This one is quite practical. In its approach as well as in its objective.
It will test you to see if you have a talent for acting, and will hone it over
56 days so you are fit for use in most of the TV serials being shot in town.
You are free to gain satisfaction from Kala Poshana, but this one is more concerned
with demand-supply economics. And we think it's cool, too. We suppose even the
Goddess Sarada makes concessions for the 21st century.
Rangdhara, a theater group, along with Sutradhar Casting Agency, is organizing
an 8-week comprehensive 'Acting Workshop' at its venue at Himayatnagar. In this
workshop, students will be trained in theater, television and cinema.
Vinay Verma of Sutradhar and Prof. Bhasker Shewalkar, Head, Department of Theater
Arts, University of Hyderabad, feel that opportunities for artists are now growing,
with television serials of various languages being shot in the city. However,
the directors still depend on Mumbai-trained actors, ignoring local talent available
in abundance. "Our idea is to tap this talent and present them to the producers,"
At this practical-oriented workshop, the emphasis will be on movements, gestures,
postures and voice and speech exercises, and on the difference between acting
on stage and before the camera. There will also be many other aspects of acting,
including Raja Yoga and meditation, covered. Specialists from the field of make-up
and lighting will also be part of the faculty.
Apart from Shewalkar and Verma, theater instructor Holagundi Ram Mohan and several
technicians will form the resources for the workshop. The admission will be
based on a screening test. Interested persons can contact the Sutradhar office
Please contact Vinay Verma at 322-6485 for further details.