Theatre Training

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

Seven Stages of Tension with John Bashford
Based on Jacques Lecoq's work on the 'Seven Stages of Tension' the workshop will explore the relationship of the actor to the changing physical dynamic of tension within the body and how it can inform the choices that an actor can make in terms of playing an action within a scene.

The work Lecoq developed was one of constant exploration and development allowing the artist to explore their individual nature in relation to the states of tension and how, in turn, they can be utilised imaginatively to enhance their work and release the scene.

Dates: 7th April 2011
Timings: 10:30am - 6:30pm

Venue: N.C.P.A.

Weekend Workshop with Rajneesh Bisht

These workshops are specially designed for actors and performers who are unable to attend the week long workshops due to time constraints. As always, we at Theatre Professionals promises only the best trainers in a serious learning environment. We will conduct eight four hour teaching sessions from 9am – 1pm, every Saturday and Sunday for the month of April.

To launch this series of new workshops we have Rajneesh Bisht (Actor/Teacher in TIE Company of National School of Drama) who will conduct a Foundation Skills for Actors workshop.

Dates: Saturday and Sunday in April (2nd and 3rd, 9th and 10th ,16th and 17th , 23rd and 24th of April.)
Timings: 9am to 1pm

Venue: P.L. Deshpande

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Seminar for 'Acting America' and Workshop for Actors

A seminar to understand the scope of the 'acting america' programme to be held in New York & a workshop to undertsand the fundamentals of an actor along with the tools to ace auditions and approach casting agents and directors.

Date: Sunday, 10th April 2011
Timings: 2pm to 7pm

Venue: Aishwarya Hall, Oshiwara
For any questions or to apply, contact 022-22910285 or email:

Rhyme Time
Children’s theatre workshop
Children between 6-12 years of age are eligible for participation.

Rhyme Time is a creative poetry writing and performance workshop for children, wherein they are introduced to poets such as Dr Seuss, Shel Silverstein and TS Eliot. They will learn the basics of poetry writing, such as rhyme, creation of stanzas, imagery, etc. and will be introduced to forms such as haiku and limerick.

Shivani Tibrewala, writer-director-producer, heads the theatre group No License Yet and will conduct this workshop.

Venue: NCPA, Sea View Room
Date: Saturday, 16th April
Timing: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
Please contact: Shivani Tibrewala on 9320291157 or email:

NCPA Summer Fiesta Schedule:

Theatre Workshops

May 2-7: Hard Work, This Comedy Stuff (13 to 16 years; 10 am - 12 noon)

May 2-7: Cat in the Hat (6 to 8 yrs; 12 noon - 1 pm)

May 2-7: Thinking Hats (9 to 11 yrs; 10 am - 12 noon )

May 2-7: Acting Shmacting with Shaun ‘Sir’ (8 to 10 yrs; 12:30 pm - 2 pm)

May 2-7: Playing Shakespeare (14 to 16 yrs; 2 pm - 5 pm)

May 2-7: Who wants a cheap Rhinoceros? (4 to 6 yrs; 5 pm - 6 pm)

May 7-8: Solving Social Issues Through Improvisation and Performance (13 to 16 yrs; 10 am - 2 pm)

May 7-8: Learning Conflict Resolution Through Improvisation and Performance (13 to 16 yrs; 2 pm - 6 pm)

May 9-14: Little Wings (6 to 8 yrs; 10 am - 11 am)

May 9-14: Little Wings (4 to 6 yrs; 12 noon - 1 pm)

May 9-14: Only Play (10 to 13 yrs; 11 am - 12:30 pm)

May 9-14: Clowns Only (10 to 14 yrs; 12:30 pm - 2 pm)

May 9-14: Thinking Hats (12 to 14 yrs; 10 am - 12 noon)

May 9-14: Bard for Beginners (11 to 13 yrs; 2pm - 4pm)

May 9-14: From Socks to Shadows (8 to 12 yrs; 4 pm - 6 pm)

Dance Workshops

May 2-7: Fun with Jazz Dance (6 to 11 yrs; 3 pm - 4:30 pm)

May 2-7: Fun with Jazz Dance (12 to 16 yrs; 4:30 pm - 6 pm)

May 2-7: Kathak (12 to 16 yrs; 3 pm - 4:30 pm)

May 2-7: Kathak (6 to 11 yrs; 4:30 pm - 6 pm)

May 9-14: Rhythm in Joy — Classical dance technique | Exploring Bharatanatyam and Folk Dances from the South (6 to 11 yrs; 3 - 4:30 pm)

May 9-14: Rhythm in Joy — Classical dance technique | Exploring Bharatanatyam and Folk Dances from the South (12 to 16 yrs; 4:30 pm - 6 pm)

May 9-14: Storytelling through Design and Dance (12 to 16 yrs; 3 pm - 4:30 pm)

May 9-14: Storytelling through Design and Dance (6 to 11 yrs; 4:30 pm - 6 pm)


May 21, 4 pm: Suar Chala Space Ko (Hindi) 70 mins [Suitable for 5 to 12 year olds]

May 22, 4 pm: Kyun Kyun Ladki (Hindi) 70 mins [Suitable for 5 to 12 year olds]

May 24-25, 4 pm: A Special Bond - Part 1 (English/Hindi) 75 minutes [Suitable for children above 5 years]

May 26-27, 4 pm: A Special Bond Part 2 (English/Hindi) 75 minutes [Suitable for children above 5 years]

May 29, 11 am, 4pm & 7:30 pm: Peter Pan (English) 120 mins [Suitable for children above 5 years]


May 7, 2 pm: The Wanderer (Filipino animation film with English subtitles-2008)

May 14, 2 pm: Riddle in a Bottle (English short film-2008)

May 21, 2 pm: Jane and the Dragon: Dragon’s Tail (English animation film-2005)

May 28, 2 pm: Winky’s Horse (Dutch family drama with English subtitles-2005)


Contact Ms Deepa Shinde on 66223802/ 9930685699 or

Intensive Drama Program by Theatre Professionals:

From : 16/05/2011

To : 05/06/2011

Start time : 8:00 AM

End time : 6:00 PM

Theatre Group : Theatre Professionals

Faculty : Daniel Goldman, H.Tomba, Prabhath Bhaskaran, Sankar Venkateswaran

Workshop details :

Total theatre training

Three weeks of intensive training in Movement, Voice, Acting and Text work- culminating in the creation and presentation of four new pieces of Theatre

In addition to giving participants an experience in intensive body and voice conditioning, working with expression and the imagination, this year's IDP has a specific focus on understanding text and the voice, and a newly designed unit where you will be directed by accomplished theatre makers, to createfour refined original pieces of theatre which will be performed at the Little Theatre, NCPA.

The Instructors

Daniel Goldman - (Artistic director of Tangram Theatre Company, Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Andamio 90 School of Dramatic Arts, Buenos Aires).
Shows including Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis and Penelope Skinner's Fucked (both 5 stars Time Out London Critics Choice), Crunch! (Total Theatre Award Nomination 2006), Richard III ( Better Bankside Shakespeare Award Winner 2008) among others. Daniel regularly trains student actors and has worked at Drama Centre London, Oxford School of Drama, East 15 Theatre School and the University of Cumbria.

H.Tomba - (Kalakshetra Manipur)
returns to provide strong voice training, leaving you with a better conditioned vocal system and a routine of Riyaaz. His training comes from one of the most influential practises of contemporary theatre in India (Home of Kanhialal and Sabitri Devi's works).

Prabhath Bhaskaran -(Thrissur School of Drama, University of Hyderabad)
Prabhath is currently teaching Drama in the University of Pondicherry. Prabhath is trained in movement traditions from across the world - Kallaripayattu, Tai Chi, Kathalai, Silambam, Mime, Noh.

Sankar Venkateswaran - (Artistic Director Theatre Roots and Wings, TTRP Singapore, Thrissur School of Drama)
Sankar has spent his life researching theatre practice and methodologies from across the world, which he has applied throughout his work as an actor and director. He is the director of the critically acclaimed works "Elephant Project" as well as "Quick Death".

Theatre Workshop Fees : 15000/-

Venue Details

Little Theatre, NCPA
Nariman Point Churchgate
Mumbai - 400021

Contact Details

Contact Person : Theatre Professionals
Telephone : 93215 95159
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