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 Puja Sarup and Sheena Khalid, the students of DSM showcase their theatre chops in this new Hindi translation by Neha Sharma. As a part of their curriculum, the students are given the opportunity to tour multiple cities with the production of the play.
“This is a show that is as much devised as it is scripted and in that sense the students have contributed so much to the creation of the show,” the directors said of this collaborative effort by the students of the DSM.
The show opened on the 4th and 5th of March at The Drama School Mumbai. Dates of the subsequent performances are given below. To book your tickets, do log on to bookmyshow.com.
7th March, 6:30pm – NCPA XP, Mumbai
11th March, 3:30pm – Ranga Shankara, Bangalore
11th March, 7:30pm – Ranga Shankara, Bangalore
26th March, 11am – Sudarshan Rangmanch, Pune
27th March, 6pm – Lalit Kala Kendra, Pune
1st April, 7pm – The Drama School Mumbai
8th April, 7pm – The Drama School Mumbai
15th April, 7pm – The Drama School Mumbai
16th April, 7pm – The Drama School Mumbai
Want to make theatre your career? Well, look no further, because the DSM Open Day Series is HERE!
Get a chance to experience world-class training and know more about the Post Graduate Diploma in Acting and Theatre-making at The Drama School Mumbai during its Open Day Series which travels to 7 cities across the next 2 months. Here leading theatre-makers, who also happen to be DSM faculty, will show you what students at the school are taught as a part of their training. This is an excellent opportunity for you to witness first hand what makes learning at The Drama School Mumbai the best stepping stone for a bright career in theatre.
Oh, and the Open Day is completely FREE and open to all!
The Open Day campaign kicks off on the 11th of March with free workshops in Mumbai and Bangalore. If you’re in Mumbai, you have the opportunity to get 2 free sessions by Akshay Shimpi and Roo Jhala-Mclaughlin.
Akshay Shimpi is an alumni of the University of Mumbai Theatre Arts Department and has performed in various plays and short films. Roo graduated from the Oxford School of Drama, UK and specializes in Shakespeare and Theatre-in-Education. These are two workshops that will leave you breathless yet self-aware!
In Bangalore, the co-founder and co-convenor of The Drama School Mumbai himself is coming down to bring the rigour and intensity of the school through a 3 hour workshop in the foyer space of Ranga Shankara. Jehan, a Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee, has his Masters in Theatre Direction from Birkbeck, University of London. You can explore the idea of creating meaning onstage through moments of action with Jehan and also talk to him about how exactly does someone become a theatre professional in India.
Sign up for these right away, because these workshops do tend to fill up real fast! And if you can’t make it to Bangalore or Mumbai on the 11th, get in touch anyway and we’ll keep you posted about the next Open Day closest to you. Also, if you’d like to arrange for an open day in your city, drop us a line and we’ll do our best to work something out for you.
Call +919619336336 to block a spot right away!