Ophelia. Maybe [26th April 2023]
Back Yard Theatre Ensemble x Method Productions Presents
Ophelia. Maybe is the story of two aspiring actor friends trying to make it in the performing arts industry. They dream of the big break, prepare for auditions, read plays, and study characters. How far will they go to be successful?
Show Date: Wednesday, 26th April 2023
Show Time: 8:00pm
Venue: Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity (HCAC), 89A Desker Road
There are no physical tickets issued. Your receipt will serve as your e-ticket.
Seating arrangements will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Who is Back Yard Theatre Ensemble (BYTE)?
BYTE is an independent company that produces theatre dedicated to presenting devised issue-based work nationally in Australia and internationally for many years.
BYTE's new touring devised theatre piece, Ophelia. Maybe will make its Singapore debut in April 2023.
For More Information About BYTE: www.byteensemble.com.au
A graduate of Federation University’s Bachelor of Arts in Acting program,
Emma Snow is an actress and children’s entertainer based in Naarm. During
her time at university, she performed in Agamemnon, The Time is Not Yet
Ripe, A Midsummer Nights' Dream, and the self-devised show The Chekhov
Project. She has worked on Australian shows such as Neighbours, Barracuda,
and the Polynesian dramedy Liana. She’s starred in the short films Carina’s
Groove (Byron Bay International Film Festival), Sister from the
South (Changing Face IFF, MUFF) and The Cubicle (Connect Her). Recently
Emma was seen in ‘Empathy Training’ (La Mama), producing Ella Hickson’s
‘Boys’ and in BYTE’s The Twelfth of Love (2022) and Ophelia. Maybe (2022/23).
Breanna completed a Bachelor of Acting at Federation University Arts
Academy. She appeared on Neighbours’ Nowhere Boys and The Worst Year of
My Life. At Ballarat she performed in Blue Stockings, A Mid-Summer Night’s
Dream, Agamemnon, and in the self-devised show The Chekhov
Project. Breanna took further private acting and voice lessons with Francis
Greenslade, Jennifer Innes, Jasper Bagg, and Anna Mccrossin Owen. She
worked on the Korean feature film Road to Boston. Breanna’s love for the
industry as a whole has led her to work for an array of different departments
and she hopes to expand on and continue this work throughout her life, both
within Australia and Internationally. She is delighted to appear for BYTE
in Shadowfall (2023), The Twelfth of Love (2022), Drama School
(2022) and Ophelia. Maybe (2022/23).
Verity Wood is an actor born and raised in Melbourne. She completed her BA
in acting at Federation University and is currently practicing Clowning, Le Jeu, and Fitzmaurice Voice with Fabio Motta. After completing her Bachelor,
Verity traveled to Japan in 2017 where she was fortunate to attend workshops with
Butoh artist Ima Tenko, who has been practicing her craft for over thirty
years. In 2019 Verity spent a month in the Berkshires (Lenox, Massachusetts)
where she participated in the Summer Training Intensive at Shakespeare and
Company. Verity is excited to work with BYTE on various projects including Dew On
Mornings. Past, Smith Street (2021), On a Bridge North From Here (2022),
Hedda, Nora, Julie and me (2022), Drama School (2022), The Twelfth of
Love (2022), Shadowfall (2023), and Ophelia. maybe (2022/23). Verity has
discovered the importance of play and hopes to bring magic to any future
Artistic Director at BYTE.
Joachim was born in Germany and now lives in Melbourne/Australia. He is a playwright, poet, Theatre-maker, and Artistic Director of ‘Backyard Theatre Ensemble (BYTE)’. Joachim has created theatre in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, India, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Taiwan, Switzerland, and China. Joachim’s poetry is published in Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom and the USA. He published a travel journal in Australia, Away with me, and a novel in the USA, Dead River Oaks. A book about theatre and travel, Rain Overnight, has been published in India. More recently he published three books of poetry, Sidewalk Theatre, dew on mornings. past, Travels with Myself and stolpersteine. and the plays Ordinary Australians, Hannah’s Ark, Hedda, Nora, Julie and Me, Ophelia. Maybe and Tinderella, Sex and Stanislavski. In 2023, the value of things, a reflection on life in theatre will be published.
What Happens Next?! [28th April - 7th May 2023]
Method Productions Presents
What Happens Next?!
Directed by Kamil Haque & Kaelen Ong
Peek into the private lives of others. The stories they tell. The lies they believe. The fights they have. Be an intimate observer of intertwined groups of friends in modern-day Singapore fumbling through the modern maze of human relationships.
What Happens Next?! is a presentation of 3 original one-act plays and one short film that were all devised through a rigorous process of improvisation from workshops at HCAC.
Audiences can expect that the plays presented, while structured, will have some level of unscripted and improvised moments during their staging.
Location: HCAC, 89A Desker Road, S209611
Friday, April 28th: 8.30pm
Saturday, April 29th: 5.30pm
Saturday, April 29th: 8.30pm
Sunday, April 30th: 5.30pm
Sunday, April 30th: 8.30pm
Friday, May 5th: 8.30pm
Saturday, May 6th: 5.30pm
Saturday, May 6th: 8.30pm
Sunday, May 7th: 5.30pm
Sunday, May 7th: 8.30pm
Two estranged sisters reunite while camping on a mountain in Vietnam to bury the hatchet and the ashes of their recently deceased mother. As questions arise over the care of their ailing father, someone’s childhood dream will die.
Hien Dang as Jackie Lim
How Xian Wei as Roxanne Lim
A multiracial couple on the verge of getting married has an argument during their ride home. Entangled in cultural and religious differences, they desperately try to reconcile only to realize that matters are more complex than they thought.
Kamil Haque as Derek
Nessa Anwar as Yati
The Pinocchio Effect
Meet Eunice. She loves KPop. She hates her face. The cost of surgically altering her past to improve her future threatens to cut away more than she bargained for.
Pradeep as Uncle Prakash Murali
Shilei Huang as Eunice Bong
Eugene Law as Eric Bong
Lies That Bind
Jett & Stacey's 'perfect' relationship is tested by the uncomfortable truths they try to hide from one another.
Sharad Ramachandra as Jett Murali
Marian Magturo as Stacey Diaz
Do take note, due to the intimate layout of the production venue, latecomers are strictly not permitted to enter and refund requests will not be entertained
Haque Centre of Acting and Creativity (HCAC) is the first professional acting studio for everyone in Singapore. Run by founder and Artistic Director Kamil Haque, HCAC has over 10,000 acting alumni, ranging from creative double-lifers to professional actors. Many who have benefitted from their training at HCAC have gone on to appear in Hollywood films, stage productions, television shows, and commercials around the world. HCAC also provides corporate training and private coaching.