Theatre: A lab of Imaginary world
- 28 March 2022
Theatre is a lab of an imaginary world because theatre creates and invents the frame for autonomy. Apart from opening up a world full of possibilities, it is also a way of self-directing freedom for any live performer.
As a Theatre facilitator at Oakridge Mohali, I tried an experiment in the theatre class by the name- “Firstly discover yourself in your lab.” This organic experiment gave the students- freedom of expression and immense exposure to literature, ritually and historically.
Imagination is the unstoppable organic tool for a theatre lesson. Students create on the spot unscripted scenes with the use of improvisation techniques. Imaginative thought becomes action through which children can empathize with the experience of a different character.
It is said, “theatre breaks barriers.” It surely does!
Theatre allows me as well as my co actors to reach out to learners who may not respond well to conventional strategies. I have seen considerable growth in the ability of the students to understand and interpret a text through theatrical classroom activities and in the live stage performances.
Let’s learn how the field of theatre and drama helps to enhance a child’s overall performance:
Finding a theatre facility and a trainer can be tough at times, but having it at the school itself is the best, you could wish for. Being one of the best International schools in Mohali, we at Oakridge offer unique and fun-filled programmes towards acting lessons used around the world.
Students are encouraged to participate in our school festivals as well as the annual One Act Play Festival, which is a student-led play where our students select, organize and direct the plays. Theatre art skills are taught to our students during the cultural period. Our students are prepared by the teachers to take external exams of Trinity College.
Start your journey now. Let’s start imagining!
Thoughts by: Gurpreet Singh (Theatre Facilitator) at Oakridge International School, Mohali