Community Theatre Workshop

Community Theatre Workshop

Unique Id of VO/NGO CH/2010/0028293

Registration Details

Registered With Registrar of Societies
Type of NGO Registered Societies (Non-Government)
Registration No 2321
Copy of Registration Certificate Available
Copy of Pan Card Available
Act name
City of Registration Chandigarh
State of Registration CHANDIGARH
Date of Registration 08-07-1994


Name Designation Pan Card Aadhaar Card
gschani Chief Functionary Available Available
Ira Chairman Available Available
Jaswinder Secretary Available Available
Sukhmani Treasurer Available Available
Mandhir Member Available Available
Harmeet Member Available Available
Jasjeet Member Available Available
Gyandeep Member Available Available
Preeti Member Available Available

Sector/ Key Issues

Key Issues Art & Culture,Children,Education & Literacy,Environment & Forests,Human Rights,Right to Information & Advocacy,Women's Development & Empowerment,Youth Affairs,
Operational Area-States
Operational Area-District

FCRA details

FCRA Available FCRA Registration no.
Not Available Not Available

Details of Achievements

The crux of CTW’s work lies in the facilitation of dialogue within the community thru Community Theatre. The search has been for alternatives to the traditional frontal methods of communication in theatre as well as out side of it. For this purpose we have used community theater, films, the audio-visual, organized activities in community and public spaces, and used other formal and non-formal communication media to reach out to people.
Theatre in Chandigarh has obviously come of age. It started as a genteel social activity and remained for long confined to schools, colleges and clubs. The pillars of society patronized it as some sort of a pretence for their `culturedness’. Through its own inner impulses, however, it evolved into a variety of forms both academic and experimental. Theatre activity remained by and large a transplanted species which refused for all the efforts and labour to get acclimatized to the environment of the synthetic city of babus and bearers, bureaucrats and liaison agents and of forbidding and cold architectural designs and cleverly segregated and dissocialized habitation.

In the background of the insipid philistinism which is the hallmark of social life of Chandigarh the arrival of Community Theatre Workshop (CTW) was some sort of a happening both theatrical and social. The whole idea of a theatre which has “no time for poetry or ornate expression”, and no use of curtain sets, props, lighting or even seating arrangements was shocking. CTW believes only in the human material to crystallize the vision of “pure theatre” in which the action itself emerges as the real fact both as an image of the reality and a symbol of its under lying meaning of lack of it, our main endeavor is to break through the four walls of conventional theatre and bring the performance directly into the streets right amidst the common folk. Through this be aspire for establishing an “organic bond between the performers and the audience” so that both could join into the awaken into the social relevance of entertainment.

Community Theatre

Community Theatre takes theatre to a much broader plane. It is very different from the formalised theatre that we are used to seeing in the theatre halls. The accent is on free expression. We believe that every person has infinite potential and possibilities as well as a reservoir of experience within themselves. This potential and experience is a valuable learning resource. The processes of community theatre create spaces and opportunities for participants to articulate their perceptions and experience freely. Theatre activity becomes a psychological space for participants to renew and revise their self-image and to re-define for themselves, their existing roles.

Source of Funds

Department Name Source Finacial Year Amount Sanctioned Purpose
grant not received State 2015-2016 0 Rs nil
Nil Central 2015-2016 0 Rs Nil
Nil Overseas 2015-2016 0 Rs Nil

Contact Details

Address 305, Sector 35A, Chandigarh-160022
City Chandigarh
Telephone Not Available
Mobile No 9872032656
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