A Look Back: The Alexander Technique with Sarah Barfoot

An initial exploration of the Alexander Technique might seem a fair bit complicated. But one also realises that, as a performer, it is probably one of the most effective tools to enhance your craft. A good teacher will not only give you the techniques to do this, but she will enable you to imbibe it to your regular practice. And that is exactly what Sarah Barfoot's two day intensive workshop in Alexander Technique did for its participants.


A Look Back: Acting Through Voice with Hetal Varia

The Foundation Skills in Acting workshop in the month of September was titled Acting Through Voice, facilitated by Hetal Varia. The workshop was a five day programme, designed to facilitate an understanding of the role of voice in performance by going to the depth of the contents of what voice is all about and how to better its delivery.


Gaurav Karmakar- Talks about his time as part of the first batch of the One Year Certificate Course

Exhilarating!!! To put it simply, that is the first word that comes to my mind when I look back at the past one year, the year of my studies at “The Drama School Mumbai”. Each and every moment has offered me some new food for thought or something new to learn. The superb design of the course has helped even me, an IT professional earlier, to make a steady and strong transformation over the duration. The 5 months of intensive practical classroom training, with every week concluding with a…


Chirag Lobo - Talks about his time as part of the first batch of the One Year Certificate Course

Over the past 8 months I have learnt so much from the Drama School Mumbai. I remember how I was so desperate to be a part of this course, when I applied in April. And today I look back at everything I have experienced and I thank the Almighty for this opportunity. My main aim was to gain more depth as an actor and that search with The Drama School, helped me learn so much more about myself. The faculty is like a buffet. Serving such varieties...For instance, Prabhat, who helped me realise how…


Mikhail Sen - Talks about his time as part of the first batch of the One Year Certificate Course

My experience at the Drama School, Mumbai over the last 9 months has been nothing short of amazing. That being said, it was never easy and there were days where one would come back wondering why one was putting oneself through such a tough process. Which me brings me to my first big learning at the Drama School, the ability to find new energy. This is something that I learnt quite early (week 4 or 5) during our work with Prabhat. When you’re firing on all cylinders and slowly losing steam,…


Why I decided to create a Drama School

One of the most difficult days in my life had to be the day I boarded an Air India flight from London back to Delhi. I had just finished a two year course Training as a theatre director and producer, and spent the additional work experience year on my visa doing two things: making theatre in an environment full of actors, technicians, producers, whom I could collaborate effectively and to great result with, using the skills I had learned in college; and, interviewing at a thousand jobs in the…


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…