Are you passionate about theatre? Want to develop your skills? Are you ready to step into the spotlight? Your chance to do so is finally here.
A partnership with Access Path Productions, SRT’s Inclusive Young Company (iYC) is a holistic acting programme for young persons and adults between the ages of 16 – 35, who identify as persons with disabilities. Sharing its goals with our acclaimed The Young Company (TYC) acting programme, it aims to equip and nurture you with the confidence, transferable employment skills, and communication techniques that you will need to shine onstage, as well as in your career of choice. It features professional masterclasses and mentorship – led by international artist Grace Lee-Khoo – which will provide a platform for the development of your creative potential as an independent performer and theatre-maker.
Both SRT and Access Path Productions as organisations believe in addressing the imbalance of accessibility to the arts, and we believe in working with you, your experiences, and your stories, to support disabled-led and focused work. We are passionate about guiding and honing your artistry and capabilities as individuals, with high-quality processes and execution. Our key outcomes for this exciting new programme include offering equality of learning and professional development for young persons, engaging the general public with performances that reflect the experiences of marginalised communities in Singapore, and deepening the wider conversation around access in the arts, and beyond.
Reasons to apply for the programme
Some of the benefits you can expect from the programme;
Broadening and harnessing your talents alongside an incredibly diverse ensemble of fellow actors-in-training
Making lifelong friendships and collaborations with individuals as passionate as you are
Having opportunities to meet and network with partner organisations and artists, both local and international
Access to our main stage productions, and the creative teams behind them
Some feedback from our first cohort of participants in 2021
“I enjoyed putting together my performance and seeing what the others had to offer as well. We attended the same course and produced varying performances... the community and friendship between all of us.”
“Getting to know my classmates. They all have different disabilities but they can do theatre and art and I'm proud of them.”
The first semester of our 2022 programme will take place from January – April 2022, and the second semester from July – October 2022.
Grace completed her Masters in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2016. An Honours graduate from the National University of Singapore’s Theatre Studies Program (2009), she also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education (Singapore) and taught Language Arts at St Margaret’s Secondary School between 2010-2013. In 2017, Grace was the International Artist in Residence at Graeae Theatre Company (London); UK’s flagship disability led inclusive theatre company.
In 2018, Grace founded Access Path Productions, a social enterprise that champions equal access to the arts. Visit www.accesspathproductions.com for more info.