Showing posts from June, 2010

A Directors Diary - TechMate

Sometimes what looks good on paper, does not necessarily have to look good on execution. The essence of the idea changes with a slight change effected with changes in environment.

It is the same with theatre. Today was an ideal example of how the idea needs to be altered to suit the environment. We normally rehearsed in a closed surroundings; but when we moved to a larger space things didn't quite work out the way I expected it to. I'm still left wondering why a change in rehearsal space should result in a drastic change in the way the actors approach the subject, his dialogues, character and movements.

Should a mere addition of SFX, or a slight alteration of props, or even a larger space provided to the actors after a long session of rehearsal in a compact environment; result in a complete alteration in the way the actors gets into character? Should this affect the actors position in this situation? Is this a normal phenomena, that a slight change in environment results in a…

WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN: “Once upon a time …”

A Storytelling workshop for Children and Teenagers

(between 7 – 15 years of age)

DreamScope Theatre is holding a 3 month long story- telling workshop aimed at introducing theatre to children. The workshop will be conducted by Radio Jockey and Theatre Artist Puja Goyal and will include: Story Telling skills, Imagination, Basic Theatre Skills, Inter- Personal communication, Story Performance and more… Needless to say, the children will have fun time with their peers while learning and creating.

The workshop will end in a small project created for parents and peers. The children will get an opportunity to audition for DreamScope Theatre’s upcoming productions. The children will get a free T- Shirt and certificate on completion of course.

Venue: Podar Jumbo Kids, Banashankari 2nd Stage Registration Dates: 15th June - 15th July, 2010 Course Duration: 17th July 2010 – 17th October 2010

Class Schedule: Every Weekend - Saturdays and Sundays Batch ONE - 9.00am to 11.30am Batch TWO – 12.00pm to 1.30p…