Kalki Koechlin talks about Theatre Professionals

Kalki Koechlin, Actor, Writer, Director, Participant, Intensive Drama Program 2009 “The chance to work with the likes of Anamika Haksar Sankar Venkateswaran would never have been possible if it weren’t for Theatre Professionals. I cannot think of any other theatre centric teaching facility in the city that is as consistent and reliable in terms of professional practitioners and quality of work. The workshops and especially IDP helped me keep in touch with the craft and sharpen my tools as an…


Manasi Racch talks about Theatre Professionals

Manasi Racch, Actor Every time I’ve done a workshop with Theatre Professionals, I have always learnt, improved and evolved as an actor. The idea of a theatre school sounds really exciting. Coming from Jehan and his talented team, one can expect a kind of training that will take any actor a long way. I think a school like this in Mumbai is good news for all aspiring and professional actors in the city. Wishing Jehan and team lots of luck and good wishes.


Quasar Thakore Padamsee talks about Theatre Professionals

Quasar Thakore Padamsee Artistic Director, Q Theatre Productions. Founder, Thespo Theatre in Bombay has gone through many phases. Each phase building upon the last. The Chabbildas Movement, Prithvi, Thespo are all chapters in the city’s theatre landscape. The work the TPPL is doing looks certain to be the next BIG phase for Bombay theatre. For too many years, groups and directors have had to ‘invent it as they go along’. With a proper training programme and drama school, TPPL is serving the…


Sanjna Kapoor talks about Theatre Professionals

Sanjna Kapoor Co-founder, Junoon Theatre Group “We are at a curious time in Bombay today. I believe it is a time of great hope. Where the theatre community seems to feel a need for training and bettering its skills, where the audience is willing to pay more for theatre tickets and where the corporate world is looking at developing means to value the arts (like awards etc). It is more than timely that Theatre Professionals sets out to begin it’s Drama School to impact the ecosystem and offer a…


Gulshan Devaiah talks about his experience at TPPL's IDP

Gulshan Devaiah, Actor Participant, Intensive Drama Program 2009 “I generally consider myself a film actor (because i love it) although my foundation is theatre. I believe that actors must expose themselves to all kinds of art . An active mind creates an active imagination. The IDP workshop (2009 batch ) was very critical in my development as an actor because I realized during the course of the two weeks how I could channelize things I knew and was learning there to help me prepare better and…


Kunal Kapoor talks about his experience at TPPL's Intensive Drama Program

Kunal Kapoor, Actor Participant, Intensive Drama Program 2011 “I think what I got most from the workshop was awareness. Whether it was awareness of my physical self or my surroundings, awareness of my voice and the sounds around me, and awareness of the possibilities available to me as a performer. The whole workshop for me was a sort of a mind stretch, the opening up of various doors as a performer. I think i have come out of it with greater ability to focus, concentrate and more importantly…


Atul Kumar talks about Theatre Professionals

Atul Kumar, Artistic Director, The Company Theatre Under the aegis of Theatre Professionals, Jehan Manekshaw has made possible for Mumbai-learnings from various teachers and masters of traditional and modern theatre forms from all over India and abroad. The skills, techniques and ideas acquired by students in an intensive programme are then contextualised in contemporary practise. And now, they are moving in a new direction- that of creating a full fledged theatre school that ends in…