Pick-A-Hero is proudly funded by The Rotary.
Pick-A-Hero is a cyber wellness campaign by Singapore Repertory Theatre in an effort to combat cyberbullying in Singapore. A 7-part video series was written and directed by Daniel Jenkins to shed light on the various aspects of cyberbullying such as Image Alteration, Public Shaming, Bystander Effect, Peer and Parental Support etc.
Episode 1: Being Bobo (Image Alteration)
Episode 2: Meet Our Class (Stereotypes/Public Shaming)
Episode 3: The Lockers (Bystander Effect)
Episode 4: At Home (Online Harassment)
Episode 5: Everything Alright? (Parental Support/Slamming)
Episode 6: Standing Up (Voicing Out)
Episode 7: Speaking Out (School Support)
An accompanied Resource Kit (click here) was also curated to provide intentional action points to support the classroom experience.
Bibi and Bobo are best friends who do everything together, both online and offline. All is fine till the school bullies began making fun of Bobo. The abuse eventually snowballs into the online world – Bobo’s sacred haven. Feeling cornered, Bobo finds it difficult to express himself. As the bullying continues, Bibi turns into a helpless bystander, leaving her best friend in the lurch. Will their friendship survive the test? What could one do when the bullies strike?
Pick-A-Hero is a children’s series that revolves around the issue of bullying and its effects online, as told through the eyes of Bibi and Bobo. Performed and staged for, and by, young people, the series hopes to show how youths can stand up together against bullies; especially in moments that aren’t visible to an adult’s eye.
This programme is currently available year-round for booking.
To book this programme kindly contact Kimberly at [email protected].
Pick-A-Hero is a workshop series, that can either be conducted at an art’s venue or your school’s premises.
Pick-A-Hero is a project by Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Learning & Engagement Department and performed by SRT’s The Young Company.
Cast & Crew
Misha Paule Tan
Misha is an aspiring actor and is passionate about musical theatre. She has performed in various productions by Sing Theatre Academy (The Voices Festival @ The Esplanade, Legit, Pick-and-Mix, The Greatest Show). In the day, she creates fun and meaningful children’s program in hopes that it will make a positive impact on their growing up years.
Misha is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Young Company. When she is not performing, she embraces her alter ego who is a Hong Kong Aunty.
Michelle Turberfield is a Eurasian performer (half British Caucasian and half Singaporean Chinese) who spent most of her childhood travelling and living in different countries around Asia. She discovered the delight that is theatre when she was 12 years old in a one-week drama workshop with Act3, and hasn’t stopped doing theatre since. She is currently studying in her last year of the Diploma in Performance course in LASALLE College of the Arts. Although she has only been in student productions, Michelle hopes to continue learning and stepping out of her comfort zone in the professional world. Michelle is a thoughtful and hardworking individual who strives to create thought-provoking and compassionate art.
Sreya is a Content Associate at PR and content agency Mutant Communications. She has previously appeared in Pick-A-Hero (SRT The Young Company), 1984 (SRT The Young Company), Wilderness (The Runaway Company) (Generasia x Musical Theatre Limited),The Big Grey (SMU StageIT x Cake Theatrical Productions, and Club Malam (The O.P.E.N., Singapore International Festival of the Arts). Her play Camouflage, written for the SRT's Young Company Writing Program was featured at the 2018 Asian Youth Theatre Festival. She is infinitely thankful for all the opportunities and guidance she has received while being a part of the Young Company.
Bus Driver/ Mr Tweedle
Nick is a youth trainer and educator, and occasionally does freelance acting. In his work and similarly in his involvement in theatre, he always looks to make meaningful connections with others, and to explore the meaning and beauty of being human together.
He is extremely grateful for opportunities like this to develop his love for theatre, and will not forget the lessons learnt and friends made on his journey. Finally, as the theatre re-opens, he wishes everyone a wonderful time with their friends and family! But not without a good scare or two …
Avaana Harvey, 17, is an aspiring actress, dancer and singer-songwriter. A full tuition Arts scholarship holder at GEMS World Academy Singapore and five time winner of the 'Artist of the Year' award, she has been cast as Dorothy in ‘Wizard of Oz’, Morticia in ‘The Addams Family’, Helena in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and Danielle in the musical ‘Bring it On’. Avaana holds a distinction in the ATCL in Performance Arts from Trinity College London, has attended a musical theatre workshop at the Boston Conservatory and an On-Camera acting workshop at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She hopes to pursue a career in the arts and is truly thankful to all her mentors.
An aspiring actor, Niraj is a full-time student who’s been lucky enough to train both in Singapore and in New York, through NYU Tisch; though, he’s mainly known for being able to make a mean curry in a hurry.
Kaelen is a young actor based in Singapore. Holding a Diploma in Applied Drama and Psychology from Singapore Polytechnic, she enjoys working with different communities using drama, and the study of psychology and philosophy. Her recent credits include “Lifespan of a Fact” (SRT) as Levi Presley, and “1984” (SRT). She hopes to be able to use her art, voice and platform in drama to educate or inform, and to tackle important issues that are otherwise not spoken of enough. Freelancing now as a drama teacher, actor and artist, she hopes to further her studies in drama in the near future.
Joel Gay Han
Joel Gay has always enjoyed the arts as it enables him to see ordinary things in the most extraordinary ways in all its simplicity and complexity. A graduate from LASALLE’s Diploma in Performance, he is part of a theatre collective named The Callbacks. In his spare time, he also lends himself creatively to films and other projects such as serving as artistic director and co-writer to ongoing comic series RED. Joel is interested in pushing the envelope with his acting and stunt work career.
Elizabeth (Elzbieta) Chernyak
I am just a human who enjoys learning about life and subsequently telling the stories I learn of. To me, acting is a powerful tool with which I can be the voice of those who cannot express their own. Theatre allows different worlds to come alive, and getting lost in these fantastical representations of our world, from Shakespeare to musicals, is a true privilege that I have had. Being a part of SRT’s Young Company has allowed me to delve deeper into these stories, and further understand myself as an actor. The friendships I have made and the skills I have learned will forever be remembered, and I am truly thankful for having been a part of this adventure for the two years! When not acting, I am learning about genetics and playing classical guitar, while simultaneously trying to survive the IB.
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- In a 2012 global study done by Microsoft, it was noted that Singapore has the 2nd highest rate of cyberbullying after China. With almost 3 in 4 youths having experienced cyberbullying.
- The Pick-A-Hero series is developed by experienced Applied Theatre practitioners in consultation with counselling specialists to raise awareness on cyberbullying and provide intervention solutions.
- Participants will be able to learn and apply tangible solutions to combat cyberbullying. They will also gain awareness on the various cyber wellness support groups available.
Level 1 – Being Bobo (Image Alteration)
Level 2 – Meet our Class (Stereotypes)
Level 3 – The Lockers (Bystander Effect)
Level 4 – At Home (Online Harassment)
Level 5 – Everything Alright? (Parental Support & Slamming)
Level 6 – Standing Up (Voicing Out)
Level 7 – Speaking Out (School Support)