“If you take a child to the theater, not only will they practice empathy, they might also laugh
uproariously, or come home singing about science, or want to know more about history, or tell you
what happened at school today, or spend all dinner discussing music, or learn how to handle conflict,
or start becoming future patron of the arts”
– Lauren Gunderson
Philosophy: Theatre is a safe space to express emotions in a healthy manner. Theatre not only teaches the value of art,
it also inculcates the qualities of empathy, better understanding of values & morals and the ability to communicate better.
We believe, children’s theatre is no child’s play.
THEATRE FOR CHILDREN
Play : Whose Apple is it… Anyway
Using a combination of Puppetry and Live actors, this childrens’ play speaks about peaceful co-existence of all beings, in the backdrop of a Vikram-Betaal story.
Three self-entitled living beings – a cockroach, a four-legged carnivore and a two—legged omnivore also known as a human being,
fight for a mysterious apple that appears out of nowhere. Each claims that the apple belongs to them.
A strange being that looks like an alien stumbles into this situation and is made the judge as each of them present their case for owning the apple. The strange being makes a judgement that leaves them open-mouthed and red-faced.
A metaphorical play about how the earth tolerates the selfishness of its inhabitants, it makes children AND adults
question whether the earth and its resources belong to us. It encourages children to think about the virtue of giving versus a mindset of entitlement.
Performed at –
Dum Duma Dum – Childrens Theatre Festival – Atta Galata
Tortilla Theatre Festival – Alliance Francaise
Vyoma Artspace and Studio Theatre
Just Books, Sahakarnagar
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THEATRE BY CHILDREN
YouAndMe Theatre collaborates and organizes the annual day for your school, end-to-end. We train the kids in Drama, Dance, Music, and Puppetry, and bring them all together under one single mega production.
After discussions with the school, we come up with a concept, script it to suit the number of kids performing, compose and record our own music and train the kids for the performance.
What the kids will learn will not merely be an ‘annual day show’ in that:
- The presentation will be as close to a professional theatrical production as possible
- Every presentation of ours has had/will have, a life lesson (moral, ethical and empirical) that the children will take away in accordance with the best traditions of a kids’ show.
What we have done so far in the area of School annual days:
- Conception, training and production of the AmaatraAcademy annual day show @ MLR Whitefield
- Conception, training and production of 8 shows for the MahilaSeva Samaja annual day show @ Unnati, MSS Auditorium
- Conception, training and production of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of SamvedSchool (AV Education Society) @ Nimhans Convention Centre