DSM Open Day Comes to Hyderabad in March 2018

Get a chance to experience world-class training and know more about the PG Diploma in Acting and Theatre making at Drama School Mumbai through the Open Day Series. This month, we hit the city of pearls and biryani – Hyderabad. This free acting workshop will be facilitated Puja Sarup.

About the Instructor: Puja Sarup

MA (Theatre Arts), University of Mumbai | Helikos International School for Theatre Creation, Italy

Puja Sarup is a core team member and faculty of Improv and Devising at Drama School Mumbai. She is also the co-founder of theatre group Patchwork Ensemble, which has given us plays like The Gentlemen’s Club aka TAPE, Fly by Night and ILA. Most recently she has been working on Sandbox Collective’s Ramayana.

Date: 4th March

Venue: Lamakaan, Off Road No. 1, Banjara Hills, Opposite GVK One, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034

Time: 03.30pm to 06.30pm

Open and free for everyone!

To Register :

Send an email to info@thedramaschoolmumbai.in

Call/WhatsApp us: +91 9619336336

Visit: www.thedramaschoolmumbai.in

Atul Pethe with Kalyanee Mulay and Parna Pethe : Conversations@theDSM

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

For those familiar with the intersections of art and activism, Atul Pethe is a name to be lauded. For the past 35 years, he has been highlighting the stories from the fringes through his experimental plays, writings and documentaries. He combined forces with the Pune Nagar Mahapalika Kamgar Union to stage Satyashodhak, a play about the life of Jyotiba and Savitribai Phule. His Ringan natak has raised many issues and questions following the assassination of Dr Narendra Dabholkar.

His daughter Parna Pethe works with experimental theatre as well as films. She is one of the founders of Natak Company and has worked extensively with Aasakta Kalamanch, two of the biggest names in experimental Marathi theatre. Her first short film won a National award and in 2014, she was awarded a Marathi Filmfare award for her debut in Photocopy. Most recently, she made waves as the plucky reporter in Faster Fene.

Kalyanee Mulay describes herself as a ‘a performer, traveller and explorer’. This NSD graduate has recently come to critical acclaim through her work in Marathi films like Ringan and Nude: Chitraa. Actor Kalyanee Mulay, after graduating from the National School of Drama in Delhi, has performed in plays and short films like Sunrise and Vilag, as well as Ribbon and Ringan. Concurrently, she has performed at the National School of Drama and the Colombo Theatre Festival.

Date: 10th March 2018

Time:  7.30 PM

Venue: 5th Floor, Purandare Hall, Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh, Girgaon, Charni Road (East) Mumbai – 400004

Entry: Free

Conversations@theDSM are a part of the Rekha Sabnis Memorial Series.

Maati - Drama School Mumbai Student Production 2018

“To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.”

― Federico García Lorca

In a world where a her value is determined by the capacity for first bearing and then rearing children, what’s a barren woman to do? Where does an incessant obsession with fertility, sterility, life and death lead? How far can you bend before you snap?

Every year, DSM students perform a full length production, working with some of the best theatre directors in India and a professional production team.  This year annual DSM Student production takes a hard look at all these questions through Maati. Maati is a Hindi adaptation of Yerma, the noted Spanish play written by Federico García Lorca. Some speculate the challenges to Christian morality thrown up by the play in 1935 were the most direct cause of Lorca’s assassination during the Spanish Civil War.

The contemporary adaptation brings the talent and training of the students under the direction of Mahesh Dattani.  He is a Sahitya Akademi Award winning director, playwright and actor. With over 3 decades of experience, Dattani has given the world many notable productions – Final Solutions, Dance Like a Man, Night Queen, Tara. His film, Dance Like a Man won the National Panorama Best Picture in English award  in 1998. He has also been awarded for Best Artistic Contribution at the Cairo Film Festival.

Theatregoers will find it quite a treat to see how Mahesh Dattani deals with the symbolism, futurism and surreal influences of Lorca’s work.

Maati opens on the 3rd of March, 2018 at Drama School Mumbai. The students go on a national tour with the production, performing 10 shows across 4 cities. So catch them now as they take the stage for the first time as professionals:


3rd March (Sat) – Drama School Mumbai

4th March (Sun) – Drama School Mumbai

9th March (Fri) – Drama School Mumbai

13th March (Tue) – Rangashankara, Bangalore

15th March (Thu) – Ninasam Theatre Institute, Heggodu, Karnataka

23rd March (Fri) – Sudarshan Rangmanch, Pune

31st March (Sat) – Drama School Mumbai

6th April (Fri) – G5A, Mumbai

18th April (Wed) – Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai

4th May (Fri) – Damu Kenkre Festival, Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh, Mumbai


Cast: Batch of 2017-2018 of the Drama School Mumbai

Director: Mahesh Dattani

Producer: Maneesh Verma

Script Adaptation: Neha Sharma

Assistant Director: Kaustav Sinha

Music Director: Amod Bhat

Scenography and Lights: Niranjan Jadhao

Costume Design: Sonal Kharade

Stage Manager: Surabhi Shrivastava

Song Writer: Abhinav Grover

Choreography: Tapas Boro

For details and to book tickets, call 91 9619336336 or write in to info@thedramaschoolmumbai.in

Applications for Post Graduate Diploma in Acting and Theatre-making for 2018-2019 open on 1st March 2018!

“… you have to be your own champion, be your own superstar, blaze your own path and say YES to every opportunity…”

– Sutton Foster (award-winning Broadway Actor)

Theatre is a tough nut to crack. But actors are born on stage. The Drama School Mumbai has been the pioneer in training individuals in acting, theatre-making and entrepreneurship for the past 5 years.

Applications for the PG Diploma in Acting & Theatre-making open on the 1st of March 2018

This is a one year full-time intensive course. It is an opportunity to study the fundamentals of theatre under highly-trained and internationally-acclaimed faculty of actors, theatre-makers, and producers.

  • Make theatre every week
  • Learn from the best practices from across the globe
  • Perform and tour a new production with a professional team
  • Intern with the best theatre companies and organisations

Application timeline:

1st March – 15th April: Online Application & Counselling 

May: Auditions

June: Admission Announcements

July: PG Diploma in Acting & Theatre-making 2018-19 begins!


Graduate Degree in any discipline

Prior experience with theatre (performance, education, workshops, back-stage) preferred

Application fee:

1500 INR refundable once candidate participates in the auditions

Read more about the course here

Your Entry in to the World of Theatre awaits. Apply to the Drama School Mumbai NOW!

Email : info@thedramaschoolmumbai.in

Or call us on +919619336336