Emma has been heavily involved with Faust since the day it was born back in 1999 and has spent the majority of her time over the last 20 years working alongside children and teenagers sharing her knowledge and experience with them and inspiring them to be the best possible version of themselves through the art of theatre performance. Emma’s experience includes leading workshops, choreographing and directing productions, working alongside professional touring productions in her capacity as children’s rehearsal assistant in productions such as the HK tour of Annie (Roger Hannah) and AC Productions tour of Waiting for Godot in both HK and Singapore.
Emma’s stage credits include Catherine in A View from the Bridge, Trixy in Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, Rosie in Sweet Charity, Kathyrn in The Taming of the Shrew, Phebe in As You Like it, Roxie Hart in Chicago, Ranyevskya in The Cherry Orchard, Maria in Twelfth Night, Isabel in Bull and Celemine in Moliere’s The Misanthrope. Screen credits include Journalist in BBC Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day Actually (Richard Curtis, 2017), Lady in Mozart (Radio Television Hong Kong). Emma graduated from ArtsEd London with an MA in Acting, holds a Trinity Guildhall Certificate in Acting/LAMDA PCert and has many years of experience teaching LAMDA Speech and Drama. She holds a BADC certification in Stage Combat and is an Actor/Muso, playing the flute, cajon and percussion.
Keon has been involved with Faust International Youth Theatre since 2001 as a teacher, theatre director, playwright and is now general manager of the company. His theatrical directing credits include King Lear, Waiting for Godot, Romeo & Juliet, A Servant of Two Masters and original productions for family audiences for Faust. Other theatre and drama highlights include performing the lead role of DHH in the Asian Premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face, directing the opening event for the Hong Kong Literary Festival 2009 and leading workshops on creative writing and directing for the University of Hong Kong.
Keon has a BA and MPhil in English Literature and a PGDE in English from the University of Hong Kong. Keon’s motivation for teaching theatre and drama is to empower others (children and adults) to become skilled storytellers and communicators and to tell stories that entertain and reflect authentic human experiences.