Characters In Transition - A Workshop By Ramesh Meyyappan

  • 16 Dec 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
  • ITE College Central, 2 Ang Mo Kio Drive, Singapore 567720


  • SDEA Members will receive a 20% members' discount.


Lazzi provide the basic opportunity for playfulness.

The difference between gags and lazzi is that the latter always have a human reference. A gag can be purely mechanical or absurd; it can leave one kind of logic behind and suggest a different one, but the lazzo always brings out an element of the character’s humanity.

This workshop will focus on the visual aspects of characterization. Participants will make use of sign mime and explore the use of characters with mimed props, playing multiple characters and character transitions. While the attributes of stock, stereotypical characters will be explored, participants will also look at some of the subtle nuances of characterization in performance. Striking characterisations are exaggerated to create a comic or grotesque effect. 

About The Course

    Suitable For:

    • Drama & Theatre Educators
    • Drama & Theatre Students
    • Anyone with some experience in theatre/drama and interested in accessibility

    Access Service(s) Available:

    • Singapore Sign Language Interpretation

    If you require any other support, please contact us via email or mobile number 97829212.

    About the Facilitator: Ramesh Meyyappan

    Ramesh Meyyappan is a theatre maker who develops performances using an eclectic mix of visual and physical theatre styles. Ramesh continually seeks to develop and extend his theatrical visual vocabulary, for example incorporating; circus techniques, bouffon, puppetry and illusion within his work. He enjoys the challenge of creating strong narrative visual work. Ramesh continues to create accessible theatre work that successfully tours nationally and internationally. In Scotland he was nominated for a Total Theatre Award for Snails and Ketchup and for a CATS (Critic Award Theatre Scotland) – Best Male Performance (2017) for Off Kilter.

    “Ramesh is an artist who seeks out courage, hope and redemptive transformation in his story-telling”, Herald Scotland

    Find out more about Ramesh here :

    Funding Support and Subsidies:

    SDEA Membership

    SDEA members receive additional 20% off standard course fee.

    Temasek Trust-CDC Lifelong Learning Enabling Fund

    Eligible Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents (PR), aged 16 years old and above, with disability can apply for up to S$1,000 to defray course-related fees and/or learning support devices and services.

    Approved funding will be provided on a reimbursement basis.

    Documents required for application:

    1. Course receipt
    2. Document proof of disability
    3. Bank account information (screenshot of bank statement with the bank name, account holder name and account number clearly shown)

    Full details on fund eligibility and application here

    Please ensure that you have registered for the course before applying for funding support.

      Access Partner

      SDEA is a Registered Charity from 20 February 2020 and is a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Major Company Scheme
      for the period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2025

      Singapore Drama Educators Association is a registered charity (UEN: T02SS0123G) 
      90 Goodman Road, Blk B #04-02 Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053
      Phone: +65 6345 6997

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