The Finger Players announces successful applicants for its Industry Development Programmes.
The Maker’s Lab – Marilyn Ang
Marilyn began her work in theatre in 2014. She has since worked within the roles of stage management, props and puppet making, and more recently, in the technical aspects of theatre. Some companies she has worked with include The Finger Players, Drama Box, the theatre practice, and the Singapore Repertory Theatre.
The Fellowship Programme – Liew Jia Yi
Jia Yi is a bilingual arts practitioner and drama educator based in Singapore.
She has been involved in theatre since her secondary school days and was trained in ARTivate, the youth wing of Drama Box, a local theatre company that creates works that raise social awareness and inculcate civic responsibility. She was also a member of Emergency Shelter, an artist training programme under Emergency Stairs, a Singapore-based international experimental arts group.
She graduated from the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, with a major in Psychology, which provided her an additional perspective into the human experience to support her roles as an educator and a performer.
Jia Yi has performed in plays that involved object puppetry, rod puppetry, life-sized puppets, and mask work. In recent years, she has also ventured into other roles such as that of a producer, documentation writer, and facilitator.
Production Bridging Initiative – Alethea Koh
Having freelanced in Stage Management for the past seven years, Alethea’s passion and interest in theatre / live performances still has not wavered. One of her first and most memorable experiences as an Assistant Stage Manager in Singapore’s professional theatre industry was Chestnuts 50: The UnbelYeevable Jubilee Edition (Stages) in 2015. The most recent production that she is honoured to be a part of is Devil’s Cherry (Kaylene Tan and Paul Rae). Stage Manager credits include A Tiny Country (Attempts), Travel Light / Carry On (School of the Arts), Armenian Street Opening Performance (Cake Theatre), Love and Information (Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, BA Theatre) and Moulmein-Cairnhill 54th National Day Dinner (Annie Pek).