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All work and some play

A north Delhi-based group, Atelier Youth Theatre Week (AYTW), plans a weekend workshop for professionals who love the stage.

art and culture Updated: Jan 19, 2011 01:29 IST
Aakriti Sawhney

Do you love theatre, but have hardly any time left by the end of the day to indulge in this passion? Well, then there is a group in town, who can give the right platform to professionals, who want to be associated with the stage. Atelier theatre group, based in north Delhi, after the success of collegiate theatre with their Atelier Youth Theatre Week (AYTW), has moved a step up.

The next agenda on the group’s list is a programme called Weekend Theatre, involving young professionals, who have a great love for the theatre. “Many professionals, who want to follow their passion for theatre, suggested that we start a module. Atelier took a call and that’s how the Weekend Theatre started. It’s a mix of theory and practice and suits a professional,” says Kuljeet Singh, the brain behind the concept.

Atelier is planning a strong theatre movement, where youngsters can meet over weekends, discuss their productions and work on their plays. “We want to create an alternative space for theatre — not just for the people on stage, but also for the audiences,” says Singh. You can join the group for a fee. After three months of weekend meetings, there will be a collage of performance.

“No theatre activity is complete till it has stage involvement. Besides theatre activities, such as theatrical games, voice & speech modulation and body movements, there will be production too, where these professionals will get to conceptualise and act in a production. Later, it will be a part of the AYTW,” says Singh.

Veteran stage actors, such as Saurabh Shukla, Lushin Dubey, Nandita Das, Vinay Patahk and Piyush Mishra will occassionly guide these part-time actors and directors. “The idea is to make people understand theatre in all its forms.”

The studio also provides with a small library that has books on theatre.

To join the group, you can write to
Where: Atelier Theatre Studio, 680, floor 3, Mukherjee Nagar.