Matt Fleming hails from cold Plymouth, UK, where he spent 11 years as a newspaper reporter and editor. He is now the managing editor, chief sub-editor and books editor of Time Out Hong Kong. He has acted in British films and on the stage across the country since he was a child. He has also played guitar in numerous British rock bands and has a history in creative writing. And he smiles. A lot.
Lara Genovese is of Italian and American background. She has been in HK for 3 years after having lived and worked in London. Is an Architect and a Show Production Designer with interest in all performing arts. Her experience includes set design/props, producing, backstage, acting and directing. Some credits are “Six Characters in Search of an Author,” “Orphans,” “In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play,” “An Inspector Calls,” “Address Unknown,” “Iron,” “California Suite,” “The Dining Room” and “My Big Gay Italian Wedding. Is founder of the new production society “Naiad Productions”, through which she has recently produced and directed the show “Accidental Death of Anarchist.
Alexandra Jacobs has been thinking of stories or telling them since she could talk. She is very happy indeed to find a place where she can do just that while exploring Hong Kong's literary and performance communities. She has been involved in several devised theatre performances in Hong Kong, social outreach theatre projects, and monologue showcases. On a regular day she is urging Hong Kong students to invite stories into their lives, and when she can she is bringing stories to stages, pages, and to anyone who wants to listen.
Ines Laimins works regularly on stage in Hong Kong, most recently in two extremely different roles, Gerturde/Hamlet, and a comic role of Aunt Toniann/ My Big Gay Italian Wedding. She also works in commercial, film, TV locally and internationally. Most recent work includes US film Man of Tai Chi, mainland China film Dear Enemy, international film Four Assassins, Danish TV series Borgen HK episode. Ines is also a freelance photographer and works out of her own studio space.
Keon Woong Lee’s first major theatrical role was Tevye, a middle aged Jewish man in a high school production of Fiddler on the Roof. More recent roles include the playwright David Henry Hwang in Yellow Face (HK Players, 2012), the flamboyant Rodney in My Big Gay Italian Wedding (WAG productions, 2012) the obscene Lizard Man in He Died With A Felafel In His Hand (WAG productions, 2010), a demented Il Dottore in What’s Cookin’ (HK Players and Theatre de R&D, 2008), the troubled Andrew Mayo in Beyond the Horizon (Theatre Impromptu, 2001) and a mute Chinese Man on a date in Ten3 (HK Players, 2006). Keon also had featured roles in several short films including a South Korean General in Goodbye Kim Hyun-hee and a KFC obsessed wife in Living Room.
Harry Oram was born in Hong Kong, raised in England, trained as an actor in New York, lived in LA and has now returned to his birthplace. He is delighted to be back and part of such a passionate budding artistic community. He dreams of a day when the world calls Hong Kong the New York of Asia.
Brad Powers is a graduate of the fine arts and education programs at the University of Calgary, Canada, has been involved with community and professional theatre for over 25 years. An international educator, he has worked in several countries around the world and has been involved with the local theatre in each one. He has lived in Hong Kong for six years, and has worked in several projects including Aurora Theater’s Champagne and Cigarettes (2012) and Coffee and Cigarettes (2011), the Hong Kong Theater Association’s Art (2010) and Talk Radio (2009), and the Hong Kong Players’ Rabbit Hole (2008). His most recent project was The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (2013), which he directed.
Michael Charles Rogers has been performing since he was able to speak. He can still recall his first role as the intolerable Sheriff of Nottingham in a musical version of Robin Hood. He was merely a lad of eleven then. Many roles followed, which prompted Michael to major in Theatre at University, but not before studying Communication for a year because he listened to his mama. Michael moved to Hong Kong in summer of 2010 to work as a English Drama teacher (sound familiar?) Since his arrival, he has had the opportunity to appear in many productions - but why bother you with names and titles? He hopes he can lie his way into the hearts of all you Hongkies and is grateful for his supportive family and the chance to live in a place so full of diverse cultures.