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Summer Theatre Workshop 2017

Below is a poster of our 2017 Summer offering from May 10 – 23, 2017 for 9 – 13 year old tweens in Chennai.


The workshop will culminate in a small presentation by the participant children.

Pranav Dwaraknath is the workshop leader.


JUNGLE BUNGLES – story performance for tweens – June 2015

Touring Tales @ Hippocampus, Chennai

Touring Tales – a story performance by KK


The Bear&BeanBag Children's Theater, Chennai

BnB Theater

a grassroots theatre initiative of


brings to Chennai

a story performance for kids aged 7 – 12



EVENT: Story Performance (by KK)
DATES: 27 & 28 June, 2015
TIME: 7:15 – 8:30 p.m
VENUE: The Mandala, @ Spaces, #1, Elliot’s Beach Road
(1st building opp the Bessie Beach and right diagonal to Subway outlet)

Ever wondered what it is to take the easy way out and make a hard job of it? That’s what happened to a particular greedy croc and a particular lazy lion who rather preferred not to hunt! They venture out of the forest into the city… Many misadventures after, when they reached the city, what happens? Blimey, come discover what fun it is… On condition you necessarily bring at least one kid aged between 7 & 12. All are welcome, no need for Id card even if you’re above 18. Just remember to bring that child in you.

REQUEST: Click “Going” (on our FB page: ) only if you’re really coming along. Else there’s always LIKE button. We’re not looking to boost “Reached so many people” but look forward to your actual footfalls. Hope to see you there.

ABOUT : The Bear & Beanbag Children’s Theater was set up as an internal wing of Masquerade – the performance group, to channelise our theatrical endeavours and energies that would best concern to serve the interest of the children (5 to 7 year olds) and the tweens (8 to 12 year olds). We strongly believe in a non-exclusive community and our belief in theatre is so too. However, due to constraints of certain performance requirements, there are times when children cannot be brought into theatre for grown-ups. Hence to clearly draw lines, we set up Landing Stage Youth Theatre Group in 2001, Masquerade Youth Theatre in 2009 and The Bear and Beanbag Children’s in 2010. 

At Masquerade, we believe in talent development. Potential children are identified and training workshops are offered during Summer Holidays. A lot of these children between 8 and 12 keep returning to these workshops and when the reach 13, they transition into the Youth Theatre. At the Youth Theatre too similar process happens. Today we have about 5 of our group who started as children at 6 or 7 yrs and have either moved into MYT and even mainstream Masquerade. Our most experienced actor started as a 6 year old even before the founding days of The Bear and Beanbag and today has gone through 4 summers at MYT. She also occasionally makes her sallies into Masquerade.

So in case you liked our performance, think that our program sounds good, email us at and we’ll get back to you appropriately.


Summer Announcements from Masquerade for 2015

 Four for Summer from


The Bear & Beanbag Children’s

in collaboration with



Theatre First

a 10 day beginner’s workshop for

tweens 8 – 12 yrs

Dates: 11 May – 22 May (Weekends excluded)

Time: 10: 15 a.m – 12:00 noon

Venue: Kalpataru Hobby Centre (ECR)

For registration & details, call Ms. Seema – 9600037773


CAMP NEUVE 7 – MYT SUMMER 2015 for teens


It’s that time of the year at MYT!

Three weeks of Theatre Workshop for 13 – 19 year olds

Masquerade Youth Theatre, Chennai’s 7th season of Camp Neuve Summer Theatre Workshop for teens begins on 11th May, Monday.

The three-week intensive workshop on theatre essentials is a learn-as-you-practice module for teens aged 13-19 years and would run from 9:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m everyday from May 11th – 29th (weekends excluded). Workshop participants get to explore, create and hone their skills that include scripting, acting, stage management as well as the technical aspects.

The Workshop is divided into three inter-connected modules: Module 1 – Essentials for Theatre Actor; Module 2 – Actor and Space; Module 3 – Voices in the Head. The last module is a natural extension to the first two and is evolutionary; all three lead to the discovery of the self and of the participant as a socially responsive actor.

The workshop would extend into a proposed devised stage presentation for July. For workshop details, dress code and registration, email or call Masquerade at +91-98840-29865 or +91-99405-42821. Limited registrations, so call or email in early and register. Or follow the url to register:



a one-day learn’em-all-basics theater workshop

brought to you by Masquerade in collaboration with Dakshinachitra

Date: 14 May, 2015 (Thursday) – Time: 10:00 – 5:30 p.m – Age: 8 – 12 yrs

Registration & Further details, call Ms. Lakshmi, Dakshinachitra – 98417 77779

Pick-up at 8:30 a.m at Madras Crafts Foundation (MCF) office, Besant Nagar &

Drop back at MCF in the evening

It’s going to be a whale of a time by the shores in an exotic setting. Miss Not!
PS: The workshop will wind up with a small presentation by participants and certification


Residency Theater Weekend

a new sleep-over theater concept for Teens

facilitated by Masquerade in collaboration with Dakshinachitra

Dates: 16-17 May, 2015 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 10:00 a.m (Saturday) – 5 p.m (Sunday)
Age: 13 – 16 years

This exhaustive workshop will train passionate teens in Stagecraft, Story performance & Acting Essentials.

If you’re in the age group, you wouldn’t want to especially miss
the late night Bonfire Story Session or the theater at dawn

Registration & Further details, call Ms. Lakshmi, Dakshinachitra – 98417 77779

Pick-up on Saturday (16 May, 2015) at Madras Crafts Foundation (MCF) office, Besant Nagar &

Drop back at MCF in the evening on Sunday (17 May, 2015)

Call today. This is the 1st of its kind Residency theater for Teens in Chennai. A Unique Experience!!
PS: The workshop will wind up with a small presentation by participants and certification