Mary Loh

Mary Loh obtained her Masters of Arts under the direction of Dr Leong Liew Geok in 1994.

Mary won joint third prize for her play "Stage" in the NUS-Shell Short Play Competition in 1988 and was a pioneer member of Theatrework's Writers' Lab where she was privileged to work with dramaturgs and dramatists such as Maria Irene Fornes, Tony Perez, Howard Stern and Henry Ong. Her play "Fast Cars and Fancy Women" premiered at the 1991 Theatre on the Hill and has been subsequently produced by NTU Speechworks, Outram Institute and Victoria Junior College. Together with writers Ovidia Yu and Desmond Sim, she published an anthology entitled "Mistress and Other Creative Take-offs". Her story "Rice" is also included in the collection of stories "More Than Half the Sky" edited by Dr Leong and she is currently working on plays for radio.

Mary has also co-produced War and Pieces (1990), The Joust/Imagine (1990), and Prelude to a Kiss (1991).

She served as an Education Officer with the Ministry of Education until 1991 when she joined the Raffles Hotel as the Manager of Jubilee Hall, its 388-seat theatre facility. She had a brief stint as a Marketing Manager with a conference company and even briefer stint as the General Manager of Singapore Repertory Theatre. In 1994, she joined The Really Useful Company and was responsible for setting up the Singapore operations as well as the general management of The Phantom of the Opera and The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Mary, who currently works in a public relations and marketing company that has a commitment to the development of the arts, lives in the East Coast side of Singapore with her dog, Millie and understands the meaning of "Happiness is a Warm Puppy."

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