Foundation Skills in Acting: A Workshop with Padma Damodaran

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/-*

Workshop Takeaways:

– Develop your voice, body and imagination using tried and tested acting methods
– Create scenes and understand the fundamentals of performance
– Learn skills to help you develop the daily discipline needed to be an actor
– Meet and work with a group of like-minded individuals
– Acquire skills taught at some of the top drama schools in the world

About the Instructor: Padma Damodaran
(MA (Acting) East 15 Acting School, U.K.)

Padma Damodaran, a former business journalist,  is an actor, choreographer, writer, and trainer. She was the Programme Head for Professional Training and Development at Theatre Professionals. Her work on the Intensive Drama Program in 2012 was seminal in preparing the programme for The Drama School, Mumbai.

She was nominated for best supporting actress in the play “Rumi: Unveil the Sun” at the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) in 2008, and in 2013 for her performances in Q Theatre Productions’s “So Many Socks” – nominated for 8 META awards in the  year 2013. She currently acts in Manav Kaul’s Colour Blind, Jaimini Pathak’s The Boy Who Stopped Smiling and Yuki Ellias’s Charge.

To Apply :

Send in your CV with a cover letter that tells us why you would like to be part of this workshop to or call 9619336336 for details.


Kunal Kapoor @thedramaschoolmumbai

Ketto with Kunal

Crowdfunding is the current buzzword for raising large and small amounts of money for almost about everything, by asking a large crowd of individuals for support instead of relying on direct sponsorships. It has become the go to strategy for artists all over the world with every one from Amamda Palmer, Don Cheadle, James Franco and Zach Braf becoming strong advocates of the process. 

Our very own Kunal Kapoor is one of the three founding partners of Ketto, an online space to crowdfund social causes, creative projects and entrepreneurial ventures in India. His session @thedramaschoolmumbai is to give people an idea of how they can make crowdfunding work for an artistic project, social cause or new innovation. He will explain the thought process behind the concept and how an online platform like Ketto can galvanize attempts to raise seed funds. Participants can also ask Kunal about his crowdfunding experience (he recently raised about 10l for Nepal through Ketto) and how the platform can work for individual needs. 

The talk is part of our @thedramaschoolmumbai series where the larger community of artists, theatremakers and theatre-entrepreneurs to come together to learn, network and grow. To know more about @thedramaschoolmumbai and to collaborate with us, do write in to

Date: 7th September, 2015
Time: 7 PM 
Entry: Free
The Drama School, Mumbai
5th Floor,  Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh
Charni Road