Photo credits: Shawna Chia, Chong Lii, Ken Dundas, Yu Tong Lai, Kejia Lu,

Amanda McRaven, Ng Jun Jie, Lokman Salikoon, Colleen Sullivan, Jiunn Wang

© 2023 by Victoria Chen

shakespeare academy

@ stratford

During the summer of 2015 Vic was awarded the Quinn Rooney Scholarship to partake in the Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford summer program with 13 other undergraduates from around the world.


The program consisted of various salons, workshops and masterclasses with American voice, movement and Shakespeare practitioners, and culminated in repertory theatre productions of Henry the Fifth and Twelfth Night.


This program was Vic's first offiicial experience performing Shakespeare in a professional setting. It has also profoundly affected Vic's approach to crafting her career path as collaborator and artist, and further emphasises the need to create art that matters.


Incidentally Vic has developed a penchant for motivational speeches amongst her peers and bear hugs.