Theatre Training - Thespo 13 Workshops


presents
Exciting Theatre
Workshops for One and All!

Thespo announces its plans for 2011! Along with the usual fare of full length productions, platform performances, lives bands, etc., Thespo 13 brings a wide array of theatre workshops in the next 2 weeks. (Complete schedule given below). Thespo 13 will be held from 13 to 18 December at the Prithvi and NCPA theatres.

Thespo has always been committed to introducing the young theatre wallah to new ideas and providing them with an opportunity to train in the various aspects of theatre. Keeping that as the focus, Team Thespo has curated a series of unique workshops that will be conducted by the local and international theatre fraternity. Workshops will be lead by theatre legend Alyque Padamsee, actor/director/trainer Faezeh Jalali and RJ Rohini Ramanathan. Thanks to our continuing partnership with Urban Myth Theatre of Youth (Adelaide, Australia), we have director David Hirst at the festival. We have also joined hands with UK’s Kipper Tie Theatre who will be represented by Bernie Byrnes and Jim Fowler.

Says Thespo 13 Festival Director, Vidisha Kanchan: “Staying true to our word from last year, we thought the festival would be a great way to provide some organized training to young theatre-wallahs who keep coming back to the festival every year. It is their continued support and love that has made it possible for us to host Thespo 13 – Theatre Tera Mera!”
Most of the workshops are single session, free and open to one and all! It is not necessary to be a theatre practitioner to be a part of these workshops. It simply gives you a chance to understand theatre and garner your interest in it. Enthusiastic participants can sign up for multiple workshops as well.

There are a limited number of seats in each workshop, so register today!

To register call Ishani- +91 9920767209 or Anjali- +91 9619633090
For more details: www.thespo.org / thespo13@thespo.org
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For more details, interviews, photographs, contact Thespo 13 PR Team: Manan Mehta on +91 9769952050 and Ishani Chatterji on +91 9920767209



Thespo 13 – Workshops Schedule

No
Title
Workshop Leader
Description
Date, Time & Place
1
Us and Them
David Hirst
Walls may divide 2 groups, but they also formalize a relationship between them. How does one overcome these boundaries and find one’s identity.
3 sessions from 30 Nov to 5 Dec 2011.

Performance on 13th December, 8pm at Prithvi and 17th December, 6pm at NCPA
2
Creating Theatre - a practical exploration of plot / character / genre and text
Bernie Byrnes & Jim Fowler
A unique opportunity to create a piece of theatre in just three hours! Come, tell your story.
13th December, 10am to 1pm, Prithvi House
3
Physical Theatre
Faezeh Jalali
 Explore physical movement through Laban movement and gain an understanding of how they can be useful in a scene.
13th December, 2pm to 5pm, Prithvi House
4
The Exploration of the Physical and Emotional in Theatre
David Hirst


A study of body and emotion as tools to explore character and communication.
14th December, 10am to 1pm, Prithvi House
5
Theatre for Children - a practical exploration
Bernie Byrnes & Jim Fowler
Dramatise your favourite children’s story, nursery rhyme or poem and entertainment the most difficult group of audience members!
14th December, 2pm to 5pm, Prithvi House
6
Forum Theatre (Boal) - a practical exploration
Bernie Byrnes & Jim Fowler
Learn how Boal's notions of Forum Theatre can be used in Drama Therapy, Conflict Resolution and Personal Development.
15th December, 10am to 1pm, Prithvi House
7
The Exploration of the Physical and Emotional in Theatre
David Hirst


A study of body and emotion as tools to explore character and communication.
15th December, 2pm to 5pm, Prithvi House
8
Creating On Air characters
Rohini Ramanathan


Discover what it takes to create memorable characters on radio.
16th December, 10am to 1pm, Prithvi House
9
Absurdism - a practical exploration
Bernie Byrnes & Jim Fowler
Create your own piece of absurdist theatre – clich├ęd, comic or cyclical. Anything is possible!
16th December, 2pm to 5pm, Prithvi House
10
Shakespeare: Alive and Kicking!
Alyque Padamsee
An insight into Shakesperean Theatre.
TBC


To register call Ishani- +91 9920767209 or Anjali- +91 9619633090
For more details: www.thespo.org / thespo13@gmail.com