Academic CV


NAC Arts Scholarship (Postgraduate)
National Arts Council, Singapore
in support of his Ph.D (Applied Theatre) degree at the University of Manchester.

Pi Lamda Theta Rho Leadership Award
New York University
for excellence in academic achievement and leadership.    

William Vorenberg Scholarship in Directing

Program in Educational Theatre
Steinhardt School of Education, New York University.

Arts Professional Scholarship
National Arts Council, Singapore
in support of his M.A. (Educational Theatre) degree at New York University.

Public Service Commission Local Merit (Teaching) Bursary
Public Service Commission (PSC), Singapore
in support of his B.A. (Hons) degree at the National University of Singapore.


30 Jun-5 July 2015
“Memory Boxes, Augusto Boal, and Traces of Ghosts In Afghanistan”
at the 8th International Drama in Education Research Institute (IDIERI),
at the National Institute of Education, Singapore.

28 July – 1 August 2014
“Afghanistan, Shakespeare and A Tragedy of Errors”
at the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) World Congress,
at the University of Warwick, UK.

2-4 July 2014
“‘Doing Culture’ Erroneously in Afghanistan: A Critique of ‘The Comedy of Errors’ at the Globe”
at the Arts, Peace and Conflict Conference,
organised by the Archibishop Desmond Tutu Centre for Peace and War Studies Annual Conference
at Liverpool Hope University, UK.

“Translating Aesthetics from the Periphery to the Core: A Case of Theatre in Singapore Prison”
at the 7th International Drama in Education Research Institute
at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland
organised by IDiERI.
* Presentation script available here.

“Measuring Arts Project Outcomes: A Provisional Framework for Elderly People with Dementia”
at the 8th Annual Theatre and Performance Research Association Conference (upcoming)
at the University of Kent, UK
organised by TaPRA Applied and Social Theatre Working Group.


at the ‘Impact: Postgraduate Research Symposium’
at the University of Manchester, UK
organised by the Drama Department, University of Manchester.
* Abstract available here.

“Rehabilitation in a Prison School”

at the Theatre Arts Conference
at LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore
organised by the Singapore Drama Educators Association.

“Applied Theatre in a Prison School”

at the Applied Theatre: Examining the Singapore Context
at the National Institute of Education, Singapore
organised by UNESCO-NIE Centre for Arts Research in Education.
* Webcast:

“Exploring (Dramatic) Principles for Sustainability: Lessons from Singapore Prison School”

at the Arts Education Conference
at New York University, New York
organised by the Program in Educational Theatre, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University.


Chow, E. (forthcoming 2016). Adapting for ‘The Kite Runner’: A fidelity project to reimagine an Afghan aura. In: K. Reilly, ed., Contemporary approaches to adaptation. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

All About English Textbook Secondary 3 Express

co-authored with Lin, H; Ho, JH; Koh, J; Tham, M; & Wong, HY.
published by Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore.


2013 – 2015  Undergraduate level
2009 – 2011  Secondary level, and Postgraduate (Master’s degree) level
2008 – 2009  Prison School (Secondary level)
2004 – 2006  Prison School (Secondary level)
2001 – 2003  Secondary School


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A more detailed CV, including all the theatre productions that Ed directed or acted in, and other grassroots projects, is available upon request.