Activities for Children (CAC-Prog) by Somalatha Subasinghe Play House | Sunday Observer

Activities for Children (CAC-Prog) by Somalatha Subasinghe Play House

Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation (LCYTF) or popularly known as the Somalatha Subasinghe Play House commences its next session of the program, ‘Creative Activities for Children’ on January 6, 2018.

Children from ages four to fourteen can take part in the program. The prime objective is to develop the child’s mental and physical aspects and enhance artistic taste, cheerfulness and the playful sense of the child through aesthetic experiences. Therefore, this program can be considered as an extracurricular learning that supplements the formal education the child gets in school. The program gives the child the opportunity to learn the basics of enjoying and appreciating music, free movement, dance and rhythmic movement, acting and language, art, singing, puppetry and handwork.

The program is conducted by Kaushalya Fernando, Dr. Chandana Aluthge and Mayura Perera. The late Mrs Somalatha Subasinghe founded the Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation in 1981 to promote theatre productions and performances specifically for children and youth, training of actors, and research on theatre studies. This organization is at present the topmost institution for children’s and youth theatre productions in Sri Lanka. Since 1981 the organization has produced a repertoire of mainly musical theatre for children and youth and mainstream art theatre productions and performed them in the island as well as abroad. This institution was incorporated in Parliament in January 2007 under the Act of Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation, No. 3 of 2007 to further its quest for the young audiences in the country.

This program is conducted on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. at the Battaramulla Lion’s Club Activity Centre. For details send in a stamped envelop addressed to: the Coordinator, Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation, No. 166/1, Buddhist Institute Avenue, Parliament Road, Kumbukgahaduwa, Kotte 10100. Details of the program are also available on www.playhousekotte.org, and FB/playhousekotte.org. Details can also be obtained by phoning 075 9858001. 

 

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