A new generation of puppeteers

The veterans of theatre group The Finger Players are passing the baton to two new artistic directors, who plan to refocus the group on its roots in puppetry

The Finger Players' two new artistic directors Ellison Tan (far left) and Myra Loke at Cairnhill Arts Centre, where the company is based.
The Finger Players' two new artistic directors Ellison Tan (left) and Myra Loke at Cairnhill Arts Centre, where the company is based.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

Theatre group The Finger Players is marking 20 years with a change in leadership. Arts practitioners Ellison Tan and Myra Loke have taken over as co-artistic directors from playwright Chong Tze Chien.

The duo, both 29, are products of the troupe's apprenticeship programme, which was created specifically to find successors for the company, says Chong, 44.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 27, 2019, with the headline 'A new generation of puppeteers'. Subscribe