by BIS correspondent
WADALA-MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 21, 2014: On 15th of February 2014, St. Dominic Savio (Wadala- E) and Our Lady of Dolours (Wadala – W) together organized a theatre workshop for the Altar Servers at Our Lady of Dolours Parish, Wadala (W).
The aim of the workshop was to help children understand the importance of dialogue through theatre and build their self confidence. The workshop was conducted by Ms. Marina D’Costa-Altar Server Co-ordinator of St. Dominic Savio , Wadala (E).
The session brought out the essence of human beings as actors and spectators. Children were taught few theatre exercises, role plays, building characters for theatre, expressions of their imagination and the value of working together. The determination children worked with was, “Theatre is all about making things happen”.
Children shared their inputs on what components make theatre, how theatre can be effective and what they feel about being actors and spectators. Through role play they were guided towards acting in difficult circumstances. The clay act highlighted the role of the oppressor and the oppressed, where one acted as clay and other as the sculptor.
The most loved part of the session was dialogue through the medium of puppets, a conflicting situation was given and the context was explained. Children had to choose the puppets and dialogue to resolve conflicts. The session ended with a message that we all are actors in our own unique way and we alone have the ability to take action to make this world a better place.