“The theatre is so endlessly fascinating because it’s so accidental. It’s so much like life.” – Arthur Miller.
A workshop on ‘Theatre in Education for Teachers’ was organised on 23rd February, 2023 in the Audio Visual Hall. Mr. Prabhjot Singh asked everyone to introduce themselves using their acting skills to break the ice. Thereafter, he highlighted the importance of observation and how we are conditioned to act in a stereotypical manner using various fun activities. He also explained that the only way to get over stereotypes is by observing our surroundings and as teachers, it’s all the more important to enter the classroom with no preconceived notions.
He concluded the session by asking all teachers to present a skit on ‘Ek tha raja, Ek thi Rani; Dono mar gaye, khatam kahani.’ He explained that any creative process starts by identifying the prop followed by knowing the intention, incubation, investigation composition, letting out, clarifying and finally coming up with the creative product. The teachers thoroughly enjoyed the workshop.