Story of… an unapologetic Disability Cabaret
This semester, the inclusive Young Company draws inspiration from the radical practices of iconic performance artists such as Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono and Katherine Araniello.
Responding to time, space and the relationship between artist and audience, each performer will share a solo performance that challenges society’s take on what Deaf/disabled people can or cannot say.
A wee clue: they can and will say whatever they want!
Inclusive Young Company
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.