Theatre Mentorship 2017

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Pomegranate Y – IMPACT Theatre Mentorship!

A call out to all those who are terribly serious about humour!

This summer dive into something that transforms you into a professional artist and performer.

In 2016 Pomegranate’s student production Antigone 2.0 was in the top 10 theatre picks for the year by the Mumbai Theatre Guide.

The exclusive Pomegranate Y-Impact (Youth Impact) mentorship which has created award winning films by students over two consecutive years (The films have been selected for over 8 international festivals including Norway and Germany) is back this year with another world class program this summer!

Theatre Mentorship in Humour!

The Pomegranate Workshop presents a unique individual mentoring opportunity for young adults to develop the skills and artistic experience to evolve as theatre artists specializing in humour. The Y-IMPACT Project is an intensive mentorship-based program where the mentees leverage their own artistic interests and skills to emerge with a body of work of their own which Pomegranate will then enable them to showcase/perform to a public audience.

Participants will be introduced to various kinds of humour like stand-up, cross-talk, ensemble, comedic sketches, song and music parodies, mime-clown-buffoonery and genres like satire, parody, absurdist, farce, self-deprecating and dark humour.

They will then work with the mentor on selected styles and organically create their very own performance pieces that they pick to explore in detail.

At the end of the mentorship the mentees will have created their very own humour based performance that Pomegranate will showcase as a public event.

In addition, Pomegranate follows a sustained strategy to showcase strong performances and films that emerge from our mentorships from time to time through public events at suitable venues, as opportunities and funding possibilities present themselves.

The Pomegranate Theatre Mentorship in humour is a one of its kind opportunity to work with one of the best humorists in India! The program is helmed by none other than the inimitable Joy Fernandes, one of India’s most respected theatre actors and humour specialists.

Joy Fernandes has over 25 years of theatre experience both internationally as well as nationally. His experience spans across working on stage, in films, on TV, in advertisements, writing a book, conducting workshops, conceiving, designing & directing events, writing ad copy and scripts!

Joy has just completed an extremely well received tour of Merchants of Bollywood directed by Toby Gough across London and Berlin, where he played the principal character of Shantilal Merchant. The production has also toured Australia (Perth) and Singapore and had a 17 city tour of China.

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Time Supple, Joy played the lead character of Nick Bottom and travelled successfully to perform over 250 shows (spanning more than 2 years) in UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Verona and India.

Here is what The Guardian, UK has to say about Joy

‘…And there is a magical moment in the play when the dying Pyramus announces ‘my soul is in the sky’…it is appropriate that the line is spoken by Joy Fernandes’ Bottom, since his performance epitomises the virtues of this production. Fernandes has weight, dignity and the total dedication of the artisan turned actor…’ – Michael Billington, The Guardian, UK

Age group: 15 to 19 years

19, 20, 21, 22, 23rd June- 4.30pm to 7.30pm (Through the Week)

24th June- Rehearsal (10am to 2pm) (Sat)

25th June – Rehearsal (10am to 2pm) (sun)

26, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th – 4.30pm to 7.30pm (through the week)

July 1st – Performance (Venue and time to be announced)

Venue P L Deshpande Academy, Prabhadevi

Course fee: 27,000/- Rs including a final presentation.

Very limited seats, kindly respond soonest!

To register please reply to Zahra or Priya on this email with your full name, mobile number and address. Kindly state your planned mode of fee payment in the email. If you wish to make a bank transfer kindly request for our account details in your email. Registrations will be confirmed on payment.

Payment could be by cash (at our office address given below), cheque courier (details below) or bank transfer (account details will be provided on request)

Note: Cheques may be made out to ‘Pomegranate Eduworkshop Pvt. Ltd.‘. Cash Payments can be made from 11 am – 4 pm, Monday –Saturday at the Pomegranate office. Cheques can be couriered across to the office.  Our address is

The Pomegranate Workshop

Gr. Flr, ‘Kalpana’

Plot no. 14, Marubai Mandir Marg,

Next to Don Bosco School

Matunga (East) – 400 019

For further details please contact Zahra on  9820521940 or Priya on 9892210539

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