Young Monks Theatre & Performance is a platform for children to develop their expressive & creative faculties including – creative writing, various forms of performances including theatrtical, public speech & video graphical.

The content of the training focuses on the design thinking, language and acting skills, understanding of space and lighting & handling of the camera.

The multicultural nature of the platform allows the children to widen their worldviews & value based thought, through the reading of wide variety of texts relating to important subjects and in working with teams which helps in building leadership qualities

For age groups 6 yrs – 9 yrs and 10 yrs – 15 yrs.

The sessions are conducted once a week. Each module is of 3 months duration. We will stage a performance at the end of 6 months of training.

You can choose from online classes or physical classes ( resuming soon after health risks caused by COVID- 19 situation is normalized). Students can choose the center nearest to them. The options are Ruby, Camac Street, New Alipore & Salt Lake.

We will also be conducting some hybrid sessions.

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.

About Young Monks Theatre & Performance Platform

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.

The primary medium of instruction is English.

To know more and register, either fill up this form or whatsapp +91 8697919308.

Teachers

We have regular teaching faculty which is augmented with visiting artists from various fields from around the world.

Arka Mukhopadhyay.

Performer, director and pedagogue Arka Mukhopadhyay.

Starting his journey in 2003, Arka has researched deeply into the fundamental elements of the performer’s craft, inspired by the work of Jerzy Grotowski and Eugenio Barba, his own deep practice of Kalarippayattu and Yoga, and encounters and dialogues with artists from traditions such as Kootiyattom, Qawwali, Baul-Phokiri, Yakhshagaana, Kattaikkuttu, Butoh and others. He has won fellowships from the Inlaks Foundation and the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, and has performed in prestigious festivals in Singapore, Croatia, Spain, Greece and all across India. Out of all his deep and sustained research, he has shaped ” Sahrudaya – Theatre of Resonance, a psycho-physical approach to the training of performers.

Sudipta Dawn

Sudipta is a theatre teacher, director and a curator. He is actively involved with various interdisciplinary art projects.

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