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Goshtarang Fellowship 2018-19

GoshtaRang Fellowship in Children’s Theatre 2018-2019

About Goshtarang                                                                                          

Goshtarang project is part of QUEST’s ‘reading writing enhancement program’, which introduces books and authors to students in rural and tribal areas, using theatrical performances based on story books.

Since 2016, Theatre Facilitators trained by theatre experts have performed several shows of stories in Marathi, for Elementary School Children in tribal areas in Palghar ​and Municipal Schools in Pune. They also conducted activities based on the story books so that the children didn’t just see the performance but also participated and understood the story. Students as well as teachers in all the schools enjoyed the performances and the theatre activities based on the stories. After every performance, children were drawn to the written word and started demanding specific story books!

Goshtarang Fellowship 2018-19

We started ‘Goshtarang Fellowship’ in 2017-18. Based on the heartening response received last year, we are happy to announce the next round of Fellowship this year as well. This fellowship is open for young persons trained in theatre. Selected candidates will get a chance to work in rural and tribal areas, where there is a scarcity of such activities. ​For 2018-19, we will enrol 5 fellows. They will be trained in a residential workshop by a theatre expert. Well known theatre experts such as Chinmay Kelkar and Vidyanidhi Vanarase have been associated with Goshtarang as trainers.

The Fellows will have to stay in a rural setting, work as a team and manage their performances in schools. We will provide a stipend, ​which would be sufficient to take care of their basic needs and allow them to concentrate on learning and understanding without worrying about financial responsibilities.

Who can apply?

  • Enthusiastic, energetic young persons, in the 20-35 age group
  • Willingness to commit to a full-time Fellowship for 9 months
  • Someone with a diploma or degree or certificate in theatre or equivalent experience

What do we expect from the Fellows?

  • Knowledge of Marathi is a must
  • Physical and medical fitness is essential
  • Readiness to stay in rural and tribal areas with basic amenities
  • Readiness to perform for children in rural and tribal areas with minimum amenities
  • Computer skills will be an added advantage

Location

Mainly rural & tribal areas of Maharashtra; performances would be largely in rural schools (Ashram Schools, Zilla Parishad Schools), a few may be in towns and cities

Duration of Fellowship

9 months (July 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019)

Fellowship Amount

Rs 18000/- per month (If the selected Fellow leaves the Fellowship midway for any reason, the total amount received till then will have to be returned to the Organization)

During the Fellowship, the Fellows will have to

  • Attend residential workshops
  • Contribute creative ideas for performances
  • Schedule performances in schools in collaboration with the QUEST team
  • Manage logistics of performance requirements in schools
  • Conduct / assist in conducting special ‘Weekend Theatre Workshops’ for school children
  • Stay in rural and tribal areas with basic amenities
  • Perform for children in rural and tribal areas with minimum amenities
  • Document the learning process as well as on-field experiences regularly
  • Write monthly reports

Accommodation

Will be arranged by the organization

Work-related travel costs will be taken care of

Selection Process

Half-day Group Workshop followed by personal interview

Important Dates:

Applications open from April 20 to May 10, 2018

Candidates shortlisted for the interview will be informed by June 1, 2018

Group workshop and Personal interviews between June 10 - 15, 2018 (Interview location will be informed later)

Selected candidates to be informed by June 20, 2018

5 Selected candidates to report for the residential workshop by June 30, 2018

Residential workshop begins from July 1, 2018.

 

Google form for application available on the following link:

http://goo.gl/forms/HSTgmQrwCkJMLWAH3

Last date for submission of application - May 10, 2018