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2017 Jan–Mar


First 2017 show: Women at Troy and Thesmophoria
(16 - 18 Mar)

Every year, final-year students at ITI perform in three public productions as part of their curriculum. More than just a graduation showcase, it is also a chance for them to work with a full professional team - from director, to stage manager, to designers. 

This March, the 2017 cohort performed in their first final-year production at the Drama Centre - in a Greek classics double bill, directed by acclaimed stage and TV director, Aarne Neeme.

Rosa Daniel, the National Arts Council’s new CEO, who caught the opening night of the show, had this to say to ITI director, T Sasitharan: “Thank you so much for inviting me to the programme on Thursday. The students didn’t disappoint as usual – they put up highly complex and competent performances. The juxtaposition of both was very creative, and
I much enjoyed both.”

The cohort's next productions will be in September (directed by Beto Ruiz) and November (directed by Kok Heng Leun).

Photo: Bernie Ng

An Evening of Noh (7 Mar)

ITI students undergo one of four forms of traditional performing arts immersion as part of their training. This year, the Noh term is supported, for the first time, by JCCI Singapore Foundation Limited, whose members attended the "Evening of Noh" presentation.

The support backs the eight weeks of Noh immersive training led by master teachers from the Kanze school - Kanze Yoshimasa and Kuwata Takashi. 

Ringo Lee of JCCI says, “Thank you very much for having us at the “An Evening of Noh” Student Presentation! Our members and I had enjoyed the performances tremendously!  
I am personally touched by the keen efforts put in by the students for this presentation.”

Our sincere thanks to JCCI Singapore Foundation for their much-appreciated support.

Third Time's the Charm: WAAPA at ITI

For the third consecutive year, ITI welcomed students from WAAPA, who joined in the studio training for an intensive term.

This year, five students from the performance-making programme at WAAPA joined in the classes for Voice, Acting, Movement (including Nine Years Theatre's Suzuki Method of Actor Training), Taiji and traditional Japanese art form, Noh.



Garden Delights at The Substation (Jan 2017)

ITI's Movement teacher Lim Chin Huat added "installation artist" to his long list of accomplishments, when he presented the site-specific work, Soil, in collaboration with well-known arts photographer Tan Ngiap Heng. The duo’s project reclaimed The Substation’s lost garden in a whimsical, poignant living work.
Makeup Class (Apr 2017)

M.A.C. Cosmetics Singapore is no stranger to the stage - frequently lending their expertise and products to help actors transform into their characters. Thank you for sharing a little of that knowledge with ITI! Over two mornings this April, M.A.C.'s trainers, Alif, Zoe and Lyia, gave professional tips on shading, blending and highlighting to our final-year students at their ION Orchard store.
Awards Season

Good news to begin the year with: heartiest congratulations to alumni Seng Soo Ming for bringing home the “Best Director” trophy at the 14th ADA Drama Awards and to Peter Sau for winning the “International Collaboration” award by Unlimited Impact; and to Kutiyattam teacher Kapila Venu for being the first non-musician to be recognised with the Kumar Gandharva Award.

Photo: TR BAN
New on the Boards
In a refreshed 2017 - 2020 term, ITI welcomes new Academic and Examination Board members who bring a wealth of varied, international and intercultural experience with them.   

Newly appointed members are:

Academic Board
Dr Frances Barbe (Senior Lecturer, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts)

Examination Board
Dr Noushad Mohamed Kunju (Associate Professor, University of Hyderabad), Mr Peter Sau (Theatre faculty, School of the Arts, Singapore) & Mr Nelson Chia (Artistic Director, Nine Years Theatre)

The full list of the Academic and Examination Board members is at


Weekend Workshops this June

Whether you're a practising artist, aspiring actor, or just interested member of the public, experience and refresh your techniques and method in these workshops. Join our June workshops in Singapore (3 & 4 June - Acting; 24 June - Movement) or in Taiwan (dates TBC). Register for the your slot here and follow the ITI Facebook for updates on the Taiwan workshop.

Registration open for:
Asian Intercultural Conference (27—30 Nov)

The countdown begins for the triennial conference, organised in collaboration with Esplanade. The full list of speakers has been announced, and includes Prof Tadashi Uchino (Japan), Andy Ng (Hong Kong), Li Xie (Singapore), EX-Theatre Asia founders (Taiwan) and more. Early bird concessions are available till 26 May 2017.
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