History and Creative Journey
The Creative Arts (TCA), established in 2002 has been providing comprehensive, systematic and certified training in Theatre to children and adults. The Institute uses various forms of Art to enrich the participants’ imagination and facilitate creative expression. TCA explores different genres of Theatre like proscenium, site-specific, theatre science, studio theatre and more, focusing on the conceptualisation, development, writing and producing of original plays for adults and children, which fosters independent creative thinking.
Over a span of 18 years TCA has evolved as a holistic centre where one can learn, teach, create, rehearse and perform. Taking the multi-disciplinary learning approach forward, TCA will launch its Arts Academy in 2021 (with a soft launch online in 2020), introducing full-fledged courses in Theatre, Music, Dance, Creative Writing, Communication, Arts Management and Integrated Arts Therapy. These departments will be headed by eminent mentors who are nationally and internationally renowned in their fields.
TCAA will have its own fully-equipped space, with two studio theatres, green rooms and cafe. The dream is to create a dynamic hub nurturing long term learning, where individual potential will merge with collective expression, and artists will engage and interact, a community driven space which provides opportunities to every individual.
Landmarks of the Creative Arts
Dramebaazi — The Children’s Theatre Carnival, was launched in 2018. This unique festival for the youth has received an enthusiastic response and global appreciation. In 2020, it was reinvented as an International Theatre Festival for the Youth. The All-Women Theatre Group of The Creative Arts, formed in 2011, was the recipient of The Laadli National Award for Gender Sensitization in the year 2013. The group, known for its sustained and challenging work on relevant issues and themes, has been invited to perform globally to international acclaim. April 2010 witnessed the launch of TCA’s very own studio theatre in Kolkata, hosting, in addition to regular theatre classes, numerous memorable residencies, workshops, exhibitions, studio performances and other interactive events.