2017 Singapore Monologue Slam
Clare has been involved in the performing arts for most of her life. She has worked as a producer, artistic director, actor, director, teacher, and radio host. She has founded and directed two very distinct, ground-breaking Montreal-based theatre companies: Créations etc..., (1978) and Theatre 1774 (1989).
In 2014, Clare co-founded Singapore Creations Etc., a free and open platform for young people to express their hopes, fears, challenges and dreams through the creative arts. Since its inception, over 400 young people, between 6-21 years, have written, performed, designed and promoted several artistic projects in theatre, film, and music.
Matt began acting in British television over thirty years ago. He trained at the Guilford
School of Acting and Dance and afterwards continued performing in film, television and theatre. In 2000, he acquired a teaching licentiate with Guildhall School of Music and Drama and began to teach voice and speech for actors at across Singapore. Since then Matt has had extensive experience with training Asian and Western actors and acting students. Matt is also a professional actor and received the Straits Times 13th Life Theatre Best Actor Award for his portrayal of Sigmund Freud in Freud’s Last Session at the Esplanade 2013. Matt currently trains students at LASALLE College of the Arts, where he is the Programme Leader for the Diploma in Performance.
Marc Nair is a poet and photographer from Singapore. He is a recipient of the 2016 Young Artist Award. He has published seven volumes of poetry and has performed spoken word internationally for over ten years.
His latest collection is Intersection, a poetic and visual architecture of space and memory created together with artist Nicola Anthony. Marc was the 2016-17 NTU-NAC National Writer in Residence and is also the co-founder of Mackerel, a culture magazine.