Certificate in Acting Programme 2022

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Are you keen to study drama?  Are you hardworking and ambitious to become a competent artiste on stage, television and/or cinema? Then the Certificate in Acting Programme conducted by Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation (LCYTF) or popularly known as Somalatha Subasinghe Play House is the right choice for you. 

The programme includes all round training such as acting, script writing and analysis, directing, movement and vocal training. Somalatha Subasinghe Playhouse, for over 35 years has been training numerous talented youth who are at present engaged in professional level work of both the theatre and television and film industry in Sri Lanka. Somalatha Subasinghe Playhouse was established by 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 programme is eight months. Within this period, 32 in 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. Thus the participants will have the 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, plotting scenes, etc.

The programme is mainly conducted by Kaushalya Fernando who is a very 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. In addition, other professional artistes from specialised fields will conduct sessions.

Those who are interested in joining the programme, primarily should possess a love for theatre and should be prepared to offer her/his full commitment to the training. Ambition and Willingness to work hard is also expected.  The candidates will be selected for the programme through an interview.              

The programme is scheduled to commence in January 2022. Details of the programme 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.