Advanced Workshop Programme : Commedia dell'Arte with Marco Ziello

About the InstructorMarco Ziello University of Bologna l Teatro Azione, School of Drama Marco is a theatre actor, director and teacher. He graduated in Performing Arts with Commedia dell’Arte as his specialization from the University of Bologna. He further trained in Commedia dell’Arte at Teatro Azione, School of Drama. Since 2011, Marco has been collaborating with the Porvoo Theatre in Finland as a teacher, director and an actor. He has also been a part of several other...


Performance@theDSM : Museum of Species in Danger

Knowing today’s reality, it will not be wrong to say that safety and freedom of women is in danger. This play is a compilation of monologues of women characters from mythology, modern India from literary works as well. Most of the monologues are written and improvised by the actors themselves. The play attempts to sketch lives of women in India in great detail as to how moving in open spaces is vulnerable to their physical, mental and emotional health. The play has been inspired by...


Conversation@theDSM : Mahesh Dattani with Shanta Gokhale

Mahesh Dattani is a Sahitya Akademi Award winning director working in the Indian theatre industry for over thirty years. Besides directing, Mahesh has also been an actor and playwright. He has a degree in History, Political Science and Economics with post graduation in Marketing and Advertising Marketing. Mahesh has written and directed numerous plays and has also dabbled into making films. His film, Dance Like a Man has won the award for the Best Picture in English awarded by the National...


Performance@theDSM : Kaif - An Evening of Music, Poetry and Stories

Kaif means intoxicated. In this performance, the group will sing songs and tell stories of legends from India who were infamous for being intoxicated in love or music, or both.Featured songs: Shiv Ki Baraat / UP folk song Shiv ji comes with a procession of ghosts, sitting on the Nandi bull with snakes hanging from his neck to receive Parvati, his bride. The song talks about Parvati’s family’s reaction to this eccentric bridegroom. Sohni / Punjabi folk song Sohni crosses the...


Performance@theDSM: Mumbai: The City United

‘Mumbai: The City United’ is a play that highlights the glocal spirit of the city – local as well as global. It throws light on the multicultural and multilingual features of the city and all its difficulties. Concept, visualisation, performance and direction by Akshay Shimpi and Dhanashree Khandkar. Date: 27th January 2018 Time: 7pm Venue: 5th Floor, Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh, Kelewadi, Girgaon, Charni Road (East) Tickets: Rs. 150 Mail: info@thedramaschoolmumbai.in Call: +91...


The Drama School Mumbai Gets A New Logo!

Dear Family, As the Drama School Mumbai grows into its own – and stands free from its parent, Theatre Professionals, it was time to remove the TPPL presence from its logo and identity.While we started with a simple crop, and went on many journeys near and far – we finally came to this place, where we can celebrate the school as we know it, the DSM – and those letters can stand proud and in their own right. In this logo, are the TPPL company colours, a sense of the...


“With Age Comes Wisdom And Compassion!” - An Interview With Anamika Haksar

The Drama School Mumbai interviewed Anamika Haksar, theatre director and drama pedagogue on why she loves playing two different roles. She also shared her views on training and practice young people need to become terrific performers. Read more to get your set of advice…Image sourced from Pandolin. Anamika and I have scheduled an interview at her apartment in Mumbai but I am secretly scared. Upon reaching there, my eyes are wandering all over her living room. They rest upon the piles of...


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...


Acting through Text and Body - Foundation Skills in Acting with Kallirroi Tziafeta

Foundation Skills in Acting workshop in January at the Drama School Mumbai with Kallirroi Tziafeta. About the Instructor: Kallirroi Tziafeta University of Athens l London International School of Performing Arts Kallirroi is a trained theatre actor. She has a BA in Theatre Studies from the University of Athens. She has also specialised in Acting in a three year programme at the Contemporary Theatre of Athens Drama School. After having moved to Mumbai in 2010, she has continued to perform...


Madhyantar - A mid-year showcase by DSM students

Batch of 2017-18 of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Acting and Theatre-making present their creations from first semester. Every year, the students of the Drama School Mumbai put up a mid-year showcase of the best theatre pieces they have worked on thus far. The students of the batch of 2017-18 are all geared up to perform nine pieces of theatre which include an experiential piece, a devised performance, a short presentation on Chhau (a traditional martial art form) among many others. We look...