The DSM was founded in 2013 to forge a new generation of theatre-makers; actor-creator-entrepreneurs trained to perform and create work to a higher standard of storytelling. Our alumni from the last 3 batches are highly active – founding theatre groups, acting in award-winning plays, working in films as well as applying their craft in education and corporate-training.
We do this by assembling a faculty comprising of the best theatre practitioners available to us, actors, playwrights, directors, theatre designers and producers. All of whom have formal training in the theatre arts or a vast body of work behind them. They have come together driven by the urgency of this task, to create a curriculum made from best practices of institutions from the world over, to teach students the pursuit of creative excellence through a working culture characterized by rigour, self-motivation and professionalism.
Armed with fundamental skills in performance, direction and producing, our graduates embark on making their own livings and careers in the theatrical arts, contributing to a gradual development of the sector with work that aims to be of a higher standard for all audiences.
The Drama School, Mumbai also works to promote the awareness of theatre and its processes to a wider audience interested in exploring and understanding the medium for themselves through shorter workshops, lectures, and regular presentations of work created by the students and faculty.