Photo: Jeannie Ho

Photo: Jeannie Ho

Noorlinah Mohamed

Actress and Creative Producer (Singapore)

Noorlinah Mohamed is an award-winning theatre actress who is also a teaching artist, and creative producer of community and public arts engagement projects in Singapore. 

Since 1988, she has performed with various Singapore theatre companies. Internationally, she has performed in Asia, Europe and in the US. As a teaching artist, she undertakes artist residencies in schools, develops curriculum as well as professional development for teaching artists and teachers in arts pedagogy. Her other passion — community and public engagement — sees her collaborating with various artists and organisations. 

Noorlinah is also a recipient of several awards, including the JCCI Cultural Award (2008) and the Women’s Weekly Women of our Time Award (2005) for her work in the arts. Having completed her PhD in Arts Education in 2013, Noorlinah now includes arts research as part of her work, focusing on theatre artists’ teaching practices and professional development as well as arts policy and partnership for community development and education. From 2014-2017, Noorlinah helmed The O.P.E.N., the pre-festival of ideas and public engagement initiative of the Singapore International Festival of Arts.