A Night at the Opera: The Monkey King Subdues the White Bone Demon

Previous Next A Night at the Opera: The Monkey King Subdues the White Bone Demon Drama Theatre, School of the Arts, Singapore, June 2022   Project Director: Cao YingSet Designer: Aaron YapLighting Designer: Aaron Yap   Produced by Re Huaxia Cultural Hub A Night at the Opera is an experimental fusion of Western opera singing, […]

The Set-saving Hairpin

A Night at the Opera: The Monkey King Subdues the White Bone Demon opened yesterday, which meant my set and lighting design for this production is close to being finished. Speaking of the set design, most part of the plot took place on stage during a Chinese opera performance, so it is literally a play […]

My “Perfect” Match

Play Previous Next My “Perfect” Match Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre auditorium, March 2022   Director: Chen YuzhiSet Designer: Aaron YapLighting Designer: Aaron Yap   Produced by Nam Hwa Opera My “Perfect” Bride is a traditional comical Teochew opera that is based on a popular folktale of how a materialistic woman forced her husband to divorce her so […]

Eat Duck

Previous Next Eat Duck Studio Theatre , School of the Arts, Singapore, August 2019   Director: Claire WongSet Designer: Aaron YapLighting Designer: Liu Yong Huay   Produced by Checkpoint Thearte The plot of Eat Duck carries from the final moments of a grandmother on her deathbed all the way through to the 7th day of her […]

La Mariposa Borracha (The Drunken Butterfly)

Previous Next La Mariposa Borracha (The Drunken Butterfly) Gateway Theatre Black Box, Singapore, July 2019   Conception: Shanice StanislausDirector: Alvin ChiamSet Designer: Aaron YapLighting Designer: Liu Yong HuayCostume Designer: Aaron Yap   Produced by Creatives Inspirit La Mariposa Borracha is a theatrical production that deals with the theme of terminal illness, albeit in a relative […]

On the Shoulders of Giants

Previous Next Production photos courtesy of NUS Dance Synergy On the Shoulders of Giants UCC Hall, University Cultural Centre, June 2018   Choreographers: Yarra Ileto, Albert Tiong, Goh Shou YiSet Co-designers: Tommy Wong, Aaron YapLighting Co-designers: Tommy Wong, Aaron YapMedia Designer: Zhuo Zihao   Produced by NUS Dance Synergy On the Shoulders of Giants explores […]

Chinese Opera​ Extravaganza 2017

Previous Next Chinese Opera​ Extravaganza 2017 Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre auditorium, Singapore, December 2017   Set Designer: Aaron YapLighting Designer: Aaron Yap   Produced by Traditional Arts Centre (Singapore)  An annual inaugural Chinese opera gala concert held over two evenings, the set needs to be consistent and cohesive throughout. The permanent backdrop uses a generic […]

Frago

Previous Next Frago Drama Centre Black Box, Singapore, July 2017   Playwright: Lucas HoDirector: Huzir SulaimanSet Designer: Aaron YapLighting Designer: Andy Lim   Produced by Checkpoint Theatre A large part of Frago took place during an in-camp reservist military training of an infantry unit, during moments of waiting. To emphasise the notion of waiting, the stage […]

Chained by Lust

Previous Next Chained by Lust Drama Centre Theatre, Singapore, December 2016   Director: Lin JiaSet Designer: Aaron YapLighting Designer: Wang Meng   Produced by Re Qiong Ju Society of Singapore The plot for Chained by Lust was set in the Three Kingdom era of ancient China. The director wanted the set to evoke the feel […]

Butterflies Awakening

Previous Next Butterflies Awakening Victoria Theatre, Singapore, December 2016   Director: Sim Siew TinSet Designer: Aaron YapLighting Designer: Aaron Yap   Produced by Sim Siew Tim Hokkien Opera Troupe Butterflies Awakening is a new adaptation of the popular legend of The Butterfly Lovers, but with an entirely different plot. The concept of the set design […]