Students’ travelling theatre is all set to go places
Students from Class IV onwards will be the part of this group and they will ideate, write, direct and rehearse their own plays. The project is expected to take off from June, and the team behind it hopes to put out two plays every term. Every short play will have a community issue at its heart, and the group, to be called The RBA Players, will visit PMC schools and other institutions where they will perform for free.
“The school’s focus has been on creativity and the students also have community contact through NGO visits and more. We thought of going beyond and utilising the values and creative expression already inculcated in the children,” said Randhir Khare, director, The Rewachand Bhojwani Academy.
The theatre group’s main aim is to take the children’s perspective of their environment and people to other children, whom they may not come in contact with otherwise. The students will discuss their concerns and ideas with the help of Khare and two others from the school who are attached to the project, and develop scripts for skits and short plays.
Zainab Haideri, a teacher at the school for the past six years, will help the students construct the stories better. “I will help them with the dialogues, acting, stage presentation, etc. We will
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