Friday, 24 January 2014 10:27
Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation (LCYTF) presents ‘MassK’, the Sinhala production of ‘An Enemy of the People’ by Henrik Ibsen on 25 January at Punchi Theatre at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
The LCYTF or better known as Play House-Kotte which was established as a voluntary organisation in 1981 by Somalatha Subasinghe, the veteran playwright and theatre director, with a view to promote in particular children’s and youth theatre and mainstream theatre in Sri Lanka, was made a Foundation under the Act No. 3 of 2007.
Over the years LCYTF has produced a repertoire of internationally acclaimed mainly musical theatre for children and youth and award winning mainstream theatre productions.
Today LCYTF is the leading producer of theatre for children and youth, and one of the major training and skill development centres for actors and other creative professionals in Sri Lanka.
With its theatre productions over the years, LCYTF has also been able to set new standards for the Sri Lankan theatre.
MassK is directed by Kaushalya Fernando. The cast of the play includes the youth artistes (2013 batch) who have successfully completed the Diploma Program in Drama and Theatre at LCYTF conducted by Kaushalya Fernando and Prasanna Mahagamage. The Diploma program entails all round training such as acting, script writing and analysis, directing, movement and vocal training.
Over 25 years, the LCYTF has been training numerous talented youths who are at present engaged in the work of both theatre and film industry at professional level in Sri Lanka.
MassK cast includes Shanaka Fernando, Geetha Alahakoon, Kumudini Wickramathanthri, Thilakshini Ratnayake, Geeth Ratnayake, Saviour Kanishka, Yashodha Rasanduni, Vimukthi Kirriella, Megha Colombage, Buddhika Edirisinghe, Chamara Gamethige, Poojana Dandeniya and Rohan Wijethunga.