This second edition features another three acclaimed actors of our local stages - Erwin Shah, R. Chandran and Lim Yu Beng respond to three works of literature in three podcast episodes. Directed by Samantha Scott-Blackhall, the actors perform excerpts from the plays and Singapore Literature Prize-winning book, and narrate personal stories on the connections, resonances and impacts these words have on their individual lives.
Saving The Rainforests
Short Story by Claire Tham
Reflection by R Chandran
Short Story by Inez Tan
Reflection by Erwin Shah Ismail
Raffles Place Ragtime
Short Story by Philip Jeyaratnam
Reflection by Lim Yu Beng
Erwin graduated with a BA(Hons) in Acting at LASALLE College of the Arts in 2011. Today he is a stage and screen actor, singer, voice artist as well as stuntman with Action Horizons Stunts. Erwin has spent the last 10 years doing an array of work; performed in more than 50 professional stage productions including musicals in English, Malay and Mandarin. He has also appeared in over 20 different television series for local and international networks including AXN and HBO Asia, and voiced a few local cartoons and commercials. When not performing, he is a part-time lecturer at his alma mater.
Yu-Beng is a familiar face on stage and screen. He won Best Actor in 2005, Best Supporting Actor in 2004, and was in the Best Acting Ensemble in 2002 for Animal Farm, all for the Life! Theatre Awards. Film and television credits include Singapore Dreaming, Anna and the King, Kung Fu Killers, Solos, Identiti, Sephia, Firasat, Lion Mums and Triple 9. Theatre goers know him from shows like Lost Cinema, Another Country, Animal Farm, Members Only, The Lover and The Dumb Waiter, Bent, and Lear. He continues to explore new ground, and works extensively as an actor, director, writer, acting coach, lighting designer, fight choreographer and whatever it takes to get the show up.
R Chandran is founder-director of ACT 3 Theatrics, Singapore’s first professional theatre company. He is a professional writer, actor, educator and stage director focusing on inclusive work for children and youths. As an extension, Chandran mentors teachers on the use of drama as an educational tool. He is married and has two children.