Pangdemonium is a proudly Singaporean theatre company with a mission to tell stories on the stage which are challenging, inspiring, relevant, accessible, and above all, of the highest artistic, entertainment and productions values, in a league with the very best of theatre internationally.
Rule #1 of theatre is that it has to be entertaining – but it is capable of achieving so much more. Pangdemonium believes that theatre should strive to enrich, enlighten, and empower; it should surprise, stir, and stimulate; it should dare to disturb, disrupt and discomfit; it should be aspirational and inspirational, passionate and compassionate; it should impact on audiences viscerally, intellectually, emotionally.
With this in mind, Pangdemonium tells stories that tackle challenging themes, ask difficult questions, provoke constructive debate, and hopefully lead us all on a path towards discoveries of our communal human experience; that jolt us all from a collective passivity and make us resolve to take positive action, that expose us all for our flaws and frailties, and dare us to change; that help us see someone else’s point of view, and share in someone’s else’s journey; that celebrate life, and champion struggle, survival and the human spirit; that make us count our blessings, appreciate this world more, and strive to live more meaningful lives; stories that Singaporeans can relate to and identify with, and at the same time, have a global resonance and universal significance.
In short, we tell stories that live up to our motto “Ass-kicking adventures in theatre” – because theatre should give us all a much-needed kick in the nether regions once in a while.
Since our inception in 2010, a key component of our mission has been to uncover new talent and to give opportunities to aspiring artists and technical practitioners to work in a professional, challenging and nurturing environment in our productions. We firmly believe that this kind of “sowing seeds” ethos is the way to keep the Singapore arts scene dynamic, fresh and progressive.
Our work is garnering rave reviews from audiences and critics, and winning prestigious accolades. We are steadily growing in size, strength and stature, with our unique annual Season Ticket motivating more and more people to become loyal supporters of our work year after year, and we pride ourselves in being a vibrant and vital voice in our community.
Pangdemonium aims to continue to prove that Singapore is able produce theatre that can achieve international standards, theatre that Singaporeans can be proud of, and to inspire more and more people to embrace theatre as a way of life.
Pangdemonium is a non-profit organisation with IPC status.
Registration number: 201229915 M
Pangdemonium Theatre Company Ltd is a recipient of support from the National Arts Council’s Major Company Scheme for the period from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020
After graduating from Keele University with a degree in Law and Psychology, Adrian spent the next eight years working as an actor in the UK, where his theatre credits include Hair; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Comedy of Errors; The Magic Fundoshi (Best Comedy at the London Fringe Theatre Awards); The Mens Womb; A Christmas Carol; Tormented; The Circles of Paradise; One for the Road; Sleeping Beauty; New Territories; Take Away; Leaving Turnpike Lane and Privates on Parade.
His UK television work includes The Fragile Heart opposite the late great Sir Nigel Hawthorne; Lovejoy with Ian McShane; Arabian Nights with Jason Scott Lee; and he has also appeared in Happiness; Bugs; Call Red; Taggart; The Knock; Trauma and The Bill.
Adrian’s international film work includes the lead role in Spiralling (Best Film Award at the International Solidarity Festival); Tony Scott’s Spy Game with Brad Pitt and Robert Redford; Nightwatch with Pierce Brosnan; Everybody Loves Sunshine with David Bowie; Michael Mann’s Blackhat with Chris Hemsworth; Peggy Su!; Night Swimmer; Yellow Fever; A Brief Walk; Offending Angels, Second Generation, Bait, I Do I Do, Dance Dance Dragon, Gone Shopping; The Carrot Cake Conversations; The Blue Mansion; The Faith of Anna Waters; Unlucky Plaza; Food Nation and Reasonable Blood.
During that period, he would occasionally return to Singapore for stage work, most notably in the title role of Hamlet; as well as roles in Little Shop of Horrors; Into the Woods; The Glass Menagerie and They’re Playing Our Song opposite Lea Salonga. At that time, he was perhaps best known for role in the landmark Singapore movie Forever Fever.
Relocating to Singapore with his family in 2001, he found a whole new audience with his work on Singapore TV, including dramas such as Portrait of Home, Nanny Daddy; Ah Girl (Winner of Best Actor in a Comedy Series at the Asian Television Awards); Red Thread (Winner of Best Actor in a Drama Series at the Asian Television Awards); Polo Boys; The Pupil (Seasons 1 & 2); Parental Guidance; Maggi and Me; Pulau Hantu; Do Not Disturb; 9 Lives; Durian King and the acclaimed Six Weeks, which he created and co-wrote.
On the Singapore stage, he has appeared in the title roles in Macbeth and The LKY Musical; Boeing Boeing; Twelfth Night; Forbidden City; Barefoot in the Park; A Twist of Fate and God of Carnage.
At the Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards Adrian earned Best Actor nominations for The Odd Couple, The Pillowman, The Full Monty, Dealer’s Choice, Swimming with Sharks, Frozen and Next to Normal; and he is a four-time Best Actor Award Winner, for his work in The Dresser, Much Ado About Nothing, Rabbit Hole and The LKY Musical.
Adrian is among the Tatler 300 Industry Leaders honours list for Arts, Media and Entertainment. He was the recipient of the Tatler Leadership Award for Culture 2014, the StylexStyle Inspiration Award 2016, as well as the Elle Actor of the Year Award 2012.
Above all, the two productions Adrian is most proud of, are his sons, Zack and Xander.
Tracie trained at Croydon College, London, and has since clocked up 25 years as a theatre practitioner throughout the UK and Asia, working with Quicksilver Theatre Company, Johnny Ball Productions, Mu-Lan Theatre Company, Pimlico Opera, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Surrey Opera, and Theatreworks.
In Singapore, Tracie set up and established The Little Company, a theatre company creating quality plays and musicals for children aged 3-14, for whom she has written and directed numerous productions. She was Associate Artistic Director for Singapore Repertory Theatre from 2006-2010.
In 2009 Tracie founded Pangdemonium Theatre Company with her husband Adrian, and went on to direct The Full Monty; Closer; Dealer’s Choice; Spring Awakening; Swimming with Sharks; Rabbit Hole; Next to Normal; Gruesome Playground Injuries; Fat Pig; The Rise & Fall of Little Voice; Frozen; Circle Mirror Transformation; Tribes; Chinglish; The Effect; Falling; Rent, The Pillowman, Tango and Fun Home. For Pangdemonium’s 2018 Season she will direct The Father, Dragonflies, and Peter and the Starcatcher.
At the Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards, Tracie won the Best Director Award for Falling. She also received Best Director nominations for The Dresser; The Snow Queen; The Pillowman; The Full Monty; Dealer’s Choice; Rabbit Hole; Next to Normal; Fat Pig and Tribes.
Tracie is very proud to have been awarded the 2015 AWA International Woman of the Year for The Arts, as well as the 2017 Women’s Weekly “Great Women of our Time” Award for Arts and Media.
She is even more proud to be the mother of her two boys Zack and Xander.
Tracie Pang & Adrian Pang
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