Singapore (April 6, 2020)—As a bustling city that prides itself on being as modern as possible, Singapore has multiple dedicated performance spaces for the arts, but there’s only one that is fully designed, managed and programmed by a theater company — Wild Rice. The group’s new venue incorporates a number of new technologies, including a Clear-Com communications system, installed throughout the 18,000-plus square foot facility.
Founded in 2000, W!ld Rice puts on original works, interpretations of classics, charitable and corporate events, and while more than one million people have seen its performances, it’s only recently that the organization got its own permanent home after nearly two decades of using rented spaces.
The new Wild Rice facility was recently completed and is located in the Funan Mall within the heart of Singapore’s Civic and Cultural district. The new space features over 18,000 square feet of performance space and a 380-seat theater.
Once they had the resources to handle a more rigorous schedule of productions and events of all sizes, the Wild Rice team was able to act on their plan for an for an enhanced communications for production crews. Key requirements were a two-channel system at the stage manager’s desk and the ability to expand to keep pace with future growth.
The new system, introduced by consultant, Radian Acoustics, includes a Clear-Com HelixNet All-Digital Networked Partyline Intercom System combined with the FreeSpeak II Wireless and Encore Analog Partyline Intercom Systems.
“We’ve been able to secure a Clear-Com solution suited to our needs and unique challenges,” said Wild Rice technical director, David Sagaya. “FreeSpeak II provides the performance and reliability we require for our caliber of productions, and HelixNet is easily scalable to whatever communications need arises.”
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