Reginal Allyn, Resident Learning and Engagement Officer at Singapore Repertory Theatre, had the opportunity to lead Primary 5 students at Bukit Panjang Primary in a 6-week Actors 101 Programme. She shares her heart-warming experience of how drama skills have helped the children not only improve their command of English, but also grow into empathetic individuals and become better at interacting with people around them.
Published on: 18-06-2018
Khairul Kamsani, Resident Assistant Director at Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) from 2016 – 2017 went to London after his residency with SRT to pursue a Masters in Actor Training & Coaching. He is back in Singapore to research for his thesis. SRT caught up with this very busy young man for a quick chat.
Published on: 31-05-2018
As part of SRT’s efforts to make theatre accessible to the wider community, a signed performance was arranged for people who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired. Intepreters stood in a visible position to interpret what was being spoken by the performers at the same time it was being performed. We had a chat with Gophi Nathan, a deaf consultant to find out more about the impact of such a signed performance.
Published on: 15-05-2018
We all know how easy it to get a child to watch an iPad, their favourite show on TV or go to the cinema to see the latest blockbuster so why persist with the uphill challenge of getting our children to disconnect from their devices and drag them to the theatre where the lure of a box popcorn is not always guaranteed?
Published on: 10-05-2018
On 4th and 5th May 2018, as part of Singapore International Festival of Arts, the stage at KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT will echo the haunting but beautiful optimism of the Palestinian people, as told in a poignant one-man play based on a story by the late poet Taha Muhammad Ali.
Published on: 03-05-2018
Find out more about the genius behind the music for Julius Caesar. Jude Obermüller is an award-winning British composer, whose eclectic works span music within theatre, dance and recorded media. Jude is the winner of the coveted Remixed Award at New York City Center in 2016. In this interview, he shares his process of composing and arrange the music pieces for Julius Caesar, and tells us how he intends to make the music pop in the park!
Published on: 30-04-2018
As we unite globally today to celebrate World Shakespeare Day, many will be asking what relevance works, that were written over 400 years ago, can possibly have in our modern world. If you Google this subject there are endless reasons given, not least of all his influence on the English language, with quotes from his plays used regularly in everyday lexicon.
Published on: 23-04-2018
On Saturday 7 April 2018, KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT played host to the SG Kindred Garden Launch, a project initiated by Preschool Market (PSM) as part of the Our SG Fund and Start Small Dream Big 2018. The Guest-of-Honour was deputy Secretary (Community, Youth & Sports), Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Philip Ong.
Published on: 20-04-2018
As if one reason isn’t enough, we have three reasons why you simply cannot miss this year’s stellar production of Shakespeare in the Park – Julius Caesar.
Published on: 10-04-2018
Here are some useful tips to ensure you get the best theatre experience in the picturesque setting at Fort Canning Park.
Published on: 09-04-2018
Shakespeare in the Park makes its triumphant return in 2018 with the timeless political thriller – Julius Caesar. We speak with director, Guy Unsworth, on what we can expect, and the reason behind a modern adaptation.
Published on: 12-03-2018
Our Learning & Engagement Manager, Paul Adams, shares with us about a Relaxed Performance (RP) and the various efforts that we can put in place to make the arts accessible for everyone.
Published on: 01-03-2018
The Little Company will be restaging The Nightingale, a musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale about a Chinese Emperor and his relationship with a nightingale. The 2018 restaging will be directed by Cherilyn Woo, who was SRT’s Resident Assistant Director (2014 – 2015). We catch up with Cherilyn to find out how she’s dealing with the transition from an Assistant Director to an Associate Director for a musical!
Published on: 21-02-2018
Dramatic play develops a lasting disposition to learn in the child as they are in full control of their learning and are encouraged to explore and seek out knowledge in their own time. Most importantly, dramatic play provides a safe space for children to freely speak their mind without the fear of judgement or reprimand.
Published on: 12-02-2018
Although The Nightingale was written 175 years ago, this life-giving friendship rings more true than ever in today’s society where friendship is measured by ‘likes’ and how many people respond to our posts. It’s time to ask ourselves the tough question regarding the friendships we have – are they life-giving friendships?
Published on: 02-02-2018
There are so many ways companies can embrace inclusivity these days and Relaxed Performances are the latest way that Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) is making theatre accessible to a wider audience.
Published on: 24-01-2018
In what was considered the coldest winter since 1962, 500 cultural leaders from 55 countries participated in this annual conference in New York. An important conversation was had around our role in the community. How we foster community and how we as leaders ensure that our work has impact beyond ticket sales.
Published on: 22-01-2018
It’s a well-known fact that theatre brings stories to life but how can this art make a difference in the lives of under-privileged children? Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) has recently launched two community initiatives that help children bring their stories to life, cope with loss, support and educate the volunteers who work with them and give them and their caregivers the opportunity to enjoy the magic of live performance.
Published on: 08-12-2017
In an ever-increasing world of fake news, tax evasion and corporate misconduct, it has never been more important for organisations to adhere to the highest standards of transparency for all the partners they connect with.
As a leading charity in Singapore, SRT strives hard in its governance efforts to drive transparency in all its work and is delighted to announce that it has once again been awarded the coveted Charity Transparency Award (hyperlink this) for the 2nd year in a row.
Published on: 07-12-2017
For over 10 years, Singapore Repertory Theatre has staged 9 of Asia's largest Shakespeare in the Park productions, enthralling some 250,000 people at the magical atmosphere created at Fort Canning Park. But it’s an expensive business staging theatre productions in Singapore and a constant struggle in a world of decreased government funding and corporate sponsorship. Add to that rising production costs and stagnant ticket prices and it soon becomes apparent why companies such as Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) are looking for additional ways to raise much-needed funds.
Published on: 06-12-2017