Dayal Gian Singh

Academics

Dayal Gian Singh

Programme Leader, BA(Hons) Musical Theatre
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  • MA (Arts Pedagogy and Practice), Goldsmiths, University of London, UK 
  • BA (Communications), The University of Notre Dame Australia, Australia
  • Graduate Diploma (Education (Secondary)), The University of Notre Dame Australia, Australia
  • BA Honours (Musical Theatre) The Open University, UK

Dayal Gian Singh works internationally across a wide range of areas as a producer, actor, singer, writer, filmmaker and corporate trainer. 

As a performer, Dayal has performed across a range of media. He has toured with numerous plays and musicals across the globe, featuring in performances at the Royal Opera House (UK) to Marina Bay Sands (Singapore) in The LKY Musical. In Perth, Australia, he is linked closely with local production house The Penguin Empire, working on numerous award-winning projects over the years. Recently he was involved in a feature film that saw him taking part in Sundance 2019

In Singapore, Dayal has worked with a number of companies such as the Singapore Repertory Theatre, Pangdemonium, Bellepoque, Stint On Stage, Centre Stage, I-Theatre and Mediacorp. As an educator he has delivered multiple drama programmes for schools internationally, as well as contributing and writing drama education books for course curricula.

Publications
  • Identifying Training Needs for the Transition from Stage Acting to Screen, thesis for MA in Arts Pedagogy and Practice (2016).
  • The Write Stuff, (Word Forward Publishing) (2012). 
  • Creating a Character, Drama: A Resource for Year 11, Year 12 (Impact Publishers) (2010).
  • The Effect of Performance Capture on Acting, thesis for BA(Hons) in Musical Theatre (2008). 
Awards
  • Australian Music Examination Board: Speech Drama Grade 7.
  • Australian Music Examination Board: Piano Grade 5.
  • Australian Music Examination Board: Music Theory Grade 5.
  • Religious Education Certification: Notre Dame University (2009).
     
Research and Practice
  • Production crew, I Am Mother, Sundance Film Festival; USA (February 2019).
  • Performance, SingTheatre! open night mic, Singapore Repertory Theatre; Singapore (October 2018).
  • Virtual Reality as an Acting Tool (October 2018).
  • SingTheatre! Music Fest performance, Singapore General Hospital; Singapore (September 2018).
  • Yellow Ribbon Project Award Ceremony, Suntec City; Singapore (September 2018).
  • Art installation, End of Thai Disco, The Substation; Singapore (August 2018).
  • Presenter, Studying Musical Theatre in Singapore for Australian auditions seasons for theatre programmes, Barker College; Australia (May 2018).
  • Performance, SingTheatre! Music Fest, Tan Tock Seng Hospital; Singapore (May 2018).
  • Performance, Voices 2018 concert, The Esplanade; Singapore (December 2018).
  • Performance, SingTheatre! Music Fest, Tan Tock Seng Hospital; Singapore (December 2017).
  • Performance, SingTheatre! Music Fest, Singapore General Hospital; Singapore (December 2017)
  • Performance, Yellow Ribbon, Celebrating Second Chances (C2C) Awards Ceremony; Singapore (November 2017).
  • Director and conductor, musical theatre performance for Asian League of Institutes of the Arts; LASALLE College of the Arts; Singapore (October 2017).
  • Performance at the Asia Pacific Bureau Theatre Schools Festival at Shanghai Theatre Academy; Shanghai, China (June 2017).
  • Masterclass, Acting For Camera: Screen Presence; Shanghai Theatre Academy; Shanghai, Singapore (June 2017).
  • Co-ordinator and festival manager, Voice and Speech Trainers Association (August 2017).
  • Performance, SingTheatre! Music Fest, Singapore General Hospital; Singapore (May 2017).
  • Performance, SingTheatre Music Fest, Singapore General Hospital; Singapore (October 2016).
  • Judge panellist, Jazz/Musical Theatre Awards Presentation and Ceremony, Nexus Theatre for Centre Stage; Singapore (October 2016).
  • Performance, Soundtracks, The Esplanade; Singapore (April 2016).
  • Performance Australia Day set, Australian Embassy; Singapore (January 2016).
  • Acting for camera, Identifying Training Needs for the Transition from Stage Acting to Screen (2015–2018).
  • Video art exhibition, Through These Eyes; LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore (May 2013).
  • Masterclass, Acting for Camera: Screen Presence, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
; Hong Kong (December 2012).