The Drama pod at Inventure Academy is a common interest group, where in both students and teachers come together for the love of Theatre.
We have used this Drama Pod as a platform to express our ideas for change and progress in India.
HORN NO K PLEASE is more of a public art show. It is an awareness program, where we tackle the issue of Sound pollution. Our mission is not to lay down rules but to make sure that an understanding reaches the public in a simple yet creative way! Unnecessary honking proves to be one of the most unfortunate side effects of Bangalore city’s progress. We chose the form of the street play as it has always been used to propagate social and political messages and to create awareness amongst the masses regarding critical issues. Street theatre breaks the formal barriers and approaches the people directly.
This is also a great learning experience for children as they are also educated about the issue while carrying out a different kind of production. The acting team consists of 26 children who are from grade 6. We will be performing at the MG Road (Jewels de Paragon) signal on 9th February, 2010. Each performance lasts for about 3 minutes, we will be visible at 3 signals and we hope to perform 9 times.
Parents are welcome to come and watch!!
Our Media Pod Journalist Sharon Roy of Grade 6 B interviews a Participant Anusha Ramji:
Q1. What is the play about?
Actually it is not a play; it is called a public art show. We want to tell the public our opinion on sound pollution, basically honking.
Q2. What are you doing to prepare for the show now?
Currently, we are giving the finishing touches to our props. Mainly we are using traffic colors seen on sign boards – red, black and white. We are also practicing.
Q3. How do you fell right now?
I am very excited because it is something different from other plays. It is a bit more difficult to tell people what they think without speaking. We are just using props and there will only be action and our cues are pretty tight. If one person doesn’t start their part at the right time, the whole thing may be a disaster. The signal lasts only for three minutes.
Q4. Would you like to say anything else?
Our play has three main points that we want to focus on which is deafness, panic and accidents. We hope that all the viewers to take this seriously because honking has a big impact.
Q5. Do you think it will work out well?
Our Christmas play was a huge success. I am just hoping for the best.
After hearing this I think this play really will be a great success. I think they would be able to spread this important message throughout the city.
- Sharon Roy