• A performance that touches the soul

    August 19, 2023

    , Lianhe Zaobao

    The last staging of Chachambo: Taking Flight by ART:DIS Singapore on 6 August 2023 was one of few performances that, in many years, had touched my soul. The script was written by 23-year-old visually impaired playwright Claire Teo, who also acted as the main protagonist Liang Ming Zhu in the…

  • How an NPO empowers persons with disabilities

    July 28, 2023

    , CNA938

    Peter Sau, Head of Performing Arts at ART:DIS, sheds light on how the non-profit has been steadily advancing disability inclusion in Singapore for the past 30 years – beginning from supporting those in the community access the arts to offering high-level training for aspiring artists, and even advocating for PWDs…

  • A visually impaired actor stands proudly on stage

    July 27, 2023

    , Channel News Asia

    Artist-educator Claire Teo is used to being called a role model but feels ambivalent. As the first visually impaired person in Singapore to graduate from a local professional theatre programme, she has been held up as an exemplar and was honoured at last year’s Goh Chok Tong Enable Awards. “If…

  • Championing arts for all

    July 10, 2023

    , PORTFOLIO Magazine

    In the 2021 superhero film Eternals, actress Lauren Ridloff played the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first deaf superhero. Closer to home, young actor Timothy Lee landed the role to play a regular main cast character with a disability in Kin, Mediacorp’s 2018 long-form drama, after just one audition. These might look like your…

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