Originally from Edinburgh, Candice is an experienced actress, coach, director and voiceover artist. With a BA (Hons) Communication Studies from Queen Margaret College, she trained in drama at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and holds the LAMDA Teachers’ Certificate in Communication with distinction. She studied directing at RADA and her recent Hong Kong acting credits include The Overcoat (Theatre du Pif), Godspell (Lindsey McAlister Productions), Misery (Wordybird Theatre Company), The Sneeze (HK Microfest) and Orphans (HK Players.) Candice has worked in corporate role play for many years and is an accomplished acting and voice coach.
Charlie went to Bates College, USA, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and studied at the British American Drama Academy in London. As an actor he has worked in the TV, theatre and on stage. He is a published freelance writer in memoirs and articles and Senior editor for Tatler Asia and Time Out magazine Hong Kong. He has been an interpersonal Communications Coach Business Role-Player and Content Provider since 1997.
Christine is an experienced actress, workshop facilitator and therapist. She trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and through various courses in Asia. Recent Hong Kong credits include Vital Voices’ Seven, In The Next Room, City That Never Sleeps and Orbis’ Don’t Look Away. Prior to her current work, she was trained as a medical doctor and then had an international corporate career where she was responsible for and worked in over a dozen countries including Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand.
A professional actor, director and drama coach Howard is also the Managing Director of a Hong Kong based export and management services firm. Having lived in Japan, Sweden, Israel, United States and Hong Kong, he is fluent in English, Hebrew, Swedish and Japanese. Film and TV credits include Johnny English II, Spicy Mac Project and LA Forensics: and theatre credits, Death of a Salesman, Art, The Sneeze, Oleanna, Glenngarry Glen Ross, The Shadow Box. With his unique blend of drama and commercial experience, Howard has worked throughout Asia as a corporate role player and for clients including Colliers, Jardine, GlaxoSmithKline, Pepsico, HSBC, Deutsche Bank and Professional Associations.
Jack is a trilingual Chinese actor and presenter with nine years experience of corporate role-play. He has worked on training projects for investment banks, audit and law firms in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. He is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English and regularly hosts a TV talk show in Mandarin (HLCTV). His corporate training work includes diversity, leadership, feedback and communication skills workshops. He is also accomplished in role-play, real-play, forum theatre, improvisation and feedback. Role-play clients include Goldman Sachs, HSBC, UBS, Mercer, Herbert Smith, KPMG and many others.
Jason is an actor, writer, director and producer with 20 years of experience in the film industry in Los Angeles, London and Hong Kong. In 2013, Jason won the best actor award for his performance in the controversial film, CHINK, at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Jason created “Acting Is Believing” a school which brings acting teachers to Hong Kong from The USA. Jason has trained and coached in diversity programmes, leadership, public-speaking, performance management, sales and customer service, interview, feedback and one-on-one coaching workshops. Clients include Steps Drama, DLA Piper, Coca-Cola, Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures. Prudential Insurance, Pizza Hut, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank and Morgan Stanley.
Mr. Hill is a media producer, consultant and professional actor. For 19 years he was a California civil trial lawyer and criminal prosecutor. A public speaker on security, individual rights, law enforcement reform and other legal matters, he has represented a wide spectrum of clients in civil and criminal matters through trial and appeal. As an actor he has appeared on TV in the USA, Europe, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan and in over 25 feature films. In HK he was in Streetcar Named Desire, The Resistable Rise of Artuo Ui, Othello and as Ludwig Van Beethoven for the HK Sinfonietta.
Trained in theatre at Northern Michigan University with top honours. Recent theatre roles include The Laramie Project, The Odd Couple, The Pillowman, The Shape of Things, and The Empress of China with the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. His voice work can be heard in over 30 cartoon shows and regularly on channels such as Cartoon Network Asia, Pogo, Animax, Disney Channel, and TruTV just to name a few. His experience in corporate training in Hong Kong is extensive and he specializes in theatre-based workshops for business world and teacher training. He has role-played for The Hong Kong University Royal College of Psychiatrists, Cartier, BASF, Human Scope, Orion, Caretta Ltd., HK Police Department, Royal Bank of Scotland etc. He has been a member of the Peers and Players team since 2011.
A graduate of Canada’s University of Western Ontario, Michael has been a resident of Hong Kong since 1995. Starting in the environmental sector, he moved into the acting and entertainment field. Since 2003, he has been a roleplayer for management training programmes focusing on leadership, coaching for performance, challenging conversations, influencing skills, assertiveness and confidence and other high-level programmes. Clients have included HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Linklaters, Citibank, RBS, JP Morgan Chase, BT International, BNP-Paribas, Carnegie-Mellon Bank, DST, Accenture and numerous others. In addition to his acting work, Michael is also director of Wordherder Ltd., a boutique copywriting and editing company.
With a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Natalie is a Native English speaker with dynamic interpersonal skills and presents information in an engaging, interesting manner. With sixteen years of experience in theatre and television, both on-stage and behind the scenes, including writing and producing for both genres. Natalie has been working for the past 6 years in Corporate Team Building and has lived in Hong Kong since 2005. Natalie speaks Cantonese, French and English. She was a Designer / Small Business Owner at Boudoir Betty in New York for 3 years.
Nina has returned to Hong Kong, having lived and trained in London, she has performed in many stage productions in the UK, Shanghai and Hong Kong. She has voiced numerous BBC Radio dramas and had a recurring role in BBC’s TV program Holby City. Nina has worked in corporate role-plays and workshops for the last seven years in London, Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore. She has worked with numerous International Finance, Law, Insurance firms and Hotels. She has extensive experience in different types of workshops, from one to one to large group simulations and Forum Theatre. Past clients include Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Herbert Smith, HSBC and Wynn Hotel.
A popular radio DJ and broadcaster with Hong Kong’s Metro Radio in the mid-90’s, Sean was educated in Hong Kong, Australia and Ireland. He graduated from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts before attaining an Executive Diploma in Business Management. Sean also holds a Master’s Degree in Drama-in-Education from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Sean is fluent in Cantonese, English and can communicate in Mandarin with a reasonably good standard. With over 16 years of experience in designing and facilitating training programs for multinational corporations across Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Japan, India, the United Kingdom and Australia, his training primarily caters for middle and senior management.
Vicki is a professional actor who has worked in The UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. Most recently, playing the lead in Doubt at the HK Rep. For the past 10 years she has worked for many Youth Theatre organizations, teaching LAMDA speech and drama, directing shows at the HKAPA and training workshop leaders for Faust International. Her experience particularly with LAMDA, has enabled her to assist others improve their communication skills and public speaking.
Warren studied Drama and Performing Arts at Middlesex University and has worked as a television and stage actor, voice-over artist, and trainer/role-player. He conducts specialist workshops in speech training and presentation skills for banks such as Credit Acrecole and Morgan Stanley. Work with corporate and institutions includes corporate and medical roleplay for hospitals and mental health institutions both in the UK and HK.
Wendy working in interactive theatre and role-play
in 1999 and has helped trained people in numerous Fortune 500 companies, law firms and business schools in Hong Kong, U.S.A., Singapore, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines and Macau. Role-play clients include Citibank, HSBC, UBS, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, British Telecom, Telstra, Stanford Business School, Ottobock, Cathay Pacific, H&M, RTHK and many others.