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 has been involved in the theatre industry as an actor, director and playwright since 1999. He graduated from Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts in 2002 with Distinction and was also a recipient of the NAC Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship.
His acting credits include Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Nezha, Cat Lost & Found, Turn by Turn We Turn (The Finger Players), God Eat God, The Story Tree, Dreaming Up a Prince, City of Dreams (The Necessary Stage), SITA, Equus, History Teaches Us Nothing (Asia in Theatre Research Centre), Jazzy Jazz and the Razzmatazz, Night Fest @ National Museum, Si Ti Kay (Cake Theatre), etc.
Ian’s directorial debut was in 2002 where he wrote and directed a performance titled “Voices in my Zzz” in collaboration with Silent Project presented by Lasalle-SIA Drama Faculty.
He continued his flair for drama coaching, teaching and directing in the arts industry, training pupils from pre-school to university level and as well as corporate organisations.
From 2010, Ian Loy was given the opportunity to collaborate with the Esplanade PLAYTIME! Creating theatre experiences for children age 2-4year olds and that partnership has been ongoing. His directing credentials with PLAYTIME! includes:
The Magic Ocean Review
The Magic TreeTop
奇幻海洋 - Huayi Festival 2011
Rocky the Baby Panda
熊猫宝宝长大了! Huayi Festival 2012 Review
Magic Ocean (Reprise) Review
Hello Elly! Review
Ian Loy has also used his forte in theatre arts to work with various schools independently and also with established theatre companies that does theatre education like, The Necessary Stage, Cake Theatrical Productions, JoyArts and Dramabox.
"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 body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light.
The sun within the eyes in the symbol represents the burning passion of progressive learning that will transform a person's inner being.
The rockets attached to the eyes signals the drive of the company to constantly move forward in our innovation and creativity.