Head Start Educational Academy presentsBETTER THAN THE REALBy the students of Grade Eleven(A play in English based on Slawomir Mrozek’s short story ‘The Elephant’)Direction: Samta Shikhar & Ashwini Kumar Chakre 24th & 25th November 201724th November, 8 PM25th November, 6 PM and 8 PMVenueHead Start Montessori House of ChildrenKoramangala 4th BlockBangalore 560034TicketsRs. 200/- per personAvailable at […]

‘DAYictionary’ a play presented by HSEA

Head Start Educational Academy presentsDAYictionary 3rd & 4th December 20163:30 pm & 6:00pm, Duration: 60min, Venue: Lshva This play is a devised piece of theatre on the concept of the everyday, put together by the children of Grades 4 to 9. DAYictionary Our play is about what makes the everyday. Is it the mundane? Is it a routine? Is it the special? […]

Art Installation & Performance

Art Installation & Performance2nd April 2016Venue: Primary Block, HSEATime: 11.30am   AbandonedThis is a site-specific art installation in which a room has been turned into an abandoned once-home of a refugee family and the other, a brand new home that a family from a foreign land moves into. The question that we try to raise through this […]

Arts & Education – Process versus Outcome

Literature, music and the arts, all are necessary for the development and flowering of a student to form an integrated total personality. – Rabindranath Tagore Arts & Education – Process versus Outcome THE BMTCI got an opportunity to attend a play that was presented by the Head Start school children in Cubbon Park, Bangalore. The multilingual […]

Parents’ comments on Oral History and BMTC plays 2015

Parents’ comments on Oral History and BMTC plays 2015 Dear Samta and the Head Start team, Thank you so much for the wonderful performance put up yesterday. The entire experience of the presentations was fabulous, right from the approach, conceptualisation, script, performances, production values and the execution. We as parents were extremely happy to see […]

The God Play

Sunday, 15 March 2015Venue: Head Start Educational Academy, Sarjapur, BangaloreTWO SHOWS: 5:00pm and 7:30pm The God Play has been created after a year’s devising and research process by the performers and facilitators of this play. It started with a series of questions around what the idea of ‘God’ is; where this idea came from; what […]


The BMTCSaturday, 21st March & Sunday, 22 March 2015Time: 5pm OnwardsLocation: At Head Start Educational Academy, Sarjapur, Bangalore SynopsisBus – a public bus, mundane and regular, used by many, day in and day out. Fills the road, blocks the lanes, stops suddenly, stops frequently, and drives off without even stopping, noisy heavy vehicle…these buses! We see […]

Oral History

Oral HistorySaturday, 21st March and Sunday, 22 March 2015Venue: Head Start Educational Academy, Sarjapur, BangaloreTime: 5pm Onwards Synopsis Does the city have emotions? Who defines landmarks in a locality? What remains of the past in a city? With some of the above questions and oral history interviews that trace the journey of Head Start as […]

Thoughts….Why Theatre for children

Thoughts….Why Theatre for children by the Theatre Team Theatre for young people or children need not be about entertaining. There is no dearth of entertainment in the lives of young people or adults and theatre therefore need not be seen as complimenting the world of television, cinema or educational awareness and growth. Theatre enables all this […]

An opportunity for self exploration

An opportunity for self exploration By Samta Shikhar Director of Theatre at Head Start Theatre at Head Start is a form of art introduced to children as an opportunity for self exploration and discovery. To be able to think, question and thus be aware. The medium of theatre at Head Start is not to learn […]