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Abby is a trilingual (English/Chinese/Cantonese) singer, emcee, theatre practitioner and voiceover artiste. Her past theatre productions include "Forbidden City: Portrait of An Empress", "Lim Boon Keng, the Musical" and 《老九》.
Amin is a versatile and recognised freestyle dancer and choreographer. He is known for his genre-fusing styles including waacking, lyrical, contemporary, commercial, jazz and street styles. Amin is a regular winner of regional dance competitions and often travels around the world to perform, teach, and often as he is asked to choreograph dances.
His artistic expression extends to creating and remixing music, practicing aerial moves (he is an aerialist), and honing his traditional and melismatic styles of singing. He is an active, multi-disciplinary artiste constantly exploring and pushing his boundaries.
Audrey Luo is a bilingual theatre practitioner, singer, host, voice-over artist and has collaborated with Drama Box, ECNAD, I-Theatre, The Finger Players, The Necessary Stage, Pangdemonium, Paper Monkey Theatre, TheatreWorks, The Theatre Practice, Toy Factory, and W!LD RICE.
She has toured internationally with productions to countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai and New York. In 2012, Audrey won Best Supporting Actress in 12th The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards for her role in 881 The Musical.
Other notable credits include the titular role in Toy Factory's Titoudao (2015) and ‘Mrs Wong’ in feature film Our Sister Mambo. She independently co-produced and acted in her first Mandarin monologue My Mother’s Chest to full houses in 2016. Audrey was nominated for Best Actress in The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2020 and 2022. Instagram: Extraudreynary.
Tenor Leslie Tay’s unique versatility is seen in his performances in recent years which include Mozart's Cosi fan tutte and Rossini’s La Cenerentola at the Esplanade Concourse; Singapore's first opera film, Mozart's Idomeneo with The Opera People; Singapore’s first marionette opera film, Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress with New Opera Singapore, the world premiere of Michael Ching's digital opera All Dressed Up with L'arietta during Circuit Breaker; the role of the Emperor in SRT’s The Nightingale; the world premiere of Lim Boon Keng the Musical; concerts of Russian songs at the Esplanade Recital Studio; the art installation Sonic Blossom at the National Gallery as well as collaborations with Indian Classical musicians and T.H.E Dance Company.
He has sung with various American opera companies including Dicapo Opera (NYC) and Bronx Opera. He has also sung with the Boston Lyric Opera Chorus and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. He was a young artiste in Lorin Maazel's 2011 Castleton Festival. Locally, he has sung with Singapore Lyric Opera (Die Fledermaus, Turandot), New Opera Singapore (L’incoronazione di Poppea, Orpheus in the Underworld) and Orchestra of the Music Makers (OMM Goes to the Movies IV).
As an educator, Leslie is an experienced choral conductor and voice teacher. His students have earned high distinctions in ABRSM, LCM and LAMDA singing examinations and have placed in the Top 3 of competitions such as the inaugural International Youth Opera Festival Competition 2022 (New Opera Singapore), the 2021 and 2022 Xin Kong Xia Xinyao Competition and the 2020 Sheng Siong Show Singing Competition.
They have also been named prize winners in the American Protege Competition held at Carnegie Hall and the Brilliant Talent Discovery Awards held at the Esplanade Recital Studio. His students have also been invited to be soloists at Childaid and have been cast in musicals such as the touring productions of The Sound of Music and Evita. Leslie’s students have also successfully auditioned for schools such as Yong Siew Toh Conservatory and have been offered places at top music conservatories and acting schools in the UK.
Leslie graduated from Manhattan School of Music and Boston Conservatory. His teachers include Richard Conrad (who has sung and recorded with legendary soprano Joan Sutherland), Richard Byrne, Robert Honeysucker, Arthur Levy (who has taught Audra McDonald and Meryl Streep) and Dr Thomas Manhart. He is currently an Artistic Director of the newly established The Voice Company and is on the faculty of SOTA (School of the Arts). He is also a vocal coach with Kodaly Academy of Music Singapore and maintains a busy private teaching studio.
Miriam Cheong is an actor, theatre-maker and writer based in Singapore. Her explorations in autobiographical theatre have brought her to exploring fatphobia in Wild Rice’s The Other F Word, her relationship with her mother tongue and Chinese identity at Esplanade’s Foreword Festival with Bin Hai: Xiao Ming by The Bay, and polycystic ovarian syndrome with Lotus Root Support Group. Her work in The Other F Word earned her nominations for Best Actress and Best Original Script at The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards.
Her other acting credits include Abby in Impromptu Meeting’s The Lobby, How Drama’s Fat Kids are Harder to Kidnap 2021 and Lily in Caricapture Theatre’s Tissue Paper Auntie The Musical at the Musical Theatre Festival Fringe Festival.
Nicholas is a freelance performer based in Singapore with over 15 years of experience. With a BA(Hons) in acting, his work encompasses theatre, television, film and voiceovers. A familiar face in commercials and advertorials, Nicholas has represented local and global brand powerhouses such as Singtel, KFC, Pizza Hut, DBS and Samsung as a lead talent.
On the theatre front, Nicholas has worked with leading local Theatre companies like Theatreworks, The Necessary Stage and GenerAsia.
Rai is part of the Singapore music duo, Jack & Rai. He has been in the music scene for over two decades, playing at different venues locally and internationally. He has also opened for several internationally renowned acts, such as Rachel Yamagata and Lifehouse. Skills include singing, songwriting and music composition and music education. Also an actor in commercial projects and former TV Host of Talking Point on Mediacorp Channel 5 and ChannelNewsAsia.
Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai (pronouns she/her/hers) is an actor, singer, and voiceover artist. Addressing race, sexuality and identity, her show Building A Character premiered at the Singapore Theatre Festival in 2018. A commission by Singaporean theatre company Wild Rice for their 6th Singapore Theatre Festival, it was the first time that an actor of Indian descent had helmed a monologue in the Festival’s history. The sold-out show was also featured as The Business Time’s Top 3 theatre picks of the Year. She also scored a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Life! Theatre Awards Singapore for her multi-character turn in Three Fat Virgins (2019).
Other selected performance credits include Discord of Discourse (UK), Miss British (Esplanade Studios), Eloquence (with Santiago, Chile), Merdeka (Wild Rice), Who’s There (The Transit Ensemble), The Coronalogues (SRT), Two Songs and a Story (Checkpoint Theatre), NDP 2020, MARMA MEDAI: Theerppu (Esplanade Studios), Kudumbam (T:works) and The Bride Only Knocks Twice (The Theatre Practice).
As a singer, Sangeetha debuted her solo jazz concert Sangeetha Sings Sinatra: Live at the Esplanade in early 2019. She also had a featured solo in NDP 2020, and recently sang with an established quartet in No Regrets - A Tribute to Edith Piaf (Singtheatre). The show premiered to sold-out audiences in April 2021. Her next concert is slated for 2023.
As a voiceover artist, she has lent her voice to commercials, government pitches and educational podcasts. Her reels include pitches for DBS, Woodleigh Residences, CITYgas, Airasia, SUSS, and Channel News Asia. She has also been a featured speaker on panels for Advisory Singapore, Singapore Literature Festival, and Glaxosmithkline. You can currently hear her as Celeste Chandra in the new superhero animated series PUBERTEENS on Mediacorp Channel 5.
Her short film, Seven Centimetres From Myself (Pantheon Media) was one of just 25 films - and the only Asian film - to be screened at the Go Mental! International Short Film Festival 2021, a Berlin film festival focused on mental health. She will next be starring in the 108 Media-produced Moonrise Sunset, slated to premiere globally on major streaming platforms in 2023. Catch her on MeWatch to see her in the latest season of VETTAI: The Hunt Begins.
Sugie Phua is a singer, actor and host in Singapore. Sugie began his career in entertainment when he became one of the male finalists for the inaugural Project Superstar (2005), Channel U’s singing contest. He later ranked top 7 in the Taiwanese international singing competition One Million Star 3 (2008). He began his theatrical debut in The Theatre Practice’s Liao Zhai Rocks! and has gone on to perform in various musical and theatrical productions.
His theatre credits include: Lao Jiu: The Musical (The Theatre Practice, 2017 and 2012), Liao Zhai Rocks! (The Theatre Practice, 2019, 2016 and 2010), Four Horse Road (The Theatre Practice, 2020 and 2018), Innamorati Two (Toy Factory, 2016), Kumarajiva (Toy Factory, 2016), Monkey Goes West (Wild Rice, 2016, 2014), December Rains (Toy Factory, 2015), Innamorati (Toy Factory, 2014), and Glass Anatomy (Toy Factory, 2013), Master of comedy 1&2 (Toy Factory 2018, 2021), Shadow Moon (Playinc 2022), December Rains The Concert (IMC Global Live 2022).
His recording credits include: The Nursery Rhymes Project (The Theatre Practice, 2017), Lao Jiu: The Musical and Liao Zhai Rocks!, December Rains, Monkey Goes West (2014).
Timothy is a tech marketer and startup entrepreneur. He has led growth initiatives in many high tech companies as well as co-founded startups including the popular MoneySmart platform. His love for theatre and the arts started during his early teens where he performed in school plays, musicals and choral groups in ACS(I) and ACJC.
He continued this passion through his college life, performing in acappella groups and various other music events. Playing Dr Weng in Unforgotten is Timothy's debut performance in a professional theatre setting. This musical is also based on the book "Listening to Letter from America" which was written by his father, Professor Kua Ee Heok.
Xavier was last seen starring in Cathay Hotel: Curse of the missing red shoe for Singapore Night Festival 2022.
Xavier Kang is the founder of The Fool Theatre Ltd., and also a multi-talented theatre practitioner. In developing his interest in theatre arts, he co-founded a performance research group TheatreStrays(2008). His first experience as a director was in the finals of a short play competition, Short and Sweet (2008), directing a mandarin play - Help!, written by Tung Ka Wai.
Xavier made his professional acting debut in 2006, Maggie & Me. Since graduation, Xavier has been actively involved in the entertainment and theatre industries. His theatrical credits include some of Singapore’s finest musicals and plays, namely December Rains (2015), Kumarajiva (2016), Lao Jiu: The Musical (2017), Forbidden City (2017), Die Fledermaus: The Revenge of the Bat (2018), Romance of Mistakes (2019) and My Bridge of Light (2019). In (2020), Xavier wrote and directed a 10-minute play for RDG’s annual Tamil 10-minute play festival Pathay Nimidam. His work, titled Sama Sama, questions if the grass is really greener on the other side, comparing life experiences between two childhood friends of different races. He is also proud to be the official playwright for Chin Woo’s 100 celebration.
As an actor, Xavier aspires to be a lead in an established Musical Theatre performance. As a director, his aim is to tell stories which are clear, fun and relatable to the audience. He believes in constant learning and constant engagement with different people to create new ideas and multispectral ways of looking into each situation.
Xavier continues to explore what he can contribute to the arts community.