27 & 28 Oct 2023 | KC Arts Centre - Home Of SRT
Responding to Sarah Kane’s seminal play, SRT’s Inclusive Young Company members will wrestle with the ideas of social exclusion, mortality and mental health from an atypical lens.
This devised performance will incorporate elements of physical theatre and the aesthetics of access, in the pursuit of illuminating the historical biases against disabled individuals.
Open The Curtains asks the important question of society’s complicity - both past and present.
Directed by Grace Lee-Khoo
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Audio Described (AD):
An Audio Described performance is for patrons who are Blind or Vision Impaired, who require the theatre performance to be described live by a trained Audio Describer. The performance is verbally described and transmitted to the audience members through their own mobile phone device with earphones.
Creative Captioned (CC):
Creative Captioned (CC) performances are designed to cater to patrons who are Deaf / Hard of Hearing. In a CC performance, there will be text projected on or near the stage that transcribes all auditory elements of the show into written English (speech, music, sound cues, etc). Trained captioners will operate their captions live. Colour contrast, placement, and size of the caption text will be considered throughout the process. Advised by our patrons and Venue team, seating for audience members will be allocated to provide an optimal view of the captions during the performance, and the stage itself.
Relaxed Performance (RP):
A Relaxed Performance (RP) is designed to allow patrons a more ‘relaxed’ theatre environment. Patrons who may benefit from this performance include those on the Autistic spectrum, living with Dementia and patrons with diverse learning and communication needs.
Singapore Sign Language Interpreted Performance (SgSL):
Sign Language Interpreted performances are designed to cater to patrons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. In a signed performance, there will be a trained interpreter who will be placed in a visible position on or near the stage. The interpreter will sign all auditory elements of the show using Singapore Sign Language. Advised by The Singapore Association of the Deaf, seating is allocated for each SgSL performance to provide an optimal view to both the show and the interpreter.
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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 SRT’s acclaimed The Young Company (TYC) acting programme, it aims to equip and nurture participants with the confidence, transferable employment skills, and communication techniques that they will need to shine onstage, as well as in their career of choice. It features professional masterclasses and mentorship – led by international artist Grace Lee-Khoo – which will provide a platform for our participants’ creative development as independent performers and theatre-makers.
Both SRT and Access Path Productions as organisations believe in addressing the imbalance of accessibility to the arts, and we believe in working with our communities to support disabled-led and focused work. 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.
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27 & 28 Oct 2023
Friday, 27 Oct: 8pm
Saturday, 28 Oct: 5pm
Approximately 55 mins (no intermission)
Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content)
KC Arts Centre - Home Of SRT
Cat 1: $30
Cat 2: $20
Concession tickets: $15
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