Director & Project Manager
Khairul Kamsani is a theatre director, researcher and acting teacher on PhD scholarship at De Montfort University conducting practice-based research on Actor Training with Virtual Reality (2021-2024). A graduate from the MA Actor Training & Coaching at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (2018) after an Assistant Director Residency at Singapore Repertory Theatre (2016-2017). His work as a director, playwright, producer, designer, dramaturg and teacher over the past decade has been across Singapore, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.
As Helen / Kristina
Kristina graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with a BA(Hons) in Acting. Kristina has performed in a number of theatre plays, short films, TV and radio projects as well as producing, directing, writing and performing in her own work. She is artistic director and founder of KrisP. Production, a Hong Kong based theatre and film production company. Now also co-founder and co-artistic director of Bold Moment Theatre and Actor Training (Singapore) with her business partner Khairul Kamsani.
Kristina’s life mission is to help people express themselves freely and authenticity through creativity. Making bold choices and live to the fullest. She is a true believer that everyone is born creative. But sometimes we forget about it. Blocks, fears, and insecurities take over, they block creative channel, so creative energy is stuck with no way out. This “stuckness” then affects all areas of life. Kristina’s goal is to remind her students that they are already creative, and she can show the ways how they can let themselves be creative.
As Sita / Cassandra
Cassandra Spykerman is a performer - she started singing and dancing when she could, and acting when she was 19. She's starred in various TV shows such as Dualiti, Kin, Distopia, Mr Ballerino and Zi Char Wars. She's also been in short films and certain advertisements.
Aside from that, you've probably seen her at Timbre, pre - Covid, going crazy with SuperSonic, a cover band that she performs with. Cassandra has also done various ads too, and always looks forward to collaborate with content creators and filmmakers. To ignite emotion or a little tug at heart's strings is what Cassandra aims to do with her work.
Sound & Digital Media Design
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Celine Sara Thio
Playwright / Adaptation
Celine is a Singapore-based theatre practitioner who has worn many hats over the past eight years in the industry. Her practice has evolved over the years and has recently begun to take on a more academic focus. As an arts researcher, her topics of interest lie in Southeast Asian arts and culture, intercultural theatre, and theatrical adaptations. Her work is most influenced by performance studies and gender theories. She is also an experienced stage manager, having worked on theatre productions, musicals, concerts, and a magic show.
Loo An Ni
Set & Costume
Loo An Ni is fascinated with the tactility of objects and spaces. This brought her into theatre where possibilities are limitless. She has taken on various roles behind the scenes, from design and construction of costumes and puppets, to wardrobe management.
Design credits include Bukit Ho Swee: A Musical Journey through Chinese Chamber Music (Production; Ding Yi Music Company and Esplanade), Peepbird (Puppets; The Finger Players), and First Fleet (Costume; Nine Years Theatre and Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre).
First Fleet was awarded Production of the Year and Best Costume in The Straits Times Life Theatre Awards 2020.
Graduate of Republic Polytechnic School of the Arts and Theatre. After having many experiences on the deck as a lighting technician she then decided to venture into designing.
She sincerely thanks her Artistic Director Khairul Kamsani & the team of Sita of Troy for giving her the opportunity to bring her onboard this play & for their relentless support.