India Theatre Programme

2nd July – 32st July 2016
Pondicherry, India.

The Drama School, Mumbai invites applications from theatre makers, actors, dancers and performance artists for this intensive 4 week training and creation workshop in Pondicherry, India.

This immersive residency is for 24 individual practitioners from across the world, seeking to inform and

enhance their own personal practice through understanding universal principles of performance as found in three Indian traditional performing art forms. The training will be conducted by nationally recognized masters of these forms, and guided throughout by the award winning ex-director of The National School of Drama (India’s foremost training institution for the dramatic arts), Anuradha Kapur.

Indian dramatic practice dates back to the 1st century BCE, if not earlier, and its fundamental principles have informed performance practices from across the world (such as Grotowski, Stanislavsky, Zarrilli and Schechner to name a just a few).  

The first three weeks of the programme will be dedicated to training in the various forms and understanding the principles that can be taken into contemporary practice, the final week will be a guided creation exercises designed to assimilate and apply these learnings.

Deadline for Application: 15th March, 2016

Skype Conversations: March-April, 2016

Final Selections Announced: before 30th April, 2016

Residency Begins: July, 2016

To express interest in attending the programme, and know more about application timelines and criterion, fees (including scholarships and possible funding avenues for individual participants or groups), please click here or write in to Ragini Khushwaha,