Arts Management

Experience

Artist Liaison Officer, Esplanade- Theatres on the Bay, Singapore

2015

Meeting artists and arranging transport on arrival/departure.

- Assist in coordination of schedules wit+M9+T9h artists.

- Prepare rehearsal/performance schedules.

- Assist in fulfilling any artist requirements that are listed in any technical riders provided by Programming Office.

Surtitle Operator, Dream Academy, Singapore

2014

- Assist with the preparation and operation of the surtitles for Dim Sum Dollies: The History of Singapore Part 2.

Artist Liaison Officer, Singapore International Festival of the Arts

2014

- Meeting artists and arranging transport on arrival/departure.

- Assist in coordination of schedules with artists.

- Prepare rehearsal/performance schedules.

- Assist in fulfilling any artist requirements that are listed in any technical riders provided by Programming Office.

Volunteer, SPOT Art 2013, Singapore

2013 

- Unpack and prepare pieces for display.

- Set up exhibition and event space.

- Speak to visitors about an artist or specific pieces on display.

Internship

Programming Intern, The Substation Ltd, Singapore

2014

- To liaise with the participating artists for SeptFest Fundraising event in September 2014 for information and dimension of the donated artworks.

- Work closely with the technical team at The Substation for the delivery of the artworks.

- To assist Programmers in ensuring smooth running of the events under their charge.

- Coordinate with organizers of a conference on in-house printing brochures and flyers.

Thesis Title

"Attracting Audiences To Theatre Plays Through Engagement (With A Case Study on A Dream Like A Dream)"

Thesis Abstract

Theatrical realism was introduced in the late 19th century, and it came to dominate the Western theatre. Audiences were asked to accept the stage world as a believable alternate reality where things happen much as they would in life, and where people behave in seemingly natural ways, creating the convention of an invisible 'fourth wall' separating the stage from the audience.

Stepping into the 21st century, also known as the digital era, technological development has cultivated a digital culture. This results in a vast array of media that compete with the stage for the audience’s finite attention. With so many alternatives available in today’s society, audiences seem to need something more than just simply watching the performance — they are craving for experience.

Therefore, theatre practitioners have seen the need to create new sets of conventions to attract audiences, including breaking the 'fourth wall'.
This paper aims to find out how an immersive theatrical experience contributes as a factor that attracts people to attend the theatre, with a case study on the play by Taiwanese playwright Stan Lai, A Dream Like A Dream.

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