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Krish is an actor who trained at School of the Arts, LASALLE, and Wild Rice’s actors training programme Young & Wild. He is also Artistic Director of Patch and Punnet, a theatre collective he co-founded in 2017. While Krish shared co-directing duties in early Patch and Punnet productions like 2042 (2017) and The Adventures of Abhijeet (2019), he is credited as the sole director of Fika & Fishy (2020). Krish is also Director of the Patch and Punnet’s sister theatrical events company Strawberries Inc, under which he wrote and directed the walking tour-performance The Secret Life of Haw Par Villa (2022).
Collaborative and fun. I think if everyone contributes to the work, the work shines more. But of course it’s the director's job to trim those contributions.
young & W!LD got me really into devising and from there I think directing came next—shout out to Serena Ho (Programme Director of young & W!LD), who was the biggest inspiration in making me feel like my voice was worth listening to.
Fika & Fishy. It was the first Patch and Punnet show that didn’t have more than one director, so it was my first experience really making every call, and I loved the outcome.
Yes, I write, produce and act. As creative director of a theatre collective and a theatrical creative agency of sorts you have to do everything.
A good sense of pace. I think that’s what can make or break a show and the director has to be in charge of that metronome.
I think sometimes audiences think that the director comes up with every single choice. But the actors are sometimes the ones responsible for some of the best moments in a show!