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Sun, Jul 28


Sanskriti Kala Kendra

Workshop: Stage Design for Live Performance

An introductory workshop on designing, recording, creating and operating soundscapes for theatre, dance and other performances.

Workshop: Stage Design for Live Performance
Workshop: Stage Design for Live Performance

Time & Location

Jul 28, 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 

Workshop: Stage Design for Live Performance

An introductory workshop on conceptualizing, designing and executing stage design for theatre, dance and other performances.

🗓️ Sunday July 28

⏰ 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 7th July 2024 by purchasing the available Early Bird ticket.


This 2-hour workshop delves into the intricate world of stage design for theatre, dance, and other live performances. Participants will explore various critical aspects of stage design, including set design and properties, audience and performer placement, working with diverse objects, materials, and elements, and integrating audio, lights, and other scenographic components.

 During the workshop, participants will: 

  • Learn Stage Design Techniques: Understand the principles of creating a cohesive visual and auditory experience for the audience through effective stage design.
  • Explore the Design Process: Gain insights into the entire design process, from interpreting the script to collaborating with the director and other creative team members.
  • Examine Recent Productions: Review examples of recent stage productions in India and globally, analyzing their design elements and conceptual approaches.
  • Consider Stage Design as a Performer: Reflect on the role of stage design as an equal performer, integral to the storytelling and emotional impact of the performance.
  • Engage in Practical Application: Work with a sample script to create a basic stage design using established methodologies. Participants will also be introduced to the iterative design process, transitioning from conceptual sketches to model building and actual construction,

By the end of the workshop, participants will have:

  • A practical understanding of the skills required to be a successful stage designer.
  • Techniques to develop and execute stage designs that enhance live performances.
  • Insights into the collaborative nature of stage design, working closely with directors and other creative professionals.

Note: This workshop is open to all kinds of storytellers, directors, performers and creative souls who are interested in stage design. No prior experience or skills are needed. 


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. 


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: Jul 07, 11:00 AM GMT+5:30
    +₹29.98 service fee
  • Workshop Pass - Regular

    +₹37.48 service fee



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