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A primer for new actors looking to begin a professional career in stage performance

This short course addresses fundamentals in acting training, with the aim of preparing the new actor for further intensive and practical study in stage performance. Based on the training conducted at Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI), the course provides an in-depth introduction to the more rigorous full-time Professional Diploma in Intercultural Theatre (Acting).

Course Details

The short course is divided into two parts – training and application.

In the training part, conducted by Peter Sau, participants learn about Movement, Voice and Acting techniques. In the application part, conducted by T. Sasitharan, participants apply these techniques in their performances.

Course Teachers

T. Sasitharan (Sasi) is Co-Founder and Director of ITI. One of Singapore’s finest actors, Sasi has been involved as an actor/performer and producer in the local theatre scene for more than 30 years. To know more about Sasi, please go to

Peter Sau, an ITI alumnus, is a bilingual performer, director and drama teacher who has directed and performed in several plays in Singapore and abroad. Peter received the Young Artist Award in 2011. Find out more about him here.

For more information about NAC Grants and how to apply, please go to

Schedule - 25 Aug 2012 (Training) 1-5pm, 6-10pm, 1 and 2 Sep 2012 (Application) 9am-1pm

No. of participants – maximum 16

Minimum age – 16 years





25 Aug - 2 Sep 2012


ITI at Emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Road


Fee – $250 upon successful application for max 50% subsidy under the NAC Arts Professional Development Grant

$500 (without NAC Grant)

For more information about the new acting short course or on how to register, email

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