“The main reason why I joined the Singapore Slam (SMS) for the second time it's because when I looked back on my previous performances, I felt that those were two monologues that I’ve performed that were already published and I felt that for the second one I felt that I wanted to go for the creative route, sort of like writing my own original piece, it's really good to present a work to call my own.
What I really like about performing is that it gives me the opportunity to remove any barriers and boundaries be it emotional, physical or mental and just fully express myself. Also, what I have learnt during my 11 years at Central Stage, what’s important is having the confidence and pride on doing the work or the piece you love to do and I think that’s important in every aspect of performing.
What I think of SMS, especially the challenges, is the monologue pieces itself and how you present it, perform it, polishing and tweaking it. Like Kamil said, “make it look like a rockstar performance!” So I’m really excited just to see the different pieces that the contestants going to present and I’m definitely looking forward to that.
I have to say my advice that I would give for experienced actors or actors who are just about to start acting is, what’s really important is teamwork - being a team player. Aside from doing monologues which is commonly solo pieces, there are other pieces where they require two people or more so it's up to you guys to communicate, get along with each other and having that form of connection, like make it apparent, start to know who you’re working with and what their personality is like and also telling you are like. I think getting to know each other and know how everybody works and being on the same page is definitely really important for any piece.
My opinion for the Singapore Monologue Slam, even though I didn't get the chance watch it live but I watched some of the recorded footage, SMS is always filled with surprises and there’s definitely a lot of contestants that will take you by surprise with their performances! That’s what I really like about the Singapore Monologue Slam!”