To take participation from children while writing a play for them is the main idea of this course. While doing that we will have to study the theatre and be a part of it to understand it. The purpose is to get energized to bring children together and stage a play as early as possible.
(CC-BY-NC-ND, Rajendra Chavan)
My introduction to theatre
I was introduced to the theatre very early in childhood. I saw many performances of folk theatres like Tamasha, Bharud, Kirtan at my small village in Satara district of Maharashtra, India. I performed theatre for the first time at the age of ten. I continued performing since then and enjoyed doing so.
I got trained in the direction by observing other directors and through books on theatre. I am in the field of children's theatre for the last thirty years and contributed to about the same number of plays to date.
In this course, I want to share with you all my experiences of working with children and stress the idea of their participation in playwriting.