Thursday, December 3, 2020

Gillo turns eleven


4 December 2009 - 4 December 2020

Eleven years of Theatre for Young Audiences

Congratulations to all artists and collaborators who have been a part of this journey.

Aakash Dube
Abhijeet Pant
Abir Patwardhan
Adhrit Singh
Aditi Nagar
Afsana Ahmed
Amit Bhargava
Amod Bhatt
Anagh Banerjee
Atul Somkuwar
Atul Tiwari
Avadhoot Phadke
Barkha Fatnani
Choiti Ghosh
Devendra Sharma
Devina Medda
Dhanesh Gopalakrishnan
Dhanraj Pawar
Diksha Sonawane
Dipto De
Ghanshyam Tiwari
Hamsa Moily
Harry Meena
Harshad Tambe
Hetal Varia
Hina Siddiqui
Ishika Bachan
Ishita Dave
Jaggi Bachan
Janit Temkar
Jay Shukla
Jayant Kumar
Jhanvi Mistry
Jigna Khajuria
John Soans
Kaith Handa
Karan Shukla
Kedar Chauhan
M S Sathyu
Mallika Sen Varma
Mallika Shah
Manoj Karki
Meet Modi
Mithila Lad
Mohit Chhabra
Naman Banthia
Navyata Malkani
Nihar Shembekar
Nilesh Gajbhiye
Nishna Mehta
Pandit Ram Dayal Sharma
Parth Gadhvi
Phagun Dhaka
Pooja Pant
Poorna Swami
Prasad Dagare
Radhika Sood Nayak
Ravindra Belbansi
Ritul Singh
Ronak Kitta
Rutuja Nagwekar
Sada Mulik
Sahil Gangurde
Sakshi Kumar
Sananda Mukhopadhaya
Sancharee Saha
Sandeep Jain
Saurabh Soni
Seema Sathyu
Shahid Siddiqui
Shaili Sathyu
Shalaka Deshpande
Sharvari Deshpande
Shreyans Iyer
Shruti Bhave
Siddharth Jhaveri
Sriparna Chatterjee
Subhashree Bhatt
Subodh Surve
Suchetna Banerjee
Surendra Belbansi
Swati Singh
Tanya Mahajan
Taranum Ahmed
Tejashree Ingawale
Timira Gupta
Tushar Dhobii
Vianca Varma
Vicky Arora
Vighnesh Sinkar
Vinati Makijany
Yashoda Joshi

Monday, November 30, 2020

December 2020 - Arts Calendar for Children & Young People

This month we are featuring three online theatre festivals for children: 

  • The Hyderabad Children’s Theatre Festival 
  • ‘Fairytales Retold’ by Tram Arts Trust
  • 'Pitara International TYA Festival by i-entertainment



5th & 6th December (multiple timings) 'MURGI YA ANDA?'

Written and directed by Dhanendra Kawade

Produced by Swangvale Theatre, Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh


12th & 13th December (multiple timings) 'ONCE UPON A TIDE'

Directed by Art Apart

Produced by Art Apart & ThinkArts

Language: English

Age: Ages 5+


19th & 20th December (multiple timings) ‘SAME SAME SAME SAME’

Written & Directed by Ratnabali Bhattacharjee

Produced by Habijabi Productions

Language: English

Age: 8+




A Virtual Object Theatre Festival

3 new plays, by 3 new artists, that we are so excited with...even if we say so ourselves!

You watch 3 cool plays, from the comfort of your homes, AND you get to support artists in need of financial assistance due to the pandemic




Featuring a selection of plays from Ireland, South Korea and India

19th to 23rd December

For school bookings contact

For donor passes visit



Theatre companies and arts organisations you can follow for performances, workshops and arts engagements for children, young people, educators and theatre practitioners:

Crea Shakthi, Chennai

IAPAR India, Pune

Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust, New Delhi

Mirrow Workshops, Kolkata

Sphere Arts Education, Mumbai

The Creative Arts Academy, Kolkata

The School Library Project by Theatre Professionals Education, Mumbai

The Tadpole Repertory, New Delhi

ThinkArts, Kolkata

Wild Strawberry, Kolkata

Saturday, October 3, 2020

October 2020 - Arts Calendar for Children and Young People

 October 2020 - Arts Calendar for Children & Young People

This month we have several performances and a 3 month course for 16+ age group.




THINK ARTS presents

Premiere of ThinkArts Grant Digital Productions:

3rd, 10th and 17th October - 4 pm - 5:30 pm India Time, over Zoom.

Introducing eight new productions created for children exclusively for the digital platform for the ThinkArts Grant for Artists & TYA Practitioners. The premiere will be followed by a short interactive session with the makers.

The pieces will cover languages such as Bengali, English, Hindi, Marathi and Gibberish, and forms such as theatre, clowning, puppetry, stop motion animation and more!
There are no fees for the sessions but prior registration is a must.  

Target age group: Although the pieces are created for ages 5 to 10, everyone is welcome to watch.

For more details, and to register, visit:


Pomegranate SWERVE presents

Pomegranate SWERVE presents Antigone 24x7, a play entirely reimagined by young adult actors and writers!

What has Sophocles' 500 BC tragic heroine, Antigone, been doing during the lockdown? We beam her right down to the present entirely reimagined by young adult actors and writers (17-19 years) who inhabit the lives of characters, some of them no older than themselves in this classical Greek tragedy. Rife with curfews and isolation as the world falls apart around them, they struggle to keep up shards of relationships and ideals. Bringing alive a universal text and setting it right in the middle of a lockdown, these performers shape a new way of theatre that transcends the stage and enters our homes

Produced entirely as a Zoom Play set in the city of Thebes, Antigone 24x7 delves into the motivations of emperor Creon, his son Haemon torn between the love of his life and his father, the daughters of Oedipus determined to protect their family honour and finally Antigone herself, driven by a mission to overcome the odds.

With a hauntingly original music score and an interactive audience experience, Antigone 24/7 is an immersive exploration of the 'virtual' possibilities of theatre.

Directed by Gerish Khemani

This unique online adaptation is by the same cast that adapted and performed the play at NCPA in 2014 and 2016. These teens have literally grown with the play as they adapted it at different points in their growing years and is a unique reflection of their own journeys as young adults

Please Note that this Digital Stream will be followed by a Live Interaction with the Cast and the Director of the play on Zoom

Pomegranate's Antigone is in the Mumbai Theatre Guide's top 10 Theatre picks in 2016!

Show Dates: 3rd & 4th October
Time: 5pm

For Ages 14 years and above
Tickets on




THINKARTS presents

Arts for Juniors - Online Sessions in October:

Arts For Juniors, presented in collaboration with Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata is an initiative for children to engage with, discover and explore the world of art, music and books through a range of diverse, exciting activities.
There are no fees for the sessions but prior registration is a must.

When: 3rd/10th/17th October - 11 am to 12:30 pm India Time, over Zoom
Medium of Communication: English
Target group: Ages 8 to 12 

Register here:


THINKARTS presents

Workshops for Children on Chittaprosad: (No creatives for these sessions yet)
Medium of Communication: English
There are no fees for the sessions but prior registration is a must.

Forgotten People
Age group: 13 – 18 

Date: 17 October (Saturday)

Time: 5.30 pm – 7 pm India Time, over Zoom

In this session, we will introduce the strong artworks that Chittaprosad created to portray the forgotten people and create an engagement around the context he inhabited and its echoes in the present context, through creative responses in the form of book covers and corresponding synopses from participants inspired by his work.

Register here:

Tell Me A Story
Age group: 9 – 12 

Date: 18 October (Sunday)

Time: 11 am – 12.30 pm India Time, over Zoom

We will introduce the artist to the participants with reference to his works for children. Taking inspiration from the 'Tell Me A Story Please' book that Chittaprosad had worked on, we will conduct a story-building session, by selecting a few paintings and encouraging children to come up with their own narratives for the paintings.

Register here:



The Creative Arts (TCA) established in 2002, imparts certified training in the Arts with a carefully curated curriculum developed over years of engagement and advised upon by eminent professionals in the art scene. The Creative Arts Academy (TCAA) is the latest development in this journey.

The Creative Arts Academy
announces Admissions Open for
3 Months Certificate Courses (Online)
Age: 16+ Adults
Beginning OCT, 2020

THEATRE  - Learn about important Acting & Voice tools and body movements!

WRITING - Develop your prose, poetry and imagination!

COMMUNICATION  - Enhance your confidence and public speaking skills!

So much, and much more, taught by experienced professionals!

Admissions Form and Details -
Contact : 9830775677

Or Email:

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