Are you keen on studying drama? Are you hardworking and ambitious and want to become a competent theatre artiste? Then the Diploma of Acting programme conducted by Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation (LCYTF), popularly known as Somalatha Subasinghe Play House is the right choice for you.

The programme entails all round training such as acting, script writing and analysis, directing, movement and vocal training. Over 34 years, Playhouse Kotte has been training numerous talented youth who are at present working in both theatre and film industry at professional level in Sri Lanka. Somalatha Subasinghe Playhouse was established by Somalatha Subasinghe in 1981 and later it was incorporated in the parliament of Sri Lanka under LCYTF Act No 3 of 2007.

The duration of the programme is five to six months. Within the period, twenty-five in-class sessions will be conducted on weekly basis. There will be one to two sessions per week mostly on Saturdays, Sundays or/and other public holidays.

The primary focus of the course is acting, directing, script writing and dance theatre. Thus the participants will have the opportunity to learn free and structured movements, posture, body flexibility and physical balance, vocal training, pronunciation, voice projection, directing and script writing such as character analysis, improvisation and
plotting scenes.

The programme is primarily conducted by Kaushalya Fernando and Prasanna Mahagamage. Both of whom are very experienced artistes in theatre training and teaching in Sri Lanka with international exposure. In addition, other professional artistes from specialised fields will conduct sessions.

Those who are interested in joining the Programme in Acting, should possess a love for theatre and should be prepared to offer her/his full commitment to the training and should be hard working. The candidates will be selected for the programme through an interview process.

The programme is scheduled to commence in late April 2016.  Application and details of the programme is available on or facebook/ You could also write to The Coordinator, Somalatha Subasinghe Play House, 166/1, Parliament Road, Kumbukgahaduwa, Kotte 10100 or call 075 9858001, 075 9858002.

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