Directors’ Training Program (2015)

About the Program:

Indian Ensemble Directors’ training program is an initiative by Indian Ensemble to educate young theatre practitioners in Direction.

This initiative was generously supported by Riad Mahmood Education and Arts Foundation(now Riad Foundation) . The training program was spread over 8 months and offered free of cost to the participants.


In the first semester, students worked on Vijay Tendulkar’s Sakharam Binder, in the second semester on Peter Shaffer’s Equus, and in the third semester on Neel Chaudhuri’s Taramandal. The last two months were dedicated to individual projects. The process apart from the creatives also involved getting actors, casting, managing rehearsals, hunting rehearsal space, so as to replicate a real world working atmosphere for practical hands on knowledge.

The blog below traces the journey of the participants through their essential learnings, workshop experiences, challenges and the progression of this training program. All class notes will be shared for anyone interested. Young aspiring directors all over are welcome to go through notes, including notes with eminent guest directors, designers, writers etc.

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