Our new interview series!
Welcome to the dedicated page for Krispy Talk! Our new interview series that gleans insight from creatives in the theatre and film industries.
Krispy Talk EP 7: Khairul Kamsani
Khairul Kamsani is a theatre artist, teacher and researcher currently a PhD candidate scholar at De Montfort University developing an actor training process using VR titled ‘Cybernetic Psychophysical Actor Training’.
A collaborator of a research collective Architects of Realities funded by the Singapore National Arts Council; research is geared towards experimenting and refining processes towards theatre and visual art making with VR and Projection Mapping. Khairul is director and producer for a new work, Sita of Troy, unveiling March 2022, supported and funded by NAC.
A graduate of the MA Actor Training & Coaching programme at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in 2018 and former Resident Assistant Director at Singapore Repertory Theatre between 2016-2017.
- a mixed martial arts practitioner
- served as a firefighter for National Service
- Obsessed with Shingeki no Kyojin
- Directed Lady Death produced by Kristina Pakhomova (Hong Kong 2019)
- Plays Apex Legends
In this episode, we talked about use of technology in theatre, acting techniques that Khairul uses and what kind of actors he likes to work with, the future of theatre and more
Krispy Talk EP 6: Ines Laimins
Ines Laimins is an actress based in Hong Kong, fluent in Mandarin. She works locally and internationally in film, commercial, and TV.
Ines frequently works in China filming in several TV drama and film roles. She has worked with actor Li Yifeng on Hunan TV series "Wait for you in Beijing" and Wang Chaunjun in "Youth Forever". She is also co-producer of a short documentary "The Beauty Machine" that takes a look at women working in the media industry, powerful messages for women by women.
In this episode, Ines gave amazing advice on how to keep your acting muscle active during COVID and how to work on your character when you play big and small roles. That, and tools for networking and getting jobs.
Krispy Talk EP 4: IG Live with Rajkumar
Rajkumar is a bilingual stage actor and playwright in Singapore. He was trained under mentors such as Edith Podesta (Wild Rice), Goh Boon Teck (Toy Factory Productions) and Haresh Sharma (The Necessary Stage).
We chatted with him about:
— The magic and curse of writing
— Brown voices of Singapore
— Sources of Inspiration of a playwright
Raj has recently written and performed autobiographical monologues such as The Patient (Avant Theatre) and Aishwarya (Kris P Production). He also won the 3rd prize in the Open category of the 24 Hour Playwriting Competition 2020 organised by TWorks, with his play The Blue Hour.
Krispy Talk EP 5: IG Live with Adam Marple
Adam Marple is a director, scenographer, educator, and the co-artistic director of The Theatre of Others, an international theatre company with an ensemble of artists on every continent.
Some topics we chatted with him about:
— Post-COVID theatre-making
— Allowing the audience to boo your work
— Theatre over film
We are holding a giveaway contest for Adam's directorial workshop until Feb 7! More info below!
Krispy Talk EP 3: IG Live with Rayve Zen
Rayve Zen is a Singaporean American Actor based in Los Angeles.
We chatted with him about:
— The importance of acting training
— Being an Asian actor in LA
— Musical Theatre vs Acting on Camera
Krispy Talk EP 2: IG Live with Nicole Garbellini
Nicole Garbellini is an Italian theatre performer, producer, director and founder of Aurora Theatre in Hong Kong.
We had a great chat with her on:
— Upsides and downsides of theatre-making in Asia
— Her insights on 10 years of theatre in Hong Kong
— Most embarrassing moments
We hope you enjoy listening to this as much as we did partaking in the interview! Let us know your thoughts by messaging us on our social media.❤️ Brought to you by our founder, Kristina Pakhomova.
Krispy Talk EP 1: IG Live with Sé Marie
We interviewed a Hollywood Actress!😃 Sé Marie is originally from Pittsburg who began her career as a stunt double for famous actress Vanessa Shaw and Rachel McAdams.
We covered this and more:
— Life in LA
— Traumatic childhood and how it affected Se’s career choice
— How to get to SAG
— Children vs career
— Do you need an agent or not?
Watch and let us know what you think! ❤️ Brought to you by Kristina Pakhomova.
Sé Marie is based out of Los Angeles, earning her acting degree in 2011. She began her career as a stunt double for Rachel McAdams and Vinessa Shaw, before transitioning fully into a career in acting.
She has led several feature films to major film festivals, including Career Opportunities in Organized Crime (SXSW Film Festival 2016) and Careful Not to Cry (Toronto International Film Festival 2017). She can be seen in the upcoming feature film Unsinkable about the aftermath of the Titanic, pending an upcoming theater release date, and is currently in pre-production for the feature film comedy Movers Ultimate.