young monks theatre education for children

” Children Theatre is the dialectic site of education ” – Walter Benjamin

“Theatre embraces the reality of life more fully than any other field of art. Music is the art in time, painting is art in space. Poetry attempts to unite time and space . Theatre genuinely unites time and space – creating harmony rather than fracture. Theatre embraces music, dance and a specific art of acting . All is bound together by an artist – the director” – Asja Lacis

Chief Facilitator of Young Monks – Raja Chakraborty writes about theatre.

Young Monks Theatre Education program is part of the children division of Culture Monks. Young Monks brings to the children world class and holistic creative education and training programs.

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About Culture Monks

Culture Monks is a creative enterprise in operation since the past 8 years.

Culture Monks is a creative enterprise, based in Kolkata, which has over the past 8 years been working with various modes of creative expression to extend the boundaries of arts & aesthetics in order to facilitate an environment for critical discourse on various issues. We are engaged in training and capacity building, cultural activism , production and culture management. We believe in cross cultural collaboration and have several international partners.

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About Young Monks Theatre Education Program

Theatre is a way of Life , it is deep pool of understanding of humanity and his environment. It helps to equip the student of theatre with the necessary tools, knowledge and attitude to navigate through life, to transform his/her own life and the society in a positive manner.

Theatre is one of the oldest forms of expression and community ritual which humans have developed through their understanding of the world. It has survived eras and contemporary theatre continues to play a critical role in the process of   development of  thoughts and changing perspective.

Young  Monks Theatre Education Program for children draws on our study , research and practice of European Theatre practices and Indian Theatre tradition – namely the ‘Nathyashastra’.

Our approach combines the use of critical reading of texts, conditioning of the body- mind -voice for acting  and post – modernistic enactment keeping with the time we live in.

The child develops a deeper understanding of his self and the environment, develops his power to imagine, learns the tools to express in text and through acts. It instills a strong sense of confidence, discipline and makes him/her flexible and creative in their thoughts.

This is a well researched training program, delivered by experienced, qualified and passionate facilitators – which uses the tools of theatre, for youth/kids peer based learning :  in a journey of becoming.

Partners of Young Monks Theatre Education Program

We are also in collaboration with Masterpeace – an international network of artists and change makers , which aims to bring about dialogue and action in society on human development and peace through arts & cultural activities.

The Program

This is a continuous theatre education program, where an year is our first milestone which again comprises of three semesters.

There will be evaluation and presentations at the end of each semester.

After the year the child has the option of continuing in a a more advanced training and also becoming a part of the the ensemble.

The primary medium of instruction is English.

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Theatre is about transformation, about resilience, building character and a voice which overcomes all odds and has found a way to flow through the ages. It is deeply rooted , yet throbbing with possibilities.

Theatre equips the young children to realize the totality of their world and also deal with the vicissitudes of life.

The training is scientific, playful and energizing. 


The entire course consists of the following :


Introduction to the history of theatre, arts, acting and anthropology

Basic understanding of the natural systems and lived environment

Orientation about contemporary arts & theatre

Reading of contemporary texts

Acting theories & techniques


Mind – Body conditioning for acting

Conditioning Voice

Improving powers of observation, imagination & concentration

Developing a relationship with space

Training in Miming and Movement


Building a script

Voice, Speech & Acting

Designing the space and props for performance

Key Benefits

Theater teaches one to concentrate better & focus more .

He/She gets rid of their inhibitions and becomes more articulate.

Their vocal and body language starts showing improvements.

He/She starts thinking beyond the ‘I” /’ ME”

This helps them to develop a real fellow feeling  and the ability to work harmoniously with others

The child begins to pay more attention, observe and become aware of his/her own environment and imagine beyond. This is the beginning of the artistic journey, which becomes the means to build a beautiful and meaningful life.

The whole process gives the child great enjoyment, out of the box thinking and a sense of real achievement.

Basic workings of  Young Monks Theatre Education Program

One Year Module – 3 semesters 

Once a Week Class

Multilingual medium

Evaluation and presentation after each semester.

Production after the end of the year.

To register or to know more please call 8697919308, or email

8 Replies to “young monks theatre education for children”

  1. Hi! My son is 7 and I would like him to join the theatre classes. We live in Ballygunge, near Birla Mandir. Please let me know the details of enrolment. Thanks and regards
    Gargi Dasgupta

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