The YT Theatre Lab
was created with an intention to create newer forms and styles.
It is also to encourage members and others within the group
to explore beyond what is usually known. Some of the most complex
Improvizational work is done only by the most experienced actors
in Yours Truly.
Lab works include :
1. Complete the story
This format emerged from our theatre lab. Here a regular scripted
story is stopped n the midway and the audiences are asked to
suggest an ending, after which the actors enact the ending on
the spot, impromptu. CTS was done as a public production in
2006 with 4 different short stories in 4 different languages;
English, Hindi, Kannda, and Tamil with a production called Final
Touches. The next two productions of YT "Common Man"
and "Bhagwan Dhundoo" are also done in this style
2. Perspective Theatre
This format emerged from our theatre lab. Here a story
is taken and redone under each of the characters influence.
A simple story is looked from another character's perspective
which throws light on that situation and scene and it only tell
us how differently we all as humans look at a single incident.
The play CLT+ALT+DEL directed by Nandini was performed with
this style of theatre
3. Mushayara Theatre
This format emerged from our theatre lab. Done in an improvizational
format where the audiences share a poetry / Shayari written
by them and these are then taken by the actors and converted
into stories and composition on the spot. The actors speak to
each other in poetry /shayari, which is done on the spot as
Masala Improv Comedy
These are short-forms and games where the audiences suggest
situations and characters and the actors enact them impromptu.
Widely popular in US. Theatre sports for an audience would be
on the same lines as the popular TV Show "whose line is
it anyway". Yours Truly members are trained in theatre
sports by Adam from Seattle. Its a Indian version of Improv
comedy, spicy with lot of masala.
Another treat for an experienced Improv actor, here
the audiences suggest a single word, which
is then split into multiple words by the actors and then made
into a 45 minute play on spot, impromptu. Yours
Truly members are trained in Harold by Adam from Seattle.
6. Black Rainbow Project
This format emerged from our theatre lab. Here the
actors rehearse blind-folded and perform blind-folded for a
blind audience. This arose when YT decided to peform for a series
of blind schools across Bangalore.
7. Forum Theatre
Developed by Augusto Boal, Brazil. Here the protagonist
is replaced by an audience member who then handles the oppression
and situation; with a Joker overseeing the entire proceeding.
Multiple audience members are allowed to play the protagonist.
A powerful tool to handle oppressive situations. Used at YT
for interventional work.