The Asian arts scene lost Christina sergeant, an acclaimed theatre actresses/ director. Sergeant, 58 is said to have been hospitalized since the 8th of February from an Abu Dhabi trip, suffering from kidney problems. She had been receiving treatment since then, but the cause of death has not been disclosed. Her funeral will likely be this Wednesday.
Sergeant was a renowned name in the Singapore arts scene, having moved to the country in 1983 from her home town Massachusetts. Having graduated from the University of Houston, sergeant fully delved into drama and she is credited for making several strides within the Asian theatre industry. She co-created the Youth Theatre Singapore - a theatre training program in the 1980s and co-founded the Singapore Drama Educators Association. She also started the Mime Unlimited theatre group in 1993 and co-founded the Actors Theatre Circle in 1989.
Sergeant received endless accolades both from local theatre associates on social media networks. Janice Koh, the Singapore nominated MP for the arts, wrote on her Facebook wall that the country’s arts scene has lost one of the most dedicated actresses, teacher and mentor.
Sergeant leaves behind a legacy through her Singaporean husband, two sons and daughter.