Co-ordination Team

Anna C Y Chan    Programme Director
Head of Performing Arts Education Centre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Anna C Y Chan

Anna C Y Chan is a practicing arts educator, producer, curator and administrator and currently she is heading the Performing Arts Education Centre at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. The Centre is in-charge of the development of local and international networks to strategize and raise awareness of performing arts education within community activities and government circles in Hong Kong. Under her leadership, PAE centre has launched and co-presented several successful community engagement projects such as 'HSBC Creative Minds Through Performing Arts' (former name as 'smARTS Journey'), 'Behind the Scene', 'Arts Ambassadors in-school' scheme, 'Performing Arts Marathon@ShamShui Po', 'Public Lecture' series, 'Spotlight on Young Musicians', 'New Audiences, New Approaches: Audience Development Symposium' with British Council, co-presented the first 'World Conference 2009 on Drama and Education in Chinese Communities' with Hong Kong Drama/Theatre and Education Forum and the 'International Dance Symposium 2010' for the Hong Kong Dance Festival 2010.

Anna is being appointed by Home Affair Bureau as a member of the Youth Square Management Advisory Committee from 8 Sept 2010 and co-opted member of the Advisory Committee on Arts Development Sub-committee on Arts Education. In June 2011, she was invited by the KoelnmessaPte Ltd as a speaker at LIVE! Singapore 2011 on the topic of Arts Infrastructure Development: Audience Development through Community Engagement. Anna was also awarded a WKCDA Fellowship to enter the Advanced Cultural Leadership Program offered by the University of Hong Kong in association with the UK’s Clore Leadership program.

Indy Lee   Artistic Director
Lecturer (Performing Arts Education)
Indy Lee

Graduating from the School of Drama in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a major in Directing, Lee is a recipient of the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarship. He works actively with theatre companies, organizations and education institutions in various drama education programmes, performances, directorial works, creative activities and arts for disability. His directorial efforts include the Spring-TimeGroup; at Chung Ying Theatre Company; at Sammy & Kitty Drama Show; the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong; PIP Group; On & On Theatre Workshop; iStage; FM Theatre and Hong Kong Arts Festival New Works Series.

In 2004, Lee received his master’s degree in Applied Theatre from the Central School of Speech & Drama in London. From 2005 to 2008, he was the PIP School's Senior Arts Education Officer, heading PIP-POP, an arts programme for youth. He was awarded the Lee Hysan Foundation Scholarship from the Asian Cultural Council granting him a trip to the US between 2006 and 2007. Lee was the Assistant Director of 'The Last Emperor of Southern Tang' and 'The Liaisons' for Fredric Mao Theatre Projects. His recent works include 'The Better Man', a self-written and acted play; '17 Scenarios Like & Unlikely to Happen in 2012' at On & On Theatre Workshop.

Lee co-authored with Estella Wong and published 'Theatre User'.

Project CoordinatorWendy Yuen  
Tammy Kong
  
Executive OfficerKaren Cheng  
    
Production Team
Production Manager and Stage ManagerCarvid NgaiAssistant Stage ManagerChan Chak Kwan
Lam Ho Ying (Koni)
Set DesignerCheng Wai YingMaster of CeremonyLi Yuk Hang (Hanks)
PhotographerCheung Chi WaiVideo Cheung Pak Ming
CrewsChan Wing Kin
Chan Siu Lun
Ngai Kei Fung Henry
Chan Hoi Lam
Graphic Design Newdex

Programme Facilitators

Julian Chan
Julian Chan

Graduated from the Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Music (Composition) in 2008 and furthered his study in Master of Music (Composition) programme in the same year under the guidance of Mr. Law Wing Fai. As a musician of variety, he arranges different kinds of music, from chamber music, orchestral music to electronic music with computer-interfaced instruments and multi-media works.

Chan has also produced a plethora of music albums, concerts and musicals.

Chen Mei-sum, Mandy
Chen Mei-sum, Mandy

Graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performance Arts(School of Drama); Ecole Philippe Gaulier; Griffith University (Master in Applied Theatre and Drama in Education); International Feldenkrais Training Centre (Paris).

In 2000, she was granted an Arts Scholarship by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council for her further studies in the Feldenkrais Method. In 2007, she gained another Arts Scholarship again for her career development in the UK. She became an intern in Mind the Gap Theatre Company and worked for the Celebration project 'the moth ball'. The project was adapted into a Hong Kong version by Mandy and it was co-directed with Mr. Tim Wheeler, the Artistic Director of Mind The Gap.

Mandy often conducts and designs trainers' training programs for non-government organizations, academies for performing arts (HK and Macau), other institutions and schools as well. She is also involved in various theatre projects by the academies, non-government organizations and theatre companies as actor and director. Her latest projects include 'Life Blog'(2010), 'Performing Arts Marathon@ShamShui Po'(2012), 'Our World, Our Life' as trainer, director and deviser.

Cheung Ngar Lai, Annie
Cheung Ngar Lai, Annie

Graduated from the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, with a Bachelor Degree of Laws (Hons), a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) (majoring in Acting) respectively. Annie is a trilingual actress who has also achieved Grade 8 in singing and piano, awarded by the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music. She earned a nomination for the Best Supporting Actress of 22nd Hong Kong Drama Awards for her performance in 'Doubt' as Mrs. Muller.

During her studies at the HKAPA, she had been awarded numerous scholarships and prizes, namely the Leslie Cheung Memorial Scholarship (Outstanding Award), the Outstanding Actor Award (for her outstanding performance in 'Rubik’s Cube and its Aftermath'), the Outstanding Student Awards, HSBC - Mainland Exchange Scholarship, Liberal Studies Scholarship, Jackie Chan Charitable Fund - Tom Cruise Scholarship. In recent years, she had participated in many drama/musical productions, including 'Redeveloping Choi Yuen Chuen' and 'A Variation of Zhang Xueliang' by Pants Production, 'The Crumbled' by Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, 'Doubt' by We Draman Group, 'The Twin Spirit' by Cinematic Theatre, 'A Life' and 'I, Ching' the musical (performed in Los Angeles) by Theatre Space, 'Twelfth Night' by Hong Kong Theatre Works, 'And then there were none' by Class 7A Drama Group, 'Animal Farm' by Theatre Noir, 'Soulmate' (first-run and re-run) by iStage, 'Mongkok Stories' and 'Unforgettable' (first-run and re-run) by Chasing Theatre; 'Rubik’s Cube and its Aftermath', 'Fame' the musical and 'Hapgood' by HKAPA.

Since June 2012, she has acted in the drama series of HKTV. She is also the founding member of Dionysus Contemporary Theatre which was established in May 2013.

Personal website:www.anniestage.com

Chow Kwun-wai
ChowKwun-wai

Born in 1979 in Hong Kong, he was awarded the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television with First Class Honours at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). He majored in directing in 2004. In 2005, he was a 'making of' cameraman and editor in the feature film 'Fearless', featuring Jet Li.

In 2006, his short film 'Upstairs' received the Special Statuettes and Diploma Award, the 2nd World Student Film Festival in Poland and selected for the International Competition at the 29th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. He has been working as a part-time teacher at HKAPA since 2005. In 2013, he was awarded the Master Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production.

His latest production is the feature film 'A Complicated Story'.

Lam Sum
Lam Sum

Born in Hong Kong. Lam is an independent short film and documentary filmmaker graduated from School of Film and TV, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts(APA FTV), specializing in directing. Lam is also a social movement activist, his works mostly focusing on social issues. Video works include the documentary 'Beyond the Queen' (2007), 'Night for Day' (2009), and graduation project 'Drifting' (2011), 'Loft in the Air' (2012) and 'Oasis' (2012). Lam Sum also worked as a video freelancer and taught part-time video production class in primary and secondary schools.

Sit Hoi Fai
Sit Hoi Fai

Graduated from the Hong Kong Institute of Education and the School of Drama of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, with a Bachelor Degree of Secondary Education (First Class Hons) majoring in Fine Arts and minoring in Chinese Language, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) majoring in Acting respectively. During his studies, Sit received Dean’s Commendation and scholarships from the Society of the Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Macau Taiwanese Charity Fund and Chung Pu Memorial Scholarships.

Upon graduation, Sit was employed by Class 7A Drama Group as a one-year, full-time apprentice actor under the talent development scheme funded by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. The performances during his apprenticeship include 'The Chalk Circle in China', 'Cherry Inc.' and several community/school tour productions. His performance in 'Cherry Inc.' was nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Tragedy/ Drama) in the 20th Hong Kong Drama Awards.

After the apprenticeship, Sit has been actively involved in performances by different organizations. His recent works include: K.O. The Box’s 'The Shape of Things' (translator and director), Hong Kong Repertory Theatre’s 'The Professor' and 'Field of Dreams '(Re-run), Pants Theatre Production’s 'Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde', Theatre Noir’s 'Animal Farm' (Re-run) and 'Cabaret Des Annees Folles', W Theatre’s 'Open Relationship', Green Splash Productions’ 'It's Oh So Queer' (The 3rd Element) (adaptor and director), We Draman’s 'Messiah' (actor and translator), iStage’s 'Beyond the Words', Class 7A Drama Group’s 'Text Experimenting III'(playwright and director), 'And Then There Were None' and 'Snow in June', Drama Gallery’s 'Black Forest' and works by Metroholick Studio.

Apart from performing, Sit has been actively involved in educational works for drama, visual arts and linguistics. He has compiled and executed drama and linguistic courses for primary and secondary schools. Sit is currently a freelance theatre worker, designer (graphic, stage and costume) and voice dubber.

Tsui Yik Chit, Ivy
TsuiYik Chit, Ivy

Graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Creative works include site-specific dance series 'Beans' (Beijing), 'Quanquan'(Hong Kong Kubrick Café), Video Experiment Series 'Video Installation?': 'Installing Myself I' and 'Installing Myself II' , short pieces 'Shan Zha Shu', 'Dandelion', 'Dream' etc., which all received favorable comments. For site-specific dance series 'Quanquan II', it was recreated and rerun with support from Hong Kong Arts Development Council at 2012.

She was a dancer for Dance Y-Space (Hong Kong) and visiting artist for Body Acts (Beijing). Ivy currently works as freelance performer, tutor and choreographer in Hong Kong.

Wan Wai Ching, Raymond
Wan Wai Ching, Raymond

Founder of Artocrite Theater. Graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Drama School of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Sociology and Acting respectively. During his studies, Wan received the Grantham Scholarships and scholarships from Hong Kong Macau Taiwanese Charity Fund and Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation.

His recent works include Artocrite Theater’s 'Forget Me Not' and 'Monsters', works by Metroholick Studio, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre’s 'The Professor', 'The Cherry Orchard' and 'Boundless Movements' (2009 & 2011) and Make Friends with Puppet’s 'The Child King', 'Paper Princess in Wonderland' and 'The Lovable Scavenger', Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre’s 'The Golden Cangue' (China Tour), 7A Drama Group’s 'Snow in June', Drama Gallery’s 'The Country Teacher' (Re-run) and 'Life is Elsewhere', Fringe Club’s 'Ho Chi Minh in Hong Kong' and Spring-Time Creative Media’s 'Moomin Valley- The Dream Stealers'. Wan was nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Tragedy/ Drama) in the 22th Hong Kong Drama Awards in 2013.

Scarlet Yu
Scarlet Yu

Graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a major in contemporary dance, Yu worked as a soloist and rehearsal director for The Arts Fission Company between 2000 and 2010. Touring performances during the period includes Kampnagel in Hamburg, Germany, Laokoon Festival, Seoul International Dance Festival, Singapore Arts Festival, Napoli Teatro Festival Italia and Sarajevo Festival.

Yu has been actively involved in campaigns for arts promotion and education. She has collaborated with organisations, including The National Arts Council, Ministry of Education and National Heritage Board in Singapore, and Laselle College of the Arts (as guest dance teacher). Recently, she took part in Hong Kong dance videographer Maurice Lai’s short film 'Rite of City', which was selected for Cannes short film corner (2013). Yu’s performances have won consistent acclaims from the press, such as 'The Straits Times Life' (Singapore), critics and audiences alike.

Yu is currently doing a MFA in Dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.