ISABELLA CHIAM

Actor / Director / Puppeteer

I am a performer & theatre-maker based in London & Singapore.

Trained at RADA, my recent theatre credits include Beside Ourselves (m1 Fringe), Fantastic Mr Fox (SRT), Snow Queen (Polka Theatre) & The Commuters (The Knotted Project).


I love travelling and I've had the privilege to perform internationally, working in cross-cultural productions across Asia & the UK. I was also blessed to be nominated twice and won once for the "Best Ensemble" at the Life! Theatre Awards.

I have a deep interest in movement, collaborative theatre-making & actor training and I've taught acting and devising in Singapore & the UK. I also  love creating theatre for young audiences, and work often with my friends at Five Stones Theatre. Most importantly, I love telling good stories and making stuff with other people, and have a good time doing it!

Welcome to my website! 



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UPCOMING PROJECTS

 

DOT: R&D PHASE II

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August 2021

Issy x Cher together with Five Stones Theatre, will move on to present their second phase of the production Dot, loosely inspired by the book written by Peter H. Reynolds, at Gateway Theatre in the third quarter of 2021.

I was particularly excited because we get to continue our collaboration with The Doodle People and illustrator Ann Gee Neo on this Arts x Tech project, involving projection and interactive media! 

BRIDE KNOCKS TWICE - KILLER SECRETS

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31st May -6th June 2021

An interactive multi-platform murder-mystery created by the same team that I've worked with in Four Horse Road. I play the Policewoman in this sequel to the original stage play, and it will be accessible to audiences world-wide.

KALACHAKRA

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18 February 2021

This shadow puppetry short film about the cycles of time was created in collaboration with puppeteer Bright Ong, musicians Little Creatures & artist Anngee Neo, and supported by the National Arts Council, Singapore under the Digital Presentation Grant (DPG).

Watch the Film

IN DEVELOPMENT

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THE REGIMENT

2020 - 2022

“Ta’at Setia” - Loyal and True


These were the words that the brave soldiers of the Malay Regiment lived and died by. Up until the end, they fought tooth & nail to keep Singapore from falling to the Japanese invaders. And they did, to their dying breath. How did they come to this? Did they ever think to run? What were they fighting for?


Phase II Work-In-Development at Centre 42, The Guest Room.