Last date to apply for OYCC Batch 2014-15 extended to 4th May

All you people who wish to apply for the One Year Certificate Course in Acting and Theatre Making offered by The Drama School, Mumbai and could not make it before the deadline of 30th April; we will accept your applications till 24.00Hrs on 4th May 2014.

So, hurry now; apply before it’s too late.

All the world's a stage for these theatre graduates

Hindustan Times talks about The Drama School, Mumbai

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We need to create entrepreneurs in theatre.

Sakal Times, Pune in conversation with Jehan Manekshaw, co-convener of The Drama School, Mumbai.

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The Drama School, Mumbai announces audition schedule for Batch 2014-15

The Drama School, Mumbai will conduct auditions for selection for Batch 2014-15 as per the schedule given below:

First Round of Auditions: 6th to 8th May | 10am to 4pm

Second Round of Auditions: 20th to 22nd May | 10am to 4pm

Venue: Purandare Hall, 5th floor,

Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh

Kele Wadi, Dr. Bhalerao Road,

Girgaon, Charni Road East

Mumbai 400004.

To know more about the details of the audition structure click here




OYCC Information Sessions In Delhi

The Drama School, Mumbai visits Delhi for 2 information sessions about its highly intensive One Year Certificate Course in Acting & Theatre Making  Admissions are open for the Batch 2014-15. Come meet Jehan Manekshaw –

1) 10th April, Thursday at Gati Dance Forum at 5pm.
5, Wind Mill Place,
S-17, Khirkee Extension,
Opposite Select City Walk Mall,
New Delhi – 110017
Call +91 11 4182 5766 for directions.

2) 11th April, Friday at The Attic at 5pm.
Regal Building 36
Sansad Marg,
Connaught Place,
Hanuman Road Area,
New Delhi 110001.
Call +91 11 2374 6050 for directions.

Information Session about our amazing One Year Certificate Course!

Come meet the DSM Team to find out more about our amazing One Year Certificate Course!

On Saturday, the 5th of April at  Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh, Kele Wadi, Girgaum, Mumbai @ 5pm.
For more details click here

Weekend Acting Program with Kalyani Hiwale

Here you will –
• Learn more about yourself, your environment and others around you.
• Identify your fears, and move ahead with confidence.
• Define goals and focus on them.
• Be aware of and face the challenges and threats ahead of you.
• Think outside the box, solve problems creatively, and most importantly, learn to take action.

Weekends of April: 19th/20th, 26th/27th and May: 3rd/4th, 10th/11th
From: 8 am to 12 pm
Venue: Purandare Hall, 5th floor, Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh, Kele Wadi, Girgaum,
Charni Road East, Mumbai
Fee: Rs 8,000
To Apply: Send your current C.V. and a letter sharing your reasons for doing this workshop to
us at:

Information Session about our amazing One Year Certificate Course!

Come meet the DSM Team to find out more about our amazing One Year Certificate Course!

On Tuesday, the 1st of April at Haute Haveli, 104-106 Kotia Nirman, Above Mercedes Showroom, Near Fun Republic, New Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai 400053 @ 5pm.
For more details click here


Gaurav Karmakar- Talks about his time as part of the first batch of the One Year Certificate Course



To put it simply, that is the first word that comes to my mind when I look back at the past one year, the year of my studies at “The Drama School Mumbai”.

Each and every moment has offered me some new food for thought or something new to learn.

The superb design of the course has helped even me, an IT professional earlier, to make a steady and strong transformation over the duration. The 5 months of intensive practical classroom training, with every week concluding with a students’ performance, were the steps for me to reach to a point where I could deserve to be a part of the team that devised one of the two productions of this batch.

Getting to learn from teachers from all over India and abroad, working in different theatre styles, alongside batch mates from different places and with different backgrounds under one roof, was in it self, quite overwhelming.

Every time I thought the best part of the course was over the school offered me something even better. The classroom trainings followed by a month of devising a play and then the performances along with being part of the production teams, research papers and internships. Each and every bit has given me a lot to learn and cherish.

Chirag Lobo - Talks about his time as part of the first batch of the One Year Certificate Course


Over the past 8 months I have learnt so much from the Drama School Mumbai. I remember how I was so desperate to be a part of this course, when I applied in April. And today I look back at everything I have experienced and I thank the Almighty for this opportunity. My main aim was to gain more depth as an actor and that search with The Drama School, helped me learn so much more about myself.
The faculty is like a buffet. Serving such varieties…For instance,
Prabhat, who helped me realise how strong or how far you can push your body and understand that your mind has more strength than your muscle.
Yuki, through her work with the neutral masks helped me discover how your body can express various emotions. It was during her time that the ensemble of boys created a short performance on the dalits based on Namdeo Dhasals Cruelty. A piece that I will continue to cherish for life. It is through that very piece we formed a brotherhood and galvanised all our skills to potray the harsh realities of the Dalits.
Deepal, a man who will keep pushing you and may sometimes get on your nerves, but you can be certain its his way of getting the best out of you.
Deshik is probably the one I have learnt the most from. An actor himself, he simplifies all your road blocks with such ease. A real gem.
Ben Samuels, this man never gave up on me. It was during the rehearsals for our play Cutter Chee I was hospitalised for dengue. He made sure that I would still be part of his play which is something that I am really thankful for.
To have someone of Geetanjali’s caliber who is so established in Indian Theatre is a major plus point as It helped me learn so much from her through my one on one meetings as well as through her directions and constant guidance.
And last but not the least I would like to thank Jehan Manekshaw without whom this wouldn’t be possible. He has bestowed me with the opportunity to intern with Theatre Professionals and has also given me a lot of exposure with concern to various established institutions.
The TML’s were a major driving force in challenging yourself to create new art. This process not only helps you overcome various insecurities but also prepares you to dawn a stage for your final production with ease.
I am so proud of the fact that I am a part of ‘The Curious Climb Of Cutter Chee’ a completely devised play guided by Ben Samuels. The process of recreating Brecht’s Arthuro Ui in 1970’s gangster Mumbai was truly, an enlightening experience.
Based on all my experiences I hope to give back to The Drama School Mumbai something equivalent to the efforts vested in us. When I think about it today, there are a lot of emotions I feel towards the drama school but the most dominant one is gratitude. For helping me reach heights, I didn’t think were possible and giving me experiences which I don’t think I will ever forget.