Chris Lee Ban Loong

COUNTRY Singapore

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An actor, director and teacher, Chris was the Artistic Director for World in Theatre and has taken on over 70 screen and stage roles, directed over 15 productions and served in more than 30 technical production appointments in his over two decades of artistic experience.

Chris’ screen acting work includes the lead for Living It, directed by David Lee, which was in the official selection of the Busan Film Festival 2010, in the Wide Angle, Asia Short Film category. He also had the lead role in the Singaporean short film Ball is Round, directed by Matthew Lim, which was awarded 3rd Prize at the Ho Chi Minh Sports Film Festival 2006.

In 2008, he performed in Just Late by Magdalena Singapore at the Singapore Theatre Festival and had co-directed and performed in 3 Men Meet 3 Women by Little Red Shop in 2007. In 2005, he collaborated with guzheng soloist Doris Tsern for a performance at the Southeast Asia Regional Sonic Festival in July 2005.

After his graduation from ITI, Chris furthered his training under phenomenology scholar and acclaimed director/teacher Phillip Zarrilli at the University of Exeter, U.K.

Chris was Aesthetics Coordinator and Drama Teacher at the Shanghai Singapore International School in Shanghai, China for two years, after which he continued his theatre training in Kyoto. He spent one month at the School of Kanze to study Noh under several masters, including Katayama Shingo Sensei, Tamoi Hiromichi Sensei and Oe Nobuyuki Sensei. He has also lectured on and taught theatre and acting at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and various acting agencies. He is currently a lecturer in Temasek Polytechnic’s Centre for TransCultural Studies.

Photo by Shin Lim