Artist Bio

Mei Ann Teo

(Bio as of March 2022)

Mei Ann Teo (they/she) (Director) is a queer immigrant from Singapore making theater & film at the intersection of artistic/civic/contemplative practice. As a director/devisor/dramaturg, they create across genres, including music theater, inter-medial participatory work, reimagined classics and documentary theater. Teo’s work has been in international festivals including Belgium’s Festival de Liege, Edinburgh International Fringe, Beijing International Festival and Singapore Theatre Festival. They helmed Dim Sum Warriors the Musical by Colin Goh and Yen Yen Woo, composed by Pulitzer Prize winner Du Yun for a national 25-city tour in China. They have directed and/or developed new work at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Theatreworks Harford, Playwrights Realm, Goodman Theatre, Public Theater, Berkeley Rep (Ground Floor), Crowded Fire, History Theatre, Page 73, Musical Theatre Factory and the National Black Theatre. Recent work includes Jillian Walker’s world premiere SKiNFoLK: An American Show at the Bushwick Starr, Madeline Sayet’s Where We Belong at Shakespeare’s Globe and Woolly Mammoth and the North American premiere of Amy Berryman’s Walden at Theaterworks Hartford. Teo received the League of Professional Theatre Women’s Josephine Abady Award and is the Associate Artistic Director and the Director of New Work at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.