Kimberly Chan graduated in 2014 with First Class Honours in Musical Theatre from LASALLE College of the Arts. She has since performed in over 25 professional theatre productions, made frequent appearances in Children’s Theatre shows and even written and performed a solo show, 'In Her Shoes’, directed by Samantha Scott-Blackhall, in 2018. Trained in Spanish Dance, Flamenco, Tap & Jazz, Kimberly frequently choreographs for various schools and productions in Singapore. She has also taught workshops and classes for schools and companies such as, Rose Borromeo Spanish Dance Company, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, and LASALLE College of the Arts.
Kimberly’s aim is to become a more grounded musical theatre performer. The artist will be honing her singing techniques with focus on technical skills, integration of acting into song as well as expansion of repertoire. This is all in preparation for her 2020 submission to the “Lotte Lenya Competition”, established by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music.
Kimberly is using the opportunity to teach dance and drama to the community that frequent Gateway Theatre and hopes to inspire these children with the love of performing arts.
Adeeb is the co-founder and artistic director of theatre collective The Second Breakfast Company (2BCo), and fringe theatre outfit Adeeb and Shai. He has worked with Yellow Chair Productions as an associate artist since 2013, performing in and directing some of Yellow Chair’s works. He has been named one of Time Out Singapore’s 8 “Rising Stars” in the Singapore theatre scene(2014), and one of The Peak magazines five “Stars that Rise” (2017). Adeeb aims to inspire young people in the arena of theatre, having worked with students in Nanyang Polytechnic and Boon Lay Secondary School. Adeeb flew the Singapore flag in 2017 at the 70th Edinburgh Festival Fringe where he directed a one-man show written and performed by joint artistic director of Bhumi Collective, Mohamad Shaifulbahri.
In this residency, Adeeb aims to incubate and create an original work by an upcoming young playwright, create the space to tell an indigenous story on stage and explore means of melding contemporary and traditional forms of performance. He seeks to grow as a director by developing confidence in directorial and dramaturgical decision-making when working on new and original scripts, and honing a personal aesthetic for fusion of different forms.