Theatre for Young Audiences
In-development (2023~): A full-length black-box production inspired by 'Meet My Unusual Family'
Since 2012, I have performed and directed over 40 Theatre-for-Young-Audiences projects, including festival commissions, international tours, school touring shows and community shows. As a bilingual creator (English & Mandarin), my primary interest is investigating the complex act of co-creation, co-spectatorship and co-authorship in TYA.
In collaboration with @angmohteh
Digital Version (Zoom)
Meet my Unusual Family [2019 - present]
Director, Actor (Guai Guai)
This was first commissioned by Esplanade's Moonfest 2019.
It has also been presented at Asians Civilisations Museum, SAFRA Toa Payoh, Our Tampines Hub and Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall.
Every year during the festivities, GuaiGuai and her family of magical monsters gather to celebrate. However, she is often teased for not being monstrous enough. GuaiGuai is tired of feeling bad about herself and needs help to find her very own special monster power in time for the party!
Join GuaiGuai and her family in a fun-filled interactive storytelling session about self-discovery and acceptance by Ang Xiao Ting. Toggling between the wonder of 2D illustrations, to 3D paintings, to object puppetry and science experiments, this mythical monster world is created by Malaysian illustrator Teh Xiang Her.
This performance is available in both languages, Mandarin and English, in physical or digital formats (zoom), and is currently available for touring. It can be presented as either a performance, or a performance-workshop with post-show craft activities.
2022 Season: https://cs2022-meetmyunusualfamily.peatix.com/
Illustrator: Teh Xiang Her
Teh Xiang Her is a Malaysian graphic designer and illustrator. She is also the creator of her alter ego character Angmoteh (@angmoteh). She is passionate about creating characters that are inspired by people around her, and she endeavours to experiment the mixing of analogue and digital mediums, as well as explore diversifying colours and textures. Xiang Her currently oversees the visual communications at The Theatre Practice and develops the brand identity for the organisation. She also designs the key visuals for The Theatre Practice’s theatre productions and programmes. Most recently, she illustrated the festival key visual for M1 Patch! A Theatre Festival of Artful Play (2019).
2022 The Nursery Rhymes Project Launch: "The Desert Rabbits"
The Nursery Rhymes Project Launch
NAC - Arts in your Neighbourhood
2022 The Nursery Rhymes Project Launch: "Pull the Carrot"
The Nursery Rhymes Project [2017-present]
Director, Actor (Roti)
The Nursery Rhymes Project: Imagine Our Songs is a re-invention of classic children’s nursery rhymes in the form of a mini jukebox musical featuring short stories deftly crafted by Mandopop lyricist Xiaohan, Ng Mun Poh and arranged by local leading musician Julian Wong and August Lum. Conceived by The Theatre Practice’s Artistic Director Kuo Jian Hong, The Nursery Rhymes Project: Imagine Our Songs is more than a performance. It is an innovative approach to help children embrace the Chinese language at a tender age.
Since 2017, this show has toured to hundreds of locations, with over 200 performances. In 2022, with the support of Lee Kuan Yew Bilingual Fund & the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, the third album was released, along with two new stories that I directed and performed in, featuring puppets by Flying Group Theatre (Taiwan).
“It is a very apt programme to entertain our children for Children’s Day. Our children enjoyed the performance very much, as they have done so in the past performances presented by Practice […] For the last 2 days, our children have been calling each other Kaya & Roti…” – a school teacher
“It was interactive and the children enjoyed it! The timing was just nice to have the children engaged. Please help me extend our gratitude to the team once again for the wonderful show!” – a school teacher
Kaya, Roti and Guyou
Here Comes Kaya and Roti: Where are our friends? 
Kaya and Roti love to tell stories and sing nursery rhymes. More importantly, they love meeting new friends. But… with everyone stuck at home, what can they do? With the help of their pal Guyou, Kaya and Roti must rally together, get creative and find new ways to connect with their friends!
Playful, imaginative and engaging, HERE COMES KAYA AND ROTI! “Where Are Our Friends?” reinvents classic Mandarin nursery rhymes as a LIVE three-episode interactive family show series.
Facing show closures in 2020, the team embarked on a journey to bring live theatre back to the homes of audiences.
'As odd as it must have been to perform without an actual audience present, the team at TTP made sure that HERE COMES KAYA AND ROTI! still kept the energy and excitement up throughout the series, with good use of tech and scenography to fill our screens with wonder every time.' https://bakchormeeboy.com/2020/07/25/m1-patch-2020-here-comes-kaya-and-roti-where-are-our-friends-review/
The wee Question Mark series [2019, 2017, 2015]
Actor (Question Mark)
Winner of 2016 LIFE! Theatre Awards Best Production for the Young
The trilogy of The wee Question Mark series brings together Huang Suhuai(Playwright), Kuo Jian Hong (Director), Xiaohan (Lyrics), Julian Wong (Composer) and a stellar cast (Windson Liong, Ng Mun Poh and myself!) to take your kids another musical adventure through whacky storytelling and catchy songs!
2015: The wee Question Mark and the Adventurer
2017: The wee Question Mark and the Nameless
2019: The wee Question Mark and the Mountain Movers
'The cast sustains its tireless energy for the full hour, flashing exuberant smiles and offering comedic quick-fire dialogues. This is unsurprising considering their target audience is known to have a short attention span. What’s exceptional however, is the precision in which lines are delivered. Though animated, the cast is careful not to lose themselves in their vivacity, or let it consume the intention behind their words. Questions are posed simply and genuinely to the audience as though unscripted. As the catchy melody, thoughtful lyrics, and apt choreography all meld together, an intricately detailed performance score is conceived on stage. My inner child is thoroughly entertained, while my adult reviewer self is impressed by the level of skill and dedication present. It can be safely said that this humble family musical is easily one of the better local musicals staged this year.’
'Day I met the Prince' Key Visual
Day I met the Prince
Dat I met the Prince
M1 Chinese Theatre Festival presents: Day I Met the Prince 
Toured to ACT Shanghai International Theatre Festival 2017
Experience the joy of life and embark on a moving discovery of self-worth in this spirited stage adaptation of the beloved French classic fable, The Little Prince by late theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun. Let the melodious tunes lead you into the mystical universe of the Little Prince. Join him in his search for a way to protect his beloved rose!
Since its debut in the 80s, this show has captured the hearts of generations of Singaporean youths and the classic script has been produced and staged by theatre companies worldwide. With its unique blend of theatre, music and shadow puppetry, The Theatre Practice invites children and adults alike to journey with the Little Prince and be moved by this timeless classic.