The Department of Konkani of Carmel College organised a guest lecture for its students on Street Play by Kavindra Phaldesai on 21st August in the college .Mr Phaldesai ia a well renowned name in the field of Street Play . He has written many books on the topic and also acted in many street plays. He started his acting career at a young age and has trained many groups in Street Plays. He spoke to the students on the various aspects of the Street Play – the choice of a chorus , slogans , costume , pyramids , dialogues , audience ,use of musical instruments like the ghumot , dhol and others. He regaled the audience with a lot of examples and guided them on how to spread a powerful message through a street play without the use of a mike or a stage or props.
Later he had a workshop for the students in which three groups of students were given a topic each and the students worked on their own ideas , dialogues and put up street plays starting with the chorus , acting , shouting out slogans , using various instruments. The students were enriched with knowledge and practical experience. The programme was compered by Swizzle Rodrigues and the guest was introduced by Shivani Phadte .