Shakespeare Stories Workshop by Sujay Saple Shapeshift, Mumbai
West Room1,Jamshed Bhabha Theatre,NCPA
4 to 9 June 2018
10 am to 1 pm
This workshop aims to introduce kids to the basics of theatre and performance through the exciting world of Shakespeare, and to make his timeless stories accessible. The stories will be explored in simple prose language, and the participants will attempt to find the essence of a few of his main stories and their various situations. Through improvisations in both story-telling and performance, the participants will try to make Shakespeare’s stories relevant to themselves in this day & age. The workshop will have individual exercises, as well as ensemble improvisations, with a focus on creating effectively as a group. From playing characters to becoming story-tellers, the participants will understand how to hold an audience’s attention, how to create imaginative worlds on stage, and how to share the joys and tensions of a good story universally. On the final day parents will have an experimental session on the floor with kids
doing some of the workshop games that the kids have done over the week.
Number of Participants:30
For workshop registration, please contact T- 66223822, 66223830 | M-9137076369
(Mon to Fri between 10.00 am to 6.00 pm)
Sujay Saple is Artistic Director of Shapeshift, an experimental performance company based in Mumbai. Over the last 15 years, he has worked as an independent theatre director, performer and designer on more than 40 performance projects, collaborating with artists such as Atul Kumar, Rajat Kapoor, Rehaan Engineer, Jyoti Dogra, Benjamin Juhel(France), Teresa Prima(Portugal), Moya Michael(Brussels), among others. He has trained in physical theatre for a brief period with Adil Hussain, living and working under a rigorous training regime in his international society for artists and performers in Hampi, Karnataka. He has conducted workshops in theatre and movement for children, young adults and professionals, notably for Alliance Française de Bengaluru, Neev International School, Rangashankara, Nrityagram, Srishti Design College(Bengaluru), ‘Summertime’ at Prithvi Theatre, Tridha School, National Centre for Performing Arts, Bombay International School, KRVIA Architecture College and Junoon(Mumbai), Open Space(Pune), Pakistan National Council For The Arts(Lahore), Tiyatro 0.2(Istanbul), Contacting The World Festival (Liverpool), Santiago A Mil Festival (Chile), and Columbia College (Chicago). He is part of Junoon and NCPA’s hand-picked faculty of specialized workshop conductors. He teaches performance at the Kamla Raheja Institute of Architecture in Mumbai. He is a recipient of the Ministry of Culture-Government of India fellowship for theatre research and practice. He has also received the Art Think South Asia (ATSA) ‘16 fellowship. He has choreographed and directed five original works under his own banner ShapeShift – ‘Unselfed’(2012), 'Moonfool’(2014), ‘Ghar Ki Murgi’(2017), ‘Agent Provocateur’(2017), and ‘Plastic Bodies’(2017), which have performed at various festivals around India and received rave reviews. In the past, he has exercised his proficiency as an administrator and organizer for various theatre festivals, theatre conferences, curation of workshops, artistic exchanges and international collaborations. He lives in Mumbai.