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
Marrying Theatre & Tech: Ayesha Susan Thomas, Chanakya Vyas & Ben Samuels on Embracing Technology to Tell Stories
On an average, we humans spend 11 hours a day consuming technology. Technology includes – watching video, listening to audio, working on the computer, engaging with social media, video gaming, or online reading. For us, living in the 21st century, the digital space is one that we’ve come to naturally inhabit, so much so it […]
Sandbox Collective co-founders Shiva Pathak, Nimi Ravindran on ‘Gender Bender’, building a community and more
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 […]
For young theatre-makers who are starting out in the field wanting to create their own work and theatre companies, a question that stumps them is: How does one start a theatre company with no money? In an ecosystem that is starving for financial injections, it becomes a task for young theatre-makers to find their way […]
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Post Graduate Certificate Course in Acting and Theatre-Making
ONE YEAR | FULL TIME | 2022-23
A full-time engagement in fundamentals of performance-making, this semester will be conducted completely online and covers handpicked elements of theatre training that can be taught, practised, and applied in the digital format.
A full-time high-intensity in-person training in a residential format, this semester functions as a progression to the Foundation Semester (Digital) and provides a powerful learning environment that helps build performers’ relationship with themselves, with other performers, with the space and the ensemble.
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.”