Tuesday, May 16, 2006

right here, right now...

workshop still going on .... great gusto.... script reading started.... accompanied by script interpretation..... good fun.... ppl enjoying themselves!!

Does that paraphrase well enough what you might find happening at vidyasagar post 7 p.m. everyday??

well, the workshop has progressed a long way from basic theatre exercises... to acting and improvising on more complex situations !! its a great way of understanding ppl at the workshop!
apart from this, we had a thorough session on LIGHTING and DESIGN by password - was really thorough and great learning !! Interesting....
Now, script reading has started.... interpretation also, which goes without saying!

GOOD FUN!!!!!!!!

Friday, May 12, 2006


our lights-man !!!

pre-show excitement...

last minute patching-up:)

chilling out during the show ....

show's over .... now for some food(@murugan idly shop)

Monday, May 08, 2006


Four days with TMK!! Acting workshops....
Two days with KK and Shoosha! Interpreting text and knowing how it would be to go on stage!!

Its been GRRREEAAATTTT till now :-)

The newbies in the workshop come from extremely varied backgrounds .... and age-groups too - we have people who have just finished writing their class ten board exams ( phew! time to chill!) to software professionals who unwind at the workshop after a tough day's work! Yes, we probably did bend the age-limit a little bit at both ends, but hey ! its turning out to be a lot of fun.... its really amazing how people who are over a decade apart in their ages get along so well to work as a team when it comes to theatre and getting comfortable with yourselves and with each other!

Exercises on body movement, body language, voice, understanding each other in a context other than "hi,my name is blah blah, i am from blah blah, so what do you do?" have been the major part of the content in the last six days !! At the end of the day, it's just awesome - knowing that you can actually do a whole lot of things you never thought you could do ... and knowing a lot more people much better .....And most importantly, what it actully takes to go on stage, and rOCK!!!

More about the workshop later!!!

thats all for now, folks!!!

:) :) :)

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

First step OVER......!!!!

.....and the first step is done .... auditions almost over....atleast i think so ... guess i should verify that with shooshaa :):) he he... yep... three evenings of auditions , auditions and more auditions ....
To start with ......at the beginning of every audition, we had an exercise, which either KK or Shoosha would initiate!! We had to stand around in a circle, and pretend that we were an elephant ......... in deeeeeepppp slumber ....( i would like to add here that the poor elephants were relocated, sadly, from their natural habitats (of the cool AC-d evam office or AIR-CON as Rohini chooses to call it) to sweltering rainforests...... ALL the fan were switched off in the room we were using at VIDYASAGAR) ........... and so the elephant is sleeping.... it's stilll sleeping ..... and a man with a gun walks towards the elephant, points it at ..well, 'it' (referring to the elephant,still) ... and SUDDENLY ... the elephant wakes up .. yelling "YABALABADAGAVABARANADJKFG..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" ........ OR SOMETHING TO THAT EFFECT!!!!!!

I truly believe that the best way to introduce new comers into the scene is to have them believe that it is ok to look foolish right from the start.... we needn't wait to get acquainted to behave similarly!!!

The auditions were fun... atleast for the team !!! Ppl who went up there made a great effort ... some were cool, some were kinky, some were nervous... but hey, i guess for all of them, it would have been a great experience!! It was great to hear the various interpretations of a random passage that we had chosen for them to enact... we had a range of ppl.. enacting scenes in parks and restaurants to being late for aerobics class!!!

So ppl, thats that ... and the wait to find out who finally made the CUT !!!!!

more later....

thats all for now, folks!!!

p.s. : PAVI IS BACK !!!!!!!!!!