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Trainers Forum is happy to announce the 2-day workshop on Using Drama and Theater in Training on 15th and 16th October, 2011, at Mumbai.

Perspective :

Dramatics and Theatre techniques are powerful mediums to make individuals reflect on their own behaviours in the organisation.

The workshop is divided into two parts:

1st part – The Actor in you

2nd part – The Trainer as an Actor

On Day 1, the participant refreshes on the basic nuances of Acting and understands the power of “Improv” as a tool of quick responses.

On Day 2 the participant explores usage of theatre in training using methodologies like Role Plays, Role Modeling, Forum Theatre, Scenario building for Skills Practice etc.,

About the Facilitator:

Ajit Kamath, Director, WizTalks - Ajit started lecturing in 1992, and has been in the space of Soft Skills Training since 1996. Since 2002 he started Training for Corporates' on topics such as Presentation Skills, Communication Skills, Team Building & Leadership. He has been associated with Theatre since 1988 and has acted, directed, written One-Act Plays for the amateur Theatre circuit and has also co-facilitated Drama workshops for children and young adults for 12 years. He has been using Theatre techniques in Training since early days and has been a Role-Player and a Forum Actor in International training deliveries.

For Day 1, the Co-Facilitator shall be:

Mr. Sunil Vishrani. Sunil who started as a child-actor has directed, written and acted in Plays. He has modelled for Advertisements too. He has regularly done cameos in "Tarak Mehta Ka Olta Chasma" and was one of the main characters in the popular serial "Papad Pol". He has been teaching Drama since 20 years and has been co-facilitating Drama workshops with Ajit since 15 years.


Day 1- The Actor Prepares



Breaking Free

Free up your body

Building energy through play

Each part of the body acts

An Actor prepares




Body Language

The ‘body’ communication


One gives action the other reacts. Audience gives feedback of how the reaction c ould have been different


Enacting (no voice)

Perform the given situation within limited time-frame.



Each person picks up a chit with a role and has to perform immediately for a minute using verbal & non-verbal communication.

Day 2 - The Trainer Prepares

Objective to Theatre

Training Objectives and conceptualizing usage of theatre

What goes

Which Theatre Format to be used:



Forum Theatre

Skills Practice with Scenarios

Skills Practice without Scenarios (participant situation)

Scene Building

Building Scenarios

Transitioning Scenarios to Acting


Debriefing to the objectives of the training

Facilitating the learning’s


Each participant trainer shall demonstrate usage of at least two formats to the group

Date : Saturday, 15th October and Sunday, 16th October 2011

Venue: Hotel Fortune Park, Eastern Express Highway, Jupiter Hospital Complex, Thane.


Rs. 7975/- (Seven Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy Five only), which is inclusive of Breakfast, Lunch, Training Material and of course, an eventful learning experience!)


For registration please forward a mail to before 6th October 2011. We have limited seats available for this workshop and registration will be on first come first served basis.

Please forward your cheque / demand draft favouring “Trainers Forum” payable at par at Mumbai for the above amount to:

Madhura Nene, D-1005/6, Lake Lucerene, Phase III, Lake Homes complex, Chandivali Studio Road, Powai, Mumbai. 400 076.


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