Conceived by Ong Keng Sen in 1990, the TheatreWorks Writers’ Lab has been pioneering and is instrumental in encouraging and developing Singapore playwriting with its varied and far-reaching programmes. Headed by Robin Loon, The Writers’ Lab aims to continually provide new and emerging playwrights opportunities to hone their creative writing skills. In addition, The Writers’ Lab also maintains its R&D profile by affording established writers and Writers’ Lab alumni an incubating environment to advance their new works . To date, the Writers’ Lab has published 4 anthologies of new writings which serve as a resource for those wanting to stage Singapore plays. The last publication, 5 Under 25 was specially focused on writings for young people.