Atul Pethe with Kalyanee Mulay and Parna Pethe : Conversations@theDSM

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. – Eleanor Roosevelt For those familiar with the intersections of art and activism, Atul Pethe is a name to be lauded. For the past 35 years, he has been highlighting the stories from the fringes through his experimental plays, writings and documentaries. He combined forces with the Pune Nagar Mahapalika Kamgar Union to stage Satyashodhak, a play about the life of Jyotiba and Savitribai Phule. His Ringan...


Maati - Drama School Mumbai Student Production 2018

“To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.” ― Federico García LorcaIn a world where a her value is determined by the capacity for first bearing and then rearing children, what’s a barren woman to do? Where does an incessant obsession with fertility, sterility, life and death lead? How far can you bend before you snap? Every year, DSM students perform a full length production, working with some of the best theatre directors in...


Thespo & The Drama School Mumbai: Natyakala Workshop 2018

  Like last year, Thespo and the Drama School Mumbai have continued to work together on an exciting series of workshops for young people in theatre. Natyakala 2018 is running across 9 cities this year, Natyakala 2018 will be in 6 cities reaching Delhi and Jaipur in the north and Nagpur and Baroda in the west. Natyakala workshops focus on developing foundation acting skills. Participants are introduced to basic concepts in improvisation and devising, understanding use of space, working with...


October Schedule for @theDSM!

After a little break in September, we’re back with @theDSM in October with a brilliant talk with Shernaz Patel and an interesting performance based piece. Here is how it will go down in October.Conversations@theDSM 14th Oct- 5pm A talk with Shernaz Patel Theatre/film actress Shernaz will share her amazing journey in theatre, stories of her childhood growing up in a family of theatrewallahs, her successes and setbacks, her theatre child Rage Productions, and her views on theatre in India...


Pai Paishachi Goshta: Play@theDSM

People have changed with the changing times. The parameters of happiness have changed. Also the approach towards the practical and financial affairs has changed. An old lady summarisesthis change in her own words. A story of an old lady “Pai Paishachi Goshta” Pai Paishachi Goshta is based on a story by eminent writer Dr. Vijaya Rajadhyaksha. Adapted and directed by Vipul Mahagaonkar, the play had its first show in 2015, and has had numerous shows across the country. The play has...


Acting Shakespeare: Two-Day Intensive Workshop with Paul Goodwin

  The Course Director for MA in Acting at the Drama Centre London, Paul Goodwin, brings decades of experience and expertise on Shakespeare and acting for Shakespeare to India. The Drama School Mumbai has managed to get a couple of dates from the man and arranged a workshop on Acting Shakespeare. The 2-Day intensive workshop will delve into the various aspects of voice, breathing, movement, and the verses that will help an actor unlock his true potential in Shakespearean acting. The...


Documenting Theatre in India: Research in to Theatre Lives

by Zohra Malik   How much do we really know theatre and theatre-makers in India? Documenting theatre is vital. Yet, a casual Google search in all likelihood will yield little documenting of solid value.  Research & Praxis is such a vital strand of the programme at the DSM because it addresses this imbalance. It also embeds students in the living culture of theatre-making and encourages them to document, research and record the work of numerous individuals who stand at the edge of the...


ExpressionLab@theDSM: दशानन: A solo performance by Harish Kulkarni

Dashanan is a solo performance. A single man on stage telling the story of Ravan. It is a story we all know. The story of Lanka’s demon king. But maybe not the whole story. We know the ten-headed demon for his greed and lust.  But Ravan was also a great king – renowned for good governance. He was an accomplished warrior and a devotee of Shiva. This solo performance concentrates on the oft-missed colours and flavours of a myth. And the people in his life. Thus does this...


Training Session by Jehan Manekshaw: The DSM comes to Delhi

Open Day: Training sessions by Jehan Manekshaw After successful Open Days in Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune the DSM now comes to Delhi with a free training session by Jehan Manekshaw on Sunday, 9 April, 10 am at The Tadpole Repertory.Ever dreamed of seeing yourself on stage? Every wondered about your first stage performance in theatre? Ever wanted to make theatre your career? Well, look no further, because the DSM Open Day is HERE!The idea behind the DSM Open Day Training sessions is to bring...


Shadows of Fire: NaireetBasak@theDSM

Shadows Of Fire is a solo performance that emerged from Butoh. It delves into the subconscious of the body and mind and tries to call out to the fire hidden within us. This fire physically has no shadow, but emerges every time it is evoked. This piece explores the birth of an untamed creature, its growth and its play with the different elements found in nature. It looks for freedom from all these, with help from the balance of the ambers and blues in a body, but gets stuck in a dilemma of...