Executive Director & Founding Board Member
Casey is looking forward to working with, talking and listening to artists and practitioners in Singapore and beyond.
A trained musician and Director of Photography, Casey Lim has been acting, directing, designing and creating digital images for more than 20 years.
His involvement with the centre began as part of the quartet behind the TAFY collective (Two-And-Fifty-Years) which was appointed as NAC’s programme partner for the Centre. His decision to head the centre as its executive director is a testimony of his commitment to the arts in Singapore.
Casey was the Associate Artistic Director of Theatreworks (1999). He co-founded Checkpoint Theatre and was the Co-Artistic Director from 2003 to 2007. He also served as a panel member in the Singapore Arts Festival’s Programme Advisory Committee from 2003 to 2006. He was the creative director for the Army Museum Object Theatre in 2007, and was the multimedia consultant for SAF’s NS45 island-wide exhibitions in 2012.
As a theatre director, Casey has always staged plays that were written by local playwrights, including Chong Tze Chien’s Pan Island Expressway (1999); Huzir Sulaiman’s Atomic Jaya (2003); Michael Chiang’s Private Parts (2004); Chay Yew’s A Language of Their Own (2006); collaborated with Robin Loon to translate A Language of Their Own into男男自语 (Singapore Arts Festival 2012) and Casting Back (Esplanade ‘s 10th Anniversary 2012).
In terms of incubation work, Casey was the artistic director of GTG: Got To Go – an all-night festival of new writing for the Singapore stage organised by TheatreWorks in 1998. Casey curated a series of new writings from up-and-coming playwrights and established writers for a 12-hour round the clock staging on various sites on Fort Canning.