The dramatic text, or the script of a play, is the starting point of an exciting journey. A dramatic text is only fully realised when it is interpreted by a group of people which includes, among many others, a director, actors, musicians and so on. How well the text is realised depends on an understanding of the text, its layers of meaning--both visible and invisible, its rhythms, sub-texts, and structure.
This 3-day workshop will guide you through a process of uncovering dramatic text which is a critical tool in performance. This is an introductory workshop, and no prior theatre experience is required.
Participants will engage with a variety of written forms such as poetry, play-scripts, and short stories to allow them to understand the differences and the similarities that different texts bring with them.
Sunil Shanbag is one of India’s leading theatre directors and the artistic director of Theatre Arpana, and Tamaasha Theatre. Over the past 40 years, Sunil’s work across various genres of theatre practice has been engaging with and presenting the complex nature of contemporary India, on stage as well as in various alternative performance spaces. His work is seen at major theatre festivals across the country, and has also been presented over two seasons at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre in London. He has been awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi award for theatre direction, 2017.
If the workshop timings clash with sessions for your courses, Authorised Absence will be granted as needed for sessions missed during the workshop. Please read the Attendance Policy on AURIS and apply for Authorised Absence on AURIS before the workshop.
Date: February 27 – March 1, 2023
Time: 2:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Venue: 314, School of Arts and Sciences