Shaza Ishak is the managing director of Teater Ekamatra, one of the longest running ethnic minority theatre companies in Singapore. She leads the company in its strategy and vision; and works closely with the artistic director to programme and produce the company’s artistic works. She believes in effecting social change through the art of storytelling and is committed to forging progress for the ethnic minority arts scene in Singapore and beyond.

In 2019, she graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (UK) with an MA in Creative Producing with the support of the National Arts Council Arts Postgraduate Scholarship, the Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award, and the Li Siong Tay Postgraduate Scholarship; as well as the BinjaiTree Foundation and the Trailblazer Foundation. In the last three years, she has been a fellow of the Singapore International Foundation’s Arts for Good Fellowship and of the International Society for the Performing Arts (USA), and in the fall of 2020, she will be joining the Eisenhower Fellowship (USA).

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