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Natasha Huang

Make-up artist / Designer

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Arts. Entertainment. Fashion. Film, TV & Radio. Theatre.

Natasha is an award-winning professional make-up artist/designer, who was born in Taipei Taiwan.

Natasha came to London in 2003 to study at the London College of Fashion (University of the Arts London) and graduated in 2006 with a degree in 'Special effects Make-up (Film & TV)'.

After her graduation, she landed her first theatre job at Yellow Earth Theatre as Make-up & Hair Designer for the production of "King Lear" (a co-production with the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre) which took her to work in Shanghai and Chongqing in China, and thereafter, the production toured Britain including at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stafford-upon-Avon where she had the honor to meet and chat with HRH Prince of Wales there in November 2006.

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Andy Cheung

Writer and Performer

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Arts. Community. Culture. Film, TV & Radio. Literature. Theatre.

Andy is a writer and performer and has worked with celebrated theatre companies such as English National Opera, Yellow Earth Theatre and Twisting Yarn Theatre Company.

Andy’s plays have been staged as rehearsed readings at The Royal Court, Chelsea Centre, The Albany and Soho Theatre. He wrote the show script for The Chinese Stage Circus at the Hackney Empire, and the story for Yellow Earth’s ‘Chinese Two-Step 1925-2005’, a multi-disciplinary performance including drama, music and dance that was performed by the Chinese communities in Trafalgar Square.

Andy’s play ‘Peace Pagoda’, inspired by the monument in London’s Battersea Park, received a special preview at The Linbury, Royal Opera House in 2007.

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Benjamin Yeoh Seng-Loong

Writer

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Arts. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio. Literature. Theatre.

Ben is an award winning writer. He is one of the first British born Chinese writers to be performed in the UK.

Ben was born near London to a Singaporean mother and Malaysian father. He studied at Westminster School, Cambridge University and Harvard University.

Ben studied experimental psychology, behavioural neuroscience within Natural Sciences at Cambridge. There he also started directing plays. He won a scholarship to Harvard, where he trained in dramaturgy, directing and writing.

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Tom Wu

Actor, Movement Director

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Arts. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio. Theatre.

Tom's forthcoming film roles include Fong in The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian, Juba in Mutant Chronicles and Tatsumi in The Tournament. He has recently appeared as Lord John in film Revolver and on television as Lee Jiyong in Whistleblower, Jimmy Wu in Diamond Geezer, Perak in The Ruby in the Smoke, Lao Ai in The First Emperor, Huang Lok in Casualty, Lin Liang Ren in Death on the Beach, The Omid Djalili show amongst others.

Actor Tom Wu was born in the New Territories, Hong Kong, and grew up in London’s Chinatown. At the age of 10 he began practising Martial Arts such as Hung Gar, Karate and Wing Chun and later took up acrobatics. In 1988 he competed for Britain at China’s International Wu-Shu (Martial Arts) Tournament and was awarded 2 Bronze Medals, and a Gold Medal.

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Kwong Loke

Artistic Director

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Arts. Culture. Theatre.

Born in Malaysia, Kwong’s passion for the theatre led him to train as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. A founder member of the company, he obtained a master degree in Theatre Studies and went to Bali over several years to study Balinese mask traditions. Kwong worked as actor and latterly as director with Yellow Earth.

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Veronica Needa

Actress

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Arts. Culture. Education. Theatre.

Veronica was born and grew up in Hong Kong of Eurasian parents (England, Hong Kong, Japan, and Syria) and is bilingual - English/Cantonese. She trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (1983-5) and is a graduate of the School of Playback Theatre (NY, USA). She has a particular commitment to community arts & cross-cultural bridging; and maintains close professional and personal links to Asia. She travels extensively as an international trainer in Playback Theatre - an original form of improvisational theatre which re-enacts real stories from the audience - see www.playbacknet.org and www.playbackcentre.org.

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Kumiko Mendl

Actress

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Arts. Culture. Education. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio. Theatre.

Kumiko Mendl has a BA Hons in Education Studies and trained at the Jacques Lecoq Theatre school in Paris. Since then she has worked as an actress, teacher, movement director and director. As one of the founding members of Yellow Earth Theatre Kumiko has performed in many productions and is one of the script selectors for Typhoon YET’s annual playreading Festival. She is currently Yellow Earth’s Education Associate.

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