Since Practice’s inception, advocacy has been a key pillar of our practice. The Practice Advocacy department serves as the bridge that links the artmakers to the wider society, ensuring we continue to represent the communities we serve. Using the arts as a tool to educate, empathise, and enlighten, our advocacy efforts have touched the lives of generations of children, adults, practitioners, and audiences alike.
Our advocacy projects are marked by the same commitment to high quality art-making that define our theatrical productions. Key projects include The Nursery Rhymes Project, the nationwide National Story Challenge competition, alongside a rotating host of free community programmes, industry masterclasses, weekend children classes, and school drama training programmes for both teachers and students. We also offer comprehensive support to deepen engagement in the arts, in the form of resource packs, backstage tours, pre- and post-show activities, and fringe events for all our productions.
The Theatre Practice Education Project
We champion for the value of arts as being essential in everybody’s life, and to effect positive social change through arts. One of Advocacy’s key initiatives is The Theatre Practice Education Project (TTPEP). In the realm of arts education in Singapore, Practice is recognised by the National Arts Council Singapore as one of the pioneer organisations under the Enhanced Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP).
The Nursery Rhymes Project
Created to address the lack of quality materials, The Nursery Rhymes Project offers a modern refresh on Mandarin nursery rhymes so they can be enjoyed by generations to come.
What are the necessary capabilities my team needs to weather this VUCA world? What critical skills can we acquire to level up? How do I excel in the “New Normal”? If you have asked yourself at least one of these three questions, Practice’s Corporate Training Programme is here for you.
Practice has a long legacy in supporting industry professionals with workshops and masterclasses. From celebrated local veteran practitioners, to distinguished overseas practitioners, Practice is always on the lookout for opportunities that could benefit both local and overseas theatre communities.
The National Story Challenge is an original improvisational storytelling competition created by The Theatre Practice, and open to students in all primary and secondary schools. From cognition to creativity, to cooperation in Team categories, the National Story Challenge draws from a wide array of skill sets. Pushing the limits of wit and creativity, the tournament promotes eloquence and a healthy interest in language.