Xiaoyi is the founder and Artistic Director of Emergency Stairs. A committed practitioner with a desire to push artistic boundaries, Xiaoyi is considered a promising figure at the forefront of the experimental theatre scene in Singapore. He was the recipient of “Young Artist Award” by the National Arts Council of Singapore in 2016.
Since 2011, Xiaoyi has been particularly involved in the intercultural dialogue. Since 2017, he curates the annual Southernmost: One Table Two Chairs Project, a first-of-its-kind arts festival in Singapore. It seeks to bring prominent and established traditional and contemporary theatre artists from the region together at Singapore for intercultural exchange and presentation.