Weekend Training in ‘Acting & Stagecraft’ – for 16 years and above

TIP 16 Plus works best for professionals and students who wish to start theatre work but can find time only on weekends. Spread over 3 months (11 weekends/22 sessions), TIP 16 Plus will introduce you to the theory and practice of theatre-acting and stagecraft. Due to theatre’s innate interdisciplinary nature, the training module, moving from idea to script to performance, will cover basic essentials of story-development, playwriting, stage-management, design and direction; apart from its primary focus on the actor in you. TIP 16 Plus will take you through a bit of history too – from theatre’s evolution and its early world practices to the cutting-edge, contemporary methods implemented today in different parts of the globe. It will also encourage you to develop imagination and ability for critical evaluation, interpretation and cultural understanding of the material and tasks given to you, all leading to a work-in-progress performance at the end of the program.


Aditee Biswas

Director, TIP 16 Plus

Guest Faculty, National School Of Drama

Aditee Biswas completed her master’s diploma in Theatre techniques and Design from the National School of Drama (NSD) in 2004. An Erasmus Mundus Scholar, she also has an MA in International Performance Research from the University of Warwick and Universiteit van Amsterdam, which she completed with honors in 2012.

Been associated with and designed for many eminent theatre directors from India and abroad, Aditee creates interdisciplinary, intercultural, dance/movement based work, largely dealing with the themes of gender, identity and politics of the body. Her play Portrait of Dora featured at the Theatre Utsav’08, and was followed by Untitledthat premiered at the NSD Repertory Company’s Summer Theatre Festival in 2008. In/Out/In, a dance theatre piece created in collaboration with the Max Mueller Bhawan, New Delhi and dancers from India and Germany premiered at the Theatre Utsav 2010. Unfinished, a dance-theatre piece inspired by the life and works of the modern Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil, created in collaboration with choreographer-performer Sandra Chatterjee premiered earlier this year. The production was supported by Max Mueller Bhawan/Goethe-Institut, New Delhi. Her latest production – Girish Karnad’s Bali, designed and directed for Actor Factor Theatre Company, featured at the Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival 2013 – Samprati: Young Directors Revisiting Girish Karnad.

A visiting faculty member at NSD and Jamia Milia University, New Delhi, Aditee is presently involved in directing an ensemble performance piece inspired by the life and works of the Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo.


‘TIP 16 Plus’ certificates will be awarded to all the participants on successfully completing the program. A work-in-progress performance will be staged by the participants at the Actor Factor Studio. All the participants will receive a video copy of it.


Actor Factor Studio- 3rd Floor, 221-A Shahpur Jat, New Delhi - 110045 (Closest Metro Station: Hauz Khas)

Schedule- Batch 4 of 2014

13 September to 23 November 2014 (11 weekends/22 sessions) 11:00 am to 02:00 pm


19,000/- per head (Rupees Ninteen Thousand Only)


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