(Last Updated on : 07-05-2012)
Purple Umbrella Theatre Festival has been conceived by PACT (Platform for Action in Creative Theatre) for the purpose of promoting and strengthening excellence, access, and education in the theatrical arts and to create a vibrant performing art culture amongst children. Through participation in the Festival, students with interests in acting, directing and technical theatre will gain valuable performance and production experience.
Highlights of The Event
* The largest children theatre activity of its kind
* Spread over a month across various venues in Delhi
* The event will be exposed to over 500,000 students and over 2000 schools in Delhi and NCR
* Entirely driven by children including anchoring
* Individual as well as group awards and recognition
Festival's Theme for 2011: Satyameva Jayate (truth will prevail)
Proposed Judges Behind The Festival
Gouri Nilakantan Gouri Nilakantan: Masters degree in Theatre from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and currently pursuing her PhD in Theatre from Jawaharlal Nehru
University. She has directed over 25 Plays including critically acclaimed Water by Komal Swaminathan, Imaginary Invalid by Moliere, and Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, The Little Prince and Some Unknown Arabian Nights in both India and the United States. Her fields of expertise lie in Children's theatre and Augusto Boal Techniques. She is currently writing a book in Drama and Music Education with Robert Lee, Associate Chair, Early Music Education Program, Miami University, and "From the Children of India to the Children of America".
Manohar Khushalani Paul 'Spike' Wilson: Professional actor, director, translator, and teacher with over 20 years of experience in children's theatre. His areas of expertise range from Theatre of the Oppressed to Drama Therapy and Drama for Literacy. He currently serves as the Teacher-in-Residence for Curtain Call Theatre for Children in Kokomo, Indiana.
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