Staff

Gurjeet Singh

Associate Director, Arts & Media
gurjeet.singh@yale-nus.edu.sg

Md Shafei Seri

Senior Technical Manager
mshafei@yale-nus.edu.sg

Shafei leads, plans, directs, and operates technical procedures in our newly built Performance Hall and Black Box Theatre and all other arts spaces. Before this, he worked at the Esplanade Company as a Production Coordinator. In his free time, he is also a member of a Malay Theatre Company, Teater Kami, which produces various genres of Malay drama.

Md Farhan Abu Bakar

Staging Manager
m.farhan@yale-nus.edu.sg

Trained in mechanical engineering, Farhan is an expert in designing and construction. Since 2008, he worked at NUS Yong Siew Toh. There he managed risers at the concert hall, coordinated the performance space and operated lighting and sound.

He moved to the Esplanade as a staging technician, and supervised large-scale international shows, as well as rigged up the stage and hoists for Bay Beats from ground up. He led carpentry work, metal work, and was the fly man who operated the fly systems and ensured control and safety during the work. He also did staging for Takizawa Kabuki, a Japanese theatre production held at the Marina Bay Sands Theatres.

As a staging manager at Yale-NUS, he manages the crew, fabricate sets for the students, and acts as an advisor and consultant to anyone who needs help not only in designing and building of sets for productions, he also assists faculty and students in making items whether for projects or for class use.

Nabila Abu Talib

Senior Executive, Arts Programmes
nabila.abutalib@yale-nus.edu.sg

Hailing from an arts background specialising in drama and applied theatre, Nabila has done everything from scripting, to producing, to stage management, directing and acting on stage. Trained at Singapore Polytechnic and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, she practiced theatre in various community settings in Singapore, London, Johannesburg and Gurgaon (India). While for her MPhil at the University of Cambridge, she studied the thinkings behind using applied theatre as an educative medium.

In Yale-NUS, she takes on many hats of which one is as an executive overseeing the management of the arts spaces. She also develops arts programmes outside of curriculum, and acts as an arts consultant to any arts groups who seek help in planning, producing and executing arts projects on campus.

Khairul Kasmat

Specialist Associate (Sound Technician)
khairul.kasmat@yale-nus.edu.sg

Lutfi Saleh

Specialist Associate (Lighting Technician)
lutfi.salleh@yale-nus.edu.sg

Niki Koh

Makerspace Specialist, Fabrication Studio
niki.koh@yale-nus.edu.sg

Niki has close to 5 years of diverse working experience, including managing and running a fabrication studio and arts administration. He specializes in 3D printing, laser cutting and has recently also built his own GameBoy from a Raspberry Pi. Niki is also a professional drummer and has performed and toured a number of countries including Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan. Niki possesses a Bachelors of Design from RMIT University, specializing in Communication Design.

Niki joins the College as Makerspace Specialist, Fabrication Studios. Niki will supervise, facilitate learning, as well as ensuring safety protocols are observed within the Maker Spaces. He will also support faculty and students in fabricating research models and curricular material as well as various projects to aid learning.

Technical Theatre Staff

Our technical theatre staff are highly trained in sound, light and stage management. They have worked on large-scale productions at Singapore’s most reputable arts spaces such as the Esplanade, Singapore Art Museum, Victoria Theatre, The Arts House and Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands. In Yale-NUS, they assist Shafei and act as stage operators and school advisors on the usage of stage equipments.

Photo Credit: Bozy Lu

President, Yale-NUS Photography Club
Class of 2018