The Day Dream is an independent theatre group directed by Aridhi Anderson. We regularly perform original works as well as adaptations of public domain works, and conduct actor training workshops multiple times a year in New Delhi and Melbourne.
“Ophelia’s Inner Monologue is a dense show that deconstructs the character of Ophelia in a clever, insightful and theatrically inventive way… This show has contemporary resonances about emotional trauma and gaslighting and being “ghosted” but it’s also a hell of a lot of fun. Writer/director/star Aridhi Anderson plays with theatrical convention, while digging deeply into gender politics and the reverence we pay to dated classics… Anderson is a captivating performer and singer…” – Keith Gow
“This clever Indo-Australian production, written and composed by Aridhi Anderson for The Day Dream, is sweet, sophisticated, funny, and deep… This work evinces both performance polish and theatrical expertise in its construction as well as its conception… Thred through with energetic delivery, strong performances, and lovely original Elizabethan-style songs… The script is funny, deft, and pointed. It’s literary polemic as well as feminist. There is a lot to like in this clever journey into who Ophelia might have been…” – Sarah W, The Plus Ones
“[Parenthesis] is a light-hearted journey into deep thought. It was sold out with interest… Every scene was full of wry humour. This production took the reigns of the bare original story and enriched it with entertainment through its perceptiveness… Every character provided some nuance that was relatable… You leave this performance with your mind wired with philosophical inspiration whilst inwardly grinning with that sense you have shared, catching the gist of all that is bizarre in modern life with the rest of the cast and audience.” – Felicity, WeekendNotes
“This workshop is a stress-buster.” – Tejesh S.
“It’s the comfort, acceptance and inclusion that one experiences at the workshop that makes one want to come back again and again.” – Aishwarya P.
“… be prepared to meet a supportive and fun bunch of fellow-actors, many of whom will be first timers, and workshop in a safe environment with a director who knows how to pull the best performance out of you.” – Koyel L.
“The positivity of working with this group is unimaginable.” – Sumit K.
“There is much learning, laughter and play, which ultimately improves confidence and acting ability.” – Al Amak