Mandala Theatre-Nepal publishes the final participant list of Mandala’s Drama School. After a rigorous selection process including application form review and interview. Mandala has selected 16 applicants (8 male and eight female) out of 161 application entries from all over the country. The selected participants will be invited to be the first batch students of Mandala’s Drama School.
Mandala’s Drama School
Under the program ‘Theatre Schooling for Social Change, Conflict Transformation and Peace Building,’ Mandala Theatre is going to host a one and a half year-long residential theatre training program starting after the lockdown in Kathmandu, Nepal. The program combines acting training and participatory theatre work with methods of conflict transformation and peace-building.
The program combines acting training and participatory theatre work with methods of conflict transformation and peace-building. It is a synthesized theatre course prepared by experienced national and international artists, peace workers, and teachers from Mandala Theatre-Nepal. A mixture of aesthetical contents together with tools to work on social issues, the curriculum creates an opportunity for experienced and novice theatre learners to sustain their artistic skills, talents, and capacity by shaping it in structured methodology, which will also allow them to intervene in fields of peace-building and conflict transformation. The curriculum will be facilitated by expert Nepali and foreign artists and teachers.
The training is a fully-funded opportunity for its participants. All the selected students will be provided with a scholarship that contains tuition fees, food and accommodation, required materials, field visit costs, and performance payment. They will be taken through extensive sessions of theoretical and practical processes that support their peer learning in one of the most fun ways.
The training will be started virtually will invite selected participants later when the government officially allows the training and programs to run.
Overview of the selection process:
TOTAL APPLICATION ENTRIES: 161
TOTAL VALID APPLICATIONS: 150 (Female-25, Male- 125)
TOTAL SHORTLISTED: 42 (Female- 17, Male- 25)
TOTAL SELECTED: 16 (Female-8, Male- 8)
Kohalpur, Banke, Province 5
|2||Bishnu Maya Pariyar
Chhayanath Rara, Mugu, Karnali Province
|3||Pasang Lamu Sherpa
(Currently in Damak, Jhapa) Province 1
Baireni, Dhading, Province 3
Jhorahat, Morang, Province 1
Lahan, Siraha, Province 2
(Currently in Itahari, Sunsari)
Ghalegau, Lamjung, Gandaki Province
Madhumalla, Morang, Province 1
Gaindakot, Nawalparasi, Gandaki Province
Currently in Bharatpur, Chitwann
Chulachuli, Ilam, Province 1
Besishahar, Lamjung, Gandaki Province
Barabardiya, Bardiya, Province 5
|13||Hang O Hang Rai
Temkemaiyum, Bhojpur, Province 1
Ramgram, Nawalparasi, Province 5
Jorayal, Doti, Sudur Paschim Province
|16||Aditya Narayan Mishra
Durga Bhagawati, Rautahat, Province 2