Since secondary school, Yagnya took on many different theatre and performance related
roles, including acting, directing, production, designing and scriptwriting, before studying
Theatre Studies and Drama as ‘A’ Level subjects in Tampines Junior College. At LASALLE,
she has worked as Assistant Director to Aubrey Mellor on Twelfth Night, written three
short plays and directed staged readings of them. Recently, she completed an internship
with The Necessary Stage as part of their production crew of Balek Kampong. Interested
in possibilities of traditional Asian theatre influencing international theatre in the 21st
century, Yagnya has studied in Japan. She also attended the 2nd Asia- Pacific Bureau Meet
of Drama Schools at the National School of Drama, New Delhi, India where she represented
LASALLE. Yagnya aspires to create theatre that reflects Singapore’s cultural identity.
Amanda Teo email@example.com
Born into a family of avid travellers, Amanda has always lived to travel and explore the world around her. In literature classes in secondary school, it became apparent to her
that all the travelling had evoked in her a desire to live for the moments where stories were told. After high school, she enrolled in LASALLE’s Theatre+Performance programme where she has studied an array of theatre forms, from Commedia dell’arte to various Asian theatre forms such as Balinese Wayang Wong and Noh theatre. She has directed staged readings of her own short plays, and been attached to numerous directors, including Kaye Tuckerman’s musical production, Siren. She also observed the rehearsal process of director Adam Marple for LASALLE’s production of The Wonderful World of Dissocia. Recently, she completed an internship with The Necessary Stage as part of the production crew of Balek Kampong. Amanda wishes to pursue work in film upon graduation.
Barney Gopalakrishnen firstname.lastname@example.org
Barney graduated with a Diploma in Theatre from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).
At NAFA in 2007, he performed in Kuo Pao Kun’s Mama Looking for Her Cat and Eve
Ensler’s Loud in My Head, which was a solo performance. Also in 2007, Barney adapted
the character Stinky Cheese Man, originally created by Jon Schieszka for The Stinky
Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, and developed it into a solo work. Titled simply,
The Stinky Cheese Man, Barney performed the solo work himself. Through Barney’s
studies in Theatre+Performance at LASALLE, he hopes to become a playwright.
Chng Hui Mei Cherine email@example.com
Cherine got her first taste of the stage way back in secondary school, and has been involved in
theatre ever since. She decided upon a career in Theatre in 2008, enrolling in the Performing
Arts Foundation programme at LASALLE. Upon its completion, Cherine progressed to the
Theatre+Performance course, with ambition of becoming a playwright in the future. While
her principle focus has been on writing short plays, Cherine has also worked on LASALLE’s
productions of Oresteia (2008), Moving/Still (2009), and The Maids (2010) as part of her
studies. In 2011, she participated in the 2nd Asia-Pacific Bureau Meet of Drama Schools
in New Delhi, India, as the playwright for the team representing LASALLE. Cherine aims to
write works that expose the complexities underlying the seemingly simple everyday life.
Melissa Chiew firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa holds a Diploma in Mass Communication from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and has worked in
various performance and production roles in TV, Film and Theatre. Recipient of the ExxonMobil
Scholarship from SRT’s The Young Company, some of the productions she has worked on
include: Si Woof Woof (Katak Kudung), Home & Station (Funstage), Lamentations (Sparks),
Macbeth (SRT), A Twist of Fate (SRT), A Midsummer’s Night Dream (SRT), Songs for Gaia (Ecnad),
and Living Room (Ecnad). She also choreographed for Agamemnon (SRT), 13:34 The Musical
(CANA), and created a few mixed performance works that were staged at Sonic Festival (2004-
2006), and Frozen Moments (Ecnad). Before training in Directing and Producing at LASALLE,
Melissa worked two years as a full-time TV Producer for projects in Singapore and Shanghai.
Zarrah Katrina C. Aloba email@example.com
Originally from Manila, Philippines, Zarrah’s family moved here when she was five
years old and she has been involved in theatre since childhood. At LASALLE, Zarrah
worked as Assistant Director for Stefanos Rassios on Greek trilogy Oresteia, and for
Adam Marple on The Wonderful World of Dissocia. She has also worked as a Creative
Assistant/Director for the Thanksgiving Musicals at The Salvation Army, Gracehaven
Children’s Home, for five consecutive years. Zarrah takes great pride and interest
in her origins, and intends to use that knowledge to help children in need.