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Whitelion Bail Out events raise awareness to help ‘at risk’ youth. They allow people to step into the shoes of convicted youth and spend a night in a correctional facility. We coordinate the actors who bring the nights to life by playing the roles of guards, as well as acting out example scenarios of trials.

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Jimmy Akingbola

Jimmy is an award-winning UK actor/producer and Co-Founder of The TriForce Creative Network, an organization set up to promote equal opportunities in the entertainment industry. Jimmy works in Los Angeles and London producing and managing TCN events, creating business relationships and expanding the TCN brand in the USA. Jimmy has acted in film, television and on stage in the UK/USA since 2002.

Jimmy has performed Corporate Role Play work since 2006, working with Actorshop, RoleplayUK, Metropolitan Police, Soho Theatre, Round House, CPS, Halifax HSBC, Natwest, Santander, NHS, Guys Hospital, and Newham Schools and College.

Sohm Kapila

Sohm moved to Los Angeles from London in early 2017 and has been acting since the age of 14. She has a BA Hons in Acting from Italia Conti Academy, and also studied Film Making at the New York Film Academy and Comedy Sitcom at Lesly Kahn in LA. Sohm speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Her business experience spans over 15 years, and she has had a long career in sales and marketing. Her extensive roleplay work has been mainly in the UK, with clients that include the NHS, Centrica Gas, Tower Hamlets Council, and the Ministry of Justice. She is experienced in multiple workplace scenarios, responding with sensitivity and relevance to each individual, challenging when needed, providing practical and personal feedback.

Katrina Morris

Katrina has studied and performed audience-suggested improvisation for over ten years, beginning with short-form game playing and moving on to long-form team performances. Her team, Cage-Free Humans performed regularly in Miami, as well as at the Del Close Marathon in New York. Katrina is the owner of Improv South Miami, an independent improv theater in South Miami, Florida.

Katrina developed a program called Improv for Human beings, which focuses on natural communication, emphasizing authenticity and respectful listening. She has taught her program at Improv South Miami and at regional improv theaters, as well as at FilmGate Miami, and her one-on-one clients have included lawyers, business-owners, students, and administrators.

Maria Inés Pintado

A graduate of Escuela Rusa de Actuación en México, Maria studied classical theatre at the London Academy of Performing Arts and workshops at LAMDA and The Actors Centre. Since 2009 she has produced and performed Prendida de las Lámparas, a play about Rosario Castellanos, Dostoyevski, the Demon and the Idiot and Karamazov.

Recently she worked for Peers and Players in Mexico City as role-play actress. Maria uses coaching techniques for clients from business and administrative institutions to develop their communication skills.

Alfred Loh

Alfred has been performing in the Malaysian arts industry for the last 9 years and has experience working in various mediums such as film, theatre, television, commercials, corporate training and performance. Alfred also has experience in multiple corporate role-play scenarios for clients such as British American Tobacco and 7-Eleven. Prior to acting, Alfred also spent a year in the corporate sector with HP-EDS based in Cyberjaya.

Fernando Córdova

Fernando left his law career for acting, studied improvisation with Omar Argentino and was part of the Mexican League of Improvisation. Fernando performed and starred in The Winter Pageant Spectacle in Chicago produced by The Redmoon, and recently in the Opera El Pagliacci.

He has implemented his theories, workshops and shows in different countries such as Mexico, Spain, United States, Barcelona, ​​Costa Rica, Brussels and China, among others. In addition to his creative career, Cordova founded Inhala, an organization dedicated to improving organizational environments in the for profit and non-for-profit sectors.

Farah Rani

Farah Rani is an avid theatre practitioner who has performed in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Tokyo, Adelaide, Brisbane and New York City. Farah was trained at the Michael Howard Studios in New York City.

Farah is a law graduate from the University of Malaya and was called to the Malaysian Bar in 2012. She is a non-practicing advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. She has used her acting experience to role play for corporate training, most notably for Philip Morris where she helped potential interviewers hone their skills by going through mock interviews and providing verbal feedback.

Gavin Yap

Gavin Yap is a Malaysian actor/writer/theatre director and award winning film-maker. He has a BA degree from the University of North London, now known as London Metropolitan University. As an actor, he has performed in London, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau and Australia.

Gavin served as Director-In-Residence at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre from 2005 to 2008, during which time he directed numerous productions. In 2007, he was awarded the National Arts Award for directing. Gavin is also a seasoned voice director.

Kate Drummond

B.A. in Drama from Washington University in St. Louis, Kate developed a specialized interest in Shakespearean verse. After graduation, Kate completed the Seattle Children’s Theatre internship with the Young Actor Institute, and Teaching Apprenticeship. 

Since moving to Seattle, she has performed with Jet City Improv, Unexpected Productions, and several independent improv groups. Kate has also produced and directed several improv shows. As a freelance Teaching Artist, Kate teaches for many organizations in and around Seattle, including the Seattle Children’s Theatre, Bainbridge Performing Arts, foundry10, Salmon Bay School, Youth Theatre Northwest, and Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Short Shakes program.

Marina Tan

B.S. Journalism from West Virginia University; MA from the University of Southern Queensland; Dip. in Performing from Trinity Guildhall. Marina has worked as a journalist, editor, HR consultant, theatre/voiceover practitioner and teacher, corporate role player/trainer, and artistic head for a creative children’s center. Marina’s corporate training experiences include leadership and communication for a European-based machines manufacturer, negotiation strategies for a leading consumer goods multinational, and performance review for a British-based manufacturing company. She has also facilitated / supported HR efforts on assessment centers as well as communication and collaboration for Malaysian public-listed conglomerates and a nationwide banking corporation.

Anna Cheney

Spanning two decades as an actor, Anna is a multi-award winner with credits including touring nationally with Bell Shakespeare, guest roles on TV shows and films including McLeod’s Daughters, Rake and most recently in blockbuster Bleeding Steel alongside Jackie Chan. For the last eight years, Anna has been working as an Actor and Facilitator in Corporate training programs. Highly experienced in role play, bespoke theatre and vocal and physical training, this work combines Anna’s enthusiasm for connecting with people alongside her acting skills and sense of humor. Anna is friendly, punctual and creative and her presence in a room is positive and energizing.

Jason Tobin

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.

Bob Werley

A graduate of the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Bob has worked as a professional actor, acting coach, improv teacher, and corporate role player/trainer for over 20 years.  He is currently working as the head instructor of The Pirates of Tokyo Bay’s Improv University, founded by Tokyo’s only bilingual improv comedy group. He has a large array of theatre, TV, voice, and film credits including Shin Godzilla, The Eternal Zero, and Equals. Bob also has administrative experience at two US universities and banking experience at 5/3 Banking Corporation in Ohio. Since moving to Japan, he has continued his acting and developed professional coaching and role-playing skills.

Yui Terada

Yui was brought up in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and London. Fascinated by theatre from a young age, she joined the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain during her time as a student, and read Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London. After graduating university, Yui returned to Tokyo and received drama training at Bungakuza Theatre Company. Upon leaving Bungakuza, Yui became a freelance actress and interpreter. She began corporate role-playing and interactive drama in 2014, working with individuals at numerous levels within organizations. She has done work based on communication skills, diversity and inclusion, unconscious bias, leadership training, and feedback skills. Her clients include organizations such as Goldman Sachs, UBS, Fidelity, and Adecco. 

Ryo Harada

Bachelor of Theatre Arts from San Francisco State University. After graduating SFSU, Ryo performed in Film, Theatre and Commercials in the US. Since returning to Japan, he has worked as an actor, director and playwright, specializing in theatre for young audiences. Ryo has worked in many international collaborations as an actor, director, facilitator and interpreter. Ryo works in the corporate field in role play, coaching and facilitating employees working with like managers and team members at various levels within organizations. Corporate training experience includes feedback Skills for Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Smith Group, IBD, Inclusive Leadership/Unconscious Bias Program for UBS and Feedback Skills, Career Conversations and Inclusion Training for Morgan Stanley.

Rom Gulla

Rom is a graduate of ACTT with an Acting Diploma and more than a decade of experience in theatre, television and role-playing. He has assisted with recruitment by role-playing in all different industries, particularly working in corporate and training.
Rom has worked with a vast variety of clients such as Transport NSW, Telstra, Relationships Australia, St George, Westpac, BeChallenged, Health NSW and most recently NSW Justice System, playing the role of a parolee. He has also been a part of numerous company campaigns playing the roles of an angry customer, CEO and a themed facilitator. 
Some of his career highlights have included starring as the main lead in the Panasonic Persecution of Rommy Gulla campaign, ABC2 commercial, Tivo launch commercial as well as many plays including The Removalist, A Hat Full of Rain and Anna in the Tropics.

Jerry Hoh

Jerry is a popular face on the local and international television screen. He has plays lead and support roles in comedy & drama series in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the UK, Germany, France and Italy. Besides movies made in South East Asia, he has also acted in a feature film for Jean-Jacque Anaud shot in Cambodia and Thailand. Jerry has also been involved in many role-playing training sessions over the last 10 years, and is familiar with giving feedback and the techniques involving theatre forum. Some of these sessions also involve coaching. Some of his corporate clients include: Baker McKenzie, ATKearney, Barclays Bank, British American Tobacco Asia Credit Swiss, DLA Piper, HSBC, IFC, Infineum, RBS Coutts, Turner & Townsend and UBS.

Evan Mueller

Evan has a Master of Fine Arts from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and a BA, Duke University.  He is the Co-Founder and Artistic Associate of New York’s Strange Sun Theater Company, as well as an actor, educator, and director.  As a Professor of Voice and Speech for actors, Evan has brought the actors’ skills of communication to the corporate and medical world through private coaching and role play, working with such organizations as Kaiser Permanente, NYU Langone Medical Center, and coaching for professional leaders within Wells Fargo, The United Nations, and others.  Currently based in the Seattle area, where he is also an Assistant Professor at Western Washington University.

Philip Geurin

Phil has his degree in Physics and worked as a game theory researcher for the National Science Foundation at Keck Graduate Institute. He’s developed multiple web applications and is a full stack software engineer. He has taught and role-played for nurses, doctors, medical students, and social workers at the OU Medical Center, the TU School of Community Medicine, and the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. He also traveled across the Midwest role-playing bullying scenarios for kids in Somebody’s Hero. Phil has taught roleplay to L.A.R.P.E.R.S at anime conventions across the country.

Bradford Farwell

Brad received a BS degree in Mathematics from the University of New Hampshire and did his graduate work in classical drama at The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He has performed in over 150 stage productions all over the world and was a member of acting company at the Stratford Festival in Canada for three years. Since moving to Seattle he has performed at ACT, Seattle Repertory, 5th Avenue, Intiman and many others in the Seattle area. Bradford’s corporate experience goes back to Chicago where he acted and helped facilitate moot court role-plays for some of Chicago’s largest law firms. Since moving to Seattle, he has performed in countless industrials and instructional videos for firms ranging from Boeing to Microsoft. 

Sunam Ellis

Sunam has a MFA in Acting and dual BA in Human Development and Theatre Performance. She did graduate work in Human Development and Family Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, and in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Friedrich-Schiller Institute in Germany. She has extensive experience on stage, television, and film, performed training videos for Penn State’s College of Nursing, and is most passionate about using engaged theatre for education and creating meaningful change in people’s lives. She trained professionally in improv with ComedyCity in Green Bay, WI, has taught at both Penn State and the University of Washington, and done graduate research on interventions for improving relationships and interpersonal communication. She has experience workshopping trust building skills with youth in detention, roleplay work for training emergency medical responders, critical conversation mentoring and coaching, and has done training videos for Penn State’s College of Nursing.

Alex Grindeland

Alex has a Bachelor of the Arts in Theatre Education, is a CSzWW Senior Practitioner of Applied Improvisation and CSzWW Certified Education Architect. Alex has been an improviser, actor, comedian, and teacher for over 14 years. During that time, he has performed in over 1,000 live improvised shows. Alex also oversees 40 people in his role as the owner and general manager of CSz Seattle, which is best known for their flagship show ComedySportz. Alex works extensively in the corporate sector, training teams in the skills of Applied Improvisation, team building, and communication. He has designed and facilitated workshops for various departments in companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks, and more.

Andrew McMasters

Andrew is an actor, director, teacher, entrepreneur and keynote speaker, as well as Artistic Director and co-founder of Jet City Improv. Originally from Philadelphia, he received his undergraduate degree in theater from Temple University and relocated to Seattle in 1990. He attended the University of Washington to receive his MFA in Drama as well as a Certificate in Arts Administration. He is actively involved in community building in the performing arts, and serves as board co-chair of his local business improvement area. In addition to running a non-profit organization, Andrew is an internationally renowned speaker and trainer, providing experiential learning sessions for organizations in team communications, leadership development and innovation.

James Seol

An Executive Coach with professional experience in the United States and abroad. He has worked with IT companies, firms, law firms, and financial institutions. With aa emphasis on practicable, experiential learning in group and one-on-one, he guides clients at all levels of management towards more facile, specific and dynamic communication. Based in New York, he works in presentation strategy and execution, influencing skills and cultured, effective and efficient interviewing and transformational feedback delivery. Learn more →

Leigh Williams

Leigh possesses a B.A. in theater arts (magna cum laude) from Cornell University, including a semester at British American Drama Academy in London. She has an M.F.A. in acting from The Case Western/Cleveland Play House Graduate Acting Program, and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. Leigh has been a professional actress based in New York City since 1999. In addition to her extensive theatre résumé, she has appeared in a number of national and regional commercials for brands including Pillsbury, Time Warner Cable, Stop & Shop and Dunkin’ Donuts. Leigh has years of management experience in the retail world, with a specialty in training employees on customer interaction and client relationships.

Kelli Ruttle

A graduate of the Cleveland Play House Master of Fine Arts Acting program, Kelli is a New York based actor and speech coach who has worked and trained across the country. As well as theater, film, television, and commercials, Kelli has been using her skills of drama and communication to help others further develop in educational and corporate settings. In hospitality and retail, she designed and implemented training programs for managerial teams and staff. With better training guides and the facilitation of role-play simulations to improve communication skills, companies saw significant increases in product knowledge, efficiency, and sales.

James Laver

James is a British actor, voice artist and magician. He graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MA in Mathematics and Philosophy before going on to study acting at the Oxford School of Drama. He moved to Bangkok in 2007. James worked with Wall Street English, a leading international language school, as Human Resources Manager and Service Team Trainer. His responsibilities included the training and development of teachers and Centre management teams, and he gained experience facilitating and participating in learning role-plays. He has participated independently in corporate role-play work in both Bangkok and the UK, working with clients such as the Bangkok Hospital Network and a training provider for assessors of the MBTI personality test.

Brendan O’Connell

Brendan holds a Masters of Creative Arts and was the Artistic Director of the Australian Self Raising Theatre
when they performed for the king and queen of Malaysia in 1990.Brendan has experience as the co-director of Hit & Run Entertainment, performing at corporate launches,promotions and events, for Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority,City of Sydney and Historic Houses Trust of NSW. Roleplay credits include clients Johnson & Johnson, Leighton Holdings, University of Western Sydney, NSW Health and TAFE NSW. Brendan is based in Singapore at Faculty of Performance, Lasalle College of the Arts.

Bridget Therese Lachica

Bridget has been an actress and drama educator for over 25 years in Singapore, the USA and England with the Portsmouth Players. Certified with NeuroLeadership Group, Bridget incorporates the latest findings in neuroscience in the drama and corporate programs she designs and/or executes. She is fluent in English and Malay and has done corporate or drama work in Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and China.
Bridget is an executive and life coach, corporate trainer and drama educator. Bridget’s client list includes BP, Cognitive Institute, Diageo, Singapore National Health, Philips, Barclays, Baker & Mackenzie, Marsh, Cisco and Singapore Civil Service College.

Debra Teng

Debra Teng has worked all over the world, including Hungary, Germany, Japan, India, Indonesia, USA and United Kingdom. She has been twice nominated for the Asian TV Awards for Best Performance, and won the Excellent Performer Award in Toyama, Japan. Originally trained as an architect, Debra worked as a management consultant with a local consulting firm, and later, as associate partner of The Gallup Organization. Corporate programs include communications and presentation skills, service transformation, change management, teambuilding, profiling, succession planning, leadership and diversity programs. Clients: Symrise, Prudential, CAAS, Accenture, Barclays, Baker & McKenzie, Merril Lynch, Maybank, OCBC, UOB, UBS, World Bank.

Gerald Chew

Gerald holds a B.A. from the Loughborough University and a M.A. from Central School of Speech and Drama UK. He’s worked as a book and magazine editor, journalist and communications manager for multi-national companies. Experienced in film, TV and theatre, his credits include Rogue Trader, The Tattooist, The Great Wall and Yellow Fever. Gerald teaches at the National University of Singapore and New York University & Tisch School of the Arts (Asia Campus). Drawing on his experience in acting, writing, directing and teaching, Gerald has performed numerous role-plays, and diversity issue and performance coaching in the corporate world. Clients include UBS, Citibank, Barclays Capital, Infineum, Baker and Mackenzie and British American Tobacco.

Harris Jahim

Master of FIne Arts, Certificate in Lessac Training, currently Head of FOundation Studies Performing Arts at LaSalle. He has acted in the United States, and Singapore. Harris hosted Christmas shows with Disney, Cartoon Network and WB. He directed Shiro and The Cherry Blossom for the ACE! Festival 2010. He has performed in corporate role-play for MNC, NTUC Income Insurance, Refreshing Thought, Singapore Power, M1 Singapore, and The Ministry of Education.

Brian Langsworth

Brian’s education includes a Bachelor of Performing Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology (with distinction). Brian is also trained and experienced in the administration, integration and interpretation of various psychometric instruments for senior leaders, such as strategic and in-tray exercises, coaching role plays and a range of psychometric tools. He has been performing role-play in a variety of scenarios for Peers and Players with the APSC, Stockland, HSF, KPMG , Herbert Smith Freehills and other organizations since 2000.

Khanh Trieu

In a former life Khanh practiced law in-house at the Law Society of NSW processing applications to the Pro Bono Scheme for Legal Representation and Referrals. His legal training helped with public speaking, presenting and an understanding of corporate dealings and business. He is an actor in film, TV, theatre and corporate productions. And winner of a talent scholarship to the New York Film Academy for 2010.

Donna Brooks

Donna has worked as an actor, voice over artist and presenter for over 20 years in theatre, film and television. Her performance and corporate performance work has taken her to Australia, Italy, Belgium and the UK. In the corporate and educational sectors, Donna has worked extensively with both improvisational and scripted role play for training, professional development and recruitment in areas such as conflict resolution, relational mediation, customer service, management and medical training. Clients include Relationships Australia, AIRS, Star City, Westfield Shopping Centres, Mission Australia, The Salvation Army, Centrelink, University of Sydney, The Pam McLean Centre, University of Notre Dame and Paper Scalpel Rock.

Nick Bolton

Nick has a Masters in Screen Arts and Business. Combine the business skills and entrepreneurial flair of 20 years’ experience of running media businesses for corporate, enterprise and government organisations, with the storytelling experience of an award winning actor, producer and director in film, theatre, TV and online, and you have a corporate role play actor, comfortable in facilitation, fishbowl, forum theatre, feedback, and sales presentations, pitch practice for executives. Nick has been an integral member of the team for many years. Learn more →

Neveen Hanna

Neveen trained at The Actors Studio and is a qualified Accountant and Business Manager. She has expertise in role-play and a real life understanding of the corporate and medical industries. Some recent roles in Corporate video, Role Play, E-Learning & Presenting include clients such as NSW Health, AMES NSW, and The NSW New Tenancy Laws 2010 for Aust. Govt., The One Centre, Telstra, SKM, Commonwealth Development Bank & Electricity Board of NSW and HETI. She also has experience in conflict resolution Role-play with TSA Corporation and radio and news reading.

Heidi Silberman

Heidi has ten years’ experience performing improvised theatre, including performances at Improvention, the international festival of improvised theatre. She has created and directed many improvised works, including most recently ‘The Home Front’ at The Street Theatre in Canberra. She has also written and directed scripted works. Heidi has corporate role-play experience with Peers & Players (Department of Defence), TIE Interact (AFP), Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art (ANU Law School) and the ANU Medical School.

Grant Cartwright

Grant is an award-winning theatre, film, and television actor. Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2005, he has appeared in productions in Australia for the Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Black Swan State Theatre Company, and Malthouse Theatre among others; and in New York for the Manhattan Rep Theatre, 45th Street Theatre, and Columbia Stages. Grant’s experience in sales and customer service includes Aesop, T2, and Aquila. He has also worked extensively in corporate film and role-play for companies such as Qantas, CGU and Telstra.

Chris Betts

Dip. Of Arts (Theatre) D.A.I.A.E. Chris has been a professional actor since 1982, with more than a hundred stage productions under his belt for all of the major theatre companies in Australia. Apart from the Arts, Chris has been a carpenter, worked in the mining industry, as a professional fisherman and managed a garage. He has worked with Queensland Health for many years, role- playing with Doctors and Health Professionals in a multitude of different scenarios aimed at developing the communication skills of these specialists. He is currently working with Queensland Gas role-playing and facilitating processes as a part of a team that facilitates mining and gas industry safety performances to their workers.

Chris Sommers

Associate Diploma in Business (Accounting) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA Acting) Queensland University of Technology. He has worked extensively across film, theatre and television. Christopher has facilitated workshops in communication, film making, and team building and has coached clients in confidence building and public speaking sessions. 
He developed ‘Sceneorama’: a screen acting class created to enhance the skills of Brisbane actors. He is an acting coach, working with performers for audition processes here and for the USA. He was the Associate Artistic Director of 23rd productions from 2008-2013 and has worked in Corporate Entertainment and with IZIT Entertainment in various role-play capacities.

Kerith Atkinson

QUT Academy of the Arts Acting Graduate, she received a Best Supporting Actress Matilda nomination for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf with Queensland Theatre Company and performed in The Lost Property Rules, Pygmalion, An Oak Tree, Caucasian Chalk Circle, A Christmas Carol, Vincent in Brixton. A proud Equity member since 1998, currently serving on National Performers Committee & Qld Branch Council. Role-play and real play clients include Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, the Cognitive Institute, Qld Health, Open Disclosure (RBWH), ANU Law Faculty and the QUT Law Faculty. And training and corporate videos for SES Qld, News Corp Disability Services Qld, Education Qld and ASIC.

Daniel Murphy

As well as being an actor, writer, and educator, Daniel is also an accomplished improviser and role-player, working regularly with doctors and other medical professionals for the Cognitive Institute in particular. He has role-played in many workshops and scenarios for News Corp., Qld Health, Griffith University, Brisbane City Council, Woolworths, SEQ Water, Open Disclosure (RBWH), and Australian College of Emergency Medicine Exams, as well as performing in training and counselling videos for SES Qld, Qld Rail, Eco-Tourism, and the Cognitive Institute.

Susan Mayer

Susan specializes in improvising for corporate and university teaching examinations for various faculties. With experience as a registered nurse/ Practice Manager and Nurse Manager and as an English Lecturer, Teacher and Tutor, Susan is well placed to role-play and give feedback in a training environment. Her role-play work in Simulated Patient / Actor / Relief Tutor /examiner roles includes medical simulations for Royal Australian College of GPs and AMC. She teaches improv acting skills and has been employed by ImproNow since 2006 as an improvise actor for corporate and training programs.

Anne Mayer

Bachelor of Arts Degree (Psychology/Drama/Cinema Studies). Anne is the owner, manager and active member of theatre company Impro NOW that has been providing improvisation performances and training through-out South Australia for schools and corporate groups since 2003. Anne has 30 years of role playing and tutoring experience with The University of Adelaide and Flinders University. She works for the School of Medicine at Flinders University facilitating staff and student training, and tutoring in communication skills.

Lara Lightfoot

Lara is a Sydney based actor and performance maker. She is a founding member of Little Spoon Theatre Co. She has performed with numerous companies, and studied in Sydney, New York, and Glasgow. Lara works as a professional role-player with several organisations, working across the medical industry, HR and recruitment, EEO and others. She is studying her Masters of Applied Linguistics and has been working with Peers and Players since early 2015. Learn more →

Wendy Herbert

An Australian Film School graduate, director and performer, Wendy is MBTI and DISC trained. With her production company, Wendy has produced theatre and events for a number of local and international clients.

In Corporate Role-Play, she has worked with several financial institutions, major Electronics Manufacturers and Insurance companies in Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai, covering issues from diversity, to conflict resolution, customer service, counseling and mentoring sessions as well as best hiring practices.

Siree Wan Riewpaiboon

A Thai National with a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese and an MA in Dramatic Arts, she has performed in stage productions in Bangkok, Singapore and Vietnam. Siree is fluent in Thai, English and Japanese and also works as a translator/ interpreter for many corporate businesses.

Siree has sales experience in a Japanese firm. She is also an experienced role-player, involved in a variety of the simulated OSCE examinations for medical students as well as legal role-play training.

Ian Robinson

From the UK, Ian is an experienced actor/director and has performed in and directed numerous plays and musicals. He is also a qualified English teacher, holding the CELTA award from Cambridge University.

Ian is a lawyer by profession, now leading trainings in communication skills for lawyers. Ian has taught at most of the major law firms in Hong Kong (e.g. Allen and Overy, Freshfields, Clifford Chance) and other companies in South East Asia. Role play scenarios have involved “difficult clients”, clients making complaints, use of body language, listening skills and general interview situations.

Robin Schroeter

From Germany, Robin is an experienced trilingual actor, language coach, director and voice-over artist. Holding a BA International, MBA Marketing, Robin has experience in business as well in the arts. He is fluent in English, German and Thai.

Robin was a Business Developer for Berndorf, travelling extensively throughout Southeast Asia, meeting high-level executives. He has worked on corporate trainings and role-plays in a variety of industries including medical, legal, and industrial.

Sasapin Pupe Siriwanij

BA in Arts (First Class Honors). Pupe is an accomplished actor, presenter, director, facilitator and lecturer in Acting for Radio and Television at the University of Thai Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok.

Pupe Best Actress from “Rak/Mai Rak”10th Movie Mania Awards and performed in Industrial Training videos. Her role-play experience includes performing as patient/client for Empathic Communication for Physicians by Bangkok Dusit Medical Services and for an International Legal Firm in Bangkok.

Edward Gunawan

Educated in Singapore and the United States. He is an actor, writer, director and producer. He graduated with a B.A. with honors in Political Science (Pre-Law) and Communications and an M.B.A. in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Edward has over a decade of acting experience in America and across Asia.

Also a multilingual mediator and business executive, Edward has worked with clients across a range of industries from oil & gas to film & entertainment companies in Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. Edward is fluent in English, Indonesian, Hokkien, Mandarin and Thai.

Bonnie Zellerbach

With an MBA from Virginia, Bonnie moved to Bangkok as Director of Account Services for Saatchi & Saatchi. She has performed role-play with a range of clients including hotels, legal firms and restaurants. She chairs the Marketing Committee of Bangkok Patana School and leads improvisation classes there, which includes devising various role-play exercises.

Co-Founder of TheatreWorks, she was a leading member of Bangkok’s English language theatre organization. With experience in film and TV her major credits include The Impossible, No Escape, All I See is You and Rescue Dawn.

Helen O’Connor

Diploma of Education and Performing Arts. Helen has worked extensively as an actor, playwright, performance coach and a facilitator. She was Acting Coach for Home and Away before deciding to take these skills to the corporate market.

She has worked extensively around Australasia, performing role-play and group facilitation with a diverse range of clients in the fields of Legal, Banking, Financial, Industrial, Public Service, Communication, Publishing and Education.

Jack Law

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.

Ali Aitken

Ali is based in Sydney and works with companies using scripted, improvised and collaborative scenarios in workshops and roleplay for live training as well as performing in educational and corporate training videos and films. She works as a roleplay actor for corporations and government bodies including TransportNSW, NSW Police and the Australian Defence Force. As a medical actor Ali works extensively with most of the national universities and training institutions including USyd, UNSW and the Pam McLcean Cancer Communications Centre. Her experience includes standardised patient (SP), OSCEs, MOSCEs, Primary Care Consultations, scripted and improvised, for live training.

Ali is an established actor, singer and voice artist. She has worked extensively in theatre and film and for a number of years appeared on Hong Kong government educational television programs enlightening local children to the wonders of the English language. She works with technical production students at NIDA in an advisory capacity and for many years has worked in Theatre In Education, and is highly skilled at achieving learning outcomes. She is a graduate of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and also ACTT.

She has worked in a number of corporate roles, from four years as a local government officer in the UK to two years as Managing Editor of an international publishing house based in Hong Kong. She also once worked in Buckingham Palace.