Friday, June 25, 2010

SATURDAY DRAMA CLUB - Starts on 28 Aug 2010

About the Group
GILLO, established in 2009, is an independent children's media group based in Mumbai. Our area of work spans from education to the arts and media. Our theatre wing aims to produce plays specially written and designed for children, with a focus on indigenous content and the Indian context. We also plan to start drama clubs; conduct theatre workshops and training for children, teachers and parents; and organise other activities that engage children with the theatre arts. Our first venture under the theatre project is a Hindi play titled Suar Chala Space Ko which premiered in May 2010 at the Prithvi Summertime in Mumbai.

About the Club
SATURDAY DRAMA CLUB is a popular concept all over the world. We at GILLO are providing this opportunity for children to explore theatre and its allied arts. Participants shall work with our actors, musicians, dancers and designers in sessions that have a workshop style format and integrated activities. Any Theatre activity provides an opportunity for building teamwork, confidence, developing speech skills, igniting creativity, expressions, exploring one’s body and self image and so on. Yet, we are not offering a formal ‘drama class’ or ‘theatre training’ for children. The purpose is to expose children to various elements of theatre, in an interactive, fun-filled manner. Activities shall cover Theatre and the Allied Arts: Games and exercises to develop diction, expression, movement and other acting skills; Mime and movement; Puppetry, Mask making, story-telling, theatre appreciation, costume and set making, poster design, etc. The medium of instruction shall be Hindi, Marathi and English. Participants should have the time to attend the club regularly from August/September 2010 to May 2011 so that the continuity of sessions is not lost.

The SATURDAY DRAMA CLUB shall be conducted by the GILLO Team:
Shaili Sathyu, Mithila Lad, Hetal Varia, Pooja Pant, Subodh Surve, Sharvari Deshpande, Siddharth Jhaveri, Navyata Malkani, Abir Patwardhan and assissted by actors from our theatre group.

For Registration form - email us at

  • Age group: 7 to 12 yearsMaximum participants: 20
  • Duration: August/September 2010 to May 2011
  • Sessions: Total 30 sessions
  • Timings: 4pm to 7pm (Average 3 Saturdays per month. Will be adjusted as per participants school exams, main festivals, our theatre shows, etc)
  • Venue: Akshara High School, Plot No.1, RSC 12, Sector 8, Charkop, Kandivili West, Mumbai 400067
  • Fees: Rs.6000/- per annum (can be paid in 2 instalments)

Submit your registration forms:
  • By email to
  • By post to GILLO, 4 Sagar Sameep, Nehru Nagar CHS, Kishore Kumar Marg, Juhu Tara, Mumbai 400049
  • Dropbox at Akshara High School

Registration dates
  • Last date for submission of form is 25th August 2010
  • Fees to be paid latest by 28th August 2010
  • First workshop session on Sat 28th August 2010 from 4pm to 7pm

Facebook Group: GILLO
Phone: Hetal Varia 9869000354 / Shaili Sathyu 9820593736

1 comment:

  1. Registration is closed for 2010-2011 batch.
    Thank you.