Developing a Visual Theatrical Language – A Lecture-Discussion + Workshop by Ramesh Meyyappan

  • 30 Jul 2022
  • 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
  • Gateway Theatre - Level 4, Studio 1
  • 3


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SDEA is proud to collaborate with acclaimed theatre maker, Ramesh Meyyappan, who develops performances using an eclectic mix of visual and physical theatre styles, on a 4.5-hour lecture-discussion and workshop, Developing a Visual Theatrical Language!

Lecture-Discussion (1.5-hour): Visual Vocabulary

Delve into the conversation on what visual theatrical vocabulary is, its place within theatre and how it supports accessibility.

Workshop (3-hours): Visual Language

This workshop is an introduction and brief exploration of visual theatrical language. Using visual texts as a basis for exploration, participants will have an opportunity to play with visual ideas and consider a myriad of visual possibilities within ‘storytelling’ to create a short visual narrative using choreographed movement and Sign Mime.

Sign Mime is a technique whereby the performer remains stationery using their bodies and hands to visually represent objects, events or actions. It is a technique, which adds visual and physical special effects to a narrative.

There will be Sign-to-Voice and Voice-to-Sign interpretation throughout the programme.

*Payment details will be sent via email once registration has been received and confirmed. Payment can be done individually or via issuing an e-invoice to your organisation. If you require an e-invoice, please send an email to

**Adults with disabilities are able to tap on the Temasek Trust - CDC Lifelong Learning Enabling Fund for this programme. You may click the link above for more information on eligibility and claims.

About The Facilitator

Ramesh Meyyappan is a theatre maker who develops performances using an eclectic mix of visual and physical theatre styles. Ramesh continually seeks to develop and extend his theatrical visual vocabulary, for example incorporating; circus techniques, bouffon, puppetry and illusion within his work. He enjoys the challenge of creating strong narrative visual work. Ramesh continues to create accessible theatre work that successfully tours nationally and internationally. In Scotland he was nominated for a Total Theatre Award for Snails and Ketchup and for a CATS (Critic Award Theatre Scotland) – Best Male Performance (2017) for Off Kilter.

“Ramesh is an artist who seeks out courage, hope and redemptive transformation in his story-telling” , Herald Scotland

Find out more about Ramesh here :

Venue Sponsorship

SDEA is a Registered Charity from 20 February 2020 and is a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Major Company Scheme
for the period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2025

Singapore Drama Educators Association is a registered charity (UEN: T02SS0123G) 
90 Goodman Road, Blk B #04-02 Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053
Phone: +65 6345 6997

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