Mel Ng (she/her)

  • New York, Los Angeles

I am a queer femme artist and costume designer. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Singapore, I came to the theater as a site for community-driven change.

I love stories and projects that center queer themes, diverse bodies, music and adventurous movement. My work honors the needs and desires of the body, empowering and affirming my collaborators through clothing. My aesthetic is playful, glamorous and intuitive.

Outside of the theater, you can find me ocean-swimming, giving tarot readings, writing poetry and practicing reiki. You can learn more about my tarot practice here -

Proud member of IATSE Local USA 829, Wingspace Theatrical Design. Formerly on theatre design faculty at NYU-Playwrights Horizons Theater School.

B.A: University of Chicago M.F.A: University of California-San Diego


Good Enemy by Yilong Liu (Audible Theater at Minetta Lane, NY); dir Chay Yew October 2022

As You Like It by Shakespeare (La Jolla Playhouse, CA); dir Will Davis & Christopher Ashley November 2022

Grief Hotel by Liza Birkenmeier (Clubbed Thumb, NY); dir Tara Ahmadinejad June 2023

Dear John by Rachel Lin (Brick Aux, Brooklyn);
dir Nana Dakin December 2023


Grief Hotel By Liza Birkenmeier (in residency at The Public Theater, NY); dir Tara Ahmadinejad March 2024

Flight of a Legless Bird by Ethan Luk (Princeton University, NJ); dir Ethan Luk April 2024