University of Mumbai
Centre for Extra-Mural Studies
❐   Theatre Nexus

Medium of instruction: Marathi – Hindi

An introduction to theatre as an art form, emphasizing the interrelated processes of playwriting, acting, directing, design, technical theatre and theatre management. Students will study theatre from a variety of perspectives through lectures, reading scripts, and hands-on experiences.

Professional Actors and Training:
Movement, Voice, Speech and Emotion, Acting techniques and Improvisation.
Characterization. Creating a character profile. Auditioning Process.
Method Exercises, Lecture, Discussion, Individual Projects, Readings and Performances
Assignment: Performing a monologue.
Facilitators:- Vipul Mahagaonkar & Rohit Khude

Note: Established actors shall be there to have conversations and gude the participants on the practical approach towards theatre, film and television industry.

Play Direction:
Introduction to the art and craft of directing with specific consideration of the major elements of director’s work: play analysis, stage composition, visualization and blocking, rehearsal techniques, and the nature of collaboration.
Facilitator:- Vipul Mahagaonkar & Rohit Khude

Introduction to Playwriting: Theatre today. Getting ideas. Finding your own way.
Character: The cast—protagonist, antagonist, the others. Creating characters. Objectives.
Structure/Plot: Finding the spine of the story. The drive of characters. Mapping out the events. Beginning/middle/end. Turning points and climax.
Dialogue: Dialogue's illusion of reality. Compression. Characterization through dialogue. Subtext.
Scene: Scene defined. Amount and length of scenes.
Setting/Pacing: Establishing time and place. How much time and space to cover.
Facilitators :- Vipul Mahagaonkar & Rohit Khude

Set Design:
It is designed for the student who is beginning the study of theatrical lighting design and provides an opportunity for the student to explore the process of lighting design with an emphasis on the development and communication of the visual idea. Integral to this process is the study and observation of light itself, both in nature and in the theatre. In addition, script analysis, visual research, concepts and visual communication are elements that will be covered.
Facilitator :- Sachin Gaonkar

Lighting Design:
This covers techniques of designing lighting for various stage forms, creative planning and projection of designs for specific productions. Covered are the fundamentals of learning how to see, exploring the mind's eye, and painting with light. Translating theatrical moments and music into lighting sketches, and atmospheres, transitions from one atmosphere to another, and developing points of view and approaches are also studied.
Facilitator :- Shyam Chavan

Theatre Production:
It is a practical course that produces a selected dramatic work as a result of collective class involvement in casting, set design and construction, lighting, costuming, makeup, promotion, rehearsal, stage management, and performance. The course will include lectures, class discussions, assignments and exercises in the various theatre crafts.
Facilitators:- Vipul Mahagaonkar and Rohit Khude

You must participate actively and willingly in all class activities and discussions.
Thorough preparation of individual and group assignments outside of class.
Thorough reading of assigned scenes and plays.