Xie Shangbin, 35, Investment Research Industry
"I joined the Singapore Monologue Slam (SMS), because of an encouragement from Kamil and I thought that would be a wonderful opportunity for me to just test myself and see where I stand in terms of performing. I think the Singapore Monologue Slam is a wonderful platform for actors to work on their craft and present something without actually being cast for a production.
My challenges would be enunciation, to make myself be heard to the public and also to overcome the fear of audience and the stage itself. My advice for actors would be to work hard and rehearse hard too! At the end of the day, the effort put in would be shown on stage.
This year’s SMS was a lot of fun! We got wonderful surprises from the participants who participated in the competition."