more-inThink theatre for children and we see children and young adults performing for an audience. “We have reservations about that kind of theatre because it appears like a classroom for children. It is a drill where children become robots and follow orders; The bubbliness and energy is lost,” shares theatre director Udaya Bhanu Garikipati of Bhoomika. He hopes things will change with International Theatre Festival for Children and Young People (Tifli Hyderabad 2017) which begins on December 7. “Organising is not my forte but the idea is to spread information about it among schools and theatre practitioners so that this genre of theatre also happens in Hyderabad in a big way.