Theatre Resource was founded in 2014 with the aim of developing human resource with difference. We believe in training and development not by the way of teaching but by the way of realization of the experiences and we effectively do so by using a highly promising and unique methodology ‘Applied Theatre.’
Theatre Resource is a movement to incorporate creative elements in training at different levels and with diverse industries. Our vision is to replace the traditional training method with Applied Theatre which will allow learners to participate more in to the learning process.
Theatre Resource is focused on reaching out to each and every state of India by collaborating with enthusiastic trainers who are keen to use theatre in training process. We are in a process of creating 1000 trainers by the year 2022 in our unique Drama Based Methodology. We are also keen on introducing the Drama Based Facilitation process to 1000 organizations by 2025 in India and abroad.
Founder Director of Theatre Resource, Kaustubh is a qualified applied theatre practitioner from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. He is the only one in India qualified in the area of Applied Theatre and working in the area of Training and Development. Kaustubh is also a Postgraduate of Commerce from University of Pune and a certified Lead Auditor for ISO 2009:2014 from IRCA, Germany.
Kaustubh has extensively worked in the field of education and research before establishing Theatre Resource. He was a permanent faculty at FLAME University, Pune and also taught at various academic institutions including NSD TIE (Tripura), Sinhagad College, Suryadatta Institute and Central University of Hyderabad. He had performed as an actor at various international festivals including London International Festival of Theatre (UK), Contact Theatre Manchester (UK) and Colombo International Theatre Festival (Sri Lanka). During his academic journey Kaustubh had presented some of his research papers at prestigious conferences including ASSITEJ New Delhi, ISTR Pune, Creative Engagements, Oxford, UK and ISTR Kolkata.
His core interest is in the area of applied theatre and he had worked with various school and NGOs earlier to explore various issues using theatre as a tool. Kaustubh founded Theatre Resource in 2014 and is currently working as a training consultant for various industries, corporate companies and service providers to help their employees develop through the medium of theatre. His creative engagement tools enable people at various organizations to contribute more in the organizational growth and excellence. He leads Theatre Based Participatory Training Programs and Train The Trainer program at Theatre Resource.
It's an initiative to share knowledge on drama based training process. The groups are open for discussions, questions, experience sharing on drama based training process. These are the city wise groups and you can join the group of your city or a near by city. To join the group WhatsApp your name and city to 9423981311.
'The workshop with Kaustubh was interesting and eye opening. I found listening about his work within businesses very inspiring, as I had never encountered theatre being used in this way, and I think it is a method that is clearly valuable to Indian businesses, and perhaps further afield. Katustubh took us through some of the exercises that he uses in his workshops which were effective and quite profound, they made me consider and re-evaluate the way I live my life!
Students, University of Leeds, UK
Facilitated by Kaustubh Bankapure the applied theatre workshop was delightful and educative, allowing the participants to use their imagination to create living scenes of everyday life and gave us tools for how using creative problem- solving methods to overcome obstacles. We experienced the fun of working together on living statutes and explored alternative responses to moments of crisis. Thank you Kaustubh for a most enjoyable workshop!
Jill D. Navarre,
Director, The Auroville Theatre Group
Thanks for having such an interactive program in such a simple manner. This session has really helped us to raise our confidence level and to inspire us to have a good team around. Your presence and communication helped us a lot to identify problems within us and to improve our selves.
A. S. Tadsare,
Dpt. Manager, CDFC, Bharat Forge Ltd. Pune
Thank you very much for an excellent workshop. I particularly appreciate the way you gently but firmly asked questions about the process in the room, what we were feeling etc. and pointed towards the challenges for all of us in bringing about change/ breaking out of personal and cultural patterns.
Student, University of Sheffield, UK
Today’s session was different from all the other sessions that we had till now. It was good to talk about our feeling out loud without being burdened with the load of what others might think about us. It feels like someone is trying to help rather than judge.
Electronic Arts, Hyderabad