|1 – Acting
|In this session, children will engage in participative and interactive activities to get comfortable with the group and get familiar with the world of theater. They will explore different ways of acting out a given situation and reflect on what they already know about theater and acting.
|1. Familiarize and get comfortable with the group
2. Understand and explain in their own words what theater is
3. Learn and explore different ways of using verbal and non-verbal expressions to act
|Identify what goes into each scene
Role Play for a story that is narrated
|How can theatre benefit me?
|2 – Costume and Characterization
|In this session, children will focus more on costuming and developing a given character. They will explore make-up and different ways of designing a costume and understand what is best suited for a given situation.
|1. Understand and comprehend the history of theater
2. Explore and learn how to design a costume
3. Learn what helps in developing a character
|Act Out a Bird, they had chosen and prepared for
Design a Costume for a character
Make-Up and Dress-Up
|How old is Theater?
Why are costumes and make-up important for a character?
What else can I use to describe a character?
|3 – Story making and Prop making
|In this session, children will collectively decide on a story for their final performance. They will then learn how and why props and settings can aid in making the performance better.
|1. Learn why props and settings are important
2. Engage and learn how to design and make props
|Design a Backdrop for a story
Design a Prop for a performance
Collaborate to decide and finalize a story for their performance
|Why is the setting important?
How and why are props used?
Can there be only one setting for one place or can each of us think differently?
|4 – Characterisation, ads, dialogue delivery
|In this session, children will focus on adding more depth to their characters by learning how to write dialogues and incorporate emotions and feelings into them. Then, they will focus on dialogue delivery as well. In order to bring in some variety, the children will get their creativity caps on and design their own posters for their play as well.
|1. Explore and learn how to write dialogues
2. Understand how a story can be broken down into scenes
|Dialogue writing between fictional characters
Scripting and breaking into scenes
Make a Poster for the play
|What do I have to keep in mind while writing dialogues for a character?
Does the dialogue depend on the character?
What are the points which help in advertising the play?
|5 – Dubbing, set Design, and additional props
|In this session, children will further work on setting and props and focus on the details of set designing and execution. They will engage in some fun-filled activities to learn the art of dubbing while also learning how it is used in theater.
In addition, they will broaden their horizon with the knowledge of world theatre
|1. Engage and make props and sets
2. Learn dubbing and its uses in Theater
3. Learn to use voice in different ways for a performance
|Design an item to use as part of their costume
Design a SetDub for a Character
|How do I design a set?
How can I use my voice for another actor, as he is acting?
|6 – Enhancing the Performance
|In this session, children will engage in learning and incorporating voice, movement, emotions, and other expressions to make their performance better.
|1. Know the different forms of theater in India 2. Explore and understand how to make performance better through dialogues, movement, and character development 3. Learn what is method acting and how it is used.
|Use imagination to complete a story based on a plot
Work as a team on their production
|What are the different forms of theater in India?
What is method acting?
What can I do to make my dialogue delivery better?
|7 – Set and Costume Design and Advertising
|In this session, children will complete any pending work with regards to set 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. Then, they will focus deeply on how they can use and modulate their voice and incorporate actions into their performance and enhance it.
|1. Make sets and costumes and prepare for the performance 2. Make a trailer for the play to advertise
|Convey emotions through voice
Make a Trailer for the Play! Design CostumesCreate and finish Set/ Props
Make a trailer for the play to advertise
|Can I still understand the emotion if I don’t see the person?
What can I do to design a costume for my character? What are the different ways of advertising a play?
|8 – Lighting and Sound
|In this session, the children will make a checklist of things required for the final performance and work towards getting it ready. They will do a full rehearsal while also understanding more about lighting and sound in a performance.
|1. Learn about how lighting can be used to enhance a performance
2. Understand how to use lighting for their performance
3. Learn and understand how sound is used for a performance
4. Seek and use feedback to improve their overall performance
|Create and finish Costumes
|Will the lighting affect our performance? How?
How can we avoid noises from affecting our play?
What can I do to ensure all materials are ready for the performance?
|9 – Tickets, Rehearsal and Face Painting
|This is a session filled with energy and excitement as the children rehearse for the final. They will work as a team and ensure all aspects of the play are looked into. They will also explore face painting as a way of enhancing their performance.
|1. Make tickets
2.Learn how to use face paint and makeup to enhance their performance
3 Plan and prepare for a performance as a team
4. Seek and use feedback to improve their overall performance
|Make Tickets for the Play
|How can I use face paint and other makeup to bring my character out in a better way?
What are the things we should keep in mind to prepare for smooth performance?
|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
2. Learn to reflect and use it as a tool to improve performance
|Make a Gift
Perform the Play!
|How do I feel about our performance?
What went well and what can we do to improve?
Flexi Class available on Request