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POSTED AT 07:57 AM 05-01-2019

Certificate in Acting Program 2019

Are you keen to study drama? Are you hardworking and ambitious to become a competent actor on stage, television and cinema? Then the Certificate in Acting program conducted by Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation (LCYTF) or popularly known as Somalatha Subasinghe Play House probably is the right and invaluable choice for you. 

The program includes all round training such as acting on stage and for television and cinema, script writing and analysis, directing, movement and vocal training. Somalatha Subasinghe Playhouse, for over 37 years has been training numerous talented youth who are at present engaged in professional level work of both the theatre and film industry in Sri Lanka. Somalatha Subasinghe Playhouse was established by late Somalatha Subasinghe in 1981 and later it was incorporated in the Parliament of Sri Lanka under Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation Act No. 3 of 2007. 

The duration of the program is six months. Within the period, 25 in class sessions will be conducted on a weekly basis. There will be one to two sessions per week mostly on Saturdays, Sundays or/and other public holidays (depending on the convenience of the participants). 

The primary focus of the course is on acting, directing, script writing and dance/musical theatre. Thus the participants will have the opportunity to learn free and structured movements, posture, body flexibility and physical balance, vocal training, pronunciation, voice projection, improvisation, plotting scenes, etc., along with the training in acting, directing and script analysis. 

The programme is primarily conducted by Kaushalya Fernando, who has obtained international level training on acting and actor training and who has won international awards and acclaimed for cinema acting and Prasanna Mahagamage, who has acquired national and international level experience on actor training. Acting for the camera training is conducted by Thisara Imbulana, an emerging young film director and script writer. In addition, other professional artistes from specialised fields will also conduct sessions.

Those who are interested in joining the program, primarily should possess a love for theatre and should be prepared to offer her/his full commitment to the training. Ambitiousness and Willingness to work hard is also expected. The candidates will be selected for the programme through an interview.       

The program is scheduled to commence in February 2019. Details of the program and application are available on playhousekotte org or 

facebook com/playhousekotte org You can also write to The Coordinator, Somalatha Subasinghe Play House, 166/1, Parliament Road, Kumbukgahaduwa, Kotte 10100 or call 075 9858001, 075 9858002.