Speaker James Jordan Tay
James started off his career as an events and theatre production manager with Orangedot Productions. He had managed a number of commercial, artistic productions such as the Singapore River Festivals, the Singapore Biennales, various Festival Openings, corporate dinners, social events and various school musicals since then. He was involved in ...
James started off his career as an events and theatre production manager with Orangedot Productions. He had managed a number of commercial, artistic productions such as the Singapore River Festivals, the Singapore Biennales, various Festival Openings, corporate dinners, social events and various school musicals since then. He was involved in the World Bank’s social event at the Esplanade (2006) and a number of events for APEC 2009. His production credits include Dim Sum Dollies in STEAMING (2004), Broadway Christmas Carol (2005), Vocaluptuous in Concert (2006), Jing, Asia On The Edge (2009). He had worked with National Arts Council for Emily of Emerald Hill (2010) by Margaret Chan, The Conference of the Birds 2011 and the Flight of the Jade Bird (2012) as part of the Singapore Arts Festivals. In 2014, he produced the multi-media production, Sublime Monsters and Virtual Children for Brian Gothong Tan and subsequently Tropical Traumas, commissioned by the Singapore International Festival of Arts 2016. James was also the General Manager with Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA) where he headed the Secretariat team and operations for the Association from 2014-2015.
Apart from being an events and theatre production manager, he is also a wedding consultant and also administrated arts projects in a number of Secondary schools such as Ang Mo Kio Secondary School, Yishun Secondary School, St Joseph’s Institution amongst others where drama and dance are taught in curriculum. He had trained actors at St Andrew’s Secondary School, Gan Eng Seng Secondary School for their Singapore Youth Festival drama competitions, and produced NOMAD, a multi disciplinary arts festival, for Ang Mo Kio Secondary School in 2005, 2008 & 2012. He is an adjunct lecturer for the Introduction to Events & Festival Management module in the School of Social Sciences at the Singapore Management University from 2014 to 2015.
In 2015, he set up The Tiffin Gallery with his partner to further his production work and bring arts to the heartlands. James is currently the Head of Artist Liaison for the Singapore International Festival of Arts and an associate lecturer at School of Technology for the Arts at Republic Polytechnic.
He is also currently performing docent duties at the Chinatown Heritage Centre.