Ahmad Musta’ain Bin Khamis
Ahmad Musta’ain Bin Khamis is an English Language and Drama teacher who straddles between Cedar Girls’ Secondary School and Victoria School. He is a graduate of Nanyang Technological University/National Institute of Education where he majored in English Language and Drama. His involvement in theatre started when he was an undergraduate where he performed in L’Amfiparnaso, an operatic Commedia piece with Michael Corbidge.
He later went on to win Theatreworks’ 24 Hour Playwriting Competition 2010 for his play, Serunding, that went on two tours in 2010 and 2011, and now the third in 2014! He has written and directed three commissioned works by Singapore Drama Educators Association(SDEA) namely; AIMY (With Indonesian Domestic Workers and Migrants for SDEA’s International Theatre Arts Conference 2011), Just Stressed Lah (A Teacher-Student collaboration on ‘stress’ for SDEA’s Celebrate Drama Festival 2012. It was later restaged for NIE Literature Symposium 2013), and most recently, Project OTL (With Madrasah Al-Irsyad Al-Islamiah for SDEA’s International Theatre Arts Conference 2013).
He is also in the Programming Committee for Celebrate Drama Festival 2014, and has been an SDEA committee member since 2013. Currently, he’s involved in a couple of theatre projects with Theatre:Connect and School of the Arts(SOTA). He is very grateful to be given this wonderful opportunity once again to work with Theatreworks and the phenomenal, Aidli ‘Alin’ Mosbit.
Aidli ‘Alin’ Mosbit graduated with a degree in Drama from Queensland University of Technology. An accomplished performer, Aidli wrote and directed her first play, entitled Kosovo at age 19.
In 12 years she had helmed other plays like Ikan Cantik, Tiga Dara Terbang Ke Bulan (produced by Teater Kami and was performed at the Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre), Lintasan (commissioned by Action for Aids Singapore for World Aids Day 1994), main2 and La Libre Latifa (produced by Teater Ekamatra and commissioned for the Esplanade Pesta Raya 2002 and 2003 consecutively). Aidli also directed the well-received Madu II, part of the critically acclaimed double bill Bulan Madu and Teater Ekamatra’s debut production in Kuala Lumpur in 2001, and Causeway at the Singapore Arts Festival 2002 and in Kuala Lumpur co-produced by Teater Ekamatra and The Actors Studio.
She also directedDescendents of the Eunuch Admiral, produced by Practice Theatre at The Substation SeptFest 2003 and was the artistic advisor and costume designer for the well-received Singapore Arts Festival 2004 Outreach touring programme by Teater Ekamatra, Mr Mamat Magik Melayu.