BE Core Member
Freelancer, graduated from HKUST, major in Risk Management and Business Intelligence.
He is currently a second year student in One-Year Professional Physical Theatre Youth Training Programme in TANG SHU-WING THEATRE STUDIO, major in physical theatre. He has also studied related fields, such as Mask, Stage combat, Puppetry...etc.
He is active in theatre performance, he participated in different productions, including, “MELODIA - Outreach Art Educational Programme” as collaborating actors (HKYAF 2017), “Never Stand Still” as actor (Banana Effect 2017), “Jason & the Argonaut” as collaborating actors (AFTEC 2015), etc. Also, he was involved in different giant puppet productions, such as, Musical “MELODIA” as puppeteer (HKYAF 2017), Standard Chartered Arts In The Park as puppeteer and giant puppet maker (HKYAF 2015, 2017), “The Key Man” as puppeteer (Banana Effect 2016).
Not only being active on the stage, but he also promotes art and culture in the back stage by different measures.
He currently works in Programme and Communications Department, Chung Ying theatre. Moreover, he participated in the project of Banana Effect and Asia Society Hong Kong (ASHK), which produced an Immersive Game Theatre production, “Gallery Comes Alive”, as production and stage manager (Banana Effect 2016). He had joined Banana Effect to Iceland as artist residency, and worked as deputy stage manager and production assistant for the production
“The Key Man” (Banana Effect 2016).
Cherrie graduated from London Central Saint Martins, major in BA (Hons) Performance Design & Practice. Following her passion for storytelling and exploration of the body within space, Cherrie was involved in productions curated by a variety of Site-Specific theatre companies in London i.e. Punchdrunk Enrichment, Secret Cinema, Alice Adventures Underground and You Me Bum Bum Train. Her responsibilities range from Installation design, scene-leading, set dressing to costume & prop making. Cherrie’s work have been performed in the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall in London.
Her recent production designs are Midsummer Summer Night’s Dream and Laurence Boswell’s Beauty and the Beast, both work were commissioned by Drama School Hong Kong and performed by kids aged from 4 to 17. She has also worked as an Assistant Art Director in Commercial work, music videos and TV Drama. Other than working in Design and Production, Cherrie is an enthusiastic dancer in Classical Ballet, Modern and Chinese Dance.
Head of Design
Loui Yuen graduated from University of Manchester in politics and social anthropology, where she produced immersive projects about contemporary Asian socio-political issues.
Loui finished her study in MA theatre criticism and dramaturgy at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2017. During the course she did artistic experiments with different artists, including dramaturge Samantha Jayne Williams and photo-performer Manuel Vason. She is now working in the field of arts management, and attempts to enhance a deeper understanding of the concept of dramaturgy among theatre practitioners. She is also a theatre critic who often involves in projects of IATC(HK).
As a passionate and energetic educator, Careena has been working in the education field for over 10 years. She is an English and Drama teacher currently in Hong Kong.
After attaining her first Bachelor degree BEd (Hons) on professional teaching training at the Education University of Hong Kong and York St John University in England, she continued to devote herself to the study of Master of Arts in Language (MA) at Hong Kong Baptist University. She also has several years experience as a marketing and event planner in PCCW and Now TV in-between her studies.
She has worked in over 10 schools (primary and secondary) and education centres in Hong Kong. Together with her working experience in Leeds, UK, she has developed the skills necessary to maintain a good communication and social network in the arts and teaching sector.
In 2010, Careena was selected as a Hong Kong Community Cultural Ambassador, where she was responsible in promoting stage performance knowledge in the youth community in Hong Kong.
In 2011, she received her certification in Theatrical Acting Training by Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (Excel). The following year, she completed the Advance Acting Training in Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. Since then, she has been working with different parties as an actress as well as being a teacher on stage performance and drama. As recently as 2015, she was proudly awarded the Best Teacher award, approved by Hong Kong International Exchange of Artist and Cultural Association.
Her past acting training and working parties includes APA, HKREP, Cinematic Theatre, Wedraman, Teambugs, Int’l Diversified Life Education Association, HK New Generation Cultural Association along with many others.
Erin is a theatre director/facilitator and recent Applied Theatre graduate. Erin graduated form the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a BA in Drama, Applied Theatre and Education. Erin’s artistic background focuses using immersive theatre as a tool for social engagement and critical thinking. Erin was a marketing assistant for Theater company Punchdrunk’s Enrichment project, working with an intergenerational charity creating multisensory immersive experiences in a care home. Following an internship with the British Film Institute Erin has grasped the potential film and VR has to offer in creating immersive experiences, and is keen to bring these creative ideas to Banana Effect. Erin looks forward to SAYING YES TO ADVENTURE At Banana Effect, are you ready?