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Breaking Open
Characters

Ekalavya

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Duration

COMMITMENT

10 HOURS

No. of classes

NO. OF CLASSES

38 SESSIONS

Course price

COURSE PRICE

INR 999

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What You
Will Learn

What You Will Learn

The Best Online Acting Classes for Beginners

Our course teaches you different methods about how to build a character from real life. We teach you to do this through observation, investigation and imagination. As an in-demand beginner acting classes online, this course takes you on a journey to get into the skin of a character.

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Observation of self and others

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Tool kit to create your own characters

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Character-driven closing performance

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Insight into the world of characters

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Observation of self and others

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Use of imagination

Puja Sarup

Can you imagine a life without movies… a life without songs, and plays? There are many interesting characters around us… characters that make us laugh, characters that make us cry, characters that make us believe.”

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Know Your Facilitator

  • Actor and Theatre Director, Co-Founder of Patchwork Ensemble
  • Alumna of Hèlikos International School of Theatre Creation, Italy
  • 50+ characters played in 17 years of acting and theatre-making

Course Modules

Course Overview

‘Breaking Open Characters’ is a course for every performing artiste, actor, and storyteller.

Through our online acting classes, you will be introduced to a wide range of acting styles. Before you begin, your facilitator will brief you on what you will need to excel as an actor. The facilitator will then work with you to help you achieve your acting goals.

Observing Self and Others

देख भाई देख

In this module, you will be introduced to body postures and mannerisms. You will hone your observational skills and voice to find and develop a character.

Key Takeaways

  • The art of observation in drama
  • Quick and impactful warm-ups
  • Introduction to a monologue

Investigating Characters

सवाल जवाब का खेल

In this module, we will give you the tools to investigate and research. You will learn how to conduct a search to find information about your characters.

Key Takeaways

  • Resources for conducting character research
  • Discovering clues and hints
  • Introduction to character building questionnaire

Art of Imagination

ख़यालों की दुनिया

In this module, you will embark on a journey to explore the tools of imagination that will help you in acting and character development.

Key Takeaways

  • The power of listening
  • Storytelling, objects, and characters
  • Complete character building questionnaire

Transforming into a Character

भेस बदलना

In this module, you will learn how to completely transform into your character’s mind and body, and perform it with a monologue.

Key Takeaways

  • Animal exercises
  • Character voice and body language
  • Costume and makeup
  • Final Performance

Going Forward

The facilitator will share a summary of the course and help you draw some conclusions from the experience.

As you continue your journey as an Ekalavya, you will have the support of your facilitator as they share some final tips and tricks.

Certification

Benefits of the Certification

On completing our online acting classes, you will earn a certificate of completion, which is jointly endorsed by Ekalavya and Drama School Mumbai.

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Jointly
Certified

from the best school for theatre education

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Mark of
Excellence

in innovative training methods with a progressive formal course

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Access to
Industry Networks

of top DSM faculty and leading practitioners

Is this course
for you?

Is this course for you?

Learn how to build a character and develop skills to master it. Our online acting classes can help you craft stories that excite and inspire your audience. Whether you are an aspiring actor looking to hone your skills, or you just want to discover your creative potential, this course will equip you with the right tools.

Learn how to build a character and develop skills to master it. Our online acting classes can help you craft stories that excite and inspire your audience. Whether you are an aspiring actor looking to hone your skills, or you just want to discover your creative potential, this course will equip you with the right tools.

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Rethinking Theatre Education

At Ekalavya, we find innovative solutions to reimagine formal acting and theatre training that is designed and delivered to be effective online. Our key focus is to make all our online drama lessons practice based to give the best learning experience.

Ekalavya’s Unique Features
Affordable Rs. 999 per course
Manageable Commitment Bite-sized, Self-paced & Flexible acting classes online
Unique Format Practice & exercise based, Interactive and experiential online courses
Time Required Anytime, Anywhere
Pace of Learning Customizable and flexible submission timelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to all the questions that might simmer in your mind before you take the course.

If these FAQs do not answer your queries, feel free to reach us at connect@staging-ekalavya.kinsta.cloud.

Do I need any skill sets to join your online acting courses?

Our online acting classes are for individuals with little to no experience in theatre. It is also suitable for people who are already engaged in the practice of the dramatic arts. All you need is the desire to learn and the dedication to excel. If you are looking for beginner acting classes online, look no further than us.

How will this course benefit me if I want to pursue acting?

‘Breaking Open Characters’ provides important insights on how to build a character. You can render clear, specific characters through observation, interpretation and by developing an imaginative eye - all of which require analysis and careful study that this course will cover.

How long will it take for me to complete this course?

This course has 3 hours of active video content and online drama lessons. We recommend spending at least 6 to 10 hours practicing these exercises. After all, practice makes perfect. You should also spare 3 hours for a character-driven performance task that you will need to submit at the end of the course.

How long will I have access to the course materials?

Once you enrol, you will have access to all the course materials for three months.