Our Theatre studio has been the birthplace of many original productions and creative journeys. It has hosted a diverse range of performances and continues to do so. The studio is also a rehearsal space for other theatre groups.
Being in a residential building, we have to ensure our work, which involves movement, projection of voice and intense body work, does not hamper the peace of building dwellers. We’ve had complaints in the past about noise and actors have worked hard to mitigate the effects of their work. This was an office space converted to a theatre studio and lacks soundproofing facilities. Yet there are ways in which we can insulate the studio to reduce the spread of sound, so that our work doesn’t travel to the homes of others. Even though they come at a cost, soundproofing measures are extremely necessary for us to take in order to co-exist with the surrounding area, else we run the risk of losing the space.
1) Operational costs include :
- UPS: Quoted at ₹ 31,000/-
- Soundproofing top panel: Quoted at ₹ 1,98,600
- Fabrication for doors to stop flooding + Roof repair + Window repair Quoted at ₹ 71,500/-
2) Rent and Operational costs: The studio rent , operational costs and other utility costs like drinking water etc come up to an Annual expenses : ₹ 2,40,000/- (₹ 20,000/- a month)
Apart from creating plays, Our Theatre also focuses on training young and upcoming actors to perfect their craft with an emphasis on preparing their bodies and enhancing the physical, non-verbal aspects of acting. We believe in active community engagement and collaboration. We take theatre to public spaces with our public intervention program See-Saw featuring short topical performances in public parks which entertain, engage, and provoke questions on issues of contemporary relevance.
Your contribution will not just help maintain a space but will sustain an active theatre community of actors, theatre makers and audience. Please help us reach our goal of Rs. 5,52,000 so that we can keep the space and the art that it supports alive.