ITI is an independent theatre school for contemporary artists, conceived as a unique and unprecedented enterprise in theatre training, cultural interaction, and human understanding. ITI and its Acting Programme began as the Theatre Training & Research Programme (TTRP), established in 2000 by renowned dramatist Kuo Pao Kun (1939-2002) and current Director, T. Sasitharan.
ITI is founded on the belief that theatre would have little meaning if it is not connected to life and society. It must make a difference and have a social impact. Its Professional Diploma in Intercultural Theatre (Acting) features an intercultural learning methodology, set to rigorous standards, to develop skills in performance and original theatremaking. Through this, ITI aims to train socially engaged artists who will contribute meaningfully to their cultures and communities, at the same time are capable of working across cultural, linguistic, social and national boundaries.
The institute is a registered charity and an Institution of Public Character, and more than 60% of its income has to come from fundraising. Your donations will make a critical difference and support ITI in its seminal work. For more information on specific fundraising programmes like the Mobius Fund, National Flags Scholarships, please visit our website.
The ITI Acting Programme is a distinctive actor training programme that features an intercultural learning methodology, set to rigorous standards, to develop skills in performance and original theatre-making.
It is a three-year, full-time, systematic training programme for professional actors interested in working in contemporary theatre. Conceived by renowned dramatist, the late Kuo Pao Kun, and current ITI director, T. Sasitharan, in 2000, it is inspired and informed by over four decades of contemporary theatre history and development in Singapore as well as Pao Kun's unique artistic vision and multicultural practice.