Eleanor Wong (b. 1962)
Eleanor Wong is a lawyer, playwright, and poet. She is best known for her dramatic trilogy Invitation to Treat (published in 2005) which explores lesbianism, female sexuality and gender politics. Two of the plays were earlier staged as Mergers & Accusations (1993) and Wills & Secession (1995). The last installment, Jointly & Severably, was produced as part of the trilogy in 2003.
Wong made her theatrical debut with her first play, Peter’s Passionate Pursuit, which clinched a joint first prize at the NUS-Shell Short Play Competition in 1986. Wong was a writer-in-residence at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2015, and is Director of the Legal Writing Programme and Vice-Dean of Student Affairs at the NUS Faculty of Law.
Her poetry collections are y grec (2005, with Madeleine Lee), and Life~Science (2010, with poems in Chinese translation by Enoch Ng and Caleb Liu).
In 2015, Wills & Secession was selected by The Business Times as one of the “finest plays in 50 years,” alongside productions by Goh Poh Seng, Michael Chiang, Alfian Sa’at and others.
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