The Captioning Studio announces new theatre project for kids

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Tuesday, 25 October 2011 09:09am

GoTheatrical! Kids is a new project that aims to increase access to children’s theatre performances in Australia through captions.

An initiative of The Captioning Studio, GoTheatrical! Kids will work with arts venues nationally, supported by equipment sponsor Harvey Norman, to live caption productions in 2012 that are suitable for children from Year 3 to Year 12.

GoTheatrical! Kids promotes the use of captions for all students in the class, regardless of hearing ability. Captions assist students with hearing loss understand a soundtrack, but also have literacy benefits for students who speak English as an additional language/dialect, students who are visual learners and students with diverse learning styles.

Schools will be invited to provide expressions of interest for shows and venues they would be interested in having students attend in 2012. Schools can choose as many shows/venues as they like. Venues are currently compiling production details and these will be made available within the next few weeks.

Once The Captioning Studio receives expressions of interest, it will review the information and publish details of the shows/venues around Australia which will be hosting GoTheatrical! Kids captioned performances.  Schools will then be invited to book their tickets.


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