An 11-day engagement programme with Wolf Trap from the US, concluded with an event called Permission to Play. We celebrated the launch of Singapore Wolf Trap managed by SRT, as the 20th affiliate organisation and the first outside of the US, and shared the platform with our industry friends, highlighting how Arts Integration can ignite new ideas when approaching Early Childhood Development in Singapore.
Bernard Levin’s ‘Quoting Shakespeare’ poster sat — and perhaps still sits — on the left wall near the back of the small Literature classroom where my classmates and I learnt to distil themes, to pick apart symbols, to decipher images and more in advance of the ‘A’ Levels. We did not read Shakespeare for the class, poring over John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre instead. My eye probably wandered now and then to Levin’s witty text, so much so that of everything else in that little room, I remember this poster the most.
Ms Candy, a special needs teacher for the past 13 years, shares her thoughts with SRT as she ruminates this World Autism Awareness Day, 2 April 2019. “Having been to some of the SRT tactile and sensory drama play, I am greatly encouraged that it helps children with special need to expose them to a world that they might not have the opportunity to explore and enhance the creativity of the children.”
Founded in 1993, Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) is one of the leading English language theatre producers and presenters in Asia. In addition to its repertoire of original musicals like Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress, the company has produced a number of critically acclaimed plays that include ART, The Pillowman and God of Carnage. SRT was the first Singaporean theatre company on Broadway in 1998 as Associate Producer of Golden Child, which went from Singapore to New York and earned three Tony Award nominations.read more