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Janakaraliya - Theatere Of the People
Janakaraliya Theatere Of the People
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Towards humanity!
How to find out ways and means to build an inclusive society, which was overlooked for several decades, where all communities live in harmony? Humanity has to be invested in plenty to make this difficult mission a reality Janakaraliya has proven beyond doubt, with its realistic experiences, that this could be achieved through a carefully designed cultural process

Services

It was in such adverse and negative context, the Janakaraliya mobile theatre was conceptualized. A simple description of "Janakaraliya"would be, it is a bi lingual collective of youth trained in all skills necessary for drama pr oduction, who move from one location to another with their collapsible tent hall, performing plays to audiences who otherwise have no access to such recreation.During their long stays in rural locations, Janakaraliya introduces drama to school children and train teachers to use drama as a teaching tool.
In a more deeper discourse, "Janakaraliya" is an experimental process in applied theatre with stage plays taken out of their traditional proscenium stage into an arena platform and placed within a circle of audience. It thus creates a closer interactive experience for the audience. This novel experience for rural society has ignited a new interest in drama. This is evident in the Janakaraliya team that is almost all rural from both Sinhala and Tamil areas, including the plantation sector.
Breaf of Founder

Parakrama Niriella that Founder of Janakaraliya Mobile Theatre, An Alternate Aesthetic Social Intervention in Sri Lanka.Since 2003, his main responsibility and devotion has been taking of "Jana Karaliya" Mobile Theatre and its Travelling multi-ethnic drama group throughout the country.

Vision & Mission
Vision

Creating a life sustaining civilization in which Arts and Culture become major priorities.

Mission

Become the best foundation and community theater network with capacity to drive deep transformation socio-cultural process.

International Theatre Institute

Cooperating member of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) of United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Secretariat of the Social Change Network of ITI. Janakaraliya has proven beyond doubt, with its realistic experiences. .

Our Centers

Well knit, committed regional drama group with local support came up in four major location. Tangalle in Hambanthota, Anuradhapura, a Tamil youth group in Nuwara Eliya. Janakaraliya that performed every where,with in the65,610sq. km area of Sri Lanka and beyond.

Picture Galary

Janakaraliya has many important and positive deviations from traditional drama, all encompassed in it, include in Sekkuwa, Soru Awilla - Thein Kallan, Watoluwo saha Uloluwo, Wenkatti Wattanam, Charandas, Charandas Kallan, Chekku, Devlo Gamana - Devlo Payanam, Erukkalam Poo, Andaramal, Hunuwataya, Kora Saha Andhaaya, Kurudanum Nondiyanum, Makararaksha, Meti Karattaya Seethambarapata Mayapattadai. Here some gathered memorable moments among them.

Track Records

Major Activities

Janakaraliya is capable of the mobile theatre, the proscenium hall or an open area in far away village hamlets into its ‘performance space’ quite easily adapting to the existing situation. This is an exercise of identifying the elements of the common ‘performing space’ correctly and using it to make the theatre art enjoyable for the common folk.

 

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Creating plays both
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Open air daytime performance
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The journey with the Mobile Theatre
Technical Staff

Activities in Detail

Date

Play/ Activity

Location

School

Public

Other Activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 01

SLGTI Drama Rehearsal 

Anuradapura

 

 

 

January 02

We Came Colombo

 

 

 

 

January 03

SLGTI Drama Rehearsal 

Homagama- Colombo

 

 

 

January 04

SLGTI Drama Rehearsal 

Homagama- Colombo

 

 

 

January 05

SLGTI Drama Rehearsal 

Homagama- Colombo

 

 

 

January 06

"Thagam" Rehearsal

Homagama- Colombo

 

 

 

January 07

"Thagam" Performance

Sri Lanka Foundation  - Colombo

 

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January 08

Property Work of SLGTI Drama

Homagama- Colombo

 

 

 

January 09

Property Work of SLGTI Drama

Homagama- Colombo

 

 

 

January 10

Property Work of SLGTI Drama

Homagama- Colombo

 

 

 

January 11

Property Work of SLGTI Drama

Homagama- Colombo

 

 

 

January  24

SLGTI Drama Rehearsal 

Homagama- Colombo

 

 

 

January  25

SLGTI Drama Rehearsal 

Homagama- Colombo

 

 

 

January 26

SLGTI Drama Rehearsal 

Homagama- Colombo

 

 

 

January 27

SLGTI Drama Rehearsal 

Homagama- Colombo

 

 

 

January 28

SLGTI Drama Rehearsal 

Homagama- Colombo

 

 

 

January 29

SLGTI Drama Rehearsal 

Homagama- Colombo

 

 

 

January 30

Inventory Work

Colombo & Anuradapura

 

 

 

January 31

Inventory Work

Colombo & Anuradapura

 

 

 

February 01

Inventory Work

Colombo & Anuradapura

 

 

 

February 02

Inventory Work

Colombo & Anuradapura

 

 

 

February 03

Inventory Work

Colombo & Anuradapura

 

 

 

February 04

Went Chillaw

 

 

 

 

February 05

Work shop School Students

"Charandas" Performance

Chilaw

Kadaiyamuttai - Chilaw

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Contact

Mailing Address:
Janakaraliya Cultural Foundation, 238 A, Rajagiriya Road, SRI LANKA
Call us:
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Mobile: (+94)773175638
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