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What’s On – India: 2nd – 8th Nov

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1. To Know Yourself – Online Workshops @ Prithvi

What – Workshop
When – 2nd – 6th November 2020

Conducted by Om Katare

In order to give latent talent and desire a concrete shape and change their dreams into reality grounding in the various aspects of theatre and its nuances is the need of the hour. A theatre workshop is an ideal starting point to learn & imbibe the finer points of acting.

2. Mixed Media Crafts – Online Workshops @ Prithvi

What – Workshop (5-7 yrs)
When – 2nd – 6th November 2020

Conducted by Vitasta Chheda, Funsemble

Paper is a powerful tool in creativity. Aside from being a canvas for effortless sketches, learn how it can be folded and sculpted into three-dimensional works. Kids will learn how to use mixed media (paper, thread, strings) effectively used to express their passion or an emotion. We will teach kids how to use mixed media to build STEM activities.

3. Should Art 2020

What – Festival
When – 3rd – 8th November 2020
Where – G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture

Register for #shouldart2020 on G5A Foundation website

G5A is celebrating five years of bringing bold, experimental art and culture to Mumbai city and community, through an annual festival. Featuring over 30 artists from around the world, and with 15 programs across the week, the festival includes performances, in-depth conversations and an exploration of artistic practice from diverse perspectives.

4. The Ultimate Actors Profile

What – Workshop
When – 3rd November 2020
Where – Register on 9958135071

Workshop Conducted by Anastasiya Hamolka

If you are an aspiring actor or have been working in the industry for a while but not getting the work you really want. Or if you are lost when it comes to sending your profile to casting directors or if you often don’t get any call back. Then join this one-day workshop on how to create an actor’s profile which actually stands out and gets you the work you really want.

5. Engage – An International Forum of the Arts for Children and Young People

What – Forum
When – 5th – 7th November 2020

This forum organised by Think Arts in association with Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, seeks to bring together various stakeholders – parents, artists, cultural institutions, educators, museum professionals, venue directors and arts funding bodies – to share inspirational approaches, to deliberate on and arrive at possible solutions to bridge the gap in arts engagements for children and young people. The speakers and moderators will span Australia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Germany, India, Norway, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, The Netherlands, UK, USA, among others.

6. UK International Radio Festival

What – Opportunity
When – Applications open till 15th January 2021

The UK International Radio Drama Festival is the UK’s only outward facing radio drama festival. It is based in Canterbury, Kent, offering anyone and everyone an opportunity to celebrate radio drama through open access to the live listening sessions in person and online. They will be offering a cash prize of £2000 for the first prize, chosen by the jury. They will also be offering a cash prize for the audience favourite, voted for by the listening public and a cash prize for the Jury’s selected short drama.

7. Bring Out The Actor In You

What – Webinar
When – 6th November 2020

Acting is a science, that can be taught, learnt and perfected. In this session, Actor Prepares acting coach Suveer Bhambani will take participants on an insightful journey into the world of acting, it’s methods and madness. The session will cover – how do you learn acting; taking the first step; identify the qualities in you that are needed for an actor; is it necessary to train as an actor; the “Born Actor” myth; the difference between the various acting techniques and which one is meant for you; good looks vs great acting skills; how to practice acting; amateur acting vs professional acting; does it help to learn acting even if you are in a different career/industry.

8. New Writing Podcast – Dharmottanam

What – Play Reading
When – 8th November 2020
Written by: Shatrupa Bhattacharyya
Originally written in Bengali; Reading in Hindi | Duration – 90 mins
Series Director: Sukant Goel
Audio Mastered by: Aman Moroney at Flying Carpet Productions
Brought to you by Studio Tamaasha

It is September 1946. Calcutta is still reeling from the horrific Hindu-Muslim riots that claimed the lives of thousands only four weeks ago. But, Durga Puja is around the corner. And Debobrata Bandopadhyay, a rising member of the Hindu Mahasabha, is inaugurating the Puja with a production of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay’s Debi Chaudhurani.

As the five actors chosen for the production, meet over twelve days to rehearse this purportedly women-centric play, Parbati Chaudhury, playing Debi Chaudhurani, begins pointing out the Brahmanical patriarchy that underpins it. As she becomes more vocal about her critique with her cast-mates, she finds herself on a collision course with the director, Debabrata.

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