Mind Adventures theatre workshops for childrenView(s):
Mind Adventures will begin theatre workshops for children starting from June 20. Registration is now open for those wishing to enrol.
Mind Adventures, established in 1999, is well known for producing contemporary and socially conscious Sri Lankan theatre. The company’s repertoire includes original plays and work by local writers. Mind Adventures also runs an outreach project focusing on teaching skills, employing drama therapy techniques and creating performances with underprivileged urban youth. The company also works with many schools in the country, in developing theatre and the arts as tools for personal development.
This series of workshops will be conducted by Vindhya Fernando, an actor, director and singer with a BA in Theatre and Sociology from Suffolk University, Boston. She is also an Associate of Trinity College London. Vindhya has worked with Company One Theatre and Central Square Theatre in the US and is currently a member of the Mind Adventures Theatre Company.
The workshops aim at inculcating a deeper understanding of theatre in students through an informal class structure. The aim of the workshops is to enable students to explore creative expression, improvisational skills, characterisation and exploring “the self”. Improvisation, comedy, and devised theatre forms will be explored.
There are no prerequisites to join the course, says Tracy Holsinger, Artistic Director of Mind Adventures, “except a love for the subject.” Students will be grouped as 8-13 years and 14-18 years and each group will have a 1.5 hour session every week, for four consecutive weeks. Each session, priced at Rs. 1000 per student, will accommodate a maximum of 12 students.
The workshops will take place at the Nelung Arts Centre, Hyde Park Corner. Registrations close on June 24 and are on a first come, first serve basis. For more information please contact Vindhya on firstname.lastname@example.org