the height of your career?
    Describe your dream project
    What would the show be?
    Who would you like to work with?
    Why is it important to you?
    How would you go about making it happen?

The Residency Program is also available to young industry professionals interested in stage management, production management or design for the theatre. Applications for these areas should be emailed to