Nessa Anwar


Nessa Anwar has written, acted, produced and directed for theatre, television and video. A journalist by day, Nessa first trained and worked as an actor. She graduated with a degree in Philosophy, and has studied playwriting, screenwriting and investigative writing. Her first full-length play, Riders Know When It’s Gonna Rain, was staged under Checkpoint Theatre and WILD Rice, and her second full-length, Rumah Dayak, was the inaugural production of Rupa co.lab, a theatre collective which she co-founded. She is a founding member of playwright collective Main Tulis Group and a regular contributor to the Singapore Writers Festival in recent years. 


headline acts: tomorrow’s news

Headline Acts: Tomorrow’s News

A fun reading series featuring writers of all levels crafting short dramatic pieces in response to imagined headlines.

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