Introduction: The prime objective of the programme is to make drama and theatre learning an enjoyable experience for the participating children. All aspects of drama and theatre are presented to the child in an easy-to-understand way so that the artistic taste, cheerfulness and playful sense of the child are enhanced. The programme is based on created activities, and they give the child the opportunity to experience the most important learning outcomes of drama and theatre such as a sense of caring, world awareness, experience in human relationships and socio-cultural values, a sense of basic art forms and more importantly confidence and dignity.
To Whom: The programme is designed primarily for grade seven to G.C.E. O/L children who offer drama and theatre as a subject at school. However, since the programme is activity-based any student who has a knack to be creative and adventurous can join the programme. For such students, the activities of the programme can be considered supplementary to the formal education the child obtains in schools.
Learning Outcome: This programme gives the child the opportunity to learn and understand the basics of
(i) the origin, nature and different styles of theatre
(ii) different methods of drama acting
(iii) free and structured movements as an alternative method of expression
(iv) music appreciation and singing
(v) Art, handicrafts and puppetry, and
(vi) language proficiency.
Resource Persons: The programme is conducted by Prof. Chandana Aluthge and Playwright and Actor Nilanka Dahanayake. In addition, artistes/drama teachers who have obtained special training to work with children too are assisting the programme delivery.
Duration and Time: the programme has three terms a year January to March, May to July and September to November. Students can join in any term, Registration of students for the programme is done on a first come-first served basis.
Programme is held on Saturdays from 11.15 am to 2.00 pm. One term consists of twelve consecutive weekly sessions on Saturdays. The programme commences on 06th January 2024. Participating children are kindly requested to bring their food and drinks.
Children should be provided with suitable clothing (preferably loose garments) to take part in drama and theatre Sessions.
Fee: The fee for the programme is Rs. 6000/= per child per term plus a one-time registration fee of Rs. 500/=. Parents are kindly requested to pay the total tuition fee (Rs. 6500/=) in one instalment at registration.
The prime objective of the programme is to make drama and theatre learning an enjoyable experience for the participating children. All aspects of drama and theatre are presented to the child in an easy-to-understand way so that the artistic taste, cheerfulness, and playful sense of the child is enhanced
Grade seven to G.C.E. O/L children
1/6/2024 - 3/30/2024
Saturdays from 11.15 am to 2.00 pm.
Rs. 6000/= per child per term plus a one-time registration fee of Rs. 500/=