International Storytelling Festival Singapore 2021
Dr. Edmund Chow

Dr. Edmund Chow


Dr. Edmund Chow is the programme leader in MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice at LASALLE College of the Arts. He currently teaches artists and supervises their postgraduate research towards a transformative pedagogy in their practice.

As an applied theatre practitioner and educator, he has worked across schools, universities, psychiatric hospitals, and prisons in Singapore and New York. He was instrumental in starting up a drama club and lifeskills programme at Kaki Bukit Centre (Prison School) for rehabilitation. His portfolio on prison theatre garnered him his first National Arts Council scholarship in 2006, where he then pursued his Master’s degree from New York University in Educational Theatre, with a specialisation in applied theatre and drama therapy.

He pursued his PhD at the University of Manchester on theatre in conflict zones in 2011. As a result, he moved to Afghanistan to manage a 37-episode radio drama on women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship and continues to work with non-governmental organisations and universities in Afghanistan today.

In 2016, he joined INSEAD Business School for his Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.  There, he developed the executive MBA curriculum on leadership and communication using storytelling and improvisation. His most recent theatre production Project Roop Kaur was a retelling of women’s narratives during the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan.

Dr Edmund Chow is a published scholar, award-winning speaker in London, and a TEDx public speaking coach. He has been featured on Channel NewsAsia (Talking Point), Vasantham (Indian Beat), Business Times, and Money FM 89.3.

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