Theatre Training & Research Programme (TTRP) immerses students in Traditional Theatre forms from Asia,
and juxtaposes these intense interactions with both Stanislavskian
and post-Stanislavskian actor-training techniques. Students study
Acting, Voice, Speech, Movement, Technical Theatre, Taiji, Theatre
Theory and Humanities. These skills, techniques and approaches acquired
by the student are then framed and re-contextualised through a series
of on-going, original theatre making projects.
This process of skills acquisition and recombination takes place
in a plural, intercultural environment marked by a variety of languages,
a multiplicity of cultures and a broad, inclusive, theatrical palette.
The application of performance skills in intercultural contexts,
integrated with the generation of original work in theatre and performance,
forms the through line that characterises the TTRP.
Objectives of the programme
TTRP aspires to nurture skill, technical competence, critical awareness,
social engagement and artistic autonomy in actors so that they are
capable of contributing significantly to the theatre-making processes
of their own communities.
Exposed to several cultures and languages and immersed in both classical
and contemporary learning, TTRP graduates will b e equipped with
diverse resources to work across national, cultural and aesthetic
Professional TTRP is not an academic programme. While
students will be assessed by a panel of distinguished international
scholars, artists and critics, no degrees or diplomas will be awarded.
The programme will stand or fall on the quality of our graduates.
The local and international theatre profession and arts communities
will be the final arbiters of this quality.