In a teaching career spanning 17 years, Amrita has taught students of all ages, and across several educational systems, and now combines her love for teaching and for theatre in ways that are meaningful to students and herself. She has been teaching theatre at the Shri Ram School and The National Open School. She also teaches a Practicum Course in “Drama In Exploration” at the University of Delhi to students of the Bachelor’s in Elementary Education Programme.
She has been organizing workshops for students in various aspects of Theatre Production with the ultimate objective that some among them will be inspired to do it on their own for school as well as for other events. She has also worked on a film project with a documentary film maker, Ein Lal, under the auspices of INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage). This is one of many films that are being made for schools with the objective of sensitizing young people to different cultures that exist in India.
Amrita Lalljee uses Drama as a medium to work with students with special needs in the areas of confidence building, stress relief, team building and self acceptance and empowerement for the past three years.
Amrita has been trained in, and delivered 32 sessions of a devised piece in Theatre-In-Education to Primary Schools in Leeds in England in 2002. The piece was part of their curriculum and was based on George Elliot’s Silas Marner.
She has graduated as a B.A. (Hons) in Psychology from Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi. She has also submitted a dissertation on “A comparative study on creativity in children from Formal / Traditional schools and Non-formal / Open schools”.