Stuart spent the last 7 years establishing an immersive culture in Singapore. He has directed, scripted, food and drink consulted, designed and adapted over 45 shows. He is a visionary in the field of immersive performance and works, often pushing the boundaries of the genre. As the co-founder of ANDSOFORTH, he and his wife Emily png, built the company from pop-up immersive shows into running a 8000 square foot venue that has received over 80,000 audiences and is currently Asia’s largest immersive dining experience. In 2019, they founded Andsoforth Junior and conceptualised 22 Stories, Asia’s first theatrical interactive museum housed in a 20,000 sq. ft warehouse for 3 months with an estimated attendance of 35,000.
Curriculum Development and Coach
Lian Sutton is a graduate of the BA (Hons) Acting program at LASALLE College of the Arts. He was a recipient of Best Supporting Actor award for his role in ‘Electra’ at the 2017 Life! Theatre Awards. In 2019, he completed his MA in Arts Pedagogy and Practice where he researched the pre-performance rituals of professional actors in Singapore. Lian is currently a core member of theatre collective; Dark Matter Theatrics and founder of Nusantara Theatrical Combat, a theatre company which promotes the advancement of theatrical combat techniques inspired by Southeast Asian Martial Arts training and aesthetics. As a lineage holder of various traditional Southeast Asian Martial arts, Lian constantly seeks to merge his talents to tell stories in varied and engaging ways. Selected theatre credits include ‘Temple’, and ‘Electra’ directed by Natalie Hennedige, ‘2 Houses’ by Lim Yu Beng, and ‘Those who can’t, teach’ directed by Alvin Tan.
Musical Theatre Curriculum Development
Matheus Ting is a graduate of the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Program from LASALLE College of the Arts. Since graduation, he has performed in Singapore, Canada, and the United States, where he is currently based in New York. He starred as Minsik Lee on the original off-Broadway musical Comfort Women (2018), and toured with the Broadway company of The King and I revival (2018-2019). Other credits include: Gatsby: A New Musical (Nick Carraway), A Language of Our Own (Ming), and the award-wining web series Big Law (Pengyu).
Head of Drama
Sheril graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Degree in Theatre and has performed and worked in multiple theatre and immersive shows such as Images of Singapore LIVE, Andsoforth junior's Grimmsneyland and was recently the production manager of Asia's Largest Immersive Theatrical Museum, 22 Stories. Her foundation in education makes Sheril well versed in the arts and performance curriculum having been a teacher herself to preschool and primary students.
Jake lived in 3 different continents and experienced a multitude of festivals and cultures. Having a child of his own, he recognises the importance of early exposure to arts as cultivating expressiveness and sociability. Being the operations manager of Andsoforth Junior and running 100 birthday parties a month, makes him an excellent programs coordinator and facilitator for Andsoforth Academy. Previously from the hotel industry, Jake considers customers experience as a high priority and will do his best to ensure effective communication and quick problem solving.
Assistant Drama Program Coordinator
Hayley is an actress who loves dancing and singing, especially with children. While trained in theatre, she believes in bringing entertainment and education beyond the stage and has enjoyed spreading laughter in various children theatre performances. She is a firm believer that stories have an important role in enriching lives and is passionate in storytelling that unlock the imaginative minds of children. Besides performing, Hayley is also an avid animal lover.
Head of Arts and Animation
Thomas Brunning is a Thai-British animator and photographer in Singapore. He specializes in 3D animation and theatre photography. He graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts in 2020 with a BA Honors in Animation, under the 3D animation division. During his degree, he minored in photography and trained under Crispian Chan, an established photographer in Singapore. His final year animation, “Robot Rendezvous,” was selected for the digital film festival, FilmFreeway Festival, in 2020. Some of his other prior works include executing the visual campaign for theatre company, The Assembly Point, as well as photographing the headshots for LASALLE’s graduating acting class of 2020.