Meet The Team

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Megan van Wyk

Megan graduated from Stageworld Theatre School in Port Elizabeth, South Africa with her ATCL in both Musical Theatre and Speech & Drama.

With a strong love for everything dramatic from Shakespeare to Sondheim, she played in various children’s theatre, dramatic and musical theatre productions during her time in PE before being selected to work with the Ubom! Eastern Cape Drama Co. under the artistic direction of Janet Buckland in 2013.

A versatile and dynamic performer with experience in clowning, improvisation, physical theatre, puppetry, mask work, devising and workshop facilitation, she has played in shows such as Hanamichi, Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical, Simply Broadway, Shrek Jr the Musical and most recently, in a National Children’s Theatre production of Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra.

She is a storyteller at heart and brings with her a quirky sense of humour, curiosity and boundless energy.

When not blinded by the stage lights, Megan loves to go hiking, manage social media pages and write songs on her guitar.

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Jan Brink

Jan is a native South African theatre maker and dramatist. He has worked extensively in the entertainment industry since 2009 earning him a number of years of hands-on, practical experience ranging from set and lighting design, to acting and producing, but with a significant emphasis on directing and writing. This experience has also placed him at the head of the classroom, training secondary and tertiary level students the fundamentals of theatre. His expertise brought him to stages all across South Africa portraying roles in local and international classics and contemporary pieces. His work has also been awarded a number of times, most recently with the Best Upcoming Talent award for his role in Lungs in 2016 and The Award for Best Debut Production for Sarah in 2017, which Jan wrote. Before leaving for Hong Kong, Jan specialized in the creation of educational theatre aimed at teaching primary school children poetry, prose and communication skills through the medium of theatre. He now calls Hong Kong home and hopes to impart some of his experience to a younger generation of theatre lovers.

About Us

 We are a diverse group of highly experienced professional practitioners with backgrounds in professional theatre, television, film and education. We are connected by a shared drive, a wealth of expertise and a passion to inspire and engage creative imaginations at every level. We are a ‘creative hub’ forum where each individual can find expression with others in an exciting shared environment of progressive learning and personal development.

 

About LAMDA

The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) Examinations have appointed Starlit Voice to be their official representatives in Hong Kong providing support and examinations in the region and as such we provide specially designed courses based on the LAMDA curriculum.

Starlit Voice provides learners with the very best experiences of drama and performing arts education, training and production. We provide Saturday Classes, After School Activities, Private Tuition, Adult and Continuing Education as well as Holiday and Specialised Workshops.

Through our Drama School HK programme, young performers will be able to learn essential theatre skills on and off the stage. We also have a number of opportunities to for all our students to experience live performance throughout the year.

Come join us and build the pathway for a lifelong journey of creativity.

Jonathan Daly

Jonathan Daly

Jonathan is a drama practitioner from the UK; he graduated from the University of Exeter receiving a Drama BA (Hons) and has an extensive range of experience in acting, physical theatre, and psychophysical actor training techniques. Following his study Jonathan has continually assisted with the development of youth talent through Theatre in Education (T.I.E), working with the Deven Youth Theatre Company in schools in the South West, as well as spending a year in an upper school academy assisting students with G.C.S.E drama exam preparation. He further developed his teaching skills during his participation on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme where he taught in eight separate elementary and junior high institutions in Japan, and directed students for the annual National Japan English Speech Competition. Throughout Jonathan’s career he has performed at the Eton Farrer Theatre, the Exeter Northcott Theatre, had numerous writings performed in the Exeter Bike Shed Theatre, and continued to explore the development of experimental interculturally inspired actor training techniques in self directed and produced productions. Prior to joining Starlit Voice Jonathan also worked behind the scenes as an assistant for the art department for various television productions.

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Owen Liggett

Owen  is a professional Actor Musician graduating with a BA (Hons) in Actor Musicianship from Rose Bruford College, one of the UK’s leading Drama schools, one of only six with gold status in Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. Since graduating he has worked as an Actor Musician in various professional productions across the UK, credits including, Medea (working alongside Writer and Director Edward Bond), Fables For a Boy, Sleeping Beauty, Britain Limited (Theatre ad-infinitum), Songs for a New World, The Wall (Radio Play), Today, Julius Caesar, Pericles, Elijah’s Violin, The Trial, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Punk Rock. Owen is a Grade 8 instrumentalist with Trumpet as his main instrument. Owen has varied experience in the education sector. He has worked at a specialist SEN school for the severely autistic and other mainstream schools across London. Owen is a fully qualified RYA Dinghy Instructor with over 6 years of experience. More recently he has worked as a Drama Practitioner in Beijing developing new large-scale productions for various local and international schools, including work on a performance for the BRICS conference 2017. His specialities are Music and Physical theatre.

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Vincent Warren

Vincent is a professional Theatre Director, Actor and Education Practitioner with over twenty years industry experience. He trained at the internationally acclaimed Guildford School of Acting in the UK where he received a Diploma in Acting and a 1st Class BA (Hons) degree in Theatre. Vincent’s acting credits include The Rover, The Crucible, Fen, Scapino, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, The Artist, The Exception and the Rule, The Canterbury Tales, Dick Whittington and Children of the New Forest. Vincent directed his first professional production Derek by Edward Bond in 1997 and since then has directed a wide range of projects from new writing for the Fringe to full-scale Broadway-style musicals. In 2013 he directed the award-winning production of Hairspray at The Cultural Centre, Hong Kong. Vincent also has an MA in Shakespearean Studies from King’s College London and Shakespeare’s Globe Education. Passionate about the education and training of future performing artists, he has designed and delivered theatre and performing arts programmes and projects throughout the UK and Asia. Vincent began his time in Hong Kong as Head of Performing Arts for The KG Group and Artistic Director of Face Productions and was the creator and leader of the highly successful Face Academy training programme. Vincent is currently also an Acting Mentor for the International Academy of Film and Television.

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Wendy Warren

Wendy is a professional Actress from the UK. She trained at Birmingham School of Speech and Drama obtaining a diploma in Performing Arts and a Degree in Theatre from Guildford School of Acting. She has worked extensively in theatre working across the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong with leading directors. Credits include Hull Truck Theatre, Liverpool Playhouse and Unicorn Theatre for Children. Wendy studied LAMDA examinations in both Acting and Speaking of Verse and Prose reaching Gold (with distinction). In addition to her acting career, she has taught Drama and English Language across Asia for both children and adults. Wendy is also a Professional Development Coach, working with adults to improve communication skills and career development as well as being an experienced Yoga Instructor; (certified in India). She enjoys delivering mixed level classes across Hong Kong. Wendy is passionate about the benefits of performing arts; encouraging creativity, developing skills that promote personal growth and confidence.

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