Thursday, August 15, 2013

'Alone on Stage' Theatre Workshop by Anmol Vellani

Alone On Stage
Three–Day Theatre Workshop 
11, 12 and 13 September 2013
Toto Funds the Arts (TFA), in association with British Council Library, Bangalore is pleased to announce a theatre workshop on solo work, which will be conducted by
Anmol Vellani

Venue: British Council Library, Prestige Takt, 23 Kasturba Road Cross (Opposite Visvesvaraiah Industrial and Technological Museum), Bangalore
Dates: Wednesday, 11th to Friday 13th September 2013
Time:  10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Fee:  Rs 3,300 inclusive of lunch, tea and snacks

About the workshop:
Actors often find themselves alone on stage, delivering monologues, soliloquies and speeches, or interacting with the audience or with unseen characters. Increasingly in India, short stories are being adapted and plays being written for solo performances. But what does it take for the solitary actor to command the audience’s attention?  Using dramatic texts and poetry, this workshop will explore a range of techniques available to the actor who is alone on stage. Different points of entry into solo passages, textual analysis and modes of address will be a particular focus of the workshop. 

Eligibility and deadline:
This three-day workshop will be restricted to 10 participants between the ages of 18 to 35. To apply, please send in a short statement of interest, explaining why you feel this workshop would be helpful to you. Please also include information about your acting experience and a short solo passage that you have performed or would like to explore in the workshop. Please apply at the earliest (last date 28 August) at 

About the facilitator:
ANMOL VELLANI is an actor and theatre director who has directed more than 40 plays in Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Cambridge, UK. His recent productions have been Eugene Ionesco’s Exit the King, Georg Buchner’s Woyzeck, Slawomir Mrozek’s Tango and An Evening with Anton Chekhov. He studied philosophy in Oxford and Cambridge, and is the founder and former executive director of India Foundation for the Arts. 

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