Becoming The Character – lecoq-based embodied processes to create multiple characters.

577, Five Senses Theatre Studio, First Floor Beside Masjid, Opp.HP Petrol, Tarapur Chowk, New Link Rd, Adarsh Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053

Foundation skills in acting workshop With Anitha Santhanam

About the Facilitator:

Anitha completed a three-year Advanced Diploma in Creating Theatre and Performance and Pedagogical training in Lecoq-based practice from LISPA, London. She is currently a faculty of Integral Theatre on the FECAT program at SMART, Bangalore. From 2010-2013, she was an artist-in-residence at the Srishti School of Arts, Design and Technology. With creativity, self-exploration and expression as the core, her work spans across performance, therapy and pedagogy.

She co-founded the theatre group Guduguduppukkari in 2015 along with Sunandha Raghunathan. Her work as a director includes Bhima (META nomination 2017), Mundhirikotte (Writers’ Bloc showcase 2017), Beyond the Bubble (2105), Un-tell Re-tell, No-tell (2015), The Flowering Tree (2014) and Dhuddu Kaasu Dabbu Currency (2010). As an actor-creator, her recent work includes What’s the Matter?, Fish Tree Moon directed by Yo Sup Bae, Theatre Tuida, South Korea and Monkey and the Mobile directed by Rajiv Krishnan.

She is a two-time Charles Wallace India Trust scholarship awardee.

Workshop Takeaways:

  • Use your physicality to build a role
  • Fully inhabit the character you play
  • Use voice and movement to transform
  • Explore your emotional range
  • Apply this to playing multiple roles with ease

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