Esplanade Presents

Exhibition | Activity

DOTS 2.0

Isabella Chiam, Cherilyn Woo, Five Stones Theatre, The Doodle People, Timothi Ellim (Singapore)

6 Apr 2024, Sat, 11am


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Annexe Studio

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In this live demonstration and play-test session, children (aged 4-9 years) will be invited on stage to interact with the technology and quite literally paint on a wall. It will be a space where children get to express themselves freely – mess-free!


Isabella and Cherilyn are both storytellers who use live performance as a medium. Inspired by the story of Dots by Peter H Reynolds, they thought: what if there was a way where children could express themselves freely and courageously. Technology breaks through different barriers and limitations to achieve what's in the imagination, and they thought that through the use of technology it would inspire movement and expression. That’s where Tim comes in. Tim works a lot with theatre practitioners and technology to bring a story alive. Technology isn’t just an element in space but it has to be alive as well. It takes a village to make a project come through and with so many moving parts Five Stones Theatre stepped in to take over the producing elements of this project.


Do note that children attending this event should be accompanied by an adult.


There will be a 30-minute guided tour of the Performing Arts x Tech Lab Industry Sharing exhibition after the event.


About the team: 

Issy x Cher is a duo that creates playful, engaging theatrical experiences for audiences of all ages.


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Language: English
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Artist Information

Cherilyn Woo


Cherilyn is an experienced theatre director who has extended her storytelling skills in various different mediums. She was part of the Architects of Reality in Arts x Tech Lab cycle 1 where the team researched actor training methods using VR. She has also been a part of National Gallery’s Y-Lab cohort in 2022 under the start-up Wacky Robotics, where she experimented using storytelling to infuse character into robots, such as the NGS’s Temi Robot, to create interactive tours for galleries. As part of her exploration with Storytelling and technology, she has ventured into using chatbots to create intimate experiences, such as Dearest S (a Singapore Writers Festival commission) and a self-guided tour, under Issy x Cher, A Collection of Things (a NAC Arts in Your Neighbourhood commission).

Five Stones Theatre


Named after a popular traditional children’s game in Singapore, Five Stones Theatre is an international and interdisciplinary collective committed to creating artistic experiences for the young and young at heart. By connecting artists and audiences with a range of work that is honest, thought-provoking and ‘a little different’, we invite children from all cultures into a conversation about art and the world we live in.

Isabella Chiam

Isabella is a theatre-maker, performer and teacher with experience in collaborative devised work and physical theatre. She began her TYA practice in the late 2010s with the creation of her first piece under I Theatre, and had the privilege to perform & assist in direction for the ATYA collaboration between Hong Kong, Japan & Singapore before leaving to the UK to pursue her Masters in Theatre at RADA. She has also worked with the well-known Polka Theatre, among other TYA companies in the UK, before coming home to Singapore to create new work for children. She recently went on a directing residency with Assitej Germany to further her practice and is a member of the UP! collective, a group of like-minded artists that are committed to supporting and contributing to the TYA scene in Singapore. She also has an interest in inter-disciplinary work, having done creative projects with artists from different fields, including companies like SA Collective and individuals like Sam Kao, film-maker (under Artist Farm, TTP). As part of Issy x Cher, she has also explored new forms of storytelling through the self-guided interactive audio play “A Collection of Things: Serangoon” commissioned by NAC AYN.

The Doodle People


The Doodle People is a Singapore-based studio that specialises in augmented reality and animation. The studio is constantly experimenting with new technology to help organisations communicate and visualise their ideas better. Their clients include international companies like Walmart, PayPal, Daimler, Expedia as well as local organisations like PSA, NTU, and SMRT.

Timothi Ellim

Timothi Lim (Timothi Ellim) is a Creative Director (Augmented Reality) at The Doodle People. As a Creative Director, Timothi leads The Doodle People to develop interactive experiences with emerging technology such as Augmented Reality (AR) and further incorporate ArtXTech solutions to empower clients with rapid prototyping and continuous deployment of interactive innovations. As an individual, Timothi is an interactive media developer who seeks to connect generations through the union of physical and digital lifestyles. Timothi graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) and has developed interactive media works for a wide range of platforms from physical card games to the Hololens and Magic Leap headsets. His work has received awards and has been showcased at IndieCade, E3, and GDC. In his time as an interactive media developer, Timothi has worked with a wide range of firms including Grab Games, Sony Santa Monica, Riot Games, Marvel Entertainment, and Seagate Technologies.

Date & Time

6 Apr 2024, Sat


Esplanade Annexe Studio

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