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>> Acting Shakespeare @ Drama School, Mumbai
Conducted by: Paul Goodwin
Workshop date and time: 13th and 14th July 2017, 8 AM to 1 PM
5th floor, 
Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh, 
Kele Wadi, Girgaon, 
Charni Road East, Mumbai 400004

Workshop Takeaways
Open and widen the horizon of the voice and the imagination.
Find the impulse for breath and vocal and physical gesture.
Be free to play within fully explored verse structures.

Use practical tools to unlock Shakespeare for you as an actor

>> The Play Making Workshop
From : 28/06/2017       To : 01/07/2017 
Start time : 9:30 AM    End time : 6:00 PM 
Theatre Group : WORKING TITLE 
Venue : 
Bungalow 34, 
SVP Nagar, MHADA, 
Four Bungalows, Andheri West 

Workshop Details: 
WORKING TITLE announces the first in a series of process-based theatre workshops on PLAY-MAKING, to be conducted by the director and actor Jaimini Pathak.

- To explore in depth the four basic elements of Drama – Text (spoken or non-verbal), Direction, Acting and basic Stage Design. 
- To discover the close working relationship among these four elements. 
- To facilitate a deeper understanding and collaboration among the PEOPLE practicing these four disciplines. 
- To attempt to create a performance with a unified artistic vision.

Directors, actors, writers, stage designers and anyone with a deep interest in the theatre and performance.

A greater all-around skill set that empowers them to take their own work forward.

>> Young Talent Group- Workshop by Ekjute
Andheri (W)
22nd April – 01st May
03:30 pm-05:30 pm
Malad (W)
29th April – 08th May
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Juhu/Vile Parle
03rd May – 12th May
03:00 pm-05:00 pm
Bandra (W)
09th May – 18th May
10:30am-12:30 pm
14th May -   23rd May
03:00 pm-05:00 pm

Workshop Details: The workshop provides an exuberant opportunity for the Young Talent (Children) to interact, play and learn through the magical medium of theatre… an experience that creates the best memories of their growing years! I am glad to be a part of so many innocent joyful journeys!

>> Mumbai Local by Junoon Theatre

>> Sunday, 9 July from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Seeking Dance: A 100 year story by Darshana Jhaveri
What makes four young Gujarati women undertake a 5-day train journey from Bombay to Manipur, in 1956, with no one to accompany them but their guru? What fervour draws them on this journey repeatedly, throughout their lives? Look forward to be amazed by the 100 years history of Manipuri dance  by photographs and videos from her personal archives, and a childlike delight she still exudes as she performs, talks and gives you the gift of this dance she loves.

>> Friday, 21 July from 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm at Kitab Khana
Making Dance: A Bohemian Rhapsody by Preethi Athreya
Why do people dance? What does the body give us that words do not? And what movements constitute dance - in other words, when does a movement become dance? Listen to Preethi's questions, explorations, experiments and discoveries through dance, from her beginnings in Bharatanatyam to her work today.

>> Programme Manager at SMART

As Programme Manager, you will be responsible for the running of the programme, reporting to the Course Director. Your key responsibility will be to ensure that the project milestones are achieved, through communicating regularly with the entire team, and facilitating the necessary action.

Position Location 

Time Commitment 
3 days per week for most of the year. 4 to 5 weeks will be full-time work, including the times around the Foundation Course and Final Workshop.


Rs 3.2 lakhs to 4.0 lakhs annually depending on experience and skill.

Application Procedure 
Please send your application by email to priyanka@junoontheatre.org
Please include:
A letter addressed to the Course Director (no more than 750 words), telling us about your interest in this role and why you think we should recruit you.
Your CV

Application Deadline: Friday 14th July, 2017

>>  Programming Assistants at Ranga Shankara Theatre (Bangalore)

- Must be under 30.
- Good knowledge of English, Hindi and Kannada. (But we can manage.)
- Basic knowledge of Indian literature and Indian Theatre, if not the history, at least the contemporary theatre and its practices. (Don’t let this intimidate you.)
- Should have a thorough knowledge of updating web, face book.
- Should be able to work on Excel and Word. Great if she/he knows all about PPT.
- Should have a flair for writing.
- She/he will be assisting the Programme Coordinator.
- She/he will have to handle a couple of programme independently.
- Working time will be from 10 till 8. On days when Ranga Shankara has its events, it will be till the event is over.
Need a minimum commitment of at least 2 years.

If you are interested, please mail surinath@gmail.com with PROGRAMME ASSISTANT in the subject line.

>> Mumbai Local by Junoon Theatre

>> Sunday, 11 June from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Music - A Culture's Subconscious by Vehrnon Ibrahim
Why is it so necessary for musicians to be able to make the music they want to? How is it important for our culture and history? In an industry that is dominated by commercial music, is there space for the artists to express and voice their identity? Vehrnon, a musical professional will be sharing his ideas, his work towards finding different models to enable musician's own voices, and his dreams for the future of music.

>> Friday, 17 March from 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm at Kitab Khana
As The Seagull Flies by Naveen Kishore
Known to most as the man behind Seagull Books, Naveen Kishore has consistently created spaces to bring artists to the foreground, throwing up opportunities for them to be seen and heard. Most of his work, however, cannot be pinned down to a format. From the Seagull School of Publishing to the Peaceworks initiative to the independent publishing house in Kolkata - every effort is dynamic and responsive to diverse artistic needs.

>> Diploma at The Drama School, Mumbai


The workshop is designed by the mother daughter duo, Nadira Zaheer Babbar – Juuhi Babbar Sonii and conducted by Juuhi Babbar Sonii along with a team of passionate qualified theatre colleagues. 

The workshop provides an exuberant opportunity for the Young Talent (Children) to interact, play and learn through the magical medium of theatre… an experience that creates the best memories of their growing years! I am glad to be a part of so many innocent joyful journeys! - Juuhi Babbar Sonii – Facilitator, Ekjute’s Young Talent Group & Workshop.

In addition to being a thoroughly engaging and entertaining experience for children, our workshops and plays always look to bring forward social causes and discuss moral and ethical issues. To forward this cause, Ekjute has conducted specialized programs, designed by Ms. Juuhi Babbar Sonii, for organizations such as Child Rights and You (CRY), Spastic Society of India, National Resource Centre for Inclusion, among many others.

During this Workshop, the ‘YOUNG TALENT’ will experience various aspects of theatre such as Enactment, Story Building, Body Language,Voice, Clarity of Speech, Improvisation, Music, Dance & Theatre Games to enhance Concentration, Team Work, Confidence & Creative Skills.

• Participation Certificate
• Last Day- Parent/ Guardian & Children participate together!

The "Young Talent Workshop'' is spread over 10 consecutive days and is programmed in 22 hours: 
[1st- 9th day: 2 hours] [10th day : 4 hours]

From : 03/05/2017 To : 12/05/2017 - 
The Studio Under
B- 6, ML Space, D.J Road, Opp. McDonalds, Vile Parle West,

From : 09/05/2017 To : 18/05/2017 - 
Manik Vidya Mandir School
Architecture College, Opp. Lilavati Hospital, Bandra (West),

From : 14/05/2017 To : 23/05/2017 -
Gopal Sharma Blooming Buds Pre School

Behind Hiranandani Hospital, Powai

>> Mumbai Local by Junoon Theatre
>> Saturday, 6 May from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at MCubed Library
The Playwright as a Terminally Ill Mumbaikar by Zubin Driver
Zubin Driver is a playwright, author and terminally ill Mumbaikar. Zubin will share how Mumbai becomes a 'living metaphor' in his plays and writing in an absorbing evening of conversation with Zubin, highlighted with pieces performed from his plays, to uncover compelling perspectives on this city many of us call 'home'.

>> Sunday, 14 May from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
The socio-cultural-political aspirations of Kochi-Muziris Biennale by Riyas Komu
In 2012, Riyas Komu, along with Bose Krishnamachari, led the inaugural edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale - a festival that instantly caught the imagination of India, artists and audiences alike. Today, this Biennale has become a draw for locals and a part of the travel calendar for more and more people across the country and across all walks of life. Riyas will highlight the spirit of inquiry that has helped the Biennale move away from parodically simplified images, to create civic, cultural, and critical spaces for thinking, looking, and learning.

>> Friday, 17 March from 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm at Kitab Khana
Voices of Dissent: A life without Art is meaningless by Ramu Ramanathan
"Since the times of Socrates-Plato, Bhasa-Kalidasa, Gandhi-Ambedkar, why have ideas been considered dangerous?" - Ramu Ramanathan.
What do we mean by the phrase 'living in a democracy'? What is the role of the arts in this? Is the India we live in a healthy democracy? What histories have led us up to this moment? And what happens to artists who are determined to speak up and use the arts as a voice for people? Ramu Ramanathan will explore the relationship between art, dissent and a healthy democracy. Drawing on live examples of a variety of arts activism - singers and poets, literary activism, theatre - he will share with us the living practice of the arts speaking up, why it matters, and how it gives voice and visibility to communities that may otherwise remain unnoticed.

>> A New Web Channel by Theatrewaalas

Watch powerful protest artists and poets like Shahir Sambhaji Bhagat and Sachin Mali in their brand new online venture - a youtube channel! Already four videos and 25k+ views old, subscribe to stay updated to their videos here

>> Acting Workshop by Quasar Thakore Padamsee

>> Thespo At Prithvi: Playwriting Workshop by Ramu Ramanathan

>> The Hindu Playwright Award

Prize: 200000/- 
Rules & Regulations
The award is open to writers above 18 years of age who are Indian citizens or have been residents of India for the last five years.
The entry must be a full-length play (performance time of 50 minutes or more) on any subject of your choice.
The play must be an original, unpublished and unperformed work in English. It must not have been staged in any public space before the announcement of the award.
Only one submission per person is allowed.
Submissions made for previous editions of The Hindu MetroPlus Playwright Award(as it was known till 2014) will not be considered.
The submission must not contain any quotations or copyrighted material without proper permissions having been obtained.
Translated works are not eligible. Adaptations of novels and texts are eligible.
Submissions must be printed in double space on single sides of A4 sheets and sent to:

The Hindu Playwright Award 2017
Strategy Department
The Hindu
Kasturi Buildings
859-860 Anna Salai
Chennai 600 002
Tel: (044) 2857-6300 Ext: 217

They must also be emailed to: playwrightaward@thehindu.co.in

Your play must reach us (in print and via email) on or before Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
A short profile of the playwright must be attached to the play, with the writer’s name, telephone/mobile number, email and postal address.
Manuscripts will not be returned.
The decision of the judges is final. The shortlist will be announced in July. The winner will be announced during The Hindu Theatre Fest 2017. 
Employees of Kasturi & Sons Ltd and their family are not eligible to enter the contest. 

For any clarification, email playwrightaward@thehindu.co.in

>> Theatre of Passion and Gesture
A workshop on writing by devised theatre by Amy Russell, Spatica Ramanujam
The workshop will enable participants gain an understanding of how to write dramatic text from devised work with tools like writing from the body. The workshop days will follow a format of centering physical warm-up, devising and improvisation, and story analysis. At the end of the day, the participants will spend time in a practicum, devising scenes together that will be performed the following day.
The workshop will culminate in a presentation for an audience.

Amy Russell is Deputy Director of Pedagogy at LISPA and one of two lead teachers. She has worked extensively as an actor, director and playwright internationally. She is also a Gestalt psychotherapist and facilitator of group process and family systems constellations. Her pedagogic interest is in facilitating devising processes that originate new theatrical work.

Spatica Ramanujam is the co-founder and artistic director of the theatre company, ‘Mukha Mugam’ under whose banner she has written and directed White Walls (Chennai 2012) and acted and co-produced plays like Colour Correction (with Bananteatern, Sweden, 2014) and From the Word to the World (with Glass Eye Theatre, London, 2015). She has received theatre training at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA).

Fees: 10,000 rs 
April 17th to 21st
10 AM to 4 PM
Venue: Space Untitled, 5th Main road, 3rd Phase, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

>> C.L.A.P's Summer Camp of 2017

The summer camp will include the following:

1. Bollywood dancing - Hip-Hop and Free style
2. Paint the pot
3. Customised bag painting workshop
4. Healing stories - Creative writing
5. Roleplay, Theatre and Drama

An overall 5 day development and creativity enhancement camp.
Batch 1: Age group: 4 to 8 years Timings: 10:00 to 12:00 PM
Batch 2: Age group: 8 to 16 years Timings: 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Fees: 3500/-
Early Bird: 20% discount until 10th April 2017

Phone: +91 22 65876777 / 28882503.
E-mail: info@clap.center
Website: www.clap.center
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clap.center

CLAP: Malad,
Unit No. 201, A-Wing, 2nd Floor Solitaire II, Opp. Infinity Mall, Malad West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400064, India
Mon 24 Apr, 10:00 AM

Mon 24 Apr, 03:00 PM

>> Double Bill at Mumbai Assembly

A masterclass by Daniele Sardella from Italy, who shares his movement practice, combining handstands, somatic movement and dance!!
Fees: Rs. 800/-
Open to dancers, actors, movers, fitness enthusiasts!

This will be followed, at 7:30pm, by 2 short work-in-progress performances produced by Shapeshift and The Mumbai Assembly under their first mentorship programme for emerging artistes started last September.
Dancer/actor Aditi Venkateshwaran performing '1980-2006', a deeply personal piece about movement & paralysis.
Actor/mover Arpit Singh exploring the character of Lady Macbeth in 'Letters to Lady M'.
The performances will include an informal audience Q&A/feedback session (over tea) with the artistes, who will be developing these works over this year.

The Mumbai Assembly, 
KCA Hall, Veronica Road, 
behind Birdsong Cafe, Bandra (w).


>> Mumbai Local by Junoon Theatre
>> Saturday, 4 March from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at MCubed Library
I Always Wanted To Dance - A Life Journey by Dr. Kanak Rele
The young Kanak loved to dance. She was a young girl when she began learning Kathakali and was one of the first women to do so. This was only the beginning of what was to become an iconic journey, peppered with many other firsts. Dr. Rele went on to be one of the first exponents of Mohiniyattam, the first to get PhD in dance in India, and the first to set up a research institute for dance in India - the Nalanda Dance Research Centre. Trace the life journey of the young girl who was ‘meant to dance and only dance’.

>> Sunday, 12 March from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Living Many Lives: On building and performing characters by Neena Kulkarni
How do you develop a character? How do you convincingly portray diverse characters? How do you make the performance seem effortless? How do you make sure a role does not feel repetitive? Neena Kulkarni treats each character as a unique individual - a learning that began from her days in theatre with Satyadev Dubey and Vijaya Mehta. So, no matter how many mothers she plays, each is a different person, a unique individual.

>> Friday, 17 March from 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm at Kitab Khana
Sucked Into Space: The World Of Black Holes by Prof. Shiraz Minwalla
Black holes. Strange, endlessly intriguing entities of the universe, into which you can disappear and never come out. Subject of theory, fiction and films. Endless source of fascination for scientists and lay people alike. So what are black holes? What makes them unique? Why do they matter apart from the good stories they make? And what do they unveil diverse realms of physics?

>> 2 Day Intensive Workshop in Corporeal Mime with Vini Carvalho

Dates: 16th and 17th February  | Time: 8 am to 2 pm
Venue: Bhalerao Auditorium, Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh, Girgaon, Charni Road East, Mumbai.
Fees: Rs. 4500/-

The objective of Corporeal Mime is to place drama inside the moving human body:
Articulation of the body and space
Counterweights: creating actions of ‘push, pull, lift’
Dynamo-rhythms: playing with different rhythms in movement
- Improvisations based on the technique
Figures- short movement sequences based on daily actions
Pieces from the repertoire of the technique

About the Instructor: Vini Carvalho
(International School of Corporeal Mime, London | University of Campinas, Brazil)
Vini has been developing his practice as a movement teacher and performer for the past 9 years, teaching various workshops and classes in theatre, neutral mask and mime. He has also worked and studied with a number of companies and theatre practitioners, such as Theatre de l’Ange Fou, Alice K, LUME, Tiche Viana and Leris Colombaione. He is the artistic director of Fool’s Cap Theatre, UK.

To Apply : 

To Apply : Email a recent C.V. with a cover letter that tells us why you want to participate to info@thedramaschoolmumbai.in

Shadows Of Fire

A solo performance by Naireet Basak  

Date: 25th February 2017
Time: 7pm
5th floor, 
Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh, 
Kele Wadi, Girgaon, 
Charni Road East, Mumbai 400004.

Tickets: Rs 200/- 

For details: Call 9619336336 / Mail info@thedramaschoolmumbai.in

>>Making A Scene
From : 07/02/2017 To : 08/02/2017 
Start time : 4:30 PM End time : 8:00 PM
Prithvi House, Janki Kutir,
Juhu, Mumbai

A 2-day workshop on deconstructing a scene by Meredith Starkman.

>About the workshop: Break down a piece of text with a variety of exercises, ranging from movement, voice, and character development. An introduction to scene study that will get you ready to take on any script that’s handed to you

>About the conductor: Meredith Starkman is an American actress currently living and working in Bombay. She recently graduated from the University of Michigan’s BFA Acting Programme, and upon graduation, was the recipient of the 2016 Wallenberg Fellowship which grants one graduating senior the opportunity to work in their field internationally for a year. She has conducted numerous workshops, ranging from coaching students for university auditions, to theatre workshops for prison inmates.

Fees: Rs. 600/- To register, call: 7506025456

>>Clowning Residency India 2017
From : 27/02/2017 To : 08/03/2017 
Start time : 6:00 PM End time : 9:00 PM 
Theatre Group : Madman and Me 
Faculty : Susie Wimmer, Heimo Thiel (Clowns without borders, Germany)
Venue : TANASA
QUEST Campus, Vadavali Road Sonala, Taluka-Wada, Dist.- Palghar
Palghar - 421303, Maharashtra, India

Workshop details : -
Clowns Without Borders are clowns, acrobatic and performing artists, who travel to areas of crisis to perform on a voluntary basis for the people who live there. It is our goal to make people laugh from the bottom of their hearts and to provide them with fond memories. Areas of crisis mean surroundings desolated by tragedies like war, natural catastrophes, poverty - different things in different contexts. In areas and conditions of crisis, thoughts, emotions, body and spirituality are traumatised. The clown-aspect or clown-perspective could assist managing difficult situations in life.

The goals of the workshop are:
>Discovering the figure of clown from inside and outside, in general, one’s very own version of it and the practical use of it in life, to share the fun, joy and experiences we have made with others.
>To increase artistic abilities by learning the basics of juggling, balancing, magic tricks, puppet play, etc.
>How to perform and improvise with daily items (pen, chair, Paper, clothes)
>Explore Clinic Clowning.

Theatre Workshop Fees : Rs. 23500/-

>> Mumbai Local by Junoon Theatre
>> Saturday, 4 Feb from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at MCubed Library
The Cinema of Life: Stories on Film-making and social histories by Prakash Jha
How does a fascination and contemplation of the world around us become a film? What is the process followed? How and when do the storyline and characters emerge? And what is the burden of truth-telling such a film-maker carries? Prakash Jha take the audience through his creative process, with references to the powerful films he has made.

>> Sunday, 12 Feb from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Watching Nano-Machines At Work by Prof. Roop Mallik
imagine thousands of tiny creatures inside each living cell in your body. Walking around in this watery world are your tiny "Motor proteins". Amazing creations of Mother Nature, your Motors do everything that you think you did. What happens when they get 'hijacked'? What kinds of coordinations happen at this amazing micro-level?
Prof. Mallik gives a fascinating insight into this amazing functioning of the body, and a glimpse into how it all works.

>> Friday, 17 Feb from 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm at Kitab Khana
Cinema through two lenses: The Director's and the Producer's

What happens when a director, producer and actor in the same film? Do his multiple roles come into conflict? How does he balance out the diverse demands of each of them? Does it affect how the film is made? What are the choices he makes? From acting to casting to marketing to budgeting - Rahul Bose has looked at his upcoming film Poorna through so many different lenses, switching roles according to the need.

>>Thespo Orientation Meeting

Thespo starts off with a bang at the Bombay Orientation Meeting. With lots of exciting activities planned, with games, music and lots more, there's something in it for everyone!

Date: 18th July 2016
Venue: Prithvi Theatre, Juhu
Time: 3:30 pm onward

>> Mumbai Local by Junoon Theatre
>> Sunday, 10 July from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Savitri, Me And Much More.. by Sushma Deshpande
Sushama Tai's play Whay Mi Savitribai is iconic. Not just in Maharashtra, but across the country. Based on the life of social reformer and educationist, Savitribai Phule, this piece has been performed in many unconventional theatre spaces and has connected with diverse audiences for almost three decades. Sushama Tai will share with us how she created this play and character. And how the play, in turn, created parts of her own personality as well.
RSVP to  mumbailocal@junoontheatre.org

>>Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting 2016
By Literature Live! & Theatre Group
Last date: 31 August 2016
1st Prize: Rs. 300000/-
Two runner-up prizes: Rs. 25000/-
Winning plays will feature at Tata Literature Live!

The play should be:
Written by a person of Indian origin
Original, unpublished and unproduced
In English or in an English translation
Of duration between 75-120 minutes

Both hard and soft copies
Accompanied by a synopsis, writer’s biodata, photograph and contact details 

Mail the hard copy to:
Theatre Group,
Ms Ayesha Sayani
5 Palm Court, 2nd Floor
152 Maharshi Karve Road,
Mumbai: 400020

E-mail a PDF soft copy to theatregroup@shunyata.in

>>Weekend Acting Workshop - 3 months
From : 02/07/2016 To : 02/10/2016 
Start time : 4:00 PM End time : 7:00 PM 
Theatre Group : Five Senses Theatre Laboratory 
Faculty : Six NSD Alumni Faculties 
Venue : 516, Kamdhenu Shopping Centre - 1
Near food inn Restaurant, Lokhandwala Market Lokhandwala, Andheri West
mumbai - , maharastra, India 
Workshop details : -
- Theory and Anatomy lessons
- Theatre Games and Exercises
- Clowning
- Imagination and observation and Concerntration
- Voice and speech
- Introduction of Method Acting
- Introduction of Characterization
- Improvisations

Theatre Workshop Fees : 8500/-

E-Mail – 5sensesentertainment@gmail.com

>>3 Month Weekend Acting Workshop
From : 03/07/2016 To : 01/10/2016 
Start time : 3:30 PM End time : 6:30 PM 
Theatre Group : Galaxy Theatre & Acting Academy 
Faculty : Vipul Patel 
Venue : 1st Floor, Gandhi Shikshan Bhavan
Near Chandan Cinema, Near Juhu Circle/ JVPD Bus-stop, Andheri West,
Mumbai - 400049, Maharashtra, India

Workshop details:
The workshop is designed for Enthusiastic beginners, Experienced ones & Struggling actors. It will help you to develop the creative potential in the art of acting. 

The syllabus is prepared to give you a professional edge, keeping aside your fears of audience or camera & to prepare you for all 3 mediums of entertainment industry viz. Stage, Television & Film. It will include many solo & group exercises.

Fees: Rs. 3200 per month

Email - galaxytheatregroup123@gmail.com

>> Full Time Acting Course - 3 Months
From : 04/07/2016 To : 03/10/2016 
Start time : 10:00 AM End time : 1:00 PM 
Theatre Group : Five Senses Theatre Laboratory 
Faculty : Six NSD and FTII Alumni Faculties 
Venue : 516, Kamdhenu Shopping Centre - 1
Near food inn Restaurant, Lokhandwala Market Lokhandwala, Andheri West
mumbai - , maharastra, India -
Days - Mon. to Friday
Seats - 12 
Fees : Rs. 30,000
E-Mail – 5sensesentertainment@gmail.com

>> Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting 2016
By Literature Live! & Theatre Group
Last date: 31 August 2016
1st Prize: Rs. 300000/-
Two runner-up prizes: Rs. 25000/-
Winning plays will feature at Tata Literature Live!

The play should be:
Written by a person of Indian origin
Original, unpublished and unproduced
In English or in an English translation
Of duration between 75-120 minutes

Both hard and soft copies
Accompanied by a synopsis, writer’s biodata, photograph and contact details 

Mail the hard copy to:
Theatre Group,
Ms Ayesha Sayani
5 Palm Court, 2nd Floor
152 Maharshi Karve Road,
Mumbai: 400020

E-mail a PDF soft copy to theatregroup@shunyata.in

an initiative by Mumbai Theatre Guide
Last date: 7 June 2016

E-mail the completely filled Entry Form and
soft copy of One-Act Play Script to:


Send the cd/dvd on following address:

Office Address:
eNatya Shodh
Fifth Quarter Infomedia Pvt. Ltd.
222, Kuber Complex,
Opp. SAB TV, New Link Road,
Andheri (West),
Mumbai - 400053. INDIA.

For any further queries :


>> Free Events
>> Mumbai Local by Junoon Theatre

>> Saturday, 4 June from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at MCubed Library
A to Z of Theatre in Mumbai by Ramu Ramanathan
Mumbai has so, so many stories to tell. With its myriad communities and rich cultural diversity, it is perhaps the only city in the country that can boast of a thriving theatre life in multiple languages.  Explore the nature and history of Mumbai with Ramu Ramnathan, through the lens of theatre as seen, experienced and enjoyed by him.

>> Sunday, 12 June from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Ragas On Computers: Can Indian Music Be A Digital Language? by Prof. Paritosh Pandya  
Can Indian classical music being created on a computer? Could a computer recognize and grasp the infinite fluid possibilities of our ragas? Prof Pandya’s deep fascination makes him wonder about the possibilities of artificial intelligence, the ability of a computer to compose music, the synthesis of music through computers and much more.

>> Friday, 17 June from 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm at Kitab Khana
Connecting Art And Its Audiences: A Glimpse Into The Curator's Practice by Ranjit Hoskote
Art invites you to explore wonderful spaces of the imagination, to embark on journeys of creativity. And once you're inside these spaces, you find yourself surrounded by images, stories and ideas of all shapes, sizes and colours. Displacing them from conventional perspectives renews its magic for us. Sharing art with an audience through the medium of the exhibition brings it into the field of social response and expression.

>> FREE ACTING WORKSHOP by Five Senses Theatre Laboratory  

Content - 
Theatre Games and Exercise, Introductory Theory, Action Problem, Acting and basics and much more.

Seats – 15 
Visit us- www.fivesensestheatre.com 
Faculty - Four NSD Alumni Faculties 
Contact- 99677 80425 (Whatsapp) 
Days- Once in a Week (Sat.) 
E-Mail – 5sensesentertainment@gmail.com

>> Theatre Workshops

July 1 to July 21
Build & Perform Your Own Object Theatre Show
A 3-weeks intensive where you gather the know-how of Object Theatre, a brand new & exciting visual theatre form, visualize the story you want to tell, create & perform it!
Dates: To apply, wrote to:  tramtheatrecompany@gmail.com
For more details: www.tramarts.org/events
Fees: Rs. 5000

Tell Me What You See by Swamini Deshpande
June 19, 10:30 am

This workshop is an attempt to explore, analyse and write about these spaces and places that breathe life into our tales. The workshop aims to aid the writer in you to delve into your imagination deeper and put on paper the finer details of the roads, houses, gardens, bridges and buildings that you see in your stories. 
Filled with word games, writing prompts and reading exercises, this session is a collection of fun activities which shall help you in creating iconic universes in your writings.

Venue: The Hive, Bandra
Fees: Rs. 300
Tickets on bookmyshow.

INFINITUM - One month long performance based Actors' workshop by Alok Ulfat
June 4 to July 4 (8:45 AM to 1:00 PM) 

This workshop is designed to help participants explore their unlimited self. Performers will work intensely for four hours everyday, for 30 days, in a dynamic group process and through Alok Ulfat’s method (process) of discovering the artist. Personal attention will strengthen the participants’ creative skill, spontaneity and stimulate subconscious impulses. The workshop will culminate in a play, which the participants will device, write, create and perform.

Venue : Little Raina Studio
#73, Arama Nagar II Aram Nager Part ll
Mumbai - 400053, Maharashtra, India
Fees: Rs. 30000

INSIDE OUT - Exploring your SELF through Performing Arts by Alok Ulfat
June 13 to June 16 (9:00am to 1:00pm)

The workshop aims at helping participants to explore their hidden potential by working together and pooling their energies & skills. Workshop uses the tools of performing arts like intuitive movement, voice, speech, improvisation & presentation. It prepares individuals not only for their career, but also essentially for life. 

Venue : Little Raina Studio
#73, Arama Nagar
Versova, Andheri West
Mumbai - 400053, Maharashtra, India

Workshop Fees: Rs. 8000

>> Job Oppurtunity

Part time Project Manager at Tram Theatre Company
The job will include:
Show management
To apply, write to: tramtheatrecompany@gmail.com

>> Long Term Theatre Courses 

One Year Certificate Course in Acting and Theatre Making by The Drama School, Mumbai

A course to provide the best possible start to anyone seeking a full time career in the performing arts in Mumbai.
To know more: http://thedramaschoolmumbai.in/portfolio/oycc/
To Apply: http://thedramaschoolmumbai.in/apply/
In case of queries, contact: +919619336336 for any queries.

1 Year Post Graduation Diploma in Mukabhinaya [Mime] By INDIAN MIME THEATRE
LAST DATE : 10th June 2016

The course is based on Natyasastras (Angik- Sattvik-Aharya Abhinaya) at the NATIONAL MIME INSTITUTE, KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL
Admissions Open for SESSION 2016-2017 [JULY to MARCH]
To apply, send your bio-data at: nationalmimeinstitute@gmail.com  
Contact: NIRANJAN GOSWAMI on +919433327657
Fees: Rs.5000 Per Month

3 Months Full Time Acting Course by Five Senses Theatre Laboratory 
June 6 to September 5 (Mon-Fri, 3 hrs a day)
Faculty : National school of drama alumni 
Venue : 960, Sanjay Studio
Opposite Infinity Mall,
 Near Lotus Petrol Pump Adarsh Nagar,
 Andheri West
mumbai - , maharastra, India 

To apply, call: 99677 80425
E-Mail – 5sensesentertainment@gmail.com
Fees : Rs. 7500 per month (12 seats only)

Actor's craft Acting Workshop by Five Senses Theatre Laboratory
June 10 to October 9 (3pm - 6pm, thrice a week) 
Workshop Content: Theatre Games and Exercise, Clowning, Imagination and observation, Introduction of Method Acting, Camera Acting and Techniques, Improvisations, Scene Work, Characterization Process, Action Problem, Scene Construction, Studio Play Performances
- Six NSD and FTII Faculty will conduct the Classes

Venue : 516, Kamdhenu Shopping Centre - 1
Lokhandwala Market Lokhandwala, Andheri West
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
To apply, call: 99677 80425
E-Mail – 5sensesentertainment@gmail.com
Fees : Rs. 4000 per month

>>Children’s Workshops 

Cheers @ Summer Fiesta by Anuvabh Pal
June 11 to June 12
Suggested Age: 8 – 14 yrs
Stand-up comedian, writer and playwright Anuvab Pal along with The NCPA, is conducting a workshop especially for children. They will put up a spectacularly funny show at the end of the workshop with one main goal - to prove that stand-up comedy is for everybody... even kids.
Venue : National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA)
NCPA Marg, Nariman Point 
Mumbai - 400021, Maharashtra, India

Workshops: Rs. 5000
Register here

Weekend Theatre Club for Children by 5 Senses Theatre Laboratory
(4:00pm to 6:00pm)
Batch 1: June 4 to September 4
Batch 2: June 11 to September 10

Aims of the Workshop:
Develop Creativity
Develop Communication Skills
Refine and polish verbal/non-verbal communication skills
Creative Thinking

Faculty : National school of drama alumni 
Venue : 516, Kamdhenu Shopping Centre - 1
Lokhandwala Market Lokhandwala, Andheri West
Mumbai - , Maharastra, India

To apply, call: 99677 80425
E-Mail – 5sensesentertainment@gmail.com
Fees: Rs. 12,500

May 2016

Be a Part of Thespo 18!

Thespo is preparing for another mad year, OMs, screenings, workshops, play et al. And like every year, Thespo looks forward to making friends with another bunch of enthusiastic, energetic under-25s!
If you want to be a part of the brigade that makes Thespo happen, here's your chance!

To apply:
Fill out the form 
You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

What’s Your Story? 
G5A Foundation for contemporary Culture and The Pomegranate Workshop present a
Creative writing workshop

  • May 9 to 16
  • Venue: G5A Foundation for contemporary Culture
  • Contribution: 4500 rupees
  • Age group 9 to 14
  • Instructors: Apeksha HarshSreevidya Surendran

To register:
Send your child’s name, age and contact detail to info@g5a.org

Foundation Skills in Acting: Meisner Technique

  • Theatre Group : The Drama School, Mumbai 
  • Faculty : Raghav Aggarwal 
  • Venue : Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh 5th floor, Purandare Hall,
    Dr. Bhalerao Marg Kele Wadi,
    Girgaon, Charni Road East
    Mumbai - 400004, Maharashtra, India 

For the first time, explore how actors access their own vulnerability to create memorable characters through the Meisner Technique.
This workshop is suitable for anyone who wishes to begin exploring acting as well as people who are practicing theatremakers. 

Junoon Theatre
Mumbai Local: A community arts initiative
Mumbai Local returns with three new talks for the coming months.
Entry is free and open to all on a first-come-first basis. You can also pre-register for upcoming sessions by emailing them at mumbailocal@junoontheatre.org .

Saturday, 7th May from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at MCubed Library
Art as ishq, internet as art by Paromita Vohra
What can't you find on the Internet? Everything you need to know seems to be only a click away. The Internet is a limitless space, they say. With limitless possibilities.
What happens when art begins to explore these possibilities? Does 'digital' remain only a space to showcase work? Or does it become a way of thinking? An enabler to create and play with new forms of art?

Sunday, 8 May from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Teaching Without Teaching: A Life in Art by Prabhakar Kolte 
What if art is not meant to be taught at all? What if a teacher just gave you a taste of it, guided you a bit and let your imagination do the rest? Would you learn art? Or would you live it.
Teacher and acclaimed painter, Prabhakar Kolte shares his perspectives with us at Mumbai Local.

Friday, 20 May from 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm at Kitab Khana
Never Say Fail: Children'S Theatre As Liberal Indoctrination by Jaimini Pathak
Jaimini will share with us why he so deeply feels that theatre is a necessity in young lives. He will talk of theatre as liberal indoctrination, emphasising on why and how children love engaging with it. (Most of them don't even want to be on stage!) Theatre allows people to step into another's shoes, a skill that Jaimini believes leads to a more alert, sensitive and aware child. His session will be peppered with delightful stories and anecdotes from his own childhood and experiences in theatre. 

April 2016 

Discussions at Writers' Bloc 4
April 1. 7.30 pm to 8.00 pm.
Masaan: From Idea to Screen
A discussion with Varun Grover, Vicky Kaushal and Shweta Tripathi.
The writer in conversation with stars of last years' Cannes favorite 'Masaan' talks about his process as a writer, how he developed the idea, how he went about his research, how the characters wove in and out of the story arcs, and of course, how you worked with the director and actors before and during the filming. 

April 2. 7.30 pm to 8.45 pm.
Side Effects (A Staged Reading)
Meet Kavya. Single mother. Hotshot financial consultant. She's taken on the top dogs in her world of big pharma.
But when she stumbles upon a dark secret - will she choose to do the right thing by her daughter... or to do the right thing?
Featuring Aastha Deorah, Devika Shahani, Kamya Ramachandran, Prashant Amlani, Shashank  Vishnu Dutt, Shernaz Patel, Sohrab Ardeshir. Directed by Trishla Patel. The playwright, Nandita DaCunha, will be in conversation with Q.

April 3. 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm.
Why Loiter? - The Book and Beyond
A discussion with Shilpa Phadke, Neha Singh and Satchit Puranik. Moderated by Arshia Sattar on how the book, Why Loiter?, gave rise to a movement and a play and how the language and narrative evolved to suit the medium.

April 3. 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
Dying to Succeed? Don’t Kill Yourself
A performance by Yuki Ellias followed by a discussion.
Yuki Ellias is an actor, director and corporate coach. She studied theatre at the Jacques Lecoq School in Paris and did her teacher training at the London International School of Performing Arts. 

April 5. 7.30 pm to 8.45 pm.
Directing New Writing - A panel discussion 
featuring Irawati Karnik, Q, Ramu Ramanathan and Shernaz Patel. Moderated by Arghya Lahiri.
This panel is an attempt to access a range of perspectives, an opportunity to challenge beliefs, complain about practices and attitudes, to have a dialogue.
These are some of the stories behind the stories. 

April 6. 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm.
The Actor and the Text
An interactive session on interpreting text by Ratna Pathak Shah
Ratna Pathak Shah is a well-known actor on stage and screen. She is also a founder member of Motley and part of the Core Team of the Avehi-Abacus Project. 

April 9. 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm.
Object and Subject: The Questions of Theatre Lighting
A talk by Anmol Vellani.
Anmol Vellani has directed theatre productions in different languages and locations, in India and abroad, for the last 45 years. 

April 10. 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
Words Tell Stories
An open mic performance by local poets and workshop participants followed by a discussion led by Rochelle D’Silva.

Workshops at Writers' Bloc 4

April 1, 2 and 3.
See for Critic - A workshop on writing on theatre by Arshia Sattar

April 2, 3, 9 and 10.
Web of Fiction - A workshop on writing fiction for the Internet by Anand Tiwari

2 and 3 April. 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm.
Performance Poetry - A workshop on writing and performing poetry for the stage

April 7, 8 and 9.
Words in Music - A workshop/jam session for lyricists, singers and musicians led by Namit Das + Anurag Shanker

April 9. 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm.
Writing Satire - A workshop by Anuvab Pal.

April 10. 11.00 am to 2.00 pm.
Apply Yourself - A workshop how to seek support in the arts by Anmol Vellani

To apply, write to: wbteam@ragetheatre.co.in

SMART (Strategic Management in the Art of Theatre)

A capacity building programme for theatre makers.
A Strategic Plan can help make the theatre group or organisation more sustainable, effective, financially viable and capable of giving shape to big creative dreams. SMART will equip you to build your a practical, achievable plan of your own - that is connected to your reality, but not constrained by it.
Only Theatre Groups and Organizations can apply.
Last date of application is 10 April
To Apply, Click Here.

Lavani Workshop by Team Sangeet Bari
Shakuntala Nagarkar, Bhushan Korgaonkar, Savitri Medhatul

The Drama School, Mumbai and Geetanjali Kulkarni’s unique initiative TARAPA, join hands to bring you a two residency in Lavani.

​​Dates:  16th & 17th April, 2016
Fees: INR 6000* (include return travel in a private bus, dorm style accommodation and food)
Venue: QUEST Campus in Wada
Dist- Palghar, Maharashtra
To Apply : Send in your CV and an SOP to  info@thedramaschoolmumbai.in or call 9619336336 for details. 
Open to all however, preference will be given to performers. 
This residency is Gender Non-specific.  Knowledge of Marathi is NOT necessary. 

>> One Year Certificate Course in Acting and Theatre Making. 
The Drama School, Mumbai announces admissions for Batch 2016-17 for One Year Certificate Course in Acting and Theatre Making. 
Last date to send in your applications: 30th April 16.
Audition & Interview: May 16
​​For more information, visit www.thedramaschoolmumbai.in or call on 9619336336​.

>> Job Opportunities available at The Drama School, Mumbai:

> Project Coordinator - Full Time
A great career start for an organised, self-motivated fresher with a good work-ethic who wants to get their start in an arts organisation, get real experience and training that in the long run will give you a strong career in arts management or producing for theatre.
Someone who recognizes the value of having a ringside seat with the many exciting faculty and participants that teach our One Year Certificate Course and our many workshops and master classes.
Full Job Description Here

Programme Head- Full time

This is an exciting and growing role. And it's an exciting time to be at the DSM to take it on its next phase of growth with a core team of dedicated faculty. 
The Drama School, Mumbai is growing to be an organisation that is connecting both in India and globally with exciting organisations and people, giving birth to theatre groups and collaborations.
The Programme Head would be the one who will get to be the person to see that it all happens. 
For more information and detailed Role Profile, write to : info@thedramaschoolmumbai.in

>> SIIDA Masterclass Series for Actors: The Michael Chekhov Technique

This is a 10-day (evenings only) workshop led by SIIDA Director Dalip Sondhi who studied the Michael Chekhov Technique extensively in the UK, Australia & the USA. 

Dates: 11th April to 22th April 2016
Time: 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm
81/B Aram Nagar -II | Andheri (W) MUMBAI
Fees: Rs. 12,500/-
To Apply: CALL: 976 954 1513

>> COURSE IN CHHAU - A martial Art Dance.

Chhau is a martial art folk dance form which has its roots in east of India. Chhau is a great way to condition your body, especially for performers.
It uses the raw and grounded energy of animals. For example; a tiger or a deer, therefore one’s mind and body coordinates in a deeper manner. Chhau also had fluid feminine movement. It provides a perfect ground for discovering and harmonizing your masculine and feminine energies giving a performer an overall control of mind, emotions and body.

Venue : Ghandhi Shikshan Bhawan (Behind Chandan Cinema), Juhu road (North), Delve Road, Sainath Nagar, MHADA Colony,
Juhu , Mumbai - 400049 
Date : 2 - April - 2016 to 
Time : 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Days : Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday
Charges : Rs 3500/- for one month, Rs.6500/- for two months, Rs. 9000/- for three months.
Contact : 09769547347

>> Junoon Theatre

Mumbai Local: A community arts initiative
Mumbai Local returns with three new talks for the coming months.
Entry is free and open to all on a first-come-first basis.
You can also pre-register for upcoming sessions by emailing them at mumbailocal@junoontheatre.org .

>> Saturday, 2nd April from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at MCubed Library
Cinema as a Children’s Playground by Amole Gupte

>> Sunday, 10 April from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Laughter, Ridicule And The Nobel Prize: The Gods Can Be Wrong by Prof. Sudipta Maiti 

>> Friday, 15 April from 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm at Kitab Khana
 In Pursuit Of The Right Word by Shanta Gokhale

March 2016

>> Ekjute's 'Know The Actor In You' Workshop 
Conducted by Mrs. Nadira Zaheer Babbar 
  • Dates: 30th March to 28th April ... 
  • Time: 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm
  • To Apply, Contact:
    9819997761 / 9867888190. 

>> Rangbaaz Theatre’s Workshop for Actors 

Rangbaaz presents its first ever workshop for actors in the month of March. Conducted by Sumit Vyas, Imran Rasheed, Pawan Uttam, Lokesh Rai, Mohit Agarwal and Gagan Dev Riar, the workshop will also include Masterclasses by acclaimed artists like Seema Pahawa, Makarand Deshpande, Vijayendra Saxena, Subhrojyoti Barat and Ravi Mishra.

  • Dates: 25th March to 5th April 2016
  • Time: 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm
  • Venue: Talent Unlimited,
    Building 34, Unit 130, Laxmi Vijay CHS,
    Laxmi Industrial Estate,
    New Link Road,
    Andheri West,
    Mumbai 53
  • To apply:
    Contact: +91-9977963777
>> International Conference on Theatre and Other Performing Arts
Organized by Bangalore University's Department of Performing Arts, the conference will look at the aesthetics, polity, economy, history and space of the arts. It invites academicians/scholars from the humanities and beyond, and artists and performers working in different genres and media, to contribute to an interdisciplinary exploration of the ways in which creative production—whether scripted, improvised, devised, choreographed, or spontaneous—expands/alters the civic imagination and summons and configures new understandings of public spaces. 
For details contact:

>> Junoon Theatre
Mumbai Local: A community arts initiative
Mumbai Local returns with three new talks for the coming months for people of all ages.
Entry is free and open to all on a first-come-first basis. You can also pre-register for upcoming sessions by emailing them at mumbailocal@junoontheatre.org .
All talks under Mumbai Local have free entry.

>> Saturday, 5th March from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at MCubed Library
Negating The Genuine: Exaggerated Claims On The Past by Prof. Mayank Vahia
How do we know if a claim is truly scientific? How do we know if a claim is exaggerated? When can something be considered a genuine scientific achievement? And how do we know what the magnitude of that achievement is? And why does it really matter?

With his interest in the evolution of science as well as astronomy, Prof. Vahia - scientist and educator at TIFR - has the knack of looking at things from both a micro and macro perspective. At this Mumbai Local, he will discuss with us the question of scientific claims and genuine achievements over time.

>> Sunday, 13 March from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
From Life to Page to Stage to Life by Mahesh Dattani 
How does a book come alive for the stage? How do you perform a story from one culture in the context of another? How is language used? And most importantly, how are these stories inspired by life?
Come, share in an evening of stories with Mahesh Dattani - playwright and director - at Mumbai Local. Mahesh truly enjoys exploring possibilities across genres and adapting them for the stage.

>> Friday, 18th March from 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm at Kitab Khana
A Bedtime Story To Wake You Up by Kiran Nagarkar
When we pick up the newspaper today or watch the news on TV what do we see? Stories that shake us, stories of violence and intolerance, stories that often make it hard for us to keep believing that the world is a good place. And what do we do? More often than not, we will shake our heads, turn the page or switch the channel.

When will we realise that this is relevant to us? That we are all a part of the world we have created around us? When will we understand that each one of us is responsible for anything that happens anywhere in the world - whether it's in our backyards, or in Iran or even in the USA?

Renowned novelist, playwright and critic, Kiran Nagarkar, meets us with these questions and more.

October, 2015

>> Foundation Skills in Acting: A Workshop with Padma Damodaran (MA (Acting) East 15 Acting School, U.K.)

Aspiring performers need all the help they can get. And few things can help better than intensive training with someone who has been nominated for 2 META Awards. What’s more you get to train at The Drama School, Mumbai where rigour, focus and commitment are the building blocks of training for performance.

  • Dates: 19th to 24th October 2015
  • Time: 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm
  • Venue: Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh, 5th floor, Kele Wadi, Dr. Bhalerao Marg, Girgaon, Charni Road East, Mumbai.
  • Fees: Rs. 6000/-*
  • To Apply: Send in your CV with a cover letter that tells us why you would like to be part of this workshop to info@thedramaschoolmumbai.in or call 9619336336 for details.

For theatre practitioners and educators. Hosted by YPTP
  • Date: 5th to 16th October 2015 
  • Time: Mon, Wed, Fri | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Fees: Rs 7,500 /-
  • To Apply: Send your C.V. to schools@theatreprofessionals.co.in. Do include a cover letter that explains in brief why you’d like to use drama as a tool in your classroom
  • For more details: Call: +91 9769088514
>> Commedia Dell'arte Masterclass Workshop with Francoise Calvel

Discover the Commedia dell'arte through the techniques of the mask. Find your archetype and your own clown. 
  • Dates: 17 & 18 October 
  • Venue: Talent Unlimited Studio, 34/130, Laxmi Vijay CHS, Laxmi Industrial estate, Andheri west, Mumbai - 40053
  • Fees: Rs. 4,800/- 
A series of informal interactions with artists and scientists who share their experiences, insights and delightful stories. 
Entry is free and open to all on a first-come-first basis. You can also pre-register for upcoming sessions by emailing them at mumbailocal@junoontheatre.org .

>> Sunday, 11 Oct from 5 to 6pm at Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Guru Shishya Parampara: Past, Present... by Debi Basu (Odissi exponent, teacher and choreographer)
What makes an artist fall in love with her art form? Why is this love such a deep and personal one? How does the guru evoke this emotion in the shishya? And how is it then passed down through generations?

>> Friday, 16 October from 5:30 to 6:30pm at Kitab Khana
Exiting The Comfort Zone by Sooni Taraporevala (photographer, screenwriter and filmmaker)
How does it feel to leave the familiar and comfortable? When do you decide to take that leap of faith? Is there any such thing as 'too late'? What are the challenges, risks and learnings you discover on this incredible journey?

>> Monday, 26 October from 4 to 5pm at Somaiya Vidyavihar
Five Ways to Conceive a Painting by Sudhir Patwardhan (renowned contemporary painter)
How do different things, thoughts, situations and people influence a painting? What are the ways a work of art can be conceived, constructed and created? Are they quick and spontaneous? Or slow and carefully thought through? How does an artist evolve and change with each of his works?

In other news...

QTP is on the look out for stage managers and lighting operators
to work on plays and other live events at the Tata Literature Live! from 29 October to 1 November. For further details please contact qtp@qtp.in.

>> Calling contributors
Are you a frequent visitor to art galleries and music concerts, or perhaps a theatregoer? The Caravan will soon begin featuring short reviews of noteworthy art and cultural events from around India. If you have recently attended an interesting event, we welcome your submissions. More information here


>> Calling Graphic Designers & Social Media Interns
acceleratedintimacy (a theatre start up) is looking for a Graphic Designer and a Social Media
intern to join our core team, and to be strategically and creatively involved in the development of the company and its current projects.
Write to us at acceleratedintimacy@gmail.com. Tell us a bit about yourself, and
what interests you. Tell us a lot about your work and your plans. Do send it acrossalong with your resume and portfolio / links to work. And we’ll give you a shout.
For further details, contact +91 9167483358.