Deonn Yang


Deonn is an actor, theatre-maker and teacher. She graduated from LASALLE College of Arts in 2016 with a BA (First Class Hons) in Acting. Deonn is currently an Associate Artist of The Necessary Stage (TNS), and a core member of Playwrights’ Commune, an independent playwriting collective.  

As an actor, Deonn has been a part of Esplanade’s PLAYtime! and Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts, M1 Singapore Fringe Festivals, and the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA). Her notable theatre credits include Tanah•Air . by Drama Box, and Straight Acting produced by Wild Rice, which earned her a Best Actress nomination at The Straits Times Life Theatre Awards 2022. 

As a theatre-maker, Deonn made her professional debut as a playwright-director at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2023. She also recently directed a successful run of Survivor Singapore as part of Esplanade’s Feed Your Imagination (F.Y.I) 2023 programme. Deonn has collaborated with TNS and Haresh Sharma since 2017 and was recently assistant director to Haresh for Acting Mad (2022) and Three Years in the Life and Death of Land (2023).  

Deonn is grateful and excited for the opportunity to continue working with TNS as an Associate Artist for 2024/2025, and looks forward to growing, learning and developing further as an artist. She is interested in people and their stories, and always having a good laugh. 




A tale of love, acceptance and family dynamics set against the backdrop of ancestral worship.

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