Meet The Team
Founder & Director
Nora Neo-Crothers is the founder of inwardBOUND, a uniquely positioned company that uses drama to inspire confidence and empower creative change. Having received First Class Honours in Drama and Performance from the National Technological University of Singapore, she became a prolific writer, trainer and director.
She is a recipient of numerous Outstanding Contribution Awards for her efforts at developing drama in schools. She was the 1st runner-up for Woman of Asia - Rising Star Award (RBS - Coutts and Financial Times) and was nominated for the Outstanding Youth in Education Award.
She believes in the transformative power of drama which has, over the years, evolved into the core of her work with youth at inwardBOUND. In the long term, her vision is to see her drama programs making a difference, especially to people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to be empowered through such a medium.
Isabelle Low is a theatre practitioner who loves storytelling through performance and using art to empower children and youths. She graduated from School of the Arts, Singapore (2014) and trained at the Intercultural Theatre Institute (2017).
Since graduation, Isabelle has taught Speech and Drama for ages 6 to 12 and workshops for youths. She has worked with Paper Monkey Theatre for Hold My Hand as part of Esplanade’s Octoburst! (2018), she is part of their cast for their Teochew Rod Puppet Show ‘Web of Deceit’ which toured to Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand (2019). She is currently learning puppetry under Benjamin Ho. She is part of the collective C!puppets creating puppets for a younger audience. Her other works include a musical with the Church of Saint Vincent de Paul entitled ‘A Saint for All Seasons’, an experimental performance “Pretty Little Things’ a collaboration between Ying Qing, Ruyi Wong and OSH.
Isabelle looks for new ways to express thoughts and ideas. She is interested in the interaction between voice and body and enjoys physical theatre. She is an ardent supporter of arts in educations. She hopes that children and youths will be able to find some solace in the arts if nothing else does.
Dwayne Ng is a local theatre-maker and drama educator. He believes that theatre, more than a tool for storytelling, has the power to affect and change lives. He has acted in, written for, and directed both professional and independent productions, in various forms—traditional, promenade, playback, forum, digital; in diverse styles—realist, absurdist, physical, immersive; and in different languages—English, Mandarin, and Baba Malay. He was trained at young&W!LD in 2016-2017. Over the years, he worked with various theatre companies such as the Second Breakfast Company, Patch and Punnet, Toy Factory Productions, Peranakan Siblings, Images of Singapore LIVE, Shoes Theatre, and BOUND Theatre.