Ian Loy recognises the need for quality and passionate teaching in the theatre arts in Singapore and has since dedicate his time to mentor many aspiring dramatists. After getting married to Angela Ang, who is also an educator with the MOE, helps him further understand the fundamentals of education that is sorely needed within the institutions of the present day. He believes that an effective impartation of a theatre education requires three things, Training, Disciplines and Values.
Ian Loy is a theatre-maker based in Singapore since 1999. He graduated from Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts in 2002 with a Diploma in Drama with Distinction and was also a recipient of the NAC Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship. Since then he has used his forte in theatre arts as a performer and director in school projects and theatre, both independently and with established theatre companies.
Ian Loy founded MySuperFuture Theatrical Productions in 2009. Through the company, he involves himself with many community outreach and theatre projects with people of all ages and abilities, coaching or creating theatre art for them, especially for the young audiences. With this passion, Ian Loy was also appointed by Esplanade to be an Associate Artist for young audiences through his years of work with PLAYtime!
He was awarded the Singapore Young Artist Award 2014 for his series of accomplished work in theatre for young audiences (TYA). It represents Singapore’s highest award for young arts practitioners, aged 35 years and below in the year of award, whose artistic achievements and commitment have distinguished them among their peers. It encourages him to continue pursuing excellence in the arts, and to look towards inspiring others.
In 2016, Ian was nominated Best Director by LIFE! Theatre Awards for his work in Grandpa Cherry Blossoms presented by Esplanade’s SUPER JAPAN Festival. This nomination in itself is unique and unprecedented as he was the only TYA director that is mentioned in its category ever. This serves as an affirmation for him to continue serving brilliant works in the theatres for the young.
"Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing that makes you good."
- Malcolm Gladwell
MySuperFuture believes in the process of training. Only through training then can a pupil of theatre arts be able to reach a capacity that makes theatre worthwhile.
Here at MySuperFuture, we provide training that follows after the "Mentor and Apprentice" model. Allowing our pupils to mature fully into the knowledge and techniques of theatre before they are allowed to go on stage.
Too often of times, institutions focus on results and productions, hence overlooking the development of their pupils' drama skills. Unfortunately these narrow minded focus will only compromise what they can actually produce.
They will have to go through lessons that are personally crafted to evoke creativity within them and taught by facilitators that are personally chosen by our founder, who are qualified, possesses good character and have tremendous passion for theatre.
"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." - Proverbs 22:6
MySuperFuture follows a code of disciplines within its training structure to ensure its pupils having the right frame of mind and fitness to undergo the full spectrum of a theatre education. From being punctual for training and wearing the right attire for the training sessions to taking ownership of your journey as an actor by writing a journal etc.
Bad habits in life affects us in how we live and how we approach work, therefore we need to cultivate more good habits to substitute the bad ones. One of the ways to do it is to follow an organized structure.
No one is above themselves nor better than any body, everyone plays a part and follows the training structure laid down. Only with the disciplines can we fully utilize our mind for creativity and our body to reach the ceiling of our imagination.
"Talent is a gift, but character is a choice." - John C. Maxwell
Besides the training and disciplines, what MySuperFuture seeks to nurture is an individual's character. The cornerstone of a prolific theatre pupil is neither his talent nor his skills that spells from years of training, but a character that backs it up with humility, an individual that respects fellow pupils, esteeming others before themselves.
Outside the curriculum of MySuperFuture's training, we seek to be concern for the well being of our pupils, as we look forward to see them grow into a person of stature.
Your eyes are the windows into your soul. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and curiousity, you will discover infinite possibilities.
Looking ahead with the spectacle shaped hands signals the intent of our company to constantly move forward in our innovation and creativity through through the lens and imagination of children.
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