Act, Create, Communicate

Ekalavya is a performing arts e-learning platform offering a series of pre-recorded online courses in acting and theatre. It is a new initiative of the Drama School Mumbai, with a mission of providing high-quality theatre training to the lakhs of Indians who dream of becoming actors, film stars, theatre-makers and storytellers at a low cost.

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Theatre at your doorstep

Theatre at your doorstep

Access a cost-effective, easy to grasp, theatre curriculum from the comfort of your home

Practice-based courses

Practice-based courses

Experience formal training with an innovative action-driven pedagogy

Vernacular Languages

Regional Languages

Courses offered in Hindi and English, with regional variants in the making

Joint Certification

Joint Certification

A mark of excellence attested by the Ekalavya Online School of Drama and the Drama School Mumbai

Theatre at your doorstep

Theatre at your doorstep

Access a cost-effective, easy to grasp, theatre curriculum from the comfort of your home

Stellar Faculty

Stellar Faculty

Learn from top DSM faculty and experienced practitioners from around the globe

Practice-based courses

Practice-based courses

Experience formal training with an innovative action-driven pedagogy

Vernacular Languages

Regional Languages

Courses offered in Hindi and English, with regional variants in the making

Begin Your Journey Now

Breaking Open Characters

किरदारों की ख़ोज

Mastering Monologues

स्वगत से मुलाकात

Expressive Voice and Speech

आपकी आवाज़ और आपकी ज़ुबान

Expressive Body

बॉडी की भाषा

The Art of Auditioning

अभिनय की तैयारी

Script Analysis

कहानियों की जाँच पड़ताल

Acting for Camera

अभिनय ऑर अभिनेता

The Art of Storytelling

क़िस्से, कहानियाँ और कला

Explore our range of online courses to kickstart your learning.

Breaking Open Characters: किरदारों की ख़ोज

Ekalavya

Preview

This course helps you explore and build characters by observation, investigation and imagination. It will take you on a journey to understand the physical and personality traits that define a character.

Puja Sarup

Facilitator

Puja Sarup

Actor and Theatre Director
Co-founder, Patchwork Ensemble

  • Enhance your observation skills
  • Create a toolkit to build a character
  • Explore the process of transformation

3 Months Special Free Access For Limited Period

Mastering Monologues: स्वगत से मुलाकात

Ekalavya

Preview

This course presents a universal toolkit to work on any monologue irrespective of the language, time-period or theme. It will help you discover entry points to deconstruct the script, own the words and perform the monologue in your unique style.

Niketan Sharma

Facilitator

Niketan Sharma

Actor, Writer, Theatre Director
Co-founder, NOW Productions

  • Discover tools to memorise a script
  • Analyse a monologue
  • Deliver a solo performance

3 Months Special Free Access For Limited Period

Expressive Voice and Speech: आपकी आवाज़ और आपकी ज़ुबान

Ekalavya

Preview

This course offers a unique approach to understanding your distinctive vocal instrument. Through fun, accessible and experiential explorations, you will discover ways to exercise your voice and express effectively with a clear diction and speech.

Hetal Varia

Facilitator

Hetal Varia

Voice, Accent & Dialect Coach, Resident Voice Faculty, DSM

  • Discover the voice-body connection
  • Develop a daily vocal routine
  • Explore concepts of clarity, diction, and projection

3 Months Special Free Access For Limited Period

Expressive Body: बॉडी की भाषा

Ekalavya

Preview

This course offers you a unique perspective on your body and its various facets as a performer. Through highly engaging and experiential exercises, you will learn to find a ready physique, develop a physical routine and build strength and endurance for a more expressive body.

Lakshika Pandey

Facilitator

Lakshika Pandey

Actor, Dancer and Theatre Maker
Founder, The Shakti Ensemble

  • Build a physical routine as a performer
  • Explore strength, endurance, and flexibility
  • Use your body as a tool to express

3 Months Special Free Access For Limited Period

The Art of Auditioning: अभिनय की तैयारी

Ekalavya

The course specifically focuses on the rigour and discipline that goes into preparing for an audition. You will learn how to work with emotions, text, voice, speech, characters and the truth, where every element offers some form of transformation.

Abhishek Banerjee

Facilitator

Abhishek Banerjee

Actor & Casting Director
Co-founder, Casting Bay

This course is in the making.

Script Analysis: कहानियों की जाँच पड़ताल

Ekalavya

In this course, you will be equipped to understand the various components of a script, and decode the world of actioning a text and the characters within it. The course is meant to help you break open a script into smaller parts to be read, felt, discovered and played.

Bijesh Jayarajan

Facilitator

Bijesh Jayarajan

Theatre & Film Director
Screenwriter

This course is in the making.

Acting for Camera: अभिनय ऑर अभिनेता

Ekalavya

This course aims at bridging the gap between learning theatre and acting for camera. You will discover ways to apply the fundamentals of theatre to the camera through a blend of lecture and practice. Thereby, you will understand the difference and similarities between an act for the stage and for the screen.

Neeraj Kabi

Facilitator

Neeraj Kabi

Film Actor & Theatre Maker
Founder, Pravah Theatre Laboratory

This course is in the making.

The Art of Storytelling: क़िस्से, कहानियाँ और कला

Ekalavya

This course will highlight the background and history of storytelling and help you explore tools and techniques to be a successful storyteller. By developing an understanding of the structure of a narrative, you will be able to layer your storytelling with emotions and intent.

Danish Husain

Facilitator

Danish Husain

Actor & Theatre Director
Founder, The Hoshruba Repertory

This course is in the making.

Begin Your Journey Now

Explore our range of online courses to kickstart your learning.

Breaking Open Characters

किरदारों की ख़ोज

Breaking Open Characters: किरदारों की ख़ोज

Ekalavya

Preview

This course helps you explore and build characters by observation, investigation and imagination. It will take you on a journey to understand the physical and personality traits that define a character.

Puja Sarup

Facilitator

Puja Sarup

Actor and Theatre Director
Co-founder, Patchwork Ensemble

  • Enhance your observation skills
  • Create a toolkit to build a character
  • Explore the process of transformation

Free till Sept. 2021

Mastering Monologues

स्वगत से मुलाकात

Mastering Monologues: स्वगत से मुलाकात

Ekalavya

Preview

This course presents a universal toolkit to work on any monologue irrespective of the language, time-period or theme. It will help you discover entry points to deconstruct the script, own the words and perform the monologue in your unique style.

Niketan Sharma

Facilitator

Niketan Sharma

Actor, Writer, Theatre Director
Co-founder, NOW Productions

  • Discover tools to memorise a script
  • Analyse a monologue
  • Deliver a solo performance

Launching soon. Grab your 50% off early-bird offer.

Expressive Voice and Speech

आपकी आवाज़ आपकी पहचान

Expressive Voice and Speech: आपकी आवाज़ आपकी पहचान

Ekalavya

Preview

This course offers a unique approach to understanding your distinctive vocal instrument. Through fun, accessible and experiential explorations, you will discover ways to exercise your voice and express effectively with a clear diction and speech.

Hetal Varia

Facilitator

Hetal Varia

Voice, Accent & Dialect Coach, Resident Voice Faculty, DSM

  • Discover the voice-body connection
  • Develop a daily vocal routine
  • Explore concepts of clarity, diction, and projection

Free till Sept. 2021

Expressive Body

बॉडी की भाषा

Expressive Body: बॉडी की भाषा

Ekalavya

Preview

This course offers you a unique perspective on your body and its various facets as a performer. Through highly engaging and experiential exercises, you will learn to find a ready physique, develop a physical routine and build strength and endurance for a more expressive body.

Lakshika Pandey

Facilitator

Lakshika Pandey

Actor, Dancer and Theatre Maker
Founder, The Shakti Ensemble

  • Build a physical routine as a performer
  • Explore strength, endurance, and flexibility
  • Use your body as a tool to express

Free till Sept. 2021

The Art of Auditioning

अभिनय की तैयारी

The Art of Auditioning: अभिनय की तैयारी

Ekalavya

The course specifically focuses on the rigour and discipline that goes into preparing for an audition. You will learn how to work with emotions, text, voice, speech, characters and the truth, where every element offers some form of transformation.

Abhishek Banerjee

Facilitator

Abhishek Banerjee

Actor & Casting Director
Co-founder, Casting Bay

This course is in the making.

Script Analysis

कहानियों की जाँच पड़ताल

Script Analysis: कहानियों की जाँच पड़ताल

Ekalavya

In this course, you will be equipped to understand the various components of a script, and decode the world of actioning a text and the characters within it. The course is meant to help you break open a script into smaller parts to be read, felt, discovered and played.

Bijesh Jayarajan

Facilitator

Bijesh Jayarajan

Theatre & Film Director
Screenwriter

This course is in the making.

Acting for Camera

अभिनय ऑर अभिनेता

Acting for Camera: अभिनय ऑर अभिनेता

Ekalavya

This course aims at bridging the gap between learning theatre and acting for camera. You will discover ways to apply the fundamentals of theatre to the camera through a blend of lecture and practice. Thereby, you will understand the difference and similarities between an act for the stage and for the screen.

Neeraj Kabi

Facilitator

Neeraj Kabi

Film Actor & Theatre Maker
Founder, Pravah Theatre Laboratory

This course is in the making.

The Art of Storytelling

क़िस्से, कहानियाँ और कला

The Art of Storytelling: क़िस्से, कहानियाँ और कला

Ekalavya

This course will highlight the background and history of storytelling and help you explore tools and techniques to be a successful storyteller. By developing an understanding of the structure of a narrative, you will be able to layer your storytelling with emotions and intent.

Danish Husain

Facilitator

Danish Husain

Actor & Theatre Director
Founder, The Hoshruba Repertory

This course is in the making.

Meet Your Faculty

Learn from best-in-class faculty as they share their expertise and talk about their professional journey in the Drama and Performing arts industry.

Puja Sarup

PUJA SARUP

Actor and Theatre Director
Co-founder, Patchwork Ensemble
Alumna, Hèlikos International, Italy

Hetal Varia

HETAL VARIA

Voice, Accent & Dialect Coach
Resident Voice Faculty, DSM
Alumna, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Lakshika Pandey

LAKSHIKA PANDEY

Actor, Dancer & Theatre Maker
Founder, The Shakti Ensemble
Alumna, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, UK

Abhishek Banerjee

ABHISHEK BANERJEE

Actor & Casting Director
Founder, The Casting Bay

Neeraj Kabi

NEERAJ KABI

Film Actor & Theatre Maker
Founder, Pravah Theatre Laboratory

Danish Husain

DANISH HUSAIN

Actor & Theatre Director
Founder, The Hoshruba Directory

A Drama School Mumbai Initiative

Ekalavya has been conceived with the mission to forge a new generation of theatre-makers, actors and creators in India. Learners at Ekalavya will have the opportunity to engage with the distinguished faculty, alumni and industry associations of Drama School Mumbai.

40+

DSM Connect

expert faculty members

4

DSM Connect

new theatre companies

13

DSM Connect

new original productions

100+

DSM Connect

active alumni

DSM Connect

Vicky Kaushal

DSM Connect

Ranveer Singh

DSM Connect

Richa Chadha

DSM Connect

Swara Bhaskar

What the professionals Say

Sheena Khalid

Sheena Khalid

Actor & Theatre-Director

I think the exciting part about online courses is that I can learn, but I can learn at a pace that works for me. The exciting prospect about Ekalavya is that it gives you an option to be exposed to diverse forms, formats, and methods in Theatre and Performing Arts.

Richa Chadha

Richa Chadha

Theatre & Film Actor

What’s beautiful about Ekalavya is that it gives you the platform to take the first step in your creative journey. And even if you are unsure, it allows you to explore our world from the comfort of your home.

Sheena Khalid

Sheena Khalid

Actor & Theatre-Director

I think the exciting part about online courses is that I can learn, but I can learn at a pace that works for me. The exciting prospect about Ekalavya is that it gives you an option to be exposed to diverse forms, formats, and methods in Theatre and Performing Arts.

Joy Sengupta

Joy Sengupta

Theatre & Film Actor

Ekalavya is a journey of self-discovery. At Ekalavya, you will learn to recognise your talent and work towards polishing it to be a better performer, an engaging storyteller, an impactful communicator and an empathetic leader.

Richa Chadha

Richa Chadha

Theatre & Film Actor

What’s beautiful about Ekalavya is that it gives you the platform to take the first step in your creative journey. And even if you are unsure, it allows you to explore our world from the comfort of your home.

Sheena Khalid

Sheena Khalid

Actor & Theatre-Director

I think the exciting part about online courses is that I can learn, but I can learn at a pace that works for me. The exciting prospect about Ekalavya is that it gives you an option to be exposed to diverse forms, formats, and methods in Theatre and Performing Arts.

Joy Sengupta

Joy Sengupta

Theatre & Film Actor

Ekalavya is a journey of self-discovery. At Ekalavya, you will learn to recognise your talent and work towards polishing it to be a better performer, an engaging storyteller, an impactful communicator, and an empathetic leader.

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Learning Never Ends.

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