UnWrap: Transformational ecstatic theatre workshop – led by Mrinal Gautam and Prasanna Hambarde

Ecstatic theatre relies on empathy rather than on intellect, an experiential work through modalities of applied Improvisation theatre and explorations of emotional access within us to peep into our childlike state and wisdom of age. Improvisation, or Improv, is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Often, improvisers will take a suggestion from the audience, or draw on some other source of inspiration to get started. It is rooted in being in the moment and spontaneity.

About the workshop:
Awaken your inner light through play. Playfulness is at the core of improvising with life experiences. It makes a good situation wonderful and a bad situation comfortable. But where does playfulness hide? How do you bring it out in yourself? Through a series of fun games, probing exercises and reflection on yourselves we will find your ‘play’. This ecstatic theatre workshop is a research space to explore different hidden parts of us while having fun discovering new perspectives.

Takeaways from the workshop:
– Accepting Other People’s Ideas (Yes, and…)
– Fully Committing to Whatever You Decide to Do
– Look at Failure as a Way of Learning
– Be Comfortable with the Uncomfortable Through Repetition
– Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously
– Sometimes It’s Better to Go with the Flow Instead of Trying to Plan Everything
– Everyone Brings Something Unique to the Table

Skills you will learn through play:
– Learning to live in the present
– Listening
– Teamwork and uplifting others
– Treating mistakes as “gifts”
– Commitment
– Spontaneity

Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is open to anyone above the age of 16 years.

About the facilitator

Mrinal Gautam- Deep experiential curiosity about human behaviours and his fears introduced him to Improv theatre around 5 years back. He has been practising it as a student and a facilitator since then. He is passionately interested in “transformative improv” based on emotional intelligence and flow.

Prasanna Hambarde- An actor and acting coach who has undergone formal theatre training at the National School of Drama in New Delhi. His field of expertise encompasses subjects such as voice and speech, psychophysical acting, posture and movement awareness, and relaxation.

Dates: 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24 December 2023.
Maximum number of participants – 20

Registration Amount for the workshop: 1000rs
Registration amount is not the charge for the workshop it’s for confirmation of participation.

We are offering this program on a Pay as you like basis in service of Deerpark Institute. Donation boxes for the facilitators for hosting the workshop and Deerpark Institute for providing the logistics and support would be available on the 4th and the 5th day of the workshop.

This means that you can contribute according to your unique financial situation, your contribution will be appreciated.

For more information and booking (food, accommodation and payment) contact: Info@deerpark.in
For registrations email: gmrinalg@gmail.com
For the workshop/related queries contact: gmrinalg@gmail.com or prasanna_h1@yahoo.com



Dec 20 - 24 2023


Deer Park Institute, Bir
Deer Park Institute