Theatre Education forms a large basis of Indian Ensemble. One of the earliest actions of Indian Ensemble was to create a year-long training program. This let us reach people, create communities and share experiences. The Program was an effort to bridge the gap between an active society’s engagement with theatre and the need to train properly in this art form. The program was an extensive one year long theatre course, where participants from different backgrounds came together to train as actors, writers, directors, and also work towards creating their own theatre. At the training program, the only criterion to get trained was commitment.
Participants had to show a high degree of commitment towards the theatre and a willingness to work hard to train. Our students ranged from professional actors and writers to people who professionally were working in other vocations but were extremely serious about pursuing this art form as a way of life.Many theatre companies were formed by former students of this program and have gone on to produce diverse and varied productions. Students went on to win awards such as the Charles Wallace, Inlaks, Shyamand Jalal awards for theatre and writing.