As an educator and applied theatre practitioner, Edmund Chow has been using creativity and imagination in the arts to formally impact lives for more than 15 years. His work spans from high schools in Queens, New York, to prison institutions both in New York and Singapore. He is instrumental in establishing a sustainable Prison Theatre and lifeskills programme in Singapore for both education and rehabilitation purposes. Edmund has also partnered with dramatherapists to run workshops in psychiatric hospitals.
Edmund received his Master's degree from New York University and has recently completed his doctoral degree viva (oral defence) at the University of Manchester, UK, researching on the culture industry and theatre in Afghanistan. He has managed various projects with non-governmental organisations in Kabul.
As a scholar and researcher, Edmund was awarded the National Arts Council (NAC) Arts Professional scholarship in 2006, and the NAC Arts Postgraduate Scholarship in 2012. He was a recipient of the New York University Educational Theatre William Vorenberg Award for Directing in 2007, and was nominated for excellence in academic achievement and leadership with the Pi Lamda Theta Rho Leadership Award by NYU in 2008. Edmund was a finalist at the 3 Minute Thesis Competition at the University of Manchester in 2015.
Edmund has garnered two speaking awards in London from the Professional Speakers Academy. He has also appeared on Channel News Asia, primetime TV, in Singapore on Talking Point. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at INSEAD Business School on Asia Campus, researching with the Leadership and Communication Group and teaching in the executive and MBA programmes. Edmund is an avid globetrotter, an entrepreneur, and a leadership and public speaking executive coach.
NOTE: COACHING SESSIONS ARE BY REFERRALS ONLY.
Keep your goals in sight. Make it count. - Ed Chow
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. - Ansel Adams
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too swift for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. - Henry van Dyke
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. - William Makepeace Thackeray