Workshops for teachers from elementary to primary levels (both pre-service and in-service) with Object Theatre as a teaching-learning tool are aimed towards teachers who wish to move away from the traditional practice of ‘I teach, You Learn’
De-sanctifying school texts to make them more approachable. Using objects in the students’ immediate classroom surroundings as learning, exploration and transformative devices
The objectives of these workshops with young people are
An introduction to Object Theatre.
An appreciation of the ‘ordinary’ and the ‘mundane’ things found around us in our daily lives.
To connect us with our surroundings.
To recognise & unleash the creative potential/energies of the objecteurs and the objects.
To tell stories through objects.
To express our deepest thoughts unhindered and uninhibited
To open ourselves (as receptive audiences) to the varied interpretations and impressions of this form of storytelling.
These training programmes could also be rightfully called ‘Exploration and Peer-learning sessions’. They are for theatre practitioners and interested artistes to
Explore existing languages of communication through objects
Playing with a variety of materials and type of objects
Problematising and setting up challenges towards our practice of Object Theatre
Developing an indigenous vocabulary of object theatre for the Indian context
Introductions to related and collaborative art forms