Certificate in Acting Program | Sunday Observer

Certificate in Acting Program

3 January, 2021

A Certificate in Acting Program for those who are ambitious to become artistes on stage, television and/or cinema is conducted by the Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation (LCYTF) or popularly known as the Somalatha Subasinghe Play House.

The program includes all round training, such as acting, script writing and analysis, directing, movement and vocal training. The Somalatha Subasinghe Playhouse, for over 35 years has been training youth who are engaged in professional level work of the theatre, television and film industry in Sri Lanka. The Playhouse was established by the late Somalatha Subasinghe in 1981 and later it was incorporated in the Parliament of Sri Lanka under LCYTF Act No 3 of 2007.

The duration of the program is eight months. Thirty-two class sessions will be conducted on a weekly basis. There will be one to two sessions per week on Saturdays, Sundays and/or other public holidays.

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

The program is conducted by Kaushalya Fernando who is an experienced artiste in theatre acting, training and teaching in Sri Lanka with international exposure. She is supported by Prasanna Mahagamage, Nilanka Dahanayaka, Chamila Priyanka, Mayura Perera and Thisara Imbulana in the areas of acting for camera, directing, script writing and analysis. Other professional artistes from specialised fields will also conduct sessions.

The program will commence in February 2021. Details of the program and application are available on www.playhousekotte.org or facebook/Playhousekotte.org. You can also write to The Coordinator, Somalatha Subasinghe Play House, 166/1, Parliament Road, Kumbukgahaduwa, Kotte 10100 or call 075 9858002, 077 0881708 for more information.