|1 – Introduction
|In this session, children are introduced to the world of theater through some fun activities, crafts, and games. The objective is to familiarize them with the different aspects of theater and make them comfortable with each other to set the stage for the following sessions.
|1. Familiarize oneself with the world of acting and drama
2. Listen to a story and make a mask to wear as you enact it
|Make an Animal Mask
Make a Wig
|How do I use my mask to enact the story?
Can I become a different person by acting, even without a mask?
|2 – Scene creation and Introduction to Setting
|In this session, children work on making a set of their own and exploring how settings to aid in the play. Then, they will engage in many activities to understand how stories are broken down into scenes; they will create a storyboard in this context too.
|1. Design a prop and brainstorm what situation(s) it can be used for
2. Learn to break a story into scenes
|Design a wearable prop using their imagination
Make a storyboard
|How do I break a story into scenes and parts?
Will adding props make the place look and feel different?
|3 – Dialogues, Costumes and Characterization
|In this session, children will engage in hands-on activities to move further with their story and play by learning to work and develop their characters. They will learn dialogue writing and costume designing by digging deeper into the characters and understanding that they experience and depict emotions.
|1. Learn to incorporate dialogues based on the character and the situation
2. Develop vocabulary to describe and design characters for the story
|Make a Jungle Placemat
Use your imagination to create a dialogue between 2 peopleMake your own Costume
|What will the characters in the story say to each other?
How will each character look? What will they wear?
|4 – Action, Mime, and Costuming
|In this session, children will have a fun time dressing up and engaging in bringing their characters to life. They will try their hand at miming to improve their acting skills and start seeing how they all come together.
|1. Design costumes for the characters
2. Explore how to get into the skin of a character and walk like him/her.
2. Use non-verbal expressions to communicate – Mime
|Make a Ramp Walk album and video
Make a Bird that can be used as a prop
Mime away to a given situation
|How do I bring more life into my character?
How do I communicate something without speaking, using only actions?
How effective is this?
|5 – Setting and Dialogue Rehearsal
|In this session, children will explore designing a setting and a backdrop for their play by working in groups and brainstorming ideas, and then executing them. Further, they will work more on their character development and dialogue delivery in order to prepare for their final performance.
|1. Create a setting for the play
2. Create a backdrop for the play
3. Execute dialogues effectively for a character
|Design a setting
Create a Backdrop
Make a Silhouette Character
|What are the elements I need to keep in mind to create a set?
How do I make a backdrop for a play?
|6 – Advertisement and Rehearsal (adding movement to Dialogue Delivery)
|This session onwards, children start rehearsing for their final performance by working more on their movement, delivery and character development. The practising is interspersed with fun games and activities that help energize as well as aid in taking the performance towards its realization. They will also learn how to advertise a play and try it out themselves too.
|1. Work as a team to rehearse and perform
2. Learn how to advertise and call the public to their play
Make your own Poster
|How can I use movements to develop and improve my character?
Does practice help me improve my skills?How do I get people to come and watch our play?
|7 – Voice Modulation and Rehearsal
|In this session, children rehearse and focus more on voice modulation to enhance their performance. They will also play games to bond better with each other and work better as a team. Finally, they will make an invitation card to invite their family for the performance.
|1. Learn and understand voice vocabulary
2. Use voice to communicate a given emotion/ thought/ feeling while performing
Tell the same thing in different waysMake an Invitation card
|How do I use my voice to make the performance better?
|8 – Rehearsal and Trailer Making
|In this session, children will complete any pending work with regards to prop making and will do a full rehearsal of the play. This will be followed by a light-hearted, fun activity where they will create a trailer for their play, to build curiosity about it.
|1. Make props and prepare for the performance
2. Make a trailer for the play to advertise
3. Seek and use feedback to improve their overall performance
|Prop Making- Complete unfinished/ pending props
Make a Trailer for the Play!
|What are the things we need to get ready for the final day?
What do I need to do to improve my performance?
|9 – Rehearsal – Costuming and Make-Up
|In this session, children will explore face painting as a form of make up and how it can help them in their play. They will try it out on themselves and then move on to do a full fledged rehearsal with costumes, props and backdrop in place.
|1. Learn how to use face paint and make up to enhance their performance
2. Seek and use feedback to improve their overall performance
|How can I use face paint and other make up to bring my character out in a better way?
|10 – Performance
|This is the final session during which the children will showcase their play to everyone by using the information and knowledge that they have gathered through the program.
The program will be wrapped up with a reflection on the performance in order to help the children become mindful and reflect.
|1. Perform as a team in front of an audience
|Perform the play!
|How do I feel about our performance?
What went well and what can we do to improve?