What We Do
Our mission is to make theater and live shows accessible for everyone in their own language all over the world.
GalaPro opens the curtains on a universal cultural experience by delivering automated multilingual subtitles, closed captioning ,dubbing, audio describe & amplification to the user's own mobile device.
Imagine traveling to Japan and dropping in at a last-minute Kabuki performance - and understanding it. or, attending Madame Butterfly for the first time, without having to read a recap online - and spoiling the ending - just to make sure you’ll be able to follow the story.
Enter the GalaPro app world where live cultural experiences are accessible, understandable and enjoyable simply at the touch of a button. GalaPro is a natural solution for the performing arts and live shows. The GalaPro app allows audiences to customize the live show experience, from opera to theater in their own language.
This revolutionary, patent pending app enhances the audience’s experience by delivering individual multilingual subtitles, closed captioning, dubbing, audio description and amplification to the user's own mobile device. All content is provided real time, using Voice recognition technology , developed specifically for theater and live shows. This means anyone can enjoy the show, every single performance.
GalaPro is a solution for everyone, from opera and theater lovers around the world who want to enjoy the show using subtitles, closed captioning or dubbing in a preferred language to theater lovers, travelers or people who need accessible solutions. Go ahead, Go see a show in a different language, GalaPro will make sure you understand it all.
Venues providing their accessibility services with the GalaPro app no longer have to set special dates for open captioned or audio described performances. With GalaPro, these services are available every single performance and patrons can sit anywhere in the venue.
How does it work? Simply download the app and and choose from our participating theaters. You can search by city or current location. Once you choose your preferred theater you will be able to see the show offered with the available languages and services.
Subtitles & Closed Captioning
Customize your font size and brightness
Choose your preferred language from dozens of options. Customize your screen by choosing brightness and font size. Subtitles or closed captioning will appear as soon the show starts.
Just bring your headphones and choose your language
Tired of reading? Just plug in your headset and choose your language. Adjust the volume and follow along with a live translation
Audio Description & Amplification
Use your headphones to hear from every seat in the theater
These services are available to make sure the theater is accessible to everyone. Plug in your head set, choose your preferred volume and enjoy.
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GalaPro captioning for conferences is provided by GalaPro together with TotalCaption.
Our unique service enables conferences, conventions and lectures all around North America to provide live captioning directly to the user’s own mobile device, in real-time
Many event attendees would be best served by a fully accessible event or conference. By providing captions for people with hearing loss, organizers are not only providing accessibility as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act, they are also providing a service which most of their attendees will benefit from and use throughout the event.
Events providing CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) captioning via GalaPro mobile app can now enjoy a solution that provides their audiences with a reliable and customized service. Users can view the captions from every seat in the hall. The app is fully customizable on personal mobile devices, giving the user, many viewing options to meet their individual needs. Venues can provide CART in every session room without the need to rent screens for each location.
The GalaPro App was originally designed to provide accessibility and translation for live shows. For events that are pre-scripted such as theater and opera we prepare the content and use automated voice recognition technology to deliver the content directly to each user’s device based on the services and language they choose. The services currently offered are closed captions, audio description and multilingual subtitles and dubbing.
For non-scripted events such as conferences and lectures we partner with TotalCaption, the leading CART provider in North America to provide audiences with live captions.
TotalCaption is one of the largest nationwide full-service providers of speech-to-text CART captioning. Our experienced team of CART Providers works with businesses, government, and academia to deliver greater accessibility for people with hearing loss. In addition to real time CART, which can be delivered to the consumer many ways, such as via GalaPro, remotely over the Internet, projected for an audience, or individually, TotalCaption also provides transcription services and web captioning, giving the deaf and hard-of-hearing community full accessibility everywhere. For more information, please contact email@example.com or visit our website www.totalcaption.com.
For more information on GalaPro live captioning for your next event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Our Company
Since we came up with the idea that live shows and theater should be accessible to all people we have been working to bring our dream to life.
We are theater and opera and live show lovers who have attended shows around the world for many years. The idea for the GalaPro came up one day while we were attending an opera performance that did have subtitles above the stage but were somewhat difficult to see and only in one language. GalaPrompter was born of the idea that live shows, theater, cinema and opera could be an experience anyone can enjoy - breaking down translation, cultural and even physical barriers to make them accessible to all.
Once we had this idea, we couldn’t rest. We formed a great team and started to design a system to support all opera and theater subtitling, dubbing and amplification that didn’t require any installations or expensive hardware.
Once we had language capabilities we realized we could extend it to all kinds of applications - from conferences to cinema to lectures and more! GalaPrompter marks the first time cell phones were welcomed into theaters; our technology means no back-light or bright lights from the phone and that any incoming messages and phone calls are immediately blocked. This means no interruptions or distractions. A natural next step was making GalaPrompter a full theater experience solution. We wanted to extend accessibility beyond translation. We decided to digitize show programs, cast and theater info, and make it easy to buy your next ticket (with discounts and perks, of course!). We also wanted to create a social element, allowing people to rate shows and become critics themselves while creating a bigger live theater and opera community in general.
Meet Our Team
Co-founder and CTO
With more than 15 years of experience in software engineering, Hagai brings the technical savvy to take accessible theater to the next digital level. Hagai’s career trajectory speaks to his strengths; Hagai landed his first full time position at a start-up at 17. Since then, he’s held leadership and management positions in high-tech companies ranging from RADVISION, Microsoft and myThings to various small startups in Israel.
Dr. Elena Litsyn
Co-founder and President
Dr. Elena Litsyn is GalaPrompter’s co-founder and seed investor. Multilingual and a connoisseur of Opera and theater, Dr. Elena Litsyn noticed a gap in accessible live theater that needed to be filled. Inspired by the rapid digitization of everything from laundry to car services, she realized here was an opportunity to make cultural experiences transcend language, audio and national boundaries. Beyond the theater, Dr. Litsyn is also an expert in mathematical models.
Yonat comes with a vision to join her passions in technology, culture and entrepreneurship into one great product. In previous roles, as VP Business Development and as the past senior project manager for DLD Tel Aviv, Yonat has worked closely with entrepreneurs, startups and hi-tech companies gaining comprehensive knowledge of the global start-up ecosystem. She brings extensive experience in PR, Social Media and online advertising.
Dr. Simon Litsyn
Previous Chief Scientist of SanDisk, was the author of a breakthrough storage technology. A founder of three successful start-ups, the CTO of StoreDot.
Director and actor. Company’s liaison to Broadway.
General Director of the Cameri theater.
General Director of the Israeli Opera.