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    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.


Supriya Pujari

Supriya Pujari


Supriya is an ICF Certified Coach and working in the field of coaching for last couple of years. A qualified MBA (HR) and PHRi, SPHRi from HRCI-USA, Supriya represented India at HR Certification Institute, USA in 2015 and 2016 as Subject Matter Expert on a global Panel for Exam Development, Content Review and HR Competency.

Supriya is actively involved in Coaching for Senior Management, Working Professionals, Parents and House Wives. She has been working on identity issues and self-realization very effectively. Apart from coaching she also serves as HR Consultant with special focus on Organisation Design & Change Management and engaged with Visiting faculty at Several institutes too.

Supriya have partnered with Theatre Resource for Individual Development and life transformations through her expertise in the areas like Emotions Management, Life Goal Setting and Self Awareness


Kiran Parandekar

Kiran Parandekar, Kolhapur, Associate Trainer


Kiran Parandekar, popularly known as KP, has more than fifteen years of rich experience in the field of training and development. He has been instrumental in bringing about positive changes in the work as well as personal lives of people from various walks of life. A qualified NLP practitioner and a certified behavioral trainer, Kiran has been working with Theatre Resource since inception.


Amrut Samak, Pune, Associate Trainer

Amrut Samak, Pune, Associate Trainer


A qualified performing arts practitioner, actor and director, Amrut passionately work for student development in various areas. His core concentration of teaching values of life and essential skills develops students in various different ways. He has been working with Theatre Resource since its inception on various different projects.


Vani Janaki Hemadri, Hyderabad, Associate Trainer

Vani Janaki Hemadri, Hyderabad, Associate Trainer


A certified CSR professional, Vani carries more than twenty years of experience in diverse organizations. While working with these organizations she constantly developed herself to work in her interest area which is school and non government organizations. She lead various training workshops for students and NGOs on various personal and social issues. She had completed her certification in Drama Based Facilitation from Theatre Resource and is creatively using this method for the betterment of students and the deprived part of the society.


Ketaki Jamadagni, Coordinator, Project Kalarang

Ketaki Jamadagni, Coordinator, Project Kalarang


Ketaki, a post graduate of commerce takes care of Kalarang – a cultural initiative by Theatre Resource. She is an actor, singer and also a German language expert. She is one of the most enthusiastic coordinators we have and she administrates all the programs that come under Kalarang.


Preetha Balkrishnan, Hyderabad, Associate Trainer

Preetha Balkrishnan, Hyderabad, Associate Trainer


HR professional transformed into trainer, Preetha is doing a wonderful work as a trainer. An engineer by qualification then decided to work as HR after completing her PGDBM in 1997. Carrying more than ten years of experience in HRM, she had realized her passion towards training. She had equipped herself with certification in NLP, Associate Coach Certified from ICF, and also a psychometric tool certified (MBTI, FIROB, Thomas Profiling and EQi2.0). She is also certified Drama Based Facilitator by Theatre Resource.


Sandeep Marathe, Associate Trainer

Sandeep Marathe, Project Head, Future Leaders


An employee turned into an entrepreneur, Sandeep’s journey is very inspiring. He has an extensive experience as an administrator and HR manager at various educational institutions and industries. He is passionate towards theatre and has performed in various plays and bagged awards as an actor too. He looks after the coordination and management of our unique signature program for young Indians, Future Leaders.


Pushpalata Chaurey, Mumbai, Associate Trainer

Pushpalata Chaurey, Mumbai, Associate Trainer


Coming from a background of sales and marketing, Pushpalata has sound understanding about training requirements in corporate. Her passion drove her to be in the training industry and she had taken lot of efforts to be where she is today. She had upgraded her skills with certifications in NLP and Transaction Analysis and is passionate about going beyond the conventional training methods. A science graduate and a management postgraduate, Pushpalata is also certified in Drama Based Facilitation by Theatre Resource.


Venugopal S J, Associate Trainer, Mangalore

Venugopal S J, Associate Trainer, Mangalore


Venu is interested in people development and provides programs using participatory methods. He delivers need- based training interventions for diverse organizations. In his work, he pays attention to three key areas - Purpose, Value and Result.

A very energetic, travel lover and horticulturalist, Venu enjoys camping, hiking, water sports and mountaineering along with trainings. Venugopal has completed Certificate program in Drama Based Facilitation with Theatre Resource in 2018.


Sakshi Sahni, Mumbai, Associate Trainer

Sakshi Sahni, Mumbai, Associate Trainer


As a child 'Teacher Teacher' was Sakshi's favourite symbolic play.Years later which developed into her becoming a Soft Skills Trainer. A Post Graduate in Human Resource Management, Sakshi left her well paid HR practice to pursue her passion, training.

She conducts Campus to Corporate and various behaviour development programs. She is certified in Drama based Facilitation by Theatre Resource and is actively incorporating drama pedagogy in her training programs.

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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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