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2017 Jul–Oct


ITI Angels Initiative Dinner 2017 (20 Oct) 

An annual dinner to thank ITI Angels whose critical support enables the school's work, this year's dinner took inspiration from Noh theatre - one of the four traditional Asian theatre forms taught at ITI. Held for the third time at Emily Hill, home of ITI, the evening of thanks was, in turn, supported by generous partners: EFG Private Banking, Aesop, Cornerstone Wines, Gim Tim Group, Pilot Namiki, Nanyang Inc, Pek Sin Choon, RJ Paper and The Prestigious.

Photo credit: James Hii

Leakage(s) and Anticoagulants (7 - 9 Sep) 

In September, the 2017 cohort performed in their second final-year production at the Drama Centre - in David Gaitan's Leakage(s) and Anticoagulants, which takes off from Dostoyevsky's classic novel Crime and Punishment. They were directed by ITI Head of Acting Beto Ruiz.

Edmund Kwok, Post Doctoral Research Fellow at INSEAD, caught the show on opening night and had this to say: “This is such a gripping performance. Congratulations to Beto and team for the brilliant ensemble work, and for making Dostoyevsky's work so accessible. Thank you.”

Photo credit: Bernie Ng

Möbius Fund Launch (21 Aug)

With the help of four lead donors, ITI alumni and others (who wish to remain anonymous), ITI was able to launch the Möbius Fund, a revolving loan fund for ITI actor students. The launch took place this August at Suntec Singapore, a corporate partner of ITI.

The Möbius Fund helps ITI students with the costs of training, with loans which they will repay in order to help subsequent generations of students. 

We are now fundraising for Phase 2 of the Möbius Fund. Find out more about how you can support the Möbius Fund here.

In photo, from L to R: Goh Su Lin (ITI General Manager); lead donors Benson Puah, Pierre Lorinet and Leonardo Drago; T. Sasitharan (ITI Director); Chew Kheng Chuan (ITI Board Member); Arun Madhok (l Manager); lead donors Benson Puah, Pierre Lorinet and Leonardo Drago; T. Sasitharan (ITI Director); Chew Kheng Chuan (ITI Board Member); Arun Madhok (CEO, Suntec Singapore)


Open Studios (July - Aug)

Over 3 sessions this year, ITI hosted Open Studio which aimed at giving prospective students an insight into day-to-day ITI training. 16 attendees from Singapore and Taiwan had a chance to observe classes and speak with students, faculty and staff during their session.
Board Chairman, Arun Mahizhnan, at SUSS (26 Aug)

ITI Chairman Arun Mahizhnan was invited by Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) to speak at their Language in Singapore forum, on "Tamil Education Today and Tomorrow", discussing language and identity politics. More here.
INSEAD alumni visit ITI (17 Aug)

This August, INSEAD alumni paid a visit to ITI and were welcomed by ITI Director T. Sasitharan and ITI General Manager Goh Su Lin, an INSEAD alumna. Sasi and Su Lin shared insights into independent arts training and ITI's intercultural mission.
Who Could You Be?

Have you seen this at Suntec Singapore, a media partner of ITI? The first video in our ongoing #IAMANACTOR series, the 30-second short features current and past ITI students and was screened at Suntec's The Big Picture - the world's largest video wall.

Watch it here and look out for our next video coming up in November.
Nine Songs (9 Aug)

ITI Movement teacher Lim Chin Huat directed a re-staging of Nine Songs, his collaboration with Siong Leng Musical Association. The production draws on traditional Nanyin and Liyuan opera, and will tour to China in December.

Photo credit: Siong Leng Musical Association
Alumni work

Some highlights of what ITI alumni have been up to in Asia Pacific over the past months:
  • Chang Ting Wei (class of 2015) performed in Chicken Curry (Toy Factory Productions), together with Year 3 (graduating) student Teo Dawn. 
  • Grace Kalaiselvi (class of 2014) directed, produced and acted in her original show Mother I (2) (Ver Theatre), which also starred Catherine Ho (class of 2016). Grace also performed her solo work, Ulagam Pora Pohke Paary, as part of Pathey Nimidam festival (Ravindran Drama Group).
  • Al-Matin Yatim (class of 2015) performed in Main2 (Teater Ekamatra) in Esplanade's Pesta Raya. He also reprised his role in Hawa (Hatch Theatrics) for the second time, this time at Brisbane Festival in Australia.
  • Yazid Jalil (class of 2015) performed in contemporary dance piece MARK (Singapore International Festival of Arts).
  • Zelda Tatiana Ng (class of 2003) & Lina Yu (class of 2014) won the Judges' Favourite accolade at the Gekio Playwriting Competition in Nagoya, Japan, with Zelda's original work, You Are Always On My Mind.
  • Lina Yu (class of 2014) reprised her role in Hotel (W!ld Rice) at OzAsia Festival in Adelaide, Australia.
  • Seng Soo Ming (class of 2008) directed and performed in his restaging of KAKAK (Pitapat Theatre) with Year 2 student Hau Guei Sze, touring to Taiwan for the Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts.


Our Town (9-11 Nov)

2017 graduating cohort's next show opens in November. Directed by Kok Heng Leun, Our Town is an intercultural interpretation of Thornton Wilder’s insightful and moving portrait of small town life. This is Our Town as it's never been seen before.

Book your tickets here.
#GivingWeek 2017 with Aesop (28 Nov)

For the fourth year running, ITI is proud to partner with Aesop for a special shopping event, where our guests will enjoy 10% off purchases. 20% of proceeds from the evening will benefit ITI's Möbius Fund. 

For one night only, from 7-9pm, at Aesop Suntec City, 01-355.
Calling all creatives for Asian Intercultural Conference (AIC)
(27-30 Nov)

4 days, 8 countries, 13 speakers - hear from acclaimed theatre practitioners and leading academics as they share their practice and discuss the artist's role in this year's AIC. 40% concessions available for independent artists and attendees from non-profit organisations. Student discounts are also available. Register here!
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