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Sun, Jul 14


Sanskriti Kala Kendra

Workshop: Devising with Artificial Intelligence

An introductory workshop on using AI tools for scriptwriting, designing, media generation and storytelling for theatre, dance and other performances.

Workshop: Devising with  Artificial Intelligence
Workshop: Devising with  Artificial Intelligence

Time & Location

Jul 14, 2024, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM GMT+5:30

Sanskriti Kala Kendra , Anandagram, Mehrauli-Gurgaon Rd, Anand Gram, Aya Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110047, India

About the event

Kaivalya Plays invites you to 



An introductory workshop by Gaurav Singh Nijjer on using AI tools for scriptwriting, designing, media generation and storytelling for theatre, dance and other performances. 

🗓️ Sunday July 14

⏰ Runs 4:30pm to 6:30pm

📍 Sanskriti Kala Kendra, Aya Nagar, South Delhi 

🎟️ INR 1499/- per participant. Get 20% off on booking on or before 22nd June 2024 by purchasing the available Early Bird ticket.


This workshop will introduce the use of artificial intelligence technologies (ChatGPT, Dall E etc) and their use in live performance, across text generation, voice/audio generation, image generation and video generation. Using the tenets of improvisational theatre as building blocks, participants will be invited to explore how they can incorporate AI into their creative process of building a theatrical production. Participants discover different ways of using AI as a starting point for their creative and devising process, overcome creative obstacles and find inspiration for text, movement, action and scenography. 

The workshop will cover:

  • Introduction to AI tools and hands-on exploration through interactive activities and games
  • Overview of the current use of AI in theater and performance, including examples of performances that incorporate AI elements
  • Exploration of the challenges and ethical considerations that arise when using AI in theater, such as the potential loss of human expression and the impact on audience engagement
  • Analysis of the impact of AI on the future of theater and performance, including the potential for new forms of artistic expression and audience interaction.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the potential applications and challenges of using AI in theater and performance. They will also be invited to consider how AI can be used to create innovative and dynamic performances and contribute to the development of new forms of artistic expression.

Note: This workshop is open to all kinds of storytellers, performers, designer and creative souls, no prior technical experience is needed. Participants are required to bring their laptops to the workshop as it will be a hands-on, practice-led learning experience. 


Gaurav Singh is a theatre-maker, creative technologist and designer from New Delhi, India whose artistic works explore technology and media in live performance. He brings together his experience in design, digital cultures and data to explore new ways of engaging audiences, in the theatre, at home and elsewhere. He is one-half of the Delhi-based theatre collective Kaivalya Plays and works as a freelance artist with artist collectives in India, United Kingdom and Europe. He recently completed the German Chancellor Fellowship where he conducted a 12-month arts research project on digital theatre and hybrid performances with the Berlin-based Rimini Protokoll. Gaurav studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London as a Chevening Scholar. His recent artistic works include ABSURDO (2023), Mining Hate (2023), Climateprov (2023), Trust Me, It’s a Forward (2023) The Amazing Flabby Breasted Virgin & Other Sordid Tales (2022) and Lifeline 99 99 (2021). As a creative technologist, his work often brings live audio, coding, live camera and video, digital platforms, APIs, automations and other digital technologies and tools onto the stage. He has previously received the Parivartan Artistic Research grant for AI in Indian Theatre, the AI to Amplify Fellowship by Goethe Institut, the Stage Jame #4 grant by Schaubude Berlin, the Befantastic AI Arts Fellowship, C3: Creativity, Codes and Community and other grants to support his work in technology in theatre. Gaurav has previously developed two AI-integrated theatre projects, the first being CLIMATEPROV, an interactive, improvised play about climate change with human and AI performers as well as Kaivalya Play’s MINING HATE, that brings AI and creative coding on stage to bring forth the role of technology in the mis/disinformation age. He also worked on an AI video model for the German theatre company Rimini Protokoll’s new production LA’DANSE DE AMAZON. 


Kaivalya Plays is a performing arts and production company led by Varoon P. Anand as its Artistic Director and Gaurav Singh Nijjer as its General Manager. Since 2012, they have worked consistently, been very noisy, and built transcultural associations across India and the world. Their artistic work includes original, devised theatre performances which are multilingual, interactive and hybrid, use technology and media on stage as well as are built using techniques of improvisational, documentary and physical theatre. Their work includes live performances, education and training, community arts programs, producing guest performances, and more. Improvisational theatre is the cornerstone of Kaivalya’s artistic practice, which they apply to arts programs focused on artistic development, language learning, mental health and wellbeing, gender and representation, and multicultural performances, among other areas. They have received multiple artistic commissions and grants, such as EU MediaFutures Artist for Media grant, Goethe Institut’s Refunction and Gender Bender grants, amongst others. Their recent artistic work includes ABSURDO (2023), Mining Hate (2023), Ollantay (2022), Lifeline 99 99 (2021), Luz Negra (2020) How To Disappear Completely and Never be Found (2020), Unravel (2019), amongst others. Most recently, they received the Creativity Pioneers Fund 2023 from the Moleskine Foundation. 


  • Workshop Pass - Early Bird

    Sale ends: Jun 22, 11:00 AM GMT+5:30
    +₹29.98 service fee
  • Workshop Pass - Regular

    +₹37.48 service fee



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