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Kirtana Kumar’s Theatre Lab (4y+)
Theatre Lab (Youth) will be doing a literary presentation with the rendition of a variety of poetry and prose pieces against a backdrop of projected images and with music.
Asking the audience – “What is Literature? What is a Book?” – the sutradhars will take the young audience on a short trip through Shel Silverstein, Vikram Seth, Wordsworth, Robert Frost, Shakespeare, Imtiaz Dharker and more. This little presentation is interactive in nature (expect to learn how to act via Hamlet!) and designed for young children.
Kirtana Kumar is an actor, director, dramaturg, theatre pedagogue and film-maker. She is a trustee of Visthar and Women Artists’ Group and the creative director of Little Jasmine Productions and Theatre Lab. She has been the recipient of several awards both for her directorial as well as performance work including the MacArthur Fellowship, India Foundation for the Arts New Performance Award, Oberhausen Award amongst others. She has been working with theatre and the development sector through workshops, trainings and performance for the last 25 years. She maintains a special interest in issues of gender, sexuality, peace and social justice. She writes on performance and film. She runs an artists’ residency program at Infinite Souls Farm and Artists’ Retreat. She lives there with her dogs, buffaloes, horses, chickens and her main man, Konarak Reddy.
Theatre Lab is about children, theatre and the heart. We aim to give children the space to explore drama, have fun and engage with the world around them.