In the months from August to December of 2019, Off-Kendrik organized a workshop in each month. It was mentored and directed by Sujoy De of New York. In each session approximately 15-20 people participated. Here is an excerpt of from the 5 workshop. #Workshop
Off-Kendrik organized a two-day theater workshop on July 21 and 22 at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts. With twenty participants, the workshop was directed by Damini Beni Basu, an actor and acting coach based in Kolkata but operating internationally. A student of the legendary Hollywood acting coach Eric Morris, Basu introduced the Eric Morris System of Acting, a rigorous technique of training method actors by guiding them to first confront their latent emotions, and then d
Off-Kendrik is now a larger group, with new members proposing creative ideas for future productions. For instance, an experimental workshop was planned early in 2018. The notion of “fake news”, which is central to current American political discourse, was chosen as the overarching theme for the workshop. Around January, a dialog prompt was provided by Jayanta Mukhopadhyay, which motivated four members (Mahua Sen Mukhopadhyay, Souvik Chattopadhyay, Chandreyee Lahiri and Nilay
Off-Kendrik held a two-day theater workshop on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the Riley Commons of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts. The regular members were joined by a few interested non-members, and the workshop was conducted by Dipankar Mukherjee, Artistic Director of Pangea World Theater of Minneapolis. There were sixteen participants of various ages and both genders, with a ten-year-old girl as the youngest of the team. A recent s
After its first retreat in November 2009, Off-Kendrik had its second retreat from November 18 to 21, 2011 at the same rented house in Cape Cod. The group’s primary objective this year was to explore possibilities of a future production stemming from Sukumar Ray’s “Ha Ja Ba Ra La”.
The workshop took three forms, albeit with a common goal: characterization. In the first phase, each of seven individuals drew on one character from “Ha Ja Ba Ra La” to improvise in the face of an
Fifteen members of Off-Kendrik had a weekend retreat (from November 14 to 16, 2009) at a rented house in Cape Cod. In addition to its usual leisurely chats (aka bh(N)atano, or adda in Bangla), the group discussed several prospective scripts and possibilities of future endeavors.
Samuel Beckett’s minimalist play “Catastrophe” served as a point of departure for one interesting workshop, which unfolded in two phases. First, one person (“director”) guided one or more individual