The third orientation meeting of the 16th season of Thespo attracted theatre lovers from across the city of joy, Kolkata on 27th July, 2014 at the Dew Drop Dance Studio. The orientation meeting was organized as the initial phase of Thespo 16’s journey to interact with budding and potential participants. The Orientation Meetings are a point of contact as well as a roadmap to the annual journey of the buzzing affair.
Titled Thespo 16 “Plug-In to the Tamasha”, the event started with a workshop on “Building a Character” by Quasar Thakore Padamsee. The workshop intended to serve as a catalyst building individual skills that theatre enthusiast can use in their everyday life situations. It was an additional inspiring hands-on learning experience for the participants. The event then proceeded by the opening song followed by screening of the Thespo AV. Followed by this the plans for Thespo 16 were introduced to the attendees during the meeting.
Quasar Thakore Padamsee, Artistic Director, QTP which manages Thespo says, “We are extremely excited about Thespo 16. The turnout has been amazing and we are looking forward to some excellent talent coming up this year. We are scheduled to head around more cities in the country for more orientations, so that we can spread the Thespo message to the rest of India.”
Thespo invites anyone and everyone who is below the age of 25 years and has an inclination for Theatre and also those who are willing to showcase their talent either through Acting, Direction, Music, Writing, Designing, Photography, or any other theatre related activity.
The orientation meets helps to share information about Thespo, its past activities, brief people on how they can participate in the movement and what’s lined up for Thespo 16. It draws attention to the wide range of activities being conducted so that interested youngsters can maximize their participation in Thespo by either staging a play or participating in a short performance, a Mime, Poetry Reading or Monologues. One can even attend workshops, design posters, write articles for the Thespo Magazine or join the organizing team.
Thespo, which is a grand platform for young performing artists, witnesses a flock of people each year from different cities and cultures having one thing in common - love for theatre! A thrilling atmosphere where nascent actors, dancers, musicians and writers gel with people having similar passion; it’s a perfect place for the youth looking forward to enhance their talent, share their ideas and of course get noticed!
Writers, Directors, Actors, Musicians, College Students, Youth Theatre Groups, Professional Theatre Groups, Journalists, Theatre Lovers, Thespo Alumni and Friends of Thespo (FOT), the gates are open for all to come and find out how you can be a part of the next generation of theatre-wallahs.
The Thespo 16 Orientation Meeting will be held at seven cities across India which are Mumbai, Nagpur, Kolkata, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Pune, and Delhi (in order).
For more information, visit www.thespo.org