Is Acting and Theatre Training for Everyone?

Theatre is inherent in everything we do and see in our daily lives. These are the stories that need to be told.

-Ekalavya Dev

April 25, 2023

People walking down the streets.
Cars stopping at a signal.
A student reading a book at a café.
A couple arguing with each other behind closed doors.

Theatre is inherent in everything we do and see in our daily lives. These are the stories that need to be told. The magic happens when we decide to share our stories with others; when we give our stories a chance to be heard, seen and experienced. Perhaps, that is why we resorted to the theatre to communicate messages during our pre-independence period.

When was the last time you had something to express but didn’t? Have you ever had the desire to tell your stories to the world? How would it be to really embody a character, explore their world and in turn discover new things about yourself? Acting and theatre training makes this possible. It enables us to experience life. It has the power to represent, celebrate and challenge how we see ourselves and view the world.

“But where do I start?”

Start from where you are, with what you have and who you are. Ekalavya offers online acting and theatre training and its courses are specially designed to honour this. Ekalavya opens doors to learning, growing, and improving, both, as an individual and as an actor. Access to quality theatre education is for everyone who has the drive to learn.

Any kind of performing arts training begins with building a strong foundation of self-awareness. Characters, improvisation, storytelling, voice, singing, body, speech, script, etc. –  the first step to these is to create a solid base. One step at a time. Learn, practice, improve, repeat. The more you learn, the more you must practice, the more you are able to apply the learnings in your life and thereby create opportunities to not just improve your craft but also transform yourself in many ways.

“Online acting and theatre training – is that even possible?”

There may be a lot of raised eyebrows when it comes to online acting and theatre education and rightly so. It is true that a part of the theatre experience is best received in a shared space. However, it is equally true that training must be approached with curiosity, rigour, a ‘yes, and…’ attitude, and readiness to self-study.

If you have the enthusiasm to learn, the willingness to challenge yourself and the intent to bring a change in the world, you have the power to alter the course of your life and touch the lives of a million people. Come, join us on this journey of self-exploration and transformation.

Ekalavya: Act, Create, Communicate

India’s best online acting and theatre training platform, an initiative of Drama School Mumbai (DSM). DSM is one of the best acting and theatre schools in India. At Ekalavya, all the courses are designed and delivered by highly trained DSM faculty and industry professionals. Currently available courses are Breaking Open Characters, Mastering Monologues, Expressive Voice and Speech and Expressive Body.

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