कहानी और कहानीकार

Art of Storytelling

Want to learn how to become a professional storyteller? Want to engage, inspire & influence the world with your stories?


Special Course Discount, Use Code: TEST99

6 Module/45 Classes

3-4 Hrs/Week


Lifetime/All Devices


Course Completion

Course Language


What You’ll Learn

‘Art of Storytelling’ is an online acting course with comprehensive knowledge on how to create, prepare and perform a story. This course features performative online storytelling classes that will help you practically apply the learnings in creating and performing stories professionally. This storytelling skills training will present the most effective ways to find a voice for all the stories that need to be told. Through our practice-based exercises & experiential learning, you will build a strong foundation in the art of storytelling.

6 Modules, 45 Classes, 9 Downloadable Resources

First encounters are truly the most impressionable. It is the moment when we engage with utmost authenticity, openness, and acceptance. Just like people, the first encounter with a play gives us an idea about the crux of it – what it is actually about. This module is all about meeting the script ‘Reech’, which is the Hindi adaptation of Anton Checkov’s ‘The Bear’. The classes focus on some of the preliminary and foundational concepts that one can keep in mind while reading any script for the first time.

Module 1 Handout
Module 1 Introduction
Memories / यादों का सफ़र
People / प्यारी सी मुलाक़ात
Routine / रोज़मर्रा की कहानी
Gossips / सुनी सुनाई
Windows / तांका झांकी
Objects / अनोखी दुनिया
Imagination / ख़याली पुलाव
Module 1 Task
Module 1 Task Sheet

A script is like a treasure trove having many tiny and massive pieces of information hidden in the entire story. To understand the script in the best way, it becomes crucial to breaking the script into several many parts only to once again build it all together at the end. This breaking up is a very important step in analysing any given script. It helps readers to process the intricacies of each section of the script, in order to understand the script as a whole. This module explains the technique behind understanding the script, both, in parts and as a whole.

Module 2 Handout
Module 2 Introduction
Background / वक्त का सफ़र
Description / तस्वीर के रंग
Events / घटनाओं का Runway
Actions / करमों का पैकेट
Message / ज़िंदगी के सबक़
Structure / कहानी का आकार
Ekalavya Story – Akshay Gandhi
Module 2 Task
Module 2 Task Sheet

Every script has its own unique world, both, inside and outside its story. This world of the script deeply impacts the character’s life. A character’s way of life is influenced by their social upbringing, their present environment, the culture they exist in, and their socio-economic situation. In many ways, the world of the script determines a character’s actions and behaviour. This module is all about understanding these two worlds of a script – inside and outside – in order to completely immerse into the world of analysing a script.

Module 3 Handout
Module 3 Introduction
Background Research / जासूसी खोजबीन
Identifying Characters / किरदारों से मुलाक़ात
World of Story / कहानी की दुनिया
Identifying Events & Actions / धमाल कमाल
Identifying Message / कहानी के सबक़
Identifying Structure / कहानी का कंकाल
Imagination & Believability / कल्पना के पर
Module 3 Task
Module 3 Task Sheet

Characters are the heart of a script and its story. They drive the narrative and humanise the story. Actions and dialogues are where they shine the best. A character in a script is fictional until it is understood. The moment we start to dive into their personal traits, thoughts, beliefs and opinions, they come alive and give dimension to the story they are telling. A good actor knows the importance of studying a character inside out and from all possible angles, such that the actor and the character seem like one. This module presents the technique to enter into the world of a character. This module dives deeper into the psyche of a character to understand what they actually are and want in a given script and its story.

Module 4 Handout
Module 4 Introduction
Non-Verbal Telling / ख़ामोश कहानी
Character Voice / किरदारों की आवाज़
Sounds / आवाज़ों का खेल
Playing Objects / वस्तु तथास्तु
Composing Beginning / पहली मुलाक़ात
Composing Middle / फिर कई मुलाक़ातें
Pauses / थमिए ज़रा
Composing Ends / आख़री मुलाक़ात
Final Task
Final Task by Akshay Gandhi
Final Task Sheet

Continue Your Journey
Greenroom Hacks
Recommended Resources

Stories From Daily Life Observation Skills Use Of Imagination Developing Personal Stories Understanding Story Structure Preparing Pre-Written Story Building Characters Finding Character Voice Building Soundscapes Storytelling Performance

Practice-Based Exercise
Performative Tasks
Collaborative Classes

Sample Classes

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Know Your Facilitator


Actor, Director & Storyteller

At the age of 23, I was introduced to theatre and the passion eventually led me to leave my comfortable corporate job to pursue theatre full-time.

Ekalavya Course Format

  • Full HD Video Classes
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  • All Device Access
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  • Course Certificate
    Get certified at course completion
  • Practice-Based Exercises
    You will learn by doing and practice
  • Final Performance
    Every course ends with a performance

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Frequently Asked Questions!


These beginner acting courses provide you with the basic knowledge of acting and theatre in an engaging manner. Even if you are not involved in the creative arts, these online drama lessons will equip you with critical life skills such as self-awareness, effective communication, confidence, and creative expression.

Our courses are designed holistically and do not restrict themselves to fields of pursuit or levels of study. If you are interested in exploring the world of theatre and acting, these courses provide you with the basic building blocks in an engaging manner. Even if you are not involved in the creative arts, these courses will equip you with critical life skills like self-awareness, confidence, effective communication and creative expression.

Each Ekalavya course is designed to be stand-alone. If you want to pursue a career in acting and theatre, we recommend beginning with the first course, ‘Expressive Voice & Speech’ which deals with the most basic concept of characterisation and how to approach the portrayal of different characters.

These courses provide the building blocks of study in the field of acting and theatre-making. Ekalavya courses cover foundational concepts that serve as an essential first step to launching your creative journey and your acting career.

We strongly encourage learners to take charge of their creative journeys. We believe this self-drive is key to success in the theatre and acting industry. Our courses act as critical catalysts in this journey. We motivate our learners to actively get involved in fun and engaging exercises. Every course requires a performance submission in the end where learnings come together to mould something tangible. Personal stories, anecdotes, and greenroom hacks form an indispensable part of the courses. Online forums will also ensure a community exchange of ideas, and a space to ideate and grow consistently.


Once enrolled, you will be able to access the course modules and individual study sessions contained within those modules. Please check your email for login instructions. It is advised that you download the course on your device so that you are able to access the same in case of unavailability of the internet.

The assignments will be reviewed by the Ekalavya team at the Drama School Mumbai as part of the criteria for successfully completing a course.

Yes, you will receive a course completion certificate once you submit your final course assignment and it has been accepted by Ekalavya.

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