About Drama School Mumbai
Drama School Mumbai was founded in 2013 to forge a new generation of theatre-makers; actor-creator-entrepreneurs professionally trained to perform and create work to a higher global standard of storytelling. Our alumni are all highly active, founding theatre groups, acting in award-winning plays, working in films as well as applying their craft in education and corporate-training.
We work with a faculty comprising of the best theatre practitioners, actors, playwrights, directors, theatre designers and producers.
Armed with fundamental skills in performance, direction and producing, our graduates embark on making their own livings and careers in the theatrical arts, contributing to a gradual development of the sector with work that aims to be of a higher standard for all audiences.
Drama School Mumbai also works to promote the awareness of theatre and its processes to a wider audience interested in exploring and understanding the medium for themselves through shorter workshops, lectures, and regular presentations of work created by the students and faculty.
News & Insights
India will complete 75 years of Independence this month. Freedom (or Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, as the Government of India calls it) is the word on the street everywhere you go. We wondered, Iin these times, what does the concept of freedom mean to artists and theatre practitioners. To find out, we interviewed some practitioners to […]
What is the body? How does the body engage with other bodies to form a community of bodies? What is the body’s first memory of artmaking? How does it connect to wellness, to health? In this edition of Curated Conversations, we had three panellists – Nisha Abdulla, Rumi Harish and Krupa – who spoke about […]
Things We Can Say and Can’t: Jana Natya Manch co-founder Moloyshree Hashmi reflects on censorship, Safdar’s death & making theatre
Editor’s Note: India has a rich history in theatre, but our knowledge about the work our contemporaries and older groups have and are doing, is often limited to urban centres or the geographies we live in. Driven by a curiosity to know about the work being created across the country, over the next couple of […]
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Post Graduate Certificate Course in Acting and Theatre-Making
ONE YEAR | FULL TIME | 2022-23
1 year (in-person)
Post Graduate Course in Acting and Theatre-making
The flagship program of the DSM, the One Year Post Graduate Certificate Course (full time in-person) will equip you:
- With essential skills, tools and methods required to be strong performers and creators.
- Building your awareness as a performer
- Develop an awareness of their environment
- Building a physical and mental discipline for performance
- Be able to create and produce your own work
Post Graduate Certificate Course
“Drama School Mumbai helped me gather myself and become more self-aware. As actors, we often carry a “bag of tricks” that DSM helped me identify and break. It helped me become a better listener, be more disciplined in life, and it also gave me an opportunity to be trained with the best theatre-makers in the country.”
“I fell in love with theatre, because it made me experience magic. But what became very apparent, not long after joining the school, was that training is essential to make that magic consistent. Drama School Mumbai gave me the perfect foundation for my career in acting and theatre-making.”
Niharika Lyra Dutt
“Drama School Mumbai is an institution that not only shaped me as an actor and theatre practitioner but also gave me the vision to make my own choices in my life as a human being. It gave me the courage to create my work from scratch, and as a performer today I have my toolkit with which I can create, and experiment with my work. This gave me the most satisfying feeling!
The vision of ‘Drama School Mumbai’ is true to itself because of the faculty, the curriculum and the idea behind the foundation of this institution.”