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SMAT and Viewpoints Jam
-- A project under Nine Years Theatre Training Platform

The objective of Nine Years Theatre Training Platform is to create a space where artists who are interested in a particular training method can come together for the practice and study of the method on a regular and long-term basis. NYT welcomes performing artists who have learnt either one, or both of the methods to join us for the “SMAT and Viewpoints Jam”.

Important things to note:
1. The Jam is conducted in English. It is currently facilitated by the NYT Ensemble.

2. As NYT Training Platform is differentiated from classes organized by the company, there will be no formal teaching of the methods. Therefore, participants need to have learnt and experienced either the Suzuki Method of Actor Training or Viewpoints, or both. *Artists who are interested in learning the Suzuki Method of Actor Training or Viewpoints may look out for classes conducted by NYT from our website or by subscribing to our mailing list.

3. Every training session lasts 3 hours and is divided into two equal parts – the first half consists of the practice and discussion of the Suzuki Method, followed by Viewpoints session and discussion in the second half. *Participants who are training in only 1 out of the 2 methods are welcomed to sit through the other half as participant-observers who may contribute to the discussions.

4.The Jam is organized by "rounds" basis. Each round consists of 10 sessions. Sessions happen once a week. Hence, an entire round usually lasts 10 weeks.

5. Attendance is free of charge. Donations are welcomed. Tax-deductible receipts are available at request.

6. Schedules are planned to accommodate both NYT’s programming and participants’ needs as much as possible. While it is understandable that participants may not be able to attend all sessions due to work commitments, they are encouraged to try their best to achieve regularity in training. As such, NYT strives to release up-coming schedules as early as we can to help participants plan ahead.

7. New participants are required to complete the application form and submit it via email to train@nineyearstheatre.com.


How to Participate

Please CLICK HERE to download the application form. *You'll be able to edit a PDF with Adobe Reader.

Please direct all enquiries to train@nineyearstheatre.com.


SMAT & Viewpoints Jam

Round 25 Schedule
Please register by 1 January 2021.

In compliance with Covid-19 safety measures, the maximum capacity is limited to 18 participants, and each session’s grouping will be pre-assigned by our team. As such, please be responsible for your sign-ups, and fulfill your attendance after signing up for these sessions.

Please notify NYT 3 days in advance if you are unable to attend the upcoming session. This is so that we may offer the vacant slot to other participants on the wait list.
Session Date Day Time
1 4 Jan 2021 Monday7pm - 10pm
2 11 Jan 2021 Monday 7pm - 10pm
3 18 Jan 2021 Monday 7pm - 10pm
4 25 Jan 2021 Monday 7pm - 10pm
5 15 Feb 2021 Monday 2pm - 5pm
6 17 Mar 2021 Wednesday 2pm - 5pm
7 22 Mar 2021 Monday 2pm - 5pm
8 29 Mar 2021 Monday 2pm - 5pm
9 5 Apr 2021 Monday 2pm - 5pm