Master Dope Series

Concepts Of Scenic Design With Deepan Sivaraman


The 3-day intensive workshop in scenic design will take you through various stages of designing a performance space, starting from the initial conceptual drawing to making of a final model box. In this creative process apart from learning the technicalities of designing a theatre set, you will also be introduced to the new concepts of scenography; understanding the significance of spatial configuration between audience and performer. Looking at the works of some of the leading designers in the field, you will study the history and evolution of scenography and the various ways in which one can explore the visual language of a theatre performance.

IMPORTANT- In order to begin the process, participants are expected to have read Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which you will be exploring during the course. The workshop will be divided into three, three hours sessions which will include short lectures, video screenings and practical studio sessions.


Deepan Sivaraman graduated from Central Saint Martin’s College of art and Design with a specialization in scenography. His practice-led PhD, ‘Spatial identities and visual language in Indian theatre’, from Wimbledon College of Art London explores the possibility of an interactive visual language, alternative to word based drama. He taught scenography at University of the Arts London for five years and, presently, is an associate professor at School of Culture and Creative Expressions, Ambedkar University, Delhi. He is a visiting faculty to NSD, Academy of Art Venice and Hyderabad University. He served as the Artistic Director of the International Theatre Festival of Kerala 2014 edition. 
Deepan has designed and directed more than 60 performances for various companies and academic institutions in India and Europe, and his works have been performed at several important theatre festivals around the world, including Avignon, Alameda, Edinburgh, Prithvi, ITFOK, META and Bharat Rang Mahotsav. Deepan is a recipient of Kerala Sangeet Natak Akademy Award for theatre direction and his works represented Indian scenography national exhibition at Prague Quadrennial in 2011. His play ‘Spinal Cord’ received 7 Mahindra Excellence Theatre Awards in 2010, including best designer and director. Deepan is the founding artistic director of Oxygen Theatre Company.


Actor Factor Studio- 416/2, 3rd Floor, Ghitorni Market,(Lane opposite Metro-Pillar no. 127) MG Road, New Delhi - 110030 (Closest Metro Station: Ghitorni)


Date and Time: 8-10 December (Fri-Sun) 2017; 06:30 pm to 09:30 pm (on all days)


Fee: Rs 3000 per head. Participation FREE for Actor Factor members.

For further details, call Raju Kumar- 9911266601

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