warren baumgart jr | Artistic director, Founding Member
Warren is a professional director and acting coach with over 37 years of experience.
He has an MFA in Directing from Arizona State University and he has extensive training in the Meisner Technique and the Shurtleff Technique. Most recently Warren directed a staged reading of Dora Tan’s new play The Blind Circus at Centre 42, Christopher Durang’s Baby With the Bathwater at Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity, Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor at the Stage Club, Shelagh Stephenson’s The Memory of Water for Wag the Dog Theatre, and Jean Tay’s Boom! at Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Arts Fiesta. Warren received Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Citation for best direction for his 1989 production of Alan Bowne’s Beirut. Warren has taught acting at the Haque Centre and Sing’Theatre. He also coaches the English Drama CCA at Ngee Ann Poly. He is the creative director for Swing a Cat Pte Ltd, an arts production and consulting company in Singapore. He also does corporate training bringing theatre skills like improvisation and storytelling to the corporate workplace.
Warren helped to start Wag The Dog Theatre in order to contribute to the vibrant theatre scene in Singapore.
deborah hoon | Founding member
Deborah is a theatre actor, theatre maker and educator. Deborah trained at the East 15 Acting School in the UK, graduating with a 1st Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Theatre. Deborah performs locally and has previously worked with Toy Factory Productions, Papermonkey Theatre, L'arrietta Productions and Checkpoint Theatre. Deborah also collaborates and devises with other like-minded creatives. She has worked with artists such as local dancer Melyn Chow as part of a double-bill showcase at Dance Nucleus in July 2017 and Sharda Harrison in Pink Gajah Theatre’s lab Thinking about Death at Centre 42 in December 2016.
Deborah conducts physical theatre workshops at LaSalle, Buds Youth Theatre, The Learning Connections, and has run a few drama in local universities and secondary schools, inculcating the physical theatre training for actors. She has directed a number in-house productions as well. Deborah hopes, that with Wag The Dog, she may continue to share her skills and devise new and coming-of-age theatre.
krissy jesudason | Founding Member
Krissy is a Filipino/Singaporean actress who received her stage training in Vancouver, Canada, at the University of British Colombia, where she earned an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts. During her career, she has had the great privilege of working with Neil Freeman, the esteemed expert in Shakespeare’s First Folio, and also with Shakespeare’s Globe in London as an ensemble member in the International Actors Ensemble. Her favorite roles while working in Vancouver were Cecila in As You Like It, Clytemnestra in Iphenia in Aulis, Lady Fuchsia in Gormenghast, and Medea in Medea. She left Vancouver in 2011 to travel and pursue other interests, but eventually found herself drawn back to theatre again in 2014 when she was offered the role of Jessica in SRT’s Merchant of Venice at Fort Canning Park. Krissy has lived in Singapore since 2012 and opened her own theatre company, Phenix Arts, which produced its first show in 2015, Neil LaBute’s BASH: Latter-Day Plays. Krissy played the part of Tanya Clarke in well known Mediacorp Channel 5’s drama Tanglin. Krissy was nominated - "Best Supporting Actress" at the Asian Television Awards 2017.
Krissy is incredibly proud of what this company has already achieved, so early in its conception. She has personally wanted to work with a group of individuals who were resourceful, hardworking and passionate, and is very proud to be in this ensemble and to be creating along side, not only talented artists, but also hardworking business people.
harry marshall | Company manager, Founding Member
A UK native, Harry has called Singapore his home for over twenty years and hails from the corporate world where he has worked in executive search and strategic talent acquisition outsourcing for the past 15 years. Today he works in talent management & leadership development; as an executive coach & facilitator. For Wag The Dog Theatre, he is the company manager handling all our financial, marketing, and legal & compliance matters.
Having studied music and theatre arts from a young age, Harry has been a life-long theatre enthusiast. He is excited and honoured to be able to contribute to the young and vibrant theatre scene in Singapore with Wag The Dog Theatre, especially through community partnerships and outreach programmes to help bring theatre to the people!
victoria mintey | Founding Member
Victoria trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London, MA in Performance (Musical Theatre). Her theatre credits in Singapore include The Pillowman (Pangdemonium); Dragonflies (Pangdemonium); The Memory of Water (Wag the Dog); Romeo and Juliet (SRT); How to be Happy (Buds Theatre Co.); The 39 Steps (Asylum Theatre); A Singaporean in Paris (Sing’Theatre); Twelfth Night (SRT); Fantastic Mr Fox; Jack and the Beanstalk (The Little Company); Venice Under the Snow (French Stage). Victoria has also performed internationally with Royal Caribbean and in theatre productions in Dubai and the UK. Victoria has also featured in films and television such as The Faith of Anna Waters (Boku Films); Menantu International (Suria); The Best I Could (Channel 5); Mata, Mata (Channel 5).
Aside from acting, Victoria is an experienced trainer and business role player. Her company offers coaching and workshops in presence and Impact helping people to improve their communication skills and public speaking performance. Clients include: CNN, Clyde & Co.,RPC, Ernst & Young, Standard Chartered, JLL, Petronas, GSK, Flamingo.
Victoria has a life long passion for the stage and a belief that what matters most in a theatre experience is not a big budget set or jaw dropping effects but the characters we create and the stories we tell to transport our audience. She is so proud to be a founding member of this ensemble and intends to work hard on and off stage to bring more intimate theatre experiences to Singapore theatre go-ers.
susie penrice tyrie | Founding Member
Susie trained at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD). In Singapore, she has featured in productions by Drama Arts, Open Stage, Passerby Projects, Phenix Arts, Stage Club, The Singapore O.P.E.N., Wag the Dog Theatre and Yellow Chair as well as appearances in local TV, in short films for NYU Tisch Asia and promotions for BBC Worldwide.
Susie is also a director and has worked on productions for Dastak (in Hindi), Hot Chocolate Theatre, RDG’s Pathey Nimidam (in Tamil), Stage Club, Ten-Minute Treats and World-in-Theatre. With Wag The Dog Theatre, Susie is excited to create outstanding theatre and tell great stories with a group of artists for whom quality is paramount.
mark seow | founding member
Mark Seow is an educator, actor, emcee, and aspiring sculptor. After 20 years in corporate training and the hospitality business, Mark woke up to new beginnings 2015 having decided to explore his options in pursuing his love for performing. Since then he has appeared locally in short films, TV commercials and dramas. In April 2015 his passion to engage audiences landed him his theatrical debut as Charlie in Emily the Musical, based on the popular play Emily of Emerald Hill. He has not looked back since and looks forward to satisfying his love for performing as part of Wag The Dog ensemble.
sean worrall | founding member
Originally from the UK, Sean is a naturalized Singapore citizen and has lived here since 2001. He is a director of the Hong Kong/Singapore-based learning and development company, Dramatic Difference, and works as an executive coach, facilitator, and theatre-led learning designer. In the UK Sean appeared in a variety of light opera, musical theatre, drama and comedy productions over a 20 year period. Some of his favorite roles include: Billy Flynn in Chicago, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Sir Evelyn Oakley in Anything Goes, Guy in My Night With Reg, Cliff in Deathtrap, and The Gentleman Caller in The Glass Menagerie.
Unlike other ensemble members, Sean had lost touch with his theatre practice during his time in Singapore. Rekindling that passion has been a reward in itself. He is equally at home on stage or behind the scenes, and looks forward seeing Wag The Dog Theatre blossom into a larger organisation supporting a busy season of work each year.