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Buds Theatre – a registered charity providing theatrical productions as a vehicle for change.
First conceived in 2007, we are now an established, not-for-profit theatre company, receiving charity status as a platform for theatre graduates to practice their craft and refine their skills.
Buds Theatre has since gained recognition and respect across the region as an incubator for aspiring young artists and practitioner’s of excellence. Buds Theatre has been providing schools with quality education and theatres with Fringe & Community performances since its formation and is the founder of the Asian Youth Theatre Festival, an annual international event for youths aged 15 – 25 years from across Asia.
Buds Theatre continually aspires to stage plays written within the past five years, making it relevant to the society in which we live and work.
- To offer global perspective
- To establish a community of socially conscious artists across Asia
- To stage professional work by youth for youth across the region
- To address issues current and pertinent to modern society.
- To be the change
People Behind Buds
Claire Devine qualified from the prestigious Guildford School of Acting UK. in 1990. Residing in Singapore for over twenty years, Claire has carved a named for herself in theatre, theatre education and as a specialist of corporate communication.
Recent theatre credits include: Community project Going Local 1-3, Singapore Memory Project (2015), Pigeons (2015) Its’ a Fathers Day (2016), Don’t Kancheong Kiasi & Kiasu (2017), MBS Musical Theatre Revue (2017) for Buds Theatre. spell#7 National Language Class Installation (2015), National Language Class (2016). Commissioned by the National Gallery Singapore, for their inaugural opening. Artistic Director of Arts Programme, Play Me I’m Yours, Singapore (2016/7). Artistic Director of Asian Youth Theatre Festival, Singapore (2017/18).
As a Corporate Trainer, Claire has worked with multiple organisations including The Law Society, Singapore Actuarial Society, TSMP Law Firm, Apple Sg, Crimson Logic, UBS and as key facilitator for the HEADSS-UP Training programme for KK Women and Children’s Hospital. A first-choice facilitator where personal impact is a key requirement. Her workshops are filled with energy and insight.
Consultant and creator of the voice production and studies elective at NTU, for the past seventeen years for the Visual & Performing Arts Department at NIE.
Published by Greenwich University Press in 2007, by Kanes Rajah PhD: Chapter 2 Stagecraft – The Key to Effective Communication, Presentation and Public Speaking.