The Prithvi Theatre is primarily a performing space, which is rented out for
selected performances at a subsidised rent. We do not have a permanent
performing company of our own. However we have produced our own plays under the
banner of Prithvi Players and more recently, Little Prithvi Players (see 'What
We Do') - each production is treated as an individual project - we do not have a
repertory company. And casting for each of these productions is done in
consultation with the director of each project.
The Prithvi Theatre holds annual workshops for children aged 6 to 16 during the
summer vacations. We do not have any regular adult workshop in place presently.
There may be occasional workshops organised by the Prithvi or other
organisations and this information will be available on the notice boards at the
Both these events are run on a very personal level of knowing the work and the
people involved - however you may send us as detailed an application - with
credits, synopsis, reviews, and your approach to theatre - and we would respond.
There is no formal internship programme at the Prithvi Theatre. However there
are frequent requirements of volunteers who wish to give certain hours of the
day/week to working at the Theatre - this work could range from clerical work,
ticket selling, volunteers during Festivals, special events etc. Please do write
in to us with your CV area you would like to work in and we could see what the
available possibilities could be.
If you write in to us with details of what you are doing and what you wish to
get - we could help with special permission to access some of our Archives -
however this would be at the premise - no material can taken out for the premise
of the Theatre. This website has significant material for a start. We can not
guarantee any interviews with any members - and it would depend on your focus
and time availability.
The Prithvi Theatre has no repertory theatre company of its own - however we do
occasionally run something known as Theatre Positive which is a play reading
programme where original Indian scripts are read aloud by actors - this does
give opportunity to producers and directors to hear new work. You could send us
your script and we would let you know if it has been chosen for any such
programme. Please note we would be unable to send you back the script.
We would need to know more about your work and your aims. We are always happy to
find like-minded partners to spread the work we do, and would be able to then
look into the possibility of some of the workshops being conducted in your
centre - however - Prithvi Theatre is very stringent about our modus operandi
and if this does not suit you - we could give you the individual conductors
contacts and you could approach them directly - and hold your own programme
without using the Prithvi Theatre name and association.
Please do send us your information with as much detail of your approach to you
work and children as possible as well as your work experience. Most of our
workshops are conducted by people whom we know or whose work we have seen - so
it may be bets to give us an opportunity to come and see some of you work before
we are able to decide. The plan for each years summertime programme is looked at
in January each year.
We could send you scripts of plays we have produced in both English and Hindi -
though our most recent productions have been plays performed by adults for
children (inspired by the GRIPS style of theatre).
Date of Application.
Name of Group, contact person, & contact address.
Name of production(s) you wish to perform at Prithvi Theatre.
Synopsis of plays.
Cast & Credits for each play, NOC letter including original writer and translator/adaptor of play.
Any other copyright certifications required – for music,artwork,paintings,folk/ traditional/ cultural content and photography.
Relevant age group (if play for children).
DRM numbers of scripts, ( Censor certificate )
(Maharashtra requires all scripts to be passed by the Censor Board).
A brief note on your group (only required if your group has not performed at Prithvi Theatre).
Signee - name and designation.
A note on your publicity/outreach activity for generating audiences for your shows
(we do not give dates for sold out or private, invitee-only shows).
Dates are allotted bi-annually for regular shows. Applications deadlines and date allocations are as follows:
In December application (for dates between April to September)
In June application (for dates between October to March)
The application may be sent by hard copy or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.