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...


Performance@theDSM: Backstagewala Koni

  Every theatrewala has a burning desire to perform onstage, but what one encounters before being onstage is the world of the inglorious backstage. Backstagewala Koni is a narrative that gives inner shades from the life of a struggling actor who wants that one desperate chance to prove himself and satisfy his longing passion. He tries hard, struggling to enter a theatre group, to get even a single entry on the elusive stage. The performance humorously represents the variety in the life of...


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...


Conversations@theDSM: Sunil Shanbag and Sapan Saran

Image Courtesy: thehindu.com   Fourth instalment of Conversations@theDSM brings to you theatre maverick Sunil Shanbag, and writer, poet, actress Sapan Saran, who will talk about their initiative Tamaasha Theatre, Sunil Shanbag’s plays, the changing trends in theatre, and the relevance of theatre in today’s world. Continuing with the Guru-Shishya tradition, Sapan who has grown under the mentorship of Sunil Shanbag will be interviewing the latter.   About Sunil Shanbag Sunil...


Adrak@theDSM - Niketan Sharma brings his new play to the DSM

  Alumnus Niketan Sharma brings his play Adrak to The Drama School Mumbai! Teaming up with him are alumni Trinetra Tiwarii, Dheer Hira, Niharika Lyra Dutt and Kartavya Anthwaal Sharma, and co-writer Abhishek Kumar.   About Adrak Adrak is a story which revolves around three characters namely Vikrant, Nischay and Anokhi. The bond between Vikrant and his younger brother Nischay is such that they both feel dependent on one another. But it’s difficult to say who is more dependent...


Conversations@theDSM: Rajkumar Tangde and Kailash Waghmare

At the third instalment of the lecture series, the conversation will revolve around the celebrated play Shivaji Underground in Bhimnagar Mohalla. The playwright, Rajkumar Tangde, will be interviewed by the lead actor of the play, Kailash Waghmare. Both Rajkumar and Kailash, apart from being colleagues, are also great friends and mentor each other throughout their artistic endeavours. Historical figures have often been used by political parties to their own end. In the state politics of...


Aakash Prabhakar@theDSM: Crumpled

Crumpled – A Compilation of Imperfect Love Stories  DSM alumnus Aakash Prabhakar comes to DSM with Crumpled, a compilation of imperfect love stories. Aakash is accompanied by a talented cast and crew who make these five stories something you will remember for a long time. Crumpled will be performed on the 27th of May at 7 pm. Of course at The Drama School, Mumbai.   Crumpled is a compilation of 5 modern short love stories of 10-15 minutes each showing what and how relationships...


Alumni@theDSM: Performances by new theatre-makers

Over the next 4 months, past students of The Drama School Mumbai will bring their performances back their school. This is a special feature of “Alumni@theDSM” season of performances. It is a choice selection of new performances by a new generation of theatre-makers who started their journey at the DSM.  The first performance in this series is Chenda, a play devised by BeTaal. BeTaal@theDSM BeTaal is a group of theatre enthusiasts who believe in the off-beat, the breaking of rhythm...


Hear ye! Hear ye! The Mule's Foal is coming your way!

After 24 weeks of intensive training with the finest theatre-makers in acting, speech, body movements and theatre lessons, Batch 2016-17 of The Drama School Mumbai is ready with its first performance for the masses in the form of “The Mule’s Foal.” Based on the short novel by Fotini Epanomitis, and adapted by Australian playwright Alan Becher, The Mule’s Foal is a tale about love, longing, gossip and a village where nothing makes sense! Under the co-directorship of theatre-makers...