The Workshop Players present "The Power of Theatre: Artistry, Entertainment and Social Commentary"

23 May 2019 - 195   - 0

The Lionel Wendt Memorial Fund, in collaboration with The Workshop Players of Sri Lanka, presents “The Power of Theatre: Artistry, Entertainment and Social Commentary” – a brand new series of monthly workshops conducted in English, Sinhala and Tamil.

The workshop will focus an array of aspects relevant to theatre, including: Performance Techniques; Production Techniques; Choreography; Design; and Scriptwriting, and will be conducted by a wide array of resource persons well versed in their respective areas.

The Workshop Players, one of Sri Lanka’s foremost English theatre groups, a non-profit amateur theatre organization have brought to the stage the best of Broadway musicals and theatre, such as ‘Oliver!’, ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, ‘Evita’, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Les Misérables’, ‘A View from the Bridge’, ‘My Fair Lady’, the ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ series, which ran for three consecutive years, and, most recently, the extensive musical theatre revue, ‘The Greatest Shows’.

The group aims to promote talent in theatre and peace through the Performing Arts. Founded in March 1992, the group has brought together hundreds of children, adolescents and adults from different theatre and personal backgrounds. The group functions under the philosophy of ‘theatre with a purpose’, and has shared their learning with young people from Colombo, Wadduwa, Alawwa, Batticaloa, Jaffna and Trincomalee.

The workshops will commence on June 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Lionel Wendt Kalaa Kendraya. Entrance to the workshops will be free of charge, and no prior experience is required to participate.

Please pre-register for the workshops by May 25, 2019, by sending in your full name, NIC number and mobile number to info@lionelwendt.com . For any additional information, please contact Jerome L. de Silva – Artistic Director (+94773733399) or Anoj Wijayaratne – President (+94773328884).

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