“Doing creative things today predicts improvements in well-being tomorrow. Full stop.” – Research outcome at Otago University, NZ
“Studying art can enhance communication and analytical skills, with an emphasis on both the seen and unseen.” – Amy Herman, TED speaker
To inculcate the habit of theatre-going which is not just a healthy social activity but also builds analytical skills and emotional positives in adult human beings, we believe the right time to start is during childhood.
YouAndMe Theatre runs a new state of the art black box performance space called VYOMA ARTSPACE AND STUDIO THEATRE. One of our cherished programs at Vyoma is to have school children visit Vyoma in order to watch plays specially designed for them and as mentioned above, to watch a play not only for children, but also plays about children. The watching of the play is followed by a Q&A session with the director and actors of the play. Children are encouraged to ask as many questions as they want about the content of the play, the moral/ethical question the play is addressing, and learnings to take away from the play.
What we have done so far in play-watching for children:
- Beyond the land of Hattamala, by Badal Sircar, for The Amaatra Academy, @ VYOMA.
- Run Into Yourself, for The Deccan International School, @ VYOMA.
- Whose Apple is it anyway..? for
~ Dum-Duma-Dum, a children’s theatre festival, at ATTA GALATTA
~ Public show at VYOMA ARTSPACE AND STUDIO THEATRE
~ Street play on Fuel Conservation for Indian Oil Company, at BAL BHAVAN, CUBBON PARK
~ Members of JUST BOOKS, SAHAKARNAGAR