The Weekend Acting Programme is for theatre enthusiasts, who want to use theatre techniques in their respective areas or professions. So whether you are a teacher looking to understand how to hold a class’ attention or a corporate looking to amp up on those presentation skills or simply someone looking for a more engaging way to spend your weekends – this workshop could be your ticket to a better you! The structure of the workshop is designed to ease beginners into key skills for both private and professional life. Though the workshop aims at self-improvement, there will be an emphasis on good storytelling and aesthetics.
Week 1: Look at ourselves – physically, vocally, emotionally
Week 2: Look at how we got to where we are
Week 3: Take on a character to understand what it is like to be another person
Week 4: Comfort zones and how to work outside them and Final performances.
This January, the Weekend Acting Programme will be facilitated by Shruti Sridharan. She has an M.A. in Theatre from the Academy of Theatre Arts, University of Mumbai. She has performed under the direction of various stalwarts of theatre. Some notable performances include Madhavi with K.S. Rajendran, Mashirq-I-Hoor with Hema Singh and Insulting The Audience with Rehaan Engineer. Shruit was nominated for best supporting actress at Thespo for her role in Aashad Ka Ek Din directed by Chandan Roy Sanyal.
She has spent three years working as a drama instructor with Theatre Professionals and recently finished a two and a half year stint with Steps Drama, a drama-based corporate learning and development consultancy. She last performed in QTP’s White Rabbit Red Rabbit – a critically acclaimed play by Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour.
Dates: 7th, 8th ,14th, 15th ,21st, 22nd , 28th and 29th January
Cost: Rs. 8000
Venue: 3rd & 5th Floor, Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh, Dr Bhalerao Marg, Charni Road Kele Wadi, Mumbai-400002
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