- Creatives -
Professor Kua Ee Heok
Author of Listening to Letter from America
(The Novel which the Musical is based on)
Professor Kua graduated as a doctor from the University of Malaya in 1973 and received post-graduate training in psychiatry at Oxford University and geriatric psychiatry at Harvard University. He is the former Head Department of Psychological Medicine at NUS/NUH and CEO/Medical Director of IMH (1999-2002).
He was a member of the World Health Organisation team for the Global Study of Dementia and was invited by the United Nations in New York to speak in the World Forum on Depression in 1999.
He is Emeritus Consultant Psychiatrist at NUH and has private practice at Mind Care Clinic, Farrer Park Medical Centre.
With over 30 years of experience in Singapore’s arts scene and with international experience that ranges from Asia to South Africa and Europe, Jeremiah Choy is a Creative Director, Producer and Curator. He has directed and produced theatre shows, concerts, arts festivals, Singapore and International events such as Singapore Day (Sydney, Shanghai, San Francisco), Spotlight Singapore (Cape Town, Bratislava and Prague, and Mexico City) , NS40/50/55 and Sing50.
For 2022, he show-directed Incandescent – The City Never Sleeps for the Opening Show for the NUS Arts Festival (which won Best Production), Singapore Night Festival’s Cathay Hotel, The Curse of the Missing Red Shoe and Day Break – commissioned by Esplanade, performed by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and 80’s Power Hour for Tworks’ Play Writing Competition showcase.
He also dramaturged Get In Touch for Esplanade’s Huayi Festival. He was the Creative Director for NS55 (F1 Pit Building, Bishan and Punggol), ITE 30th Anniversary, NAC’s Patrons of the Arts Awards 2022, and the Opening Videos for HTX’s TechXSummit 2022 and DSO 50th Anniversary 2022. He was the artistic director for ChildAid 2022 and Souljourn 2022, both fundraisers for charities. He also produced Email and Eternity for the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.
This year, he will be directing Nuri Terbang Malam for Esplanade’s Feed Your Imagination platform, Anthropocene for Toy Factory’s The Wright Stuff Festival and Unforgotten, the Musical for Musical Theatre Limited.
He is now teaching at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and is part of NAC’s Resource Panel.
Jeremiah was awarded the inaugural Outstanding Kent Ridge Hall Alumni award in 2010. He was also recognised by the Law Society’s Pro Bono Service for his contributions to Legal Awareness in 2019. He won the Best Supporting Actor Award at Life! Theatre Award 2019 for his role in Leda and The Rage (which also won the Best Production Award).
Gavin has amassed professional experience across a wide range of sectors, including human resources management, organising leadership training programmes, providing customer service, working in sales and marketing, and being a theatre practitioner and educator. His strong passion for theatre led him to wear many hats in the industry, acting as producer, director, performer, writer and dramaturg.
Since 2008, Gavin has been lecturing at Republic Polytechnic. He has taught arts management, critical thinking, the art of story and creativity, theatre history and theatre production. He also teaches organisational behaviour and human resource management at the arts management department at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
Writer, director & actor Jonathan Lim is a graduate of Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), and created the parody show Chestnuts over 25 years ago.
Acting credits include Into the Woods with Lea Salonga, Bent, Dick Lee’s Kampong Amber, Aladdin, The Magic Fundoshi, 都是当兵惹的祸, Little Violet and the Angel, Das Experiment, Lao Jiu The Musical and his one-man show On This Emerald Hill. He has received three LIFE! Theatre Awards nominations for Best Actor.
He has directed plays and musicals for W!LD RICE, The Theatre Practice, Action Theatre, Toy Factory Theatre Ensemble and his own theatre company STAGES. He also created young &W!LD, W!LDRICE’s youth training wing.
Playwriting credits include Four Horse Road, Gallery of Secrets: The Lost Lily, Diva to the Death, People Say Got Ghost and 她门 (The Bride Always Knocks Twice) with Liu Xiaoyi. Musicals written include H Is For Hantu, Women on Canvas, Getai the Musical, Pursuant, Sparks the Musical (for DBS 50th anniversary), the LOVE 972FM musicals Hero 来咯 and 梁 Ju ; and WILD RICE pantomimes Oi! Sleeping Beauty! And A Singapore Carol.
Screenwriting credits include 2 seasons of the sitcom Meet the MP, the telemovie +65, the webseries Cheerific, the Tiktok sitcom BTOgether and Eric Khoo’s feature film In The Room. His poetry and prose have appeared in Capsule and The Best of Singapore Erotica.
He has also published Between Gods And Ghosts - a book on the Chinese supernatural landscape in Singapore. He also co-hosts the Supernatural Confessions livestream Friday Night Live and conducts the Walk with Hantu : Changi ghost tour.
Elaine is known for the Land Transport Authority’s jingle, Love Your Ride, Singapore’s National Day Parade 2005 theme song Reach Out for the Skies, and 2013’s One Singapore. This theatre composer-arranger-music director-vocal coach has garnered song writing awards since her teens, written and directed her first full length musical score at age 18, toured the South of New Zealand, received the Wong Yee Hua Memorial Music Excellence Award, and honoured as 2017’s 22nd COMPASS Award for Artistic Excellence.
Her musical theatre portfolio encompasses musical direction, original writing and arrangements for all of Dream Academy’s Dim Sum Dollies (2002 – 2015), Broadway Beng shows, and WILD RICE’s pantomimes. Her musical theatre directions include Detention Katong (2017), RWS’s Getai Musical (2017) at Genting, and Innamorati 2.
Moe Kasim is a Singaporean costume designer who is most famously known for his work in Miss Universe Singapore (MUS) 2018 that was based off the Trump-Kim Summit. On top of this, Moe Kasim founded the costume design and rental company ‘Moephosis’ and has designed costumes for many local plays and pageants.
Moe Kasim first started his journey in performing arts during his time at the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Music & Drama Company. He first explored singing, acting and dancing from the age of 9 but pursued a career in costume designing instead. He is a self-taught designer who started off by designing costumes for roadshows.
Apart from pageant costumes, Moe Kasim has also designed costumes for many theatre productions including local theatre company W!LD RICE’s musical comedy ‘Aladdin’ in 2004 and ‘Oi! Sleeping Beauty!’ in 2005. Furthermore, he designed for Singapore Repertory Theatre’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ in 2016. He also made costumes for local films including ‘881’ in 2007 and ‘12 Lotus’ in 2008.