Welcome to Theatre Resource
  • 17, Shriman Society,
    Karve Nagar, Pune - 52.

About Us

About Theatre Resource

Theatre Resource, applying different training methodology, touches the human side of the organization for maximum learning outcomes. Theatre Resource offers extremely different, theatre based training modules to train people in behavioral areas.

Our process aims at exploring various issues related with people in diverse areas using participative learning module. It helps participants to understand issues related with their personal, social and work life. The ultimate aim of using theatre for development is to provide a safe space to the participants to explore their issues and identify their own thoughts to support their decisions in life which would make them more successful in their work and happy in life.

Our Team

Kaustubh Bankapure

Kaustubh Bankapure

Founder Director, Theatre Resource
M. A. Applied Theatre Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London UK
M. COM. Business Administration Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce, University of Pune, India

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.


Sakshi Kochar, Mumbai, 'Executive Director'

Sakshi Kochar

Executive Director, Theatre Resource

As a child 'playing a teacher' was Sakshi's favourite symbolic play. Years later which developed into her turning a Soft Skills Trainer. A Post Graduate in Human Resource Management, she left her well paid HR practice to pursue her inner calling.

With a decade long Corporate HR & Training experience in IT, Staffing,Foreign Exchange and Education Sectors, she has been a driving force behind behavioural development of participants during her training programs on Business Communication, Etiquette, Team Building, Goal Setting and Time Management Skills.

An Applied Theatre Practitioner, she has worked with renowned schools to develop language skills for students. She trains Trainers & Instructors on Multi-Modality techniques to make classrooms creative and engaging. As an executive director Sakshi will handle all the operations in India.

Testimonial

'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!

Zoe Jackson,

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.

Nick Nuttgens,

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.

Ashish Ranjan,

Electronic Arts, Hyderabad

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