i don't usually blog about personal stuff. it's all about work. but PINK DOT http://www.pinkdot.sg means a lot to me. it's also something which i can use my position to campaign for something that is close to my heart.Pink Dot Sg is a non-profit movement that cares deeply about the place that Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender Singaporeans call home. It is a group for everyone, straight and gay, who support the belief that everyone deserves the freedom to love. With ...Read more
next week some friends are putting up a concert which we call WE "HEART" EMMA. emma yong was a dear friend to us, a shining star in the singapore musical theatre scene, a beautiful, strong, fiesty and brave woman. she was an inspiration to us when she lived, and still is today. we are mounting this concert to raise funds for the EMMA YONG FUND The fund gives aid to theatre practitioners in Singapore suffering from cancer and/or other critical illnesses. The fund is administered with the assistance of th...Read more
i have been so busy, my show's opened and i haven't even told anybody about it! romeo and juliet opened on the 12th of april. this poster came out on the 10th, we were already 80% sold! so it's a hit as far as numbers go. i have just loved being on this show! i play friar laurence (NOT friar tuck, that's way off you guys!), but a great kick has come as a bonus to me by being the fight choreographer! here's a link to an article that came out about that.Read more
had a blast filming this yesterday. here's a still from "east of Aden", or at least a trailer for the movie, which is being offered to investors everywhere to source funds to make the thing. i sure hope it happens! always loved this kind of action thriller.
thanks to militancy filmed entertainment, and director mar...Read more
salome opens tonight! (oh yeah i should mention i'm the lighting designer)
it's been great to be involved again in the singapore lyric opera's production of this fab piece. it's my 7th opera with them, and that's been an education in itself for me. i was delighted when director andrew sinclair asked me to work ...Read more
haha the new show i'm working on is really funny! written by dick lee (the composer) it's a dark comedy set in a male beauty pageant, and it cracks me up! plus i get to play the sleazy organizer so it's even more fun haha! directed by jonathan lim (not the film maker) and with hilarious karen tan and judee tan, plus the broodingly hand...Read more
ok so this is not my gig, but my old buddy's, ART FAZIL. i'm just guesting with him on a few numbers, and we'll be doing one of my originals. ART has gotta be one of the best things to have come out of the singapore music scene. in the early 90s when i was (and still am) his rabid fan, he was like an urban prophet to me, ...Read more
ok i just gotta say this. i was honoured to be present at the malay tv awards tonight in singapore, called pesta perdana. i was one of the judges for the acting category. and i was thrilled to see some of our finest tv actors win their dues. rafaat hamzah best actor, sharon ismail best actress, sani hussin best supporting a...Read more
hey hey! some of you were amazing and came to watch Animal Farm when we did it in HK last year. well, the show's going to tasmania next month! yep, i'll be hauling my skinny ass down under for a bit, playing napoleon again in george orwell's timeless story of power and political corruption. and once again, yes, that skinny ...Read more
as some of you know, lighting design is one of my great loves. i usually design one big show a year, often opera, because it affords me the scale and spectacle to keep the design processes working really hard! otherwise my mind doesn't get enough exercise, haha!
so this year it's the fabulous french opera CARMEN. most of you know the pas...Read more