Who is Wag the Dog?
Our founding members, Warren Baumgart Jr., Krissy Jesudason and Victoria Mintey have gathered an outstanding ensemble of passionate, hardworking, and committed theatre makers. Our mission is to challenge ourselves as practitioners as well as our audiences with our selection of theatre productions. Our goal is to highlight the richness of story telling by producing on the leanest of budgets.
- Deborah Hoon
- Krissy Jesudason
- Victoria Mintey
- Mark Seow
- Susie Penrice Tyrie
- Sean Worrall
- Warren Baumgart Jr. – Director
Deborah is a theatre actor, maker and educator. Besides being a drama CCA instructor and conducting theatre workshops, Deborah is also involved in creating and performing physical theatre work. Deborah trained at the East 15 Acting School in the UK, graduating with a 1st Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Theatre. Deborah has performed locally in Papermonkey Theatre’s Goldfish Go Fish! (2011), ECNAD’s Homage To The Phoenix (2012), Checkpoint Theatre’s The Good, The Bad, and The Sholay (2015), and Unsaid Production’s Every Singaporean Daughter (2016). Deborah also collaborates and devises with other like-minded creatives such as Pink Gajah’s recent lab Thinking about Death. This year Deborah will be performing in Papermonkey Theatre’s The Fearful King in March, and The Four Note Opera by L’arrietta Singapore in April. Deborah has conducted physical theatre workshops at LaSalle, Buds Youth Theatre, The Learning Connections, and with theatre groups in local universities and secondary schools, directing a few in-house productions as well. Deborah hopes to continually to share her skills and devise new and coming-of-age theatre.
Krissy is a Filipino/Singaporean actress who received her stage training in Vancouver, Canada, at the University of British Colombia, where she earned an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts. During her career, she has had the great privilege of working with Neil Freeman, the esteemed expert in Shakespeare’s First Folio, and also with Shakespeare’s Globe in London as an ensemble member in the International Actors Ensemble. Her favorite roles while working in Vancouver were Cecila in As You Like It, Clytemnestra in Iphenia in Aulis, Lady Fuchsia in Gormenghast, and Medea in Medea. She left Vancouver in 2011 to travel and pursue other interests, but eventually found herself drawn back to theatre again in 2014 when she was offered the role of Jessica in SRT’s Merchant of Venice at Fort Canning Park. Krissy has lived in Singapore since 2012 and recently opened her own theatre company, Phenix Arts, which produced its first show in 2015, Neil LaBute’s BASH: Latter-Day Plays. Phenix Arts is currently offering one-on-one coaching in Shakespeare Performance, and Textual Analysis on Verse for Performance. Krissy can also be seen as Tanya Clarke every weeknight at 8:30pm on Mediacorp Channel 5’s drama Tanglin.
Victoria trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, gaining her MA in Performance. London theatre credits include: Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queens (Chelsea Theatre), Me and My Girl (London Palladium), Speed Dating: The Musical (Jermyn Street), The Attic (Theatre Royal Haymarket), and lead vocalist for Royal Caribbean International. Singapore theatre credits include: Romeo and Juliet (SRT), The 39 Steps (Asylum Theatre), A Singaporean in Paris (Sing’Theatre), Twelfth Night (SRT), Fantastic Mr. Fox and Jack and the Beanstalk (The Little Company), Venice Under the Snow (French Stage), and Illuminate! (Millennium Entertainment International). TV and film credits include: The Faith of Anna Waters (Kelvin Tong), Menantu International (Suria), The Best I Could and Mata, Mata (Mediacorp Channel 5), Top Gear USA (BBC Worldwide), and various TV host and voice-over artist performances. Victoria is an experienced corporate trainer and role player. Her company offers coaching in presentation skills and public speaking focussing on helping individuals and businesses give their best performance for every audience. Victoria’s first acting jobs in London were co-op fringe musicals and she loves the intimacy and urgency of small spaces and ensemble pieces.
Mark Seow is an educator, actor, emcee, and aspiring sculptor. After 20 years in corporate training and the hospitality business, Mark woke up to new beginnings one morning in 2015 and decided to explore his options in pursuing his love for performing. Since then he has appeared locally in short films, TV commercials and dramas. In April 2015 his passion to engage audiences landed him his theatrical debut as Charlie in Emily the Musical, based on the popular play Emily of Emerald Hill. He has not looked back since and looks forward to satisfying his love for performing as part of the WTD co-op theatre founding ensemble.
Susie Penrice Tyrie
Susie trained at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD). After spending some time in children’s theatre and in radio in Scotland, she moved to London where she worked behind-the-scenes in production of TVam and GMTV while utilizing her off-shift days as an actor in corporate workshops and films. She now lives in Singapore where she has returned to her theatre roots as an actor and director. As an actor, she has featured in productions by The Open Stage, Yellow Chair, The Stage Club, DramArts, Phenix Arts, Passerby Projects, and the Singapore O.P.E.N., as well as short films for NYU Tisch Asia and promotions for BBC Worldwide. She’s directed stage productions for Hot Chocolate Theatre, The Stage Club, World-in-Theatre, RDG’s Pathey Nimidam (in Tamil), and The Writing Doctor’s Ten-Minute Treats.
Originally from the UK, Sean is a naturalized Singapore citizen and has lived here since 2001. He is a director of the Hong Kong/Singapore-based learning and development company, Dramatic Difference, and works as an executive coach, facilitator, and theatre-led learning designer. In the UK Sean appeared in a variety of light opera, musical theatre, drama and comedy productions over a 20 year period. Some of his favorite roles include: Billy Flynn in Chicago, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Sir Evelyn Oakley in Anything Goes, Guy in My Night With Reg, Cliff in Deathtrap, and The Gentleman Caller in The Glass Menagerie. The Memory of Water is his first play in Singapore and he is nervous as hell about his return to the stage!,
Warren Baumgart Jr.
Warren is a professional director and acting coach with over 36 years of experience. He has an MFA in Directing from Arizona State University and he has extensive training in the Meisner Technique and the Shurtleff Technique. Most of Warren’s career has been in Chicago, where he was fortunate to have worked with a very young new Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Warren received Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Citation for best direction for his 1989 production of Alan Bowne’s Beirut. Most recently Warren directed a staged reading of Dora Tan’s new play The Blind Circus at Centre 42, Christopher Durang’s Baby With the Bathwater at Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity, and Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor at the Stage Club. Warren has taught acting at the Haque Centre and Sing’Theatre. He is the creative director for Swing a Cat Pte Ltd, an arts production and consulting company in Singapore. He also does corporate training bringing theatre skills like improvisation and storytelling to the corporate workplace.