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Acting Course for Screen & Stage

M.A.D (Mad About Drama)
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The third edition of a 3month professional course for acting designed by Mad About Drama and powered by The Telegraph which covers the basics of the craft for actors interested in theatre,films,radio, television and original youtube content. The course will culminate into a SHOWCASE NIGHT at the studio. Classes only on Sundays !

Acting schools seemed scary. You were too afraid to go to auditions or act in a play or movie because you thought you would make a fool of yourself. You rehearsed lines in front of the mirror every day but you always felt you could do with some guidance.You have acted in a few short films and plays but you cannot seem to make your way in the industry.We know how it feels to be nervous and unsure and that is why we at Mad About Drama have designed this course for you

What are the DETAILS ?
Age group: 14 years and above
Duration of course : 3 months (14 weeks)
Timings :
Batch 1- Sundays 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Batch 2- Sundays 5.30 PM - 8.30 PM

First class : 29th April 2018
Last class : 29th July 2018

Total number of classes : 14
Venue : The Doodle Room
(Opp: Hazra Law College Kolkata)

Fee : INR 2500 per head per month (NO ADMISSION FEE)
Registration and other details – 9874838876 / 8334077717
Mail : connect@madaboutdrama.co.in

Check out the course structure/curriculum :

To know about the previous edition & our other previous workshops :

P.S. The set of guest mentors for both the batches are different. Registrations will be on a first come first serve basis.
PREVIOUS experience in acting is NOT REQUIRED.


*Apart from mentors from M.A.D the course will also feature GUEST facilitators who are acclaimed faces from the industry and are experts in their specific fields. Guest Mentors are veterans from the FILM INDUSTRY like SHANTILAL MUKHERJI,and young talents like ADITYA SENGUPTA (who took the audience by storm with Projapoti Biscuit and other many projects) and professionals from the mainstream theatre industry such as Sumit Kumar Roy.

• The final day of the course will be a SHOWCASE NIGHT where you will be able to showcase your talent, perform and get valuable feedback from eminent members of the city's FILM, TV and theatre fraternity. Students of the 1st and 2nd editions performed on the final day of the course and showcased their plays in front of distinguished members of the local stage and film fraternity(who also held a feedback session with the students).

• Your performance during the showcase night will be recorded and given to you so that you can use it as an AUDITION TAPE for future casting opportunities.

• The course will ensure that you are added to the DATABSE of several CASTING directors and you will be given regular information about possible AUDITIONS/casting calls and other acting opportunities.Infact some of the participants of the 2nd edition have been cast in M.A.D's upcoming play while some others were cast for a webseries by HOICHOI,web platform of SHRI VENKATESH FILMS.

*MAD ABOUT DRAMA also runs a casting agency of its own and some of our previous tie-ups have been with production houses like DISNEY INDIA & PRAMOD FILMS.

• This series of audio visual and practical classes will give you professional insight about the craft of acting and teach you tips and tricks that will last you a lifetime.

• You will be offered internships for Mad About Drama's stage shows and original Youtube videos.

• You will also be offered work for Mad About Drama's weekly flagship radio show THE MAD HOUR on 91.9 FRIENDS FM through this course.In the previous editions students from both the batches of this course performed 2 radio plays of our radio-show on 91.9 Friends Fm BOTH IN BENGALI & HINDI

• You will also be given a CERTIFICATE and a detailed feedback report at the end of the course which you can use for applying elsewhere.

About M.A.D in the field of TRAINING :

Mad About Drama is a nationally acclaimed registered performing arts company based in Kolkata widely known for their successful stage productions which have been staged across ten cities in India. Mad About Drama also broadcasts its flagship radio show every Sunday on 91.9 Friends Fm and runs a Youtube channel for comedy sketches and original songs.Mad About Drama also received the Stagecraft Best Production Award in 2016.
Mad About Drama also worked as 'CREATIVE PRODUCERS' for their first WEBSERIES which was produced by Shri Venkatesh Films.
Also Mad About Drama has a fully functional ad film making wing!

Mad About Drama conducted the 1st and 2nd editions of this course and the course succeeded in providing hands on training in both theatre and screen acting and was targeted towards making the students industry read. Students took a step forward in that direction when they performed on the final day of the course and showcased their plays in front of distinguished members of the local stage and film fraternity(who also held a feedback session with the students) and infront of their family members. It was inspiring to see students travel from distant places such as Dunlop and Barasat to attend the course every Sunday.
All the previous editions of this course were a roaring success with students from both the batches of this course performing 2 radio plays of our radio show on 91.9 Friends Fm.The course also featured esteemed guest mentors such as Shantilal Mukherji, Dana Roy and other stalwarts in the respective fields who conducted special sessions with the extremely enthusiastic and passionate students. Shortly after the course the students put up successful productions at the very prestigious 'Short and Sweet Festival,Kolkata'. The students have also utilised and received casting opportunities in several short films,television commercials and feature films. Infact some of the participants of the 2nd edition have been cast in M.A.D's upcoming play while some others were cast for a webseries by HOICHOI,web platform of SHRI Venkatesh Films.

Mad About Drama specializes in theatre training and has successfully conducted regular theatre workshops for young adults in the past including "The Madhouse Workshop Series" (acting and scriptwriting/direction workshop for beginners) and The Mad Theatre lab" (workshop for creating site specific performances) both of which acted as stepping stones for many budding thespians and film and television actors from the city.
Mad About Drama has also conducted regular workshops at several reputed city schools, with the Seagull Peaceworks initiative, for Chitpur Local, Make a Difference and CRY and for corporate clients such as Daimler International. Our team of facilitators are professionals who have extensive experience in training actors and have done extensive work in films and theatre themselves.
To know more about the previous editions of this course & our previous workshops :

WHO is the course meant for?

• Aspiring actors who want to become a part of the industry
• Working professionals and students who want to purse acting as a hobby or a passion
• People who are willing to develop their soft skills through acting
• People who are generally interested in acting as a craft and are willing to know the intricacies of it
• People who want to use acting as a personality grooming and confidence building tool
• People who find acting therapeutic and are willing to delve deep into the craft
• People who want to activate their body, their voice and their imagination through acting
• People who have absolutely no idea about acting but are willing to give the craft of acting a shot!

Registration and other details – 9874838876 / 8334077717 or mail connect@madaboutdrama.co.in