Drayton is a playwright, director, and dramaturg. He has an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch Asia, and has spent the past four years in Singapore creating original content, collaborating with other artists on new work, and developing new plays from page to stage.
He was the Artistic Director of LoNyLa Singapore from 2011 – 2013, during which he launched plays by Chong Tze Chien (The Book of Living and Dying), Jean Tay (Between Us), Wesley Leon Aroozoo (Bedok Reservoir), and Tan Suet Lee (A Second Life). He mentored Elina Lim on her short work “Who’s There?” which premiered in TIMEWAVE.
In New York, his theatre work has been seen at The Tank NYC, the Bushwick Starr, 3rd Ward, and the City Reliquary. His work has been seen in Singapore at the Esplanade, the Arts House, 72-13, and Blu Jaz, and featured at the Flip Side Festival, Short + Sweet, the SPORE Art Salon, and Against the Grain. He recently made his London debut at TIMEWAVE, directing a short play by Kara Manning.
As a multi-discplinary artist, he has also been featured at Eyebeam (NY), The Work Office (NY), Heaven Gallery (Chicago), and Het Muiderpoort Theatre (Amsterdam).
Drayton has lectured in playwriting and production at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, lectured in playwriting and dramaturgy for Yellow Earth Theatre in London, and was co-instructor of the Singapore Repertory Theatre Young Company Playwrights.