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Co-ordination Team

Programme and Artistic Director

Indy Lee

Project Coordinator

Tammy Kong

Executive Officer

Karen Cheng


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Programme and Artistic Director

Head of Performing Arts Education Centre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Indy Lee

Head of Performing Arts Education and Head of Applied Learning Courses at the Performing Arts Education Centre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Lee is also a course coordinator and instructor, specialist for The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, Arts Education Advisor and Examiner for the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and member of Art’s Options and Hong Kong Dramatists. After graduating form the HKAPA School of Drama (Directing), Lee studied at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and received an MA in Applied Theatre.

Good at stimulating participants’ creative thinking, unleashing individuals’ potential and enhancing their inner quality through writing, movement and improvised drama, Lee has been a drama instructor for HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Hong Kong Institute of Aesthetic Education, Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong, Hong Kong Art School, The International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong), Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong School Drama Festival, St. Stephen's Society, MingRi Institute For Arts Education, Centre For Community Cultural Development and the HKREP Outreach Studio, planning and promoting arts education and cultural projects.

Between 2005 and 2008, Lee joined PIP School of PIP (former Theatre Ensemble) as Senior Arts Education Officer, taking up teaching, outreach and course development tasks, as well as planning and promoting PIP-POP, an arts programme for youth. In 2005, he was awarded the Lee Hysan Foundation Scholarship from the Asian Cultural Council to the US between 2006 and 2007 to study theatre arts and attend theatre education conferences and workshops.

Lee is active in theatre performances and directing. He has collaborated with: Chung Ying Theatre Company; Sammy & Kitty drama shows; the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong; PIP Group; On & On Theatre Workshop; iStage; FM Theatre; Spring-Time Stage Productions; Y-Space; Prospects Theatre; Shu Ning Presentation Unit; Asian People's Theatre Festival Society and Hong Kong Arts Festival New Works Series. He wrote, directed and performed in A Better Man and was shorted in The 4th Hong Kong Theatre Libre (Best Actor). In 2010, he took part in the mentoring programme by the Hong Kong Arts Festival and Fredric Mao’s Theatre Projects as a director.

Lee co-authored with Estella Wong and published a theory and reference book, Theatre User, on drama training and drama education.

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Project Coordinator

Tammy Kong

Arts Administrator. Graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in Cultural Studies.

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Executive Officer

Karen Cheng

Graduated from City University of Hong Kong with Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Translation and Interpretation and currently studying at the same school for Master of Social Sciences in Applied Psychology.

She worked at the British Council as the Education Programme Manager, and was responsible for planning and coordinating schools, science and environmental projects including “Better Community, Better Life”, “Shakespeare: A Worldwide Classroom”, “Science Alive”, “My Earth Project - Mr. Shark’s Coral Café”, “FameLab Competition” and “Café Scientifique” etc. She also worked as the Executive Officer at the Performing Arts Education Centre, HKAPA, responsible for administrative work of Applied Learning Courses and “Performing Arts Marathon”.


Production Team

Production Manager

Mandy Mak

Stage Manager

Erica Poon

Assistant Stage Manager

Shiu Pui Yan

Set Designer

Carmen Cheng Wai Ying

Graphic Design

Ziggy Li

Master of Ceremony

Cheung Yik Tung
Hui Chun Pong, Jim

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Production Manager

Mandy Mak

Graduated from HoTung Secondary School and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) from the School of Technical Entertainment Arts majoring in Arts, Event & Stage Management. She was awarded “The Best Production Manager” for the Academy musical “Fame”.

Her production included: EEG “Tonnochy”, Tang Shu Wing Theatre Studio “Detention”, “Why aren’t you Steve Job”, Edward Lam Dance Theatre “Awakening” (HK, Taiwan, Mainland tour), “I hate therefore I marry”, “Arts School Musical”, “What is SEX?” etc.

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Stage Manager

Poon Hiu Yee

With a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in Arts, Event and Stage Management. She is now a freelance worker.

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Assistant Stage Manager

Shiu Pui Yan

Graduated from School of Theatre & Entertainment Art at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2009. She currently works as freelance actress, stage & event manager. Participated in over 50 productions in the past and collaborated with Hong Kong Academy for Performing Art, Hong Kong Art Festival Society, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Trinity Theatre, Metro-Holik Studio, Theatre Space, The Radiant Theatre, HKTV & Ocean Park Hong Kong.

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Set Designer

Carmen Cheng Wai Ying

Graduated from Bachelor of Fine Arts(Honours) in Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Majoring in Set & Costume Design. Cheng has participated in set & costume design over 100 productions including dance, drama, musical, installation, exhibition, MTV, film, advertising, concert. Cheng has also worked as Production Manager, Stage Manager and Deputy Stage Manager for numerous concerts and theatre productions. She is now the Creative Director of “Surge Production” and “Globe Slicker”.

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Graphic Designer

Ziggy Li

Trained and educated in both graphic design and visual arts, he now works as a freelancer and he is the founder of Studio Little Lamb Is Falling Down. Drawing inspiration from everyday life, he specializes in therapeutic illustration, bringing joy and positive attitude to the people around.

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Master of Ceremony

Cheung Yik Tung

Graduated from the Faculty of Science (Biotechnology) of the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in 2009, Cheung has worked as a flight attendant. In 2012, he graduated from the School of Drama of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (Advanced Diploma in Performing). He is currently a freelance actor and drama instructor. During his studies, Cheung was awarded Margaret Zee Scholarships, scholarship from HKSAR/Mainland Exchange Scholarship Programme of the Hongkong Bank Foundation and Grantham Scholarships.

Past performances:
Century-old Dreams of a Fishing Harbour, Tang Sai Cheong (Since 1894), Bent, I Am What I Am, The Odd Couple, The Black and the Blue of a Man (Best Overall Performance in the Hong Kong Drama Awards), A Month in the Country, The Park, The Other Shore, etc .

Cheung has always been passionate about acting. Persevere to realise his dream, he is determined to become an actor who can enable people to fly in the theatre world.

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Master of Ceremony

Hui Chun Pong, Jim

Hui graduated from HKAPA in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Acting. His recent stage performances include “The Lu-tings” (by Theatre Horizon), “Shuraba” (by W Theatre), and “Red Chamber in the Concrete Forest” (by Hong Kong Arts Festival). Since 2013, He keeps devising a series of stand-up comedy, “R Ourselves”.

Hui has penned lyrics for the stage play “The Scholar & the Executioner” (by HKAPA), for which he has nominated for “The Best Original Lyrics” in the 22nd Hong Kong Drama Awards. He also penned the lyrics of “What’s Behind” on the movie soundtrack of “Love in the Butt”.

Hui is currently a freelance actor, lyricist, stand-up comedian.


Programme Facilitators

Drama

Mandy Chen

Drama

Kenny Poon

Drama

Amy Tam

Installation

Wong Chi-yung

Photography

Tse Chi Tak

Photography

Ellis Yip


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Mandy Chen

Chen graduated from the Drama School of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), Ecole Philippe Gaulier and Griffith University (MA in Applied Theatre and Drama Education). She has been taking part in drama education in special schools and mainstream schools. She took part in an artist-in-residence school programme presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Quality Education Fund. She has organised training workshops for instructors from Hong Kong Society for Education in Art, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Macao Conservatory, HKAPA, Hong Kong Institute of Education and various special schools. She also devised and organised an arts workshop and an arts festival for The Arts with the Disabled Association.

In 2000, she was granted an Arts Scholarship by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council for her further studies in the Feldenkrais Method in the UK and later with Moshe Feldenkrais’ in Paris. In 2007, she gained another Arts Scholarship again to the UK to learn with Tim Wheeler from the well-known Mind the Gap Theatre Company. After her return, she adapted the moth ball and co-directed with Mr. Tim Wheeler.

Past performances:
Play reading~ Love and Information; I tremble; The Stone; The Mother; Seven Jewish Children; The Eleventh Capital

Performance~ Who Killed the Elephant (Hong Kong and Taiwan Women Theatre Festival); A Hong Kong Shopping Mall Odyssey: Searching for the Happy Man; A Kid's Story; Fish Heads and Tales - A Tender War (Hong Kong/Beijing/Scotland Touring); The Oak Tree – An Odyssey; 5000 Roses; An Enemy of the People; Macbeth etc.

Recent playwriting and directing works:
Life Blog (2009) by HKAPA and The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong, The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong’s 60th anniversary performance Our World, Our Life (2011), HKAPA Performing Arts Marathon @ Sham Shui Po (2012 & 2014).

Currently, Chen is a teacher, performer and training programmer instructor of The Feldenkrais Method.

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Kenny Poon

Kenny is a passionate drama educator and actor. He has designed and facilitated applied theatre programmes for over 20 schools and numerous organizations.

He was full-time Actor/Tutor at Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. Besides, he has also worked with Merit Minds, UNICEF, SCHOLAR, Ocean Park, Theatre NOIR, and other organisations in educational programmes. Participants of these programmes range from pupils at kindergartens to school teachers at all levels.

Kenny received Master of Applied Theatre and Drama Education from Griffith University (AUS) and BSc (Hons) in Psychology from The University of Nottingham(UK) .

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Amy Ka Man Tam

Former Hong Kong Repertory Theatre resident actress and drama teacher, Tam was graduated from the Business School of the Hong Kong University of Science (HKUST) and Technology, majoring in marketing and minoring in Chines Philosophy and Religion. In 2008, she completed a three-year full-time drama study and training programme (ITI) launched by Kuo Pao Kun. She received a scholarship from Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies and received training from over 30 senior drama practitioners from Europe, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and Asian, including the professional training of Western and the four major Asian theatrical genres (Noh, Beijing Opera, India and Indonesia). She collaborated with international directors and actors to perform in well-known plays in English and Mandarin, while receiving intensive professional drama, movement and voice training. In 2003, Tam founded HKUST Drama Alumni Association. As a professional drama practitioner, she was featured as one of HKUST’s key alumni in 2010. Tam is an experienced drama instructor and actress.

Tam teaches drama in Singapore, China and Hong Kong. Her students include school teachers, young children, primary students, secondary school students, adults, the elderly and people with intellectual disabilities. She has been a judge for competition such as the Hong Kong School Drama Festival. She possesses rich performing experience and a wide variety of acting styles and great flexibility. Having worked with directors, actors and artists from the U.K., the U.S., Japan, China, Korea, India, Mexico, Spain, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, Tam is able to blend different performance styles and theatrical elements.

Past performances (Hong Kong):
Hong Kong Repertory Theatre’s General Education drama performances; A2 Actors’ Square’s Pandora and Silly Little Girl & The Funny Old Tree; Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre’s Fruits of Passion and The Golden Cangue; AFTEC’s Volpona, The Kitchen and The Adventure of Tom Sawyer; Seals Players’ Hijacking the Northern Star; 7A Drama Group’s The Chalk Circle in China; Y-Space’s Dance at the Walled Villages (2009/2010/2012), Adrian Yeung’s Multimedia Theatre Antonioni Conjecture; Make Friends with Puppet’s Amoeba Papa (Re-run) and a concert by Tom Lee Music Foundation.

Tam is currently a freelance actress and drama teacher.

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Wong Chi-yung

Chi-yung Wong (CY WONG) is a media artist whose work concentrates on the art of light. It is a mixture of technology, popular culture and theatrical techniques.

Chi-yung holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (majoring in Theatre Lighting Design) with a First Class Honours from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He was the first Asian exchange student of the Theatre Academy of Finland. In 2003, he went to Paris to study French Language and Civilization in Le Sorbonne Université. He then received the AlexandreYersin scholarship from the French Consulate in Hong Kong and completed his visual arts degree at the Paris VIII Université, Saint Denis in 2006.

Chi-yun was lighting consultant for Hirsch Bender Associates Hong Kong, Chanel and Louis Vuitton.

In 2005, his first exhibition “Storytelling, Une Exposition Invisible” in Paris, and in 2010 his second exhibition “ A VIEW OF LIGHT” in the Slowear Gallery of the Fringe Club, Hong Kong. In 2011, he created the scenographic lighting for a paper-art exhibition “Paper Tales” in Artistree, Swire Island East. In early 2012, he was invited by the Hong Kong & Shenzhen Architecture Biennale to present his lighting installation “Fish in a Tree”.

He has recently created the lighting design for the environment performance “Zheng’s Walls Have Ears” in A World Heritage site, the Mandarin’s House in Macau. In May 2012, Chi-yung was one of the awardees of the “40 under 40- Design Stars of Tomorrow”, held by Perspective Magazine.

In May 2012 Chi-yung was invited by the French Consulate in Hong Kong to create a lighting art installation for Le French May Arts Festival in a 800 meter long Central to Midlevel Escalator in Hong Kong. In June 2012 he presented his scenographic lighting installation “LES LUMIÈRES IMAGINAIRES” (The Imaginary Lights) in Agnes B Gallery Hong Kong.

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Tse Chi Tak

As a photographer and art worker involved in art, journalism and porfessional photography for more than a decade, Tse also dedicates to pojects documenting the changes and transformation of Hong Kong, as well as the relationship between people and city space. He often devotes more than ten years to each theme, such as West Kowloon Reclamation Project and the Hong Kong Political Landscape Series. Recently, he has frequently visited Mainland China for the series on migrant workers, capturing them at different factories as part of a cultural studies project with Professor Eric Ma Wai-kit from the School of Journalism and Communication of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Apart from his field trip to visit migrant workers in the Pearl River Delta in 2002, he also collaborated with Beijing’s Trends Group in 2007 for several months to engage in a cultural studies programme via photography and writing.

Since 1994, Tse has been receiving different awards from the Hong Kong Press Photographers Association in the categories of Feature, Photo Essay, General News (First, First-runner-up and Second-runner-up) and the special award in 1994 ‘Best Photographer of the Year’. In 2004, he was invited by CCTV9’s People in a personal feature and became the youngest interviewee. He was invited by CCTV again in 2007 to film a special feature on the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong’s Handover. Over the years, Tse has been interviewed by vaiorus local media, e.g. RTHK’s Hong Kong Connection, Cable TV, Commerical Radio. He has also been presenting exhibitions and works locally and internationally. His published photo collections thus far include Ten Years‧One Day – Ming Pao Weekly Documentary Series, Modern Bodies in the Making: Tales from a Bar & a Factory, 97. Camera and Nostalgia for the future. For the past seven years, Tse has been a columnist for the Hong Kong Economic Journal, where his photos are well-loved by readers. In 2008, he was invited by Sony to become the spokesman of their first full-frame digital SLR camera, Alpha 900. Tse’s photographic works are collected by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.

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Ellis Yip

Graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He was a photojournalist from 1989 to 2011 and has been a columnist in various newspapers and magazines commenting on Photography and Movie since 1995.