“… where people continuously expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning how to learn together.” (2006:3)

Peter M. Senge: The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organisation
(From Slide 15: Survival is Not Enough Think Tank Company Meeting 21/04/2020)


The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection

The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC) is an award-winning bilingual Learning Theatre™ and dedicated to nurturing the next generation of youth. We believe in the power of the arts to inspire, motivate and transform, and use an integrated arts-in-education approach to enhance education and encourage creative learning. Our acronym A.F.T.E.C. also stands for Arts For Transformative Educational Change. Established in 2008 as a registered charity, we have reached over 250,000 audience members and participants through our diverse cross-disciplinary projects to date, and have been the Venue Partner of the Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre under the LCSD Venue Partnership Scheme since 2009. 

AFTEC was selected as a top 10 high impact NGO in the PwC Community Mentoring Programme on social impact assessment in 2015, a recipient of Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Award for Arts Education 2014 & 2017, Award for Arts Promotion 2020 and is a two-time recipient of the Springboard Grant under the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the HKSAR Government. AFTEC pioneered Relaxed Theatre for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning difficulties and the Performing Arts module of Medical Humanities for the University of Hong Kong’s Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, developing STEAM as a teaching & learning approach.



Mrs Marissa Fung Shaw

Mr Anthony Hung


Dr Thomas Ip

Prof Jane Lai

Hon Abraham Shek Lai-him, GBS, JP

Mr Raymond Wong


Artistic Director Dr Vicki Ooi
Chief Executive Officer Lynn Yau
Head of Marketing and Publicity Christina Cheng
Head of Theatre Projects Natalie Ting
Head of Creative Learning Ebona Yeung
Manager (Theatre Projects) Calvin Co
Arts Education Manager Valerie Ho
Administration Manager Teresa Wong
Assistant Manager (Theatre Projects) Emma Wong
Senior Project Officer Eleanor Lam
Marketing and Publicity Officers Benny Ho
Isabelle Leong
Project OfficersNatalie Chan
Jessica Cheung
Henry Chu
Ceci Lau
Jane Ng
Christie Yam
AccountantJames Wong
Honorary Legal AdvisorGabriela Kennedy


Over the years, AFTEC’s pioneering work in theatre and education has continued to expand in scope. This has been possible only with the support of our sponsors and partners to whom we give our deepest thanks.


Baring Private Equity Asia

Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation
Hysan Development Company Ltd
Jean CK Ho Family Foundation
Lee Hysan Foundation

Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR)

The Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust


AnonymousMr Leung Bo Kun, James
Ms Helen ChanMs Leung Hing Yee, Joan
Dr Liliane ChanMrs Amanda McKeever
Prof Albert ChauProf Roger Ng
Miss Cheng Lai Wah, Christina Mr & Mrs Jean Salata
Mr Dominic CheungMrs Marissa Fung Shaw
Mr Paul CheungHon Abraham Shek Lai-him, GBS, JP
Ms Claudia Choi Mrs Audrey Slighton
Ms Pearl ChowMs Flora Tai
Dr Susan FanMs Pauline Tai
Ms Happy HarunDr Tong Choi Wai
Mr Anthony HungMrs Rebecca Whitehead
Dr Thomas IpMr Raymond Wong
Mrs Gabriela Kennedy & Dr Peter KennedyMr Wong Sing Wah
Mr Koh Kheng Hock, KennethDr Yeung Lai Ying
Professor Jane LaiMs Magdalen Yum
Mr Lee Kin Chun大魚大肉


AFTEC’s volunteers, collaborators and collaborating organisations are a vital part of our work on stage, behind the scenes and in the community. We owe them our gratitude.

Au Wing Yan SamanthaPrincipal, C & M A Sun Kei Primary School (Ping Shek)
Martyn BarkerComposer
Keith BranchSound Crew
Mike BrooksActor
Alison ChanTutor
Chan Ho TingActor
Chan Kai ChungAssistant Stage Manager
Yanny ChanActress
Celene ChangTutor
Ann ChauVolunteer
Daniel ChengActor
Cheung Chi WaiPhotographer
Cheung Ka ManActor
Cheung Wa KinStage Crew
Cheung Wai Ching AdaPrincipal, St.Bonaventure Catholic Primary School
Cheung Wai LokTutor, Arts Supporter
Leo ChooTutor
Pewan ChowArts Supporter
Anny ChuSocial Worker, C & M A Sun Kei Primary School (Ping Shek)
Crystal ChuActress, Tutor
Chuk Yin ManActor
Heather CooperTutor
Rodney CottierGuest Director & Adaptation
Howard DavidsonVideographer
Lisa FrainMake-up and Hair Styling
Oscar FungCo-Director, Playwright, Adaptation
Heather GraysonGuest Co-director
Margo GunnDirector, Script, Presenter
Ho Yee ManTeacher, The Mission Covenant Church Holm Glad No. 2 Primary School
Ivan IdzikActor
Kevin KanActor
Kok Wai HoActor
Kwok Hiu Lam CooliaStage Crew
Professor Jane LaiTranslation Consultant
Priscilla LaiActress, Tutor, Assistant to Director
Lai Tze YuStage Crew
Lam Wing AnnaTeaching Assistant
Naomi LawrenceLearning & Participation
Thomas LawsonAdaptation
Indy Lee Tutor
Lee Ma TaiSound Design

Lee Man Ka Emmy

Social Worker, Ma On Shan St. Joseph's Primary School
Lee Shing Yuen DominicActor, Teaching Assistant
Steve LeeSound Crew
Cherry LeungTutor
Leung Hei WaAssistant Stage Manager
Li Kan CheongActor
Thomas LinTutor, Arts Supporter
Carmen LoTutor, Arts Supporter
Lui King ChunWardrobe Supervisor
Mak Tsz FungTeacher, St. Bonaventure Catholic Primary School
Candice MooreActress
Amiya Nagpal Actress
Barry O'RorkeActor
Sian PattersonArtwork Designer & Illustrator
Kenny Poon Arts Supporter
Martin RhodesActor
Andrew RitchieSet & Lighting Design
Ben RobinsonComposer, Sound Design
Michael SharmonTutor
Siu TingPrincipal, The Mission Covenant Church Holm Glad No. 2 Primary School
Siu Yuet TingStage Manager
So Chi FaiActor
Suen Chi HungActor, Tutor, Physical Coach
Ar SzeTutor
Dr Joyce TangComposer
Tse Chun SingTutor, Arts Supporter
Miguel UrmenetaActor, Tutor
Megan van WykTutor
Patrick WaiGraphic Designer
Louise WattsMake-up and Hair Styling
Dixon WongScript & Surtitle Translation
Wong Ka YanAssistant Stage Manager
Wong Ping TongStage Crew
Yeung Chui ShanPrincipal, Ma On Shan St. Joseph's Primary School
Yeung Chun ToTutor
Yu Wai Tsun RachelActress, Teaching Assistant
Timothy ZeeActor


Actors’ Family

Centre for Translation, Hong Kong Baptist University

Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong – Hin Keng Centre

Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong – Shatin Youth Outreaching Social Work Team

Cinematic Theatre

HK Footage Production Ltd.

Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups – Jockey Club Shaukeiwan Youth S.P.O.T.

Hong Kong Shax Theatre Group

HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA)

On The Paper


The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Sha Tin College

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Jockey Club Lei Tung Integrated Services Centre

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Yu Mak Yuen Integrated Services Centre


 While every effort has been made to include everyone, we apologise for any inadvertent omissions.