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GalaPro Team

We Always Strive For The Best

From the moment when we came up with the idea to make the world of entertainment accessible and inclusive in 2015, we have been working to bring our dream to life. We are fortunate to have great partners, investors and supporters who share our dream and have helped us become the leading application in the industry for accessibility and translation services. Today we are still committed to our mission and are striving for a world without language or accessibility barriers.

 

The People of GalaPro

With more than 15 years of experience in software engineering, Hagai brings technical savvy to GalaPro to bring theater accessibility to the next digital level. Hagai’s career trajectory speaks to his strengths, landing his first full-time position at a startup at 17. Since then, he has held leadership and management positions ranging from various small startups to high-tech companies including RADVISION, Microsoft, and myThings.

Co-founder and CTO

Hagai Pipko

Dr. Elena Litsyn is GalaPrompter’s co-founder and seed investor. A multilingual connoisseur of opera and theater, Dr. Litsyn noticed a gap in accessible live performance that needed to be filled. Inspired by the rapid digitalization of every day services, she realized there was an opportunity to make cultural experiences transcend language, audio, and disability boundaries. Beyond the theater, Dr. Litsyn is also an expert in mathematical models.

Co-founder and President

Dr. Elena Litsyn

Yonat brings to GalaPro a vision to join her passions in technology, culture, and entrepreneurship into one great product. She brings with her extensive experience in PR, Social Media, and online advertising. Previously serving as Vice President of Business Development and as Senior Project Manager for DLD, Yonat has worked closely with entrepreneurs, startups, and various hi-tech companies gaining comprehensive knowledge of the global startup ecosystem.

CEO

Yonat Burlin

Mai brings over 10 years of hands-on experience in television and cinema production, coupled with operational management and patron services. In managing global sales and operations, Mai combines her passion for inclusion and an accessible arts culture together with her excitement for innovative technology.

Head of Global Sales and Operations

Mai Yamada

Our Passion

About Us

From the moment when we came up with the idea to make the world of entertainment accessible and inclusive in 2015, we have been working to bring our dream to life. We are fortunate to have great partners, investors and supporters who share our dream and have helped us become the leading application in the industry for accessibility and translation services. Today we are still committed to our mission and are striving for a world without language or accessibility barriers.

Testimonials

GalaPro Users Sharing Their Experience

June 22, 2019

Margaret

"This looks great. Can’t wait to share this with my husband who is hearing impaired. He’ll go to the theater again!"

July 29, 2019

Anonymous

"As a severely hard of hearing person, I was so leased to find the GalaPro app available for Hamilton. On the whole the app worked exactly as intended...Without the captions I would have missed so, SO much of this play. Thank you for such a wonderful service. I hope to see the app available in Sacramento, Ca for the Broadway Series and Music Circus Series.

June 16, 2019

Eric

"Just saw Come From Away this afternoon, Galapro worked WONDERFULLY. A BIG thank you!"

June 22, 2019

Jessica

"THIS IS SO GREAT!!!

As a hearing impaired person, I always feel like an “other” at performances. I miss 20-30% usually when everyone else is laughing I’m not. I GOT 99%!!!

Thank you!!"

June 22, 2019

Barbara

"I wanted to share with you two wonderful theater experiences I had thanks to GalaPro. Recently, I saw “Apologia” and “The Ferryman”. In both instances, I used the audio description. At the end of the first act of “Apologia”, the son comes into the house with a bandana wrapped around his hand. Since the stage lighting was dark, my friend didn’t know that. I was able to share that information with her. At “The Ferryman”... there are many characters and I would have totally lost without GalaPro... Thanks again for providing this program. I am an avid theater goer and this has made the theater experience so much more enjoyable. I have shared information about GalaPro with others."

June 29, 2019

Robin

"I used this last night at the Fox theater in Atlanta for Come From Away. I thought it helped me immensely to understand the performers. I am also a volunteer at the Fox and was told about this on Wednesday evening while working. I have told several people about this as I think it could help many. Thank you."

July 1, 2019

Michael

"Hello GalaPro community!

I wanted to reach out to say thank you for giving me and my friends an accessible theatre experience. GalaPro is a wonderful company and has benefited many friends of mine in the deaf community. I've been telling everybody I know about your service!"

July 20, 2019

Alicia

"It is soooo good that you made this app... This is the kind of thing that really impacts the quality of life of people who can't hear."

Aug 13, 2019

Barbara

"I have a positive feedback for “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”. Everything worked great! The description was terrific and it truly enhanced the experience for me...Thanks for all of your work in making the theater more accessible!"

Sep 20, 2019

Nancy

"What an awesome app. Made all the difference!"

Dec 9, 2019

Barbara

"I just wanted to give you some positive feedback.  During the past month I used GalaPro for Dear Evan Hanson, The Rose Tattoo and Scotland, PA.  Everything worked perfectly.  Thanks so much for all of your hard work"

 
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