Saturday, July 30, 2016

Gillo Bangalore Tour 2016

Gillo Theatre Repertory in Bangalore with three plays from 12th to 14th August 2016

We are a Mumbai based repertory that has been staging plays for children since 2010. Over the past six years we have produced more than twelve plays and staged nearly 300 shows across India. Each year we try to bring our latest work to Bangalore and stage performances across the city. In 2010 we brought Suar Chala Space Ko, in 2011 Kyun-Kyun Ladki, in 2013 Mister Jeejeebhoy and the Birds, Mind Your Head & Granny's Sari, in 2014 Taoos Chaman Ki Myna and in 2015 Hanuman Ki Ramayan & She-he-Shey.

This year we are bringing:
'A Silly Story of Bondapalli', a play based on Shamim Padamsee's book by the same name, directed by Timira Gupta
Suitable for 5 to 10 year olds and adults

'Gulabo Aur Parizaad', a play based on stories by Begum Qudsia Zaidi, directed by Shaili Sathyu
Suitable for 5 to 10 year olds and adults

'Wagabond', a short performance about a dog's view of his life, directed by Prasad Dagare
Suitable for 6 to 9 year olds and adults


The shows are as follows:

Fri 12th August - 5.30pm - WAGABOND at Alliance Francaise
Fri 12th August - 7.30pm - A SILLY STORY OF BONDAPALLI at Alliance Francaise

Sat 13th August - 10.30am - WAGABOND at Lightroom Bookstore (with a post show workshop for 1 hr)
Sat 13th August - 3.30pm & 7.30pm - A SILLY STORY OF BONDAPALLI at Ranga Shankara

Sun 14th August - 3.30pm & 7.30pm - GULABO AUR PARIZAAD at Ranga Shankara

Ticket booking is available online at:



Ticket booking at the venues shall begin a few days before the respective shows.

We look forward to seeing you in the audience, of course with many children in tow. If you would like to do a group booking (minimum 20 tickets), please write to us at

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

13 May 2016: Early Years Master Class with Roberto Frabetti

13-15 May 2016: Early Years Master Class with Roberto Frabetti

ASSITEJ India is happy to announce a master class on early years theatre in collaboration with Gillo Theatre Repertory by Roberto Frabetti of La Baracca, Bologna, Italy in Mumbai from 13th May to 15th May 2016.

Telling with Your Eyes
For actors, body and voice are two essential elements. Then, there are our eyes. Our eyes help us see something that is not there, but that has to become visible when, in the theatre, imageries come together. Our eyes create new bridges to cross, help us tell we are open and available, they establish a link, a relationship...a deep and strong one, however fleeting or temporary. Eyes underline things and guide us to see what happens, to recognise and share the details and cores of movement and images. Working on the way we use our eyes is crucial for actors, and vital when we are face to face with an audience of very young children.

A practical Master class on La Baracca’s thirty-year work of research on theatre for early years.

Who can Apply?
Theatre practitioners, teachers and educators, parents and students with background and interest in theatre, education or child development.

Members of ASSITEJ India will be given preference.

Venue: Shishuvan School, 426, Shraddhanand Road, Matunga, Mumbai 400019

Duration: 13th, 14th & 15th May, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm
Fees: Rs. 3000/- for ASSITEJ members (Max. 2 participants per member group)
Rs. 4500/- for non-members (Max.1 participant per institute/organisation)
The workshop fees include lunch and tea.
Age criteria: 18 years and above
Language of instruction: English
Application deadline: 15th April, 2016 
Application Form:

Please note: 
Limited seats.
The master class is not on first-come-first-serve basis. Applications will be reviewed and participation will be confirmed by 25th April, 2016.
Payment to be made after receiving a confirmation from Gillo.

Payment details shall be given over email with confirmation of participation. 

For more details: 
Mallika Sen Verma (Gillo Theatre Repertory) Phone: +91 99206 47476

About the Facilitator 
Roberto Frabetti is a pioneer in Early Years Theatre. He is the creative head of La Baracca-Testony Ragazzi in the city of Bologna, Italy. His theatre has created a hub for tiny tots from nursery schools, involving parents, teachers and theatre professionals from all over the world.

About La Baracca
Since 1986/87 season, La Baracca, with the collaboration of the Municipality of Bologna, has been developing the project “Ilteatro e il nido” (Theatre and crèche), a project dedicated to children under 36 months that attend the “Nidid’infanzia”, the public educational institutions for children 0-3. A research that the company kept developing through the years, and that involved and involves artists, pedagogues and teachers. It is from this experience that Small size projects and “Visioni di futuro, visioni di teatro” were born. An experience that allowed La Baracca to produce 37 shows for children between 1 and 3 years, created by following different approaches of mise en scene. The shows created can be really different one from the other: some of them, the ones that are best known abroad, are rich in body images, or focused on the artistic research on theatre and light, while other ones are full of words, surreal and passionate narration, funny and romantic stories.

“Spot”, directed by Roberto Frabetti was featured in Tifli-2015 in Delhi & Hyderabad
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