Teresa Fok is a Stage and Events Manager, lecturer and performing arts researcher. She is currently a master’s candidate at the Western Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University ([email protected]), in Perth, Australia with the thesis titled ‘Understanding Stage Management in the 21st Century: An Industry Survey of Current Stage Managers in Australia’, in addition to a working journal article: “Burning Out: Work-life Balance of Theatre Practitioners in Singapore”.
Teresa was the recipient of no fewer than 12 scholarships, bursaries and prizes during her period of completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship from the University of Leeds (UK), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) majoring in stage management. Fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, Teresa’s professional stage management career has spanned over two decades and 15 countries including large scale international productions: Shaolin Wheel of Life World Tour, Singin’ in the Rain, Cabaret, Dirty Dancing, Hua Mulan, As You Like It, Pygmalion, Les Misérable, The Motown Event, Jekyll & Hyde, Hong Kong Disneyland Opening Promotion Video and finance roadshows international corporations. Moreover, Teresa has had experience working for a broad range of production companies including: Sports and Entertainment Ltd (Australia), The Bell Shakespeare Company (Australia), Brisbane Festival (Australia), Resorts World Sentosa (Singapore), Oriental Events Co. Ltd. (China), Chromatic Production Ltd. (UK), and Cameron Macintosh & Lunchbox Theatre Production Ltd. (Worldwide). Teresa’s academic experience has included being Associate Lecturer in Stage Management for the Diploma in Arts Business Management under the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore); the Programme Chair for Production Management and Lecturer for Diploma in Arts and Theatre Management at Republic Polytechnic (Singapore) and the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Technical Theatre and Diploma in Technical and Production Management at LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore).
Teresa is a lifelong member of the Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technicians &
Scenographers (HKATTS), an Individual Member with the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT) and a Student Member with United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).