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...


“You have to prove your talent over and over again!” An interview with Premanand Gajvi

Premanad Gajvi Premanand Gajvi (1947-present) is a Marathi playwright, writer and poet. He is well-known for his social commitment to effectively shape the disorganized truth of the society. His one-act play ‘Ghotbhar Paani’ has been translated into fourteen languages and another play ‘Kirwant’ has been translated into other Indian languages. His writings have been included in the school curriculum too. On account of World Marathi Theatre Day, The Drama School Mumbai’s Neelam Sakpal...


Performance@theDSM: Dozakh (A Marathi Play)

Dozakh: A still from the play  l Sourced from the internet Dozakh, a Marathi play directed by Abhijeet Zunjarrao talks about one of the most sensitive issues in the Indian political scenario. The play sheds light on how religious extremists use religion as an excuse to harm other human beings, especially women. It takes the audience on a journey of self-exploration where caste, religion, human rights, equality and crime are the central subjects. The narrative of the play, revolving around two...


Performance@theDSM: Karl Marx in Kalbadevi

Creative sourced from the internet We at the DSM intend to close the year with one of the most iconic and revolutionary men in history revisiting his chronicles. Revolutionary socialist, philosopher, economist and journalist, Karl Marx, comes to the DSM after a short halt in Kalbadevi. Yes, you heard it right! How and why has he come to Mumbai? What does he have to say? All questions will be answered by the man himself! Catch Karl Marx in Kalbadevi on 23rd December, 7pm at the DSM.About...