Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership Development Programme


Conducted by Abhishek Banerji 

· Leadership styles for the youth

· Entrepreneurship and creative idea generation

· Passion to profession

· Assertiveness and nonviolent communication training

· Emotional Intelligence

· Team building and collaborative working

· Creative problem solving and decision making

· 9 nuggets for effective youth leadership and entrepreneurship

The aforementioned topics will be covered through T-A-G Methodology (Theatre – Activity – Games) 


6th, 7th and 8th May, 2019 

9 AM to 12 PM


Self-awareness through Handwriting Analysis


Conducted by Archana Bora

· Understanding personality – its aspects 

· Exploring our talents – 9 intelligence recognition 

· Defence Mechanisms – Saviour/Trap 


22nd, 23rd and 24th April , 2019

9 AM – 12 PM


The Extra Edge – A Personality Enhancement Workshop


  Conducted by Abhishek Banerji

· Confidence and Influence

· Personal Energy Management (PEM) for youth

· Verbal and non-verbal communication 

· Nonviolent communication 

· Public speaking and stage presence

· Emotionally intelligent everyday living

· Social skills and etiquette 

The topics will be covered through T-A-G Methodology (Theatre – Activity – Games) 


25th, 26th and 27th April, 2019

9 AM  – 12 PM


Speech and Drama


Conducted by Neelam Gheewala  

Topics covered 

  Body Language,

  Awareness of Stage

  Voice Projection

 Voice Modulation.

   Understanding use of



13th, 14th,and 15th of May 2019

9 AM - 12 PM 

The World of Poetry


Conducted by Omkar Bhatkar 

· Poetry as a form of expression

· Understanding diverse poets

· Genres of poetry

· Writing your own poems

· Poetry appreciation

· Poetry presentation tools and techniques

· Visual poetry: blackout poetry, concrete poetry, acrostic poetry, haptic poetry

· Poetry in motion

· Spoken poetry

· Poetry recital



19th – 23rd May, 2019

9 AM - 11 AM 


Workshop in Voice


Conducted by Sharmila Velaskar Kadne

· Introduction to voice and speech

· Breathing techniques for voice

· Voice modulation, projection, resonance, articulation

· Indian techniques and exercises in Hindi and Marathi

· Universal techniques and exercises in English

· Protect your voice

· Managing voice before and during voice work and stage

Green room etiquette 


28th, 29th and 30th April, 2019

9 AM to 12 PM


Write Your Own Play


Conducted by Omkar Bhatkar 


· Aristotle’s dramaturgy

· Understanding of stage

· Idea and its origination

· Writers’ space

· Mind mapping and story board

· Crafting logline

· Translating idea: note cards, notebooks and images

· Writing treatment

· Characterization

· Fleshing of the story

· Structure and dramatization

· Trimming of the story

· Writing dialogues: scene-to-scene writing

The final script 


1st – 5th May, 2019 

9 AM - 12 PM 


Contemporary Japanese Literature


 4th - 19th May | Sat - Sun | 6 days 

9 AM - 12:30 PM 

In Contemporary Japanese fiction, plot development and action have often been of secondary interest to emotional issues and the moral boundaries we often cross—or do not cross. Japanese writers born in the 20th century wrote about the issues of war, religion, and morality with a unique, more personal intent—diving deep into the human psyche.

This course is an attempt to discuss the passion and love for Haruki Murakami, Yukio Mishima  and Shūsaku Endō. 

Ancient Greek Tragedies


4th - 19th May | Sat - Sun | 6 days 

2 PM - 5 PM

This course is an attempt to re look at the Ancient Greek texts and reflect upon them from diverse perspectives. 

The course covers following texts: 

• Bacchae by Euripedes • Prometheus 

Bound by Aeschylus •Antigone by Sophocles 

•The Trachiniae by Sophocles • Oresteia by Aeschylus • Lysistrata by Aristophanes

Existentialism and Beyond


1st - 23rd June | Sat - Sun | 8 days 

9 AM - 12:30 PM 

This course is an attempt to look at literary works of existential form such as fiction / short story / novel / and drama through Philosophical lenses. 

The course covers the following Thinkers: 

• Simone de Beauvoir • Milan Kundera • Albert Camus • Fyodor Dostoyevsky • Jean-Paul Sartre 

• Franz Kafka • Michel Foucault

• Eugène Ionesco & Samuel Beckett  

Poetry and Theatre Workshop



31st May, 1st June & 2nd June  

9 AM - 12 PM 


A workshop that deals with the process of taking poetic piece to stage. The workshop will focus on how to bring poetry alive  to stage with the use of various aspects of Spoken poetry, Acting , Body and Poetry.  

Theatre Appreciation Workshop


 28th, 29th and 30th June 

9 AM - 1 PM 

Watching play is one, understanding them is two, Appreciating is three, Being able to be critical is four, Having a perspective is five and finally writing with that perspective is sixth.

 "Theatre Appreciation Workshop" is a uniquely designed workshop spread across 3 days and 4 hours. 

past courses/workshop


Theatre Appreciation Workshop

Ramu Ramanathan, Deepa Punjani,

Omkar Bhatkar

Oct 12th, 13th and 14th |9 am to 1:30 pm


Theatre & Acting

Begins 15th Sept ' 18

Sept-Oct | 8 Days | Sat-Sun | 2pm to 5:30 pm


Building a Play



3rd to 4th November



 Aiming for writers to share their knowledge and process of writing, thought processes, characterisation, the journey from an idea to the paper. 


Western Philosophy

An outpour of questioning and thinking about gender, capital, knowledge, God, and morality, induced by the faculty but taken ahead by the participants discussing works of   Simone De Beauvoir , Lyotard, Aristotle, Ancient Greek Mythology, Plato & Socrates, Bourdieu, St. Augustine, Judith Butler, Locke, Hume & Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche.


Theatre & Writing (July)

  Aiming for writers to share their knowledge and process of writing, thought processes, characterisation, the journey from an idea to the paper.  


Mysticism, Women & Poetry


The Course brings together experts from diverse fields of academia and arts to engage with Mystic Women Poetry, covering topics like Veerashaiva Bhakti : Akka Mahadevi, Warkari Women Poets: Sufism: Rabia of Basra, Christian Mysticism: St. Catherine of Sienna & St. Theresa of Avila. Kashmir Mysticism: Lal Ded, Faith & Contemporary Women Poets, Alvar Mysticism: Andal, Buddhist Mysticism: Therigatha- Verses of the Elder Nuns .


Existentialism and Beyond


Existentialism and Beyond is a course that explores literary and philosophical text of critical and existential thinkers. The centre blends philosophy, Literature and Theatre and also looks at the fictional works and plays of important thinkers like Kafka, Simone De Beauvoir, Milan Kundera, Albert Camus, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Jean-Paul Sartre, Eugène Ionesco & Samuel Beckett, Michel Foucault.


Theatre & Writing (Aug- Sept)


Aiming for writers to share their knowledge and process of writing, thought processes, characterisation, the journey from an idea to the paper.




ANCIENT GREEK TRAGEDIES is a course that revisits the four great tragedians and makes an attempt to look at the contemporary reflections in Visual, Literary and Performing Arts. The Text selected for the course include 

Orestia by Aeschylus,  Lysistrata by Aristophanes, Odyssey by Homer , Bacchae by Euripedes, Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus, Antigone by Sophocles, Electra by Sophocles, The Trachiniae by Sophocles