After an eventful First Call, we reached out to young enthusiasts from all over India. We discovered that they can’t wait to get back on the ground. We ended up with a whopping 117 registrations from 17 cities ranging as far as Guwahati to Pondicherry!
Our screening panel, Vaishnavi RP and Vivek Madan, after a long and exciting journey, brought the best of them to Mumbai.
Meet the Screening Panel
Vaishnavi started a Theatre Company, named BeTaal with Abhinav Grover, another alumnus of the DSM, after graduating from the school.
Under Betaal, they have done plays – Paanchvaali, Chenda, Rushomon, Krishna Sandhan and Raamji Aayenge. Out of which Paanchvali and Chenda were selected and performed at Thespo 18 and Krishna Sandhan was performed at Prithvi theatre.
In her theatre experience, she has acted in Ripples, In Search of Dariya Sagar (which won best playwright at The Hindu Theatre festival) by Gerish Khemani. She was a part of Hindi plays like Jhalkari directed by Neha Singh and Dohri Zindagi directed by Gurleen Judge.
Vivek Madan is an actor and theatre producer based out of Bangalore. In his theatre journey of just over twenty years, he has performed in plays like Martin Sherman's Bent, Robert Bolt's Man for All Seasons, Eric Idle's Spamalot and John Nicholson and Steve Canny's Hound of the Baskervilles among others. Apart from directing plays, Vivek has been Festival Director of Writers' Bloc 4 (2016) and the annual Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival (2018).
He is a Founder-Partner at Bhasha Center, an organization formed with the intention of creating networks (digital and on ground) of arts professionals, aspirants and enthusiasts, across India. Its flagship project is