Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Workshop on Scenography: Call for Applications

Toto Funds the Arts
& the British Council Library
are pleased to offer

‘An Introduction to Scenography’
a two-day workshop 
for budding theatre designers/playwrights/directors 

Facilitator:  Abhishek Majumdar

Venue: British Council Library, Prestige Takt, 23 Kasturba Road Cross (Opposite Visvesvaraiah Industrial and Technological Museum), Bangalore

Dates:  13 and 14 August 2016 (Saturday and Sunday)

Timing:  10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days

Fee: Rs 2,500

Last date for receipt of applications: 8 August

The workshop will provide an introduction to scenography for theatre makers. It will focus on ideas, tools and techniques that help to create an embedded visual logic and aesthetic during the process of developing a play or staging a production. It will encourage participants to think of the visual element in a play as a fundamental storytelling device, rather than as an embellishment. 

Participants will be required to bring their laptops and a few other sundry items such as cardboard, glue, scissors, etc.  (we shall send you a list before the commencement of the workshop).

About Abhishek Majumdar

Abhishek Majumdar is a playwright and theatre director based in Bangalore. He is the artistic director of the Indian Ensemble. His plays have been performed in India and abroad. Abhishek has trained in Delhi, Pondicherry, and Bangalore. He also is an alumnus of the London International School of Performing Arts. Abhishek has received the Charles Wallace Trust Fellowship, the Inlaks Scholarship, the Lispa Scholarship, and the Robert Bosch Arts Grant. He is a member of the Young Vic Director’s network, London and attended the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab in 2012.

The workshop will be limited to 10 participants between the ages of 18 and 35. Applications should be sent to along with a short bio-note and a few lines about why you would like to attend the workshop. 

Participants are requested to make their own arrangements for lunch. Coffee and snacks will be provided. 

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