Giving children, theatre enthusiasts and amateur artistes a new perspective in the art of theatre production, a 2 day theatre workshop began at Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK). The workshop is being conducted by Australian company ‘Slingsby Theatre’ in association with the Australian High Commission in India along with Think Arts. As many as 200 students from schools and colleges along with amateur theatre artistes are participating in this workshop which has been divided into 6 sessions over 2 days.
The participants are learning the art of shadow puppetry and the use of miniatures in theatre. These tools will equip the participants with a new perspective and style and enhance their theatre productions. This was informed by the workshop facilitators Elizabeth Hay, Rebecca Mayo and Timothy Overton.
They also added that in the sessions held today, the students explored the themes like love, friendship, fear, journey etc. where they were given an idea and had to bring out a moment as a story for the audience. As for the grown-up participants, the activities will be improvised depending on the interaction.
Among the participating institutions are Ryan International School, Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan Vidyasharam, KMD Public School, Tagore International School, St. Edmund School, Malviya Convent School, M.N Modern School, Rajasthan College, Maharani Girls’ College and ICG