Xin’en believes in doing whatever it takes to create magic in the theatre. Motivated by her passion for the arts, she has taken on a myriad of roles within the local theatre industry.
She first gained invaluable backstage experience as a sound operator, before turning her hand to a range of “saikang warrior” aka front-of-house duties including ticketing and events management. As a producer, Xin’en has worked with Dream Academy and Double Confirm Productions on popular and critically acclaimed shows such as KUMAR: What Makes A Man A Man?, Company, Crazy Christmas, The Hossan Leong Show and the Hossan-AH! series. Later, she made her debut as a stage manager for the 2015 revival of iconic Singapore musical Beauty World, directed by Dick Lee and was honoured to take on the role of production manager at W!LD RICE in 2016, managing the Singapore Theatre Festival and the annual pantomime. Being a female has not deterred Xin’en from “National Service” and her time as a multimedia producer for NDP 2017 and 2018 has not only gained her invaluable experience but also a tan she cannot get rid of from many hours under the sun. With the hunger to learn more and work further on her tan, in 2017 and 2018, Xin’en delved straight from NDP into the role of production coordinator in the Singapore F1 Grand Prix.
Xin’en has a Masters in Cultural and Creative Industries from the Taipei National University of the Arts but believes that lifelong learning is the key to keeping one relevant in the industry. Wanting to go beyond stage, Xin’en has produced a number of commercials and short films, such as Plague, directed by Boo Junfeng for National Volunteer and Philantrophy Centre. She has fulfilled her inner MTV unicorn dreams by producing music videos for local artistes like Ugly In The Morning and The Teng Ensemble.
She was also happy to be gaining yet more experience in film as the post producer at Infinite Frameworks Pte Ltd for Asia’s Got Talent season 3. This was not a cover job for her to find out how exactly she can be crowned the winner of Asia’s Got Talent Season 4.