Cultural Medallion: Kok Heng Leun takes theatre outside the box to the community

Cultural Medallion recipient Kok Heng Leun at Block 7 Telok Blangah Crescent, where he has set up a theatre in a community space. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
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SINGAPORE – It seems a foregone conclusion that the founder of a theatre company must focus on staging shows in theatres. But Kok Heng Leun, founder of Drama Box, has pursued something else entirely.

In his decades of work in the local arts scene, he has prioritised the setting up of theatres in community spaces. The content this generates sometimes appears almost secondary.

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