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Current & Upcoming Programmes (Industry)

With the support of Temasek Foundation Nurtures, Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) has set out on a journey to implement Audio Description (AD) for live theatre performances in 2019. As part of this journey, we will work with the Access Art Hub to train 10 Audio Describers based in Singapore who can support the growth of this service into 2019 and beyond. The training will be led by a specialist team from Access2Arts who will join us from Adelaide, Australia.  

What is Audio Description?  Audio Description provides access to the visual elements – action, costumes, settings, scene changes, gestures, facial expressions, sight gags and other visually engaging images. This occurs in mediums such as television/ film, museum exhibitions, theatre and a variety of live events. While primarily designed for people who are blind or vision impaired, audio Description can also be assistive for people who have Autism Spectrum Disorders and people who have a print disability such as dyslexia, colour blindness and other learning difficulties.  

The training:  Access2Arts will offer training and professional mentorship in Audio Description. Their tutors are professional Audio Describers with experience in live arts, cultural events, theatre, film, conferences, visual arts and museums. Their Audio Describers are trained at the highest standard and supported by a programme of continuous professional development. 

Training in Development & Delivery of live theatre Audio Description:  The training will support participants in writing vivid and accurate audio descriptions. It will cover how to prepare scripts for delivery and recording, providing participants with the essential skills needed to write, edit and record effective audio descriptions for theatre.  

Who is the training for: We are looking for applications from people who have a good understanding of vocal technique and possess clear experience in presenting, performing and/ or public speaking. We are keen to hear from applicants who speak fluent Chinese, Tamil and Malay alongside English.  

Apply: Applicants will need to complete the online application form and upload an audio sample 2 to 4 minutes in length. The audio sample can be any literature of your choice. Please ensure voice is clear and background noise is reduced. *Submission for the Audio Description in the Theatre is now closed*

Venue: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road Singapore 239035

Fees: $50 per participant

  Date Time
Day 1: Mon, 26 Nov  11.30am – 6.30pm
Day 2: Tue, 27 Nov    11.30am – 6.30pm
Day 3: Wed, 28 Nov  11.30am – 6.30pm
Day 4: Thu, 29 Nov   11.30am – 6.30pm
Day 5: Sun, 2 Dec TBC
Day 6: Mon, 3 Dec 10am – 5pm

Participants must be available for ALL dates in order to be selected and complete the programme. 

For more information, kindly email learning@srt.com.sg or call 6221 5585.