Great Stuff


Theatre Professionals gives actors an opportunity to engage with performance from a completely new perspective.

Three great trainers - three great workshops!

1) Many Lives with Yuki Ellias (LeCoq, Paris, LISPA, London)

Explore the multiple lives that create character through exploring their Ego-Alter Ego, Real-Dream State, and Mask-counter mask, and playing multiple characters simultaneously.

1 Day: Feb 10th, 2010 | 5 pm - 9 pm | Rs. 1,500/- | PL Deshpande, Prabhadevi

2) Japanese Bunraku for Actors with Anurupa Roy (The University of Stockholm, Artistic Director, Katkatha)

Actors will explore their own body and how to work with a natural synchronicity with their fellow actors, through working with the Japanese puppetry technique of Bunraku.

6 Days: Feb 22nd -28th 2010 | 8 am - 2 pm | 3,000/- PL Deshpande, Prabhadevi

3) Foundation Skills with Puja Sarup

Puja has been associated with theatre training and projects at both national and international levels, including a stint with Buchingers Boots’ (Marseilles) and Footsbarn Travelling Company (France).

Puja will introduce and work with the actors in the core skills of performance.

Elements of Physical training, Speech & Voice training and Text work.

6 Days: Feb 22nd -28th 2010 | 6 - 10 pm | 3,500/- PL Deshpande, Prabhadevi

APPLY NOW!! For any questions, or to apply, email or call 9321595159.


Working Title, Mumbai is part of Contacting The World 2010 (CTW 2010).
In a nutshell, that means we got picked from over a 100 companies worldwide to devise and create a performance that is a result of our own inspirations as well as what emerges from our ‘twinning’ exchange programme with another European country. For the next seven months we collaborate and create a performance that reflects our work as much as that of our twin.

Then, we head off to the international festival in Manchester, UK in July where we showcase our performance and watch eleven other teams from across the world do the same.

If you find this exciting, and want to be a part of it,
AND ARE 25 YEARS OF AGE OR BELOW, do call us on 022 2844 2680 or write in at We’re primarily looking for a few more young actors, based in Bombay, who can sing or have a flair for rhythm and/ or play an instrument, to add to our team. If you’ve done any improvisation, physical workshops or devised theatre before, that would be great. And if there’s any other area you’re interested in, including set design, photography, video documentation, art design or production, marketing across Europe or managing the troupe during the tour, give us a call anyway! Make sure you call soon though, we need to finalize our team pretty soon.

The festival dates are
18th to 25th July and the performance will premiere in India before that so do make sure you’re free around these dates and available for the process before that, if you’re getting in touch.

For more info on the festival, visit them online at

Open Space Theatre seeks 7 performers (m/f) ready to step out of the enclave. The play will be devised from a story by Michael Ende, to be performed in outdoor spaces for an audience drawn from across society, and across the human lifespan. We need physical actors and or dancers. Ability to speak Marathi and/or play a musical instrument a bonus.

Momo follows the story of a small girl who comes from Elsewhere, and walks into the heart of a small community clinging to the edge of the city. Her incredible ability to listen means she is the only one able to resist when the Men in Grey appear, unnoticed, unremembered, stealing people's time...

The project will be led by Jo Tyabji, (a theatre practitioner from England) from April to July 2010. If interested, please contact

A Home for Theatre in a Community
Jana Natya Manch ( is a Delhi-based group, known primarily for its street theatre, which completes 37 years of work in March 2010. The group is known for its innovations in the street theatre genre, and its commitment to a popular, entertaining, robust, progressive culture. The group has continued working in the face of daunting odds, including the murder, in performance, of its founder-member, Safdar Hashmi.

After decades of a peripatetic existence, the group now wants to build a theatre space, where it can rehearse, but also a space that can be made available to other cultural groups for rehearsal, workshops and performance. It will be dedicated to encouraging engagements with community groups, to foster a culture of understanding and cooperation, aesthetic excellence and intellectual stimulation.

The space identified by Janam is in the lower-middle class locality of
Lalita Park, just across the river from ITO, about 5 km from Connaught Place. We hope to raise rupees one crore to acquire one floor and the roof of an existing building and equip it with basic amenities for theatrical work – suitable flooring for performance, lights, sound system, and so on. The space, we hope, will also have a small library, a film corner, a book shop, and a coffee shop. It hopes to become the kind of space that every city needs, but somehow we just don't seem to have!

Your contribution can help us realise this dream.

Cheques or Drafts should be in in the name of JANA NATYA
MANCH, and should be posted to

Jana Natya Manch
J 147 R.B. Enclave
Paschim Vihar
New Delhi 110063


Or you can make a direct transfer to our account:

State Bank of Patiala, Model Basti, New Colony Marg, New Delhi
IFCS code: STBP 0000004
SB Account No. 55010851917

For any queries, contact Moloyashree Hashmi <>, 09868254822 or Sudhanva Deshpande <>, 09868301864.