Support Dramebaaz To Bring The Performer In 150 Kids In Mumbai

"There is theatre in life, obviously and there is life in theatre" - Charlie Kaufman

Dramebaaz is an initiative started by Teach for India fellows that uses theatre to empower students with the essential life skills to become confident and creative agents of social change.

This year, 150 children from 15 low-income schools in Mumbai will get a chance to showcase their plays on stage.These children are mentored by Teach for India fellows teaching in the schools and also by theatre experts periodically.

What is unique about this children theatre festival?
The complete ownership from script writing to characterization to prop designing to acting is with the children. Its their sole creation that goes on the stage.The mentor ship during Dramebaaz is designed in order to render four very important life skills to children- Problem-solving, Collaboration, Confidence, and Self-esteem. These skills are periodically self-assessed with the help of a student-friendly rubric ensuring children reflect on their learning.

Your funds will bring a smile on 150 little faces : How you ask?

The children will be given an opportunity to showcase their plays at a final event in Bangalore. Your funds will go towards organizing that event.
  1.  A stupendous venue for the event
  2. Arrange transport for all the children ensuring their safety
  3.  Prizes, goodies and medals (remember how much you loved this as a kid )
  4. Yummy yummy food for the little ones (this they will never forget)
  5. Super cool sound and light system to enhance their already super performances :)
About the team
Founders Prasanth Nori and Soumya Kavi co-founded Dramebaaz in 2015. During their Fellowship with Teach For India, they saw a lot of potential in teaching children using theatre and hence started Dramebaaz.

Read more about Dramebaaz:
Link to our Facebook page
Article on Dramebaaz in The Better India
Article on Dramebaaz in Logical Indian
Article on Dramebaaz in Campus Diaries
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20th February 2017
Dear Supporters,

We are delighted to inform you that Team Dramebaaz successfully organized a theatre show at Grant Road, Mumbai. They rented a hall - which belongs to a 108-year-old NGO Seva Sadan Society – for the kids to perform.

On 12th February, 250 kids from 14 schools of Mumbai came together and put up a fantastic show. From script writing and prop designing to acting it out on stage, the kids took great interest in utilizing this opportunity to their full potential. A few plays were humorous, whereas the other plays covered a wide range of social issues such as child abuse, alcoholism, transgender, etc. It is wonderful to learn how kids are getting more and more aware of such issues!

Here are a few pictures from the show:



The talented kids with their mentors - TFI fellows.
Your contribution helped in providing the kids with food, transport, certificates, medals and trophies. The event was graced by some well-known personalities from cinema and theatre fraternity. Mr. Kamod, who has worked with the script writers of famous Bollywood movies like Barfi, Gangs of Wasseypur, etc. judged the kids. Accompanying him, there were two other judges -  Meredith, a German girl who works with the National Centre for the Performing Arts, and Deepika, who works with an NGO named Karmayog. “It was an amazing experience! The kids really loved acting. They came up with such innovative stories,” says Ravi Kumar, a TFI fellow.

How we say one step leads to another? The platform provided the kids of Elia Sawart High School to showcase their play – Tamasha – at Good Graffiti Festival, organized by Karmayog on 19th February at CIDCO Urban Haat in Navi Mumbai. Here are a few pictures from the event:


The entire team of Draamebaaz has expressed their heartfelt gratitude to you all in helping them with providing such a great opportunity to the kids. Your support has encouraged the young minds in exploring their imagination and confidently bringing it out in front of a large audience.

THANK YOU!!

Team Milaap

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