Children Acting Workshop

Five Senses Theatre Group

Children Acting Workshop

5 Senses Group is formed by people and nurtured by the senses. Founded by Mr.Hardik Shah, alumni of the esteemed institution National School of Drama (NSD), our group comprises of a unique combination of NSD Graduates as well as talented actors from diverse backgrounds, teacher and trainers. We are trying to explore our own perspective towards film, theatre, society and want to experiment with the norms. Our aim is to produce interactive and socially relevant theatre and other art forms, make it financially viable, socially productive and hence create a brand image for the society.

Time & Location

Batch Starting – 01st July, 2023

Duration – 06 Months Course

Days – Saturday to Sunday
Workshop hours – Morning 11:00am – 01:00pm
Fees – 27000/-

Five Senses Theatre Group, D-5, Five Senses Theatre Studio, Mhada Rd, beside Jankidevi Public School, Four Bungalows, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053, India

The Group

5 senses like to focus on theatre, workshops, films and other art related facilities. The major thrust of the work is to
encourage cultural give and take, collaborate art forms, discover and research upon new dimensions and ideas etc.
our aim to reach darkest corner of the society and provide a platform to express themselves to the world.

Vision :

5 Senses Theatre Group consists of a group of actors, teachers who are working with children and performing for
children. The major focus of 5 Senses Theatre Group is to conduct creative curriculum based and participatory
workshops in schools even independent workshops specially designed and prepared for children of different age
group. The major thrust of the workshop is to create an atmosphere to encourage children, to raise questions,
make decisions and choices with an awareness of themselves within larger society.

Objectives :

The major focus of speech and drama is to conduct creative curriculum based and participatory classes.
Speech and drama specially designed and prepared for children. The major thrust of the speech and
drama is to create an atmosphere where every kid can discipline and train themselves as confident,
spontaneous, and expressive autonomy. We love to encourage talent and mould their personalities to
raise questions, make decisions and choices with an awareness of themselves within larger society.

Aim of the Speech and Drama :

1. Develop Creativity-
Creativity is developed through role play, drama, mime, improvisation.

2. Develop Communication Skills-
Through role play etc., general conversation and observation the child’s awareness and
demonstration of, important concepts –such as eye contact, turn making, verbal and non-verbal
communication, social skill, interpersonal skills, and areas of need are again discreetly targeted.

3. Refine and polish verbal/non-verbal communication skills-
The aim is not to change your child’s dialect, it is fundamental part of their identity, my aim is to
polish/equip your children with the necessary techniques to speak clearly and eloquently. Again
role play is used to explore the importance of articulation, diction, clarity.
4. Creative Thinking-
Every child is born with the gift of imagination and inventiveness. Its potential just needs to be tapped at
the opportune time, and channeled in the right direction. Through Imagination exercises Kids will build and
write their own stories through Images, Objects, music, observation etc.

Facts

Intellectual – increase in skills such as problem solving, negotiating, creativity, organizing and planning,
retelling familiar stories, application of newly gained knowledge, and mathematics
Physical – increase in skills such as gross and fin motor development, fitness, strength, and coordination
Social – development of skills such as sharing, taking turns, cooperation, negotiation, impulse control,
delay gratification, and deal with disappointment
Emotional – increase in self-esteem, pride and accomplishment, feeling of safety and protection,
development of sense of self and individuality, and feelings or purpose. Theatre is a sophisticated
expression of a basic human need — one might call it an instinct — to mimic, to project stories onto
ourselves and others, and to create meaning through narrative and metaphor. Theatre brings people
together because every activity build through collective efforts- participants pass through in such a
process for team making, community building, administration and leadership development, self-
regulation, behavior guidance etc.

Syllabus

Theatre Games & Exercise

Introduce the theatre through games and exercise, for ice breaking, encounter children’s fear, shyness and hesitation.

  • Mind and Body Co-ordination
  • Concentration
  • Interaction
  • Self-esteem cultivation

Voice &
Speech

Start with a large vocal energy; then kids can modify it. The volume goes down, but energy stays up.

  • Muscles exercises
  • Energy
  • Reaching the audience
  • Control for Speech
  • Voice Exercises
  • Resonators

Working On
The Stage

Basics of stage technique and understanding of stage division.

  • Introduction of stage
  • Smartening up the action
  • Personalization
  • Planned Accident

Imagination & Observation

Observation of normal life and see it imaginatively; own story making through imagination.

  • Collective consciousness
  • Seeing imaginatively
  • Seeing and describing
  • Story building

The Vocabulary Of An Action

Defragment stories through action; Building a short performances through improvisations, scene making.

  • To Reminisce
  • To Reveal
  • To Dream
  • To converse
  • To discuss
  • To argue
  • To explain

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