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Exploring authorship in theatre making


About the workshop

From Anywhere to Somewhere is A 7-day residential workshop conceived and facilitated by Mahesh Dattani.
Through this workshop, we aim to explore the subtle differences and implications in different forms of authorship of plays. Many theatre practitioners today eschew the text as the starting point, instead using an ensemble, or language, or an event or theme as the creative engine of their practice. These engines are the maypole around which dramatic conflicts and resolutions are found and built on.
But how do we codify these emerging processes? How do we ensure that we don’t start from scratch every time, that there are grounding practices, frames, aims and steps to achieve an end goal, regardless of where we begin?
Whether you’re an actor or a writer, if you’re looking to think differently about your creation process, if you want to draw a map to mark out which routes are available and with what implications, this could be for you.



Programme Details

Venue: Us Paar (Kashid, Ali Bag)
Departure from Bombay: Morning of August 16
Return to Bombay: Morning of August 23
We’re looking for a maximum of 12 participants.
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Eligibility: At least 2 years of active experience in making/studying theatre
Last date for applications: 9am on July 17

Participants will be notified by July 21
Programme fee: Rs. 10,000 per person, including board and lodge.

The programme will be facilitated by Mahesh Dattani

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Mahesh Dattani is a playwright, stage director, screenwriter and filmmaker. He is the first playwright writing in English to receive the Sahitya Akademi Award for his book FINAL SOLUTIONS AND OTHER PLAYS.

His works are produced regularly in India as well as in London, Leicester, New York, Washington DC, Sydney, Colombo and Dubai. Most of his plays have been translated and performed in Hindi, Gujarati and Kannada.

His plays are on the syllabus of several Indian and foreign universities and schools including New York University, University of Malaysia, Hyderabad University, JNU, Stella Maris, Loyola College, LSR, Mumbai University etc.

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