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THEATRE 101: A WRITING AND PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

A three-hour introduction to theatre with an emphasis on scripts and writing for performance.

With Nayantara Nayar, Playwright of ‘The Lottery’ (Long-listed for the Hindu Playwriting Award 2018)

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"With theatre, you have to be ready for anything."

- Willem Defoe

Do you want to know more about theatre but don't know where to begin?

The world of theatre is a fascinating place  with scripts, performances, actors, costumes and sets. Take the first step towards becoming a theatre expert with our three-hour introductory workshop. Our instructor Nayantara Nayar will introduce you to the history of theatre and the components that go into writing a play. Learn how to read, analyze and write plays through a mixture of lectures, games and in-class writing exercises.

Create your own definition and build a life-long relationship with theatre!

DATE:

Sunday, 24th January 2021

TIMING:

03:00 PM to 06:00 PM

AGE LIMIT:

16 & Above

TAKEAWAYS:

HIGHLIGHTS

1.

History And Meaning

Understand how theatre evolved and why it remains relevant today. Create your own definition of what theatre means to you.

2.

Games And Writing Exercises

Participate in fun games and exercises to understand the nuances of theatre and how to turn an idea into a good play.

3.

Read And Analyze Plays

How can we break a play down and understand it better? Read excerpts from play scripts and learn how to analyze the structure, story arcs and characters.

4.

Build Your Theatre Community

Dive into the world of theatre and performance with our recommended reading and watching list. Become a theatre savant!

THE COURSE

Theatre: An Introduction
How did theatre emerge and why do we do it? A introduction to the origins of theatre with case-studies from Sanskrit, classical Greek, and ancient Egyptian theatre. Engage in an active discussion of what makes theatre relevant to this day.
Building Blocks
How are we going to define theatre for the remainder of this session? Learn the components of theatre and create your own definition.
Play Reading: ‘Taramandal’
Analyse: Desire/Goal and Conflict/Obstacles
Build mini-scenes through a game to better understand how conflict is at the centre of all good drama.
Play Reading: ‘Until the Floods’
Analyse: Character and characterization
Learn how to create mood boards and write backstories to build well-developed characters.
Theatre: An Introduction
How did theatre emerge and why do we do it? A introduction to the origins of theatre with case-studies from Sanskrit, classical Greek, and ancient Egyptian theatre. Engage in an active discussion of what makes theatre relevant to this day.
Building Blocks
How are we going to define theatre for the remainder of this session? Learn the components of theatre and create your own definition.
Play Reading: ‘Taramandal’
Analyse: Desire/Goal and Conflict/Obstacles
Build mini-scenes through a game to better understand how conflict is at the centre of all good drama.
Play Reading: ‘Until the Floods’
Analyse: Character and characterization
Learn how to create mood boards and write backstories to build well-developed characters.
Theatre 101 A Writing And Performance Workshop

Meet The Instructor: Nayantara Nayar

Nayantara Nayar is a writer, researcher, and storyteller based out of Chennai. She has a background in theatre and education, documentary film, and sociology. Her practice looks at how to use playwriting and storytelling to explore larger historical time periods and socio-political issues from deeply personal perspectives. Her most recent work as a playwright is ‘The Body’ commissioned by Rage Theatre Mumbai and EnActe Theatre California. Her previous play, ‘The Lottery’, was long-listed for the Hindu Playwriting Award 2018. It was further selected to be workshopped at UnBlock 2019, conducted by Rage Theatre, Mumbai, and Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. She’s currently working on a visual art+storytelling performance called ‘Limits of Change’ commissioned by the Inko Centre Chennai. Her hobbies include reading, watching too many videos of PBS Eons, and destroying her family at Scrabble.

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PRICE: Rs. 9300 Rs. 6799

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