The 15-day long program allows children to open up their minds to a world of creative possibilities. It helps them overcome shyness and stage fright, develop positive thinking and a compassionate world-view, learn essential tools of creative problem-solving and unhindered self-expression. Introducing the avant-garde methods practiced in eminent theatre schools across the globe, this intensive yet enjoyable workshop bolsters children’s self-esteem, encourages teamwork by building trust; and in turn sets his or her mind free – to think like a true winner.
In 2009, Shelli Koffman, a founder member of 'Fiefdom' – a long form improvisational group in New York, was invited to conduct the workshop as Director. She also worked regularly with ‘Westmont Theater Company, as well as Cabaret Theater and Hebrew Theater in Israel, and Columbia & Rutgers University in New York City, USA. Participants under 18 years of age were made to explore what Energy, Physicality, Concentration, Character, Self-Awareness, Teamwork and Environment meant to an actor. This intensive sessions were specially designed to equip students with vital tools that helped them lend truthfulness to the character played.
In 2010, Aditee Biswas – an illustrious National School of Drama (NSD alumnus), took charge as the workshop director. She not only repeated the success of the previous year, but also took the workshop to greater heights. Her unique training module allowed participants to have exhaustive knowledge on the stage craft, enabling them to script, design and stage plays on their own.