Desmond was first captured by the power of theatre in River Valley High where he was a student. He then went on to join and eventually head the school’s Chinese Language Drama and Debate Society, participating in numerous performances.
Spurred on by that theatrical start, Desmond went on to be a part of Drama Box’s youth wing, ARTivate, and is a graduate of its second cohort in 2014. He has also served as director’s assistant (movement) for Kopitiam (2016), a programme of the Esplanade’s “Feed Your Imagination” series.
After graduating from ITI, Desmond plans to continue his work in acting, exploring theatrical structures and how they can create spaces for conversations in the community.