About Us

School of Drama

Cue School of Drama founded by Ranga Jayaratne offers an original program for students interested in learning Drama and Theatre arts while improving their English language skills, verbal communication, self-expression and social interaction skills. We do this in a fun and engaging way with use of drama games and performance based activities.

EduDrama is the unique methodology used at CSD. EduDrama combines drama with planned educational outcomes to foster learning through interaction and active involvement. It also aims to engage children in using and extending their language communication knowledge and strengths.

Students attend fast-moving classes for one hour a week, according to their specific age-group.

Parents Days and an annual production allow parents and friends to see the progress of the students’ first-hand.

 “I hear, I forget. I see, I remember. I do and I understand”, is an old Chinese proverb around which we have built our curriculum. We believe in practice; our students will be offered many opportunities to perform in classroom dramas and professional public shows. There are no examinations at the School because we know that students have enough academic pressure as it is which is why assessing of student progress is done through performance at CSD. Students will receive a certificate at the completion of a year at the awards ceremony, there are no failures at CSD for we believe in participation and encourage continuous learning.

Lessons and CSD encourages:

  • Enthusiasm, energy and a positive approach to life
  • Ongoing confidence
  • Self esteem
  • Skill in verbal communication
  • Effective social interaction
  • Performance skills
  • Mime, improvisation, puppetry etc.
  • Theatre studies: history, theatre practitioners etc.
  • Literature
  • Public Speaking

How lessons work

Cue School of Drama offers an original program for students interested in learning Drama and Theatre arts.  Our development programs also focus on enhancing English language skills, verbal communication and self-expression with confidence, social interaction skills within a group and classroom etiquette.  

EduDrama is the unique methodology used at CSD. EduDrama combines drama with planned educational outcomes to foster learning through interaction and active involvement.  It also aims to  engage children in using and extending their language communication knowledge and strengths.

 “I hear, I forget.  I see, I remember. I do and I understand”, is an old Chinese proverb around which we have built our curriculum.  We believe in practice; our students will be offered many opportunities to perform in classroom dramas and professional public shows.

Class Catalogue

Stage Starters (3 to 5 years)

We understand that children in this stage are still learning classroom etiquette, concentration and focusing skills.  With this in mind, our high energy lessons contain a number of short segments to keep them interested and engaged.

Saturday
10:30 – 11.30 AM

Colombo

Play Club (5 to 7 years)

Play Club programme allows preschoolers to express themselves creatively through movement, storytelling and song. The aim is to develop confidence and self–esteem. Our high-energy lessons contain a number of short lesson segments. Lessons are designed to keep the young minds interested with creative ideas that are simple yet fun.

Saturday
9:30 – 10.30 AM

Colombo

Junior (6 to 9 years)

Students love our Speech and Drama programmes because we teach communication, problem-solving and group dynamics skills through the exciting medium of drama tools such as poetry, theatre, mime, puppetry, role-play, masks, story-telling, reading aloud and creative writing. At this stage of learning it is all about coming out of their shell and stepping out of their comfort zone.

Tuesday
5:00 – 6:00 PM

Ratmalana

Saturday
11:30 – 12.30 PM

Colombo

Intermediate (9 to 12 years)

Intermediate level students will be given the opportunity to express themselves and take ownership of their work. Students will learn many aspects of Theatre, Literature and other skills that support performing and public speaking.  They will learn basic Drama techniques and begin to understand theoretically what makes a good performer.

Wednesday
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Ratmalana

Saturday
1:30 – 2.30 PM

Colombo

Young Actors (12 to 15 years)

At this stage lessons will focus on topics which are relatable to students in their teenage years. Learning more on Characterization, costume, and other theatrical and performance skills will give confidence to devise and perform plays. Student evaluation will be made through practice, student led demonstrations and firsthand experiences.

Wednesday
5:00 – 6:00 PM

Ratmalana

Saturday
2:30 AM – 3.30 PM

Colombo

Youth Theatre (15 to 18 years)

The difference at CSD is that the education does not stop. Once they have completed Youth Theatre they can opt to be a part of Cue theatre co. A company that has been producing plays of various genres to paying audiences. The youth Theatre program will focus on all aspects of a production and students will become involved in public shows and classroom Dramas both on stage and backstage. Students will learn about theatre practitioners, method acting and other theatrical skills which will support them as performers. They will hone their skill and knowledge of Theatre Arts and leave the School as well rounded and experienced Drama students and Performers.

Wednesday
5:00 – 6:00 PM

Ratmalana

Saturday
2:30 AM – 3.30 PM

Colombo

Free Taster Lesson

Students interested in taking our courses will be offered one free taster lesson in a group class.

Cue Theatre Co. - The Company

A theatre company that has produced musicals, Ghost stories, out-door theatre and many more.  We accept actors of any experience level who are interested in taking part in theatre be it onstage or off.  Our goal is promote theatre arts and to spread the infectious joy that Drama brings to a person.

Friday

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Ratmalana

Mission

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Values