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A club to hone theatre skills

- 10 to attend acting classes

For 10 budding theatre actors in the capital, Sundays will never be the same again.

A Sunday Club, aimed at honing the acting skills of aspiring performers, will come into existence next week thanks to the initiative of cultural outfit Jharkhand Kala Shod Sansthan Rangmandal and Natya Akademi.

Every Sunday, for a registration fee of Rs 25, 10 selected candidates will be able to attend two-hour classes, from 3pm to 5pm.

The participants will be trained in various aspects of theatre like body language, expressions, voice modulation, listening, movement, character building et al.

The club is aimed at those interested in pursuing theatre as a career. “We will conduct both theoretical and practical classes in theatre techniques,” said Deepak Prasad, secretary of the outfit, who conceptualised the Sunday Club concept.

The classes will be conducted on the R. D. Springdale School campus at Kishoreganj.

“We plan to conduct classes for one year, so that our students are trained well in all aspects of theatre,” the secretary added.

The Sunday Club will also organise various activities from time to time and stage plays by involving students.

Prasad revealed that a similar club comprising tribal students of Mandar block was already in existence. “I am conducting such classes for around 150 tribal students free of cost,” he said.

Prasad, a National School of Drama (NSD) alumnus, also conducts theatre classes at Central University of Jharkhand.

Also in the pipeline are theatre classes in CBSE and ICSE affiliated schools from January.