What We Do
We're on a mission to connect people to arts and culture in their own language,
all over the world
GalaPro opens the curtains on a universal cultural experience by delivering individual multilingual subtitles, dubbing and 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 Madama 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 world where live cultural experiences are accessible, understandable and enjoyable simply at the touch of a button. GalaPrompter 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.
This revolutionary, patent pending app enhances the audience’s experience by delivering individual multilingual subtitles, dubbing and amplification to the user's own mobile device. This means anyone can enjoy an original performance in any language in an engaged and immersive way.
GalaPro is a solution for everyone, from Opera and theater lovers around the world who want to easily access subtitles or dubbing in a preferred language to theater lovers, travelers or people who need accessible solutions. GalaPro provides a simple solution with a huge impact - cultural experiences you can tailor yourself to fit your needs. Go ahead, Go see a show in a different language, GalaPro will make sure you understand it all.
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.
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 lanaguge
Tired of reading? Just plug in your headset and choose your language. Adjust the volume and follow along with a live translation
Use your headphones to hear from every seat in the theater
A great solution for not-so-great seats or even for those hard of hearing. Plug in your head set, choose your preferred volume and enjoy.
In the news
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About Our Company
Since we came up with the idea that theater should be accessible to people of all languages we have been working to bring our dream to life.
We are theater and opera and live show lovers who attended shows around the world for many years. The idea for the GalaPrompter solution 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.
GalaPro Director and actor. Company’s liaison to Broadway.
General Director of the Cameri theater.
General Director of the Israeli Opera.
"The difference between success and failure is a great team"
Full Stack developers
2 to 3+ years of experience in professional Web Development
HTML5 / JS / jQuery / CSS - Must have few years of experience
AngularJS / Ionic / PhoneGap - knowledge and hands on experience of at least one.
Node.js / .NET / Azure / AWS - at least one or more
Familiarity with software build systems and code management technologies such as Git, Visual Studio
Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals
Experience working in an Agile environment preferred
Agile / SCRUM Certification is a plus!
*Talented Frontend or Backend with extended knowledge of the relevant framework are welcome to apply as well.