Dreams to Reality

Niveditha Rao
Deccan Chronicle
Date 15th APRIL 2009

Not many follow their dreams, but Puja Goyal did exactly that and the result was her production house — DreamScope Theatre. Started in 2003, this production house has to its credit five plays till date (Love letters, The Afghan Women, Akhbaari Vighyapan and Cat’s Paw to name a few) and is in the process of finalising three new plays. Conceptualised by Puja Goyal, this production house grew out of the play Bang Bang You’re dead, written by Hollywood writer William Mastrosimone. This play for first staged in Bengaluru by DreamScope and after that, there was no turning back. Talking about the group, Puja says, “The theatre group is an initiative to explore new theatrical concepts and create a foothold for new artistes in theatre.”

She is currently the only permanent member of the group, but is on the lookout for permanent members. “It is a moving theatre group which welcomes actors, volunteers, producers, sponsors, designers etc. But now I’m looking to find hardworking individuals who would like to take up permanent interest in the work for at least a year,” says Puja. Their current agenda is to organise two theatre workshops which will cover all aspects of acting from scene study, personality development, character analysis, etc.

Speaking about her latest venture, Puja says, “We will be staging three productions in June/July, soon after the workshop is over. The actors and production team will be chosen from the workshop. They will have to audition for the same irrespective of being a part of the workshop. This will enable them to get a first hand experience of a production.”

Workshops like these are a good way for people who have been bitten by the acting bug to follow their dreams.

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