Explore Theatre: Work On Your Craft

EXPLORE THEATRE, our weekly open workshop in Melbourne CBD, is back from April-June 2018!

What: Explore Theatre – Work on Your Craft (workshop led by Aridhi Anderson)
Where: Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, 816/37 Swanston St (cnr Flinders Ln), Melbourne
When: 6-8 pm every Thursday from 5 April to 28 June 2018
Cost: $10 per session or $100 for the season

Join a small group of theatre artists and enthusiasts in the city for two hours every Thursday evening and work on your craft at your own pace. There will be a guided session (different each week) on things like movement, voice, speech, creative expression, and so on. There will also be some scripts and written materials for participants to play with (you’re also welcome to bring your own). This is a be-who-you-are, judgement-free zone and everyone is welcome, regardless of experience or background.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water 🙂

Sign up here

Alternatively, you can email thedaydream.theatre@gmail.com or text 0411 725 160 to book a spot.


The City of Jezebel is opening its gates to tourists and visitors for one day, for the Festival of their Queen. You are warmly invited to join in the celebrations, and worship in her Temple.

Date: 17 March 2018
Time: 10 am to 10.45 am
Venue: The Day Dream Studio, GK-3


JEZEBEL is an immersive theatre experience written & directed by Aridhi Anderson, and performed by the Day Dream Immersive Theatre Workshop. It is a dramatic exploration of a city that pays homage to the legacy of Jezebel, a hated Biblical villain, and presents a different side to this remarkable woman – a side that is at best admirable and inspiring, and at worst, simply human.

In this show, there is no separation between stage and seating, or between actors and audience. All audience members enter the show in character after the show has already begun, and remain immersed in the show until the end. Visitors will at all times have the assistance of locals in navigating the city and the events as they unfold.

Since the City of Jezebel has its own laws and its own currency, entry into this show will not be by the purchase of tickets for money. Entry is by an offering made to the Temple of the Queen. Every audience member is requested to bring with them one item of personal value/an item with a story, but not something that is valuable in monetary terms or valuable because of sentimental value attached to another person. This must be your own offering to the Temple, something you must be willing to part with and never see again.

The gates open at 9.50 am and close at 10:02 am. The immersive nature of this performance unfortunately does not permit us to grant entry to latecomers, no exceptions. Once the gates are closed they will not be opened again till the end of the show. Please ensure that you arrive at the venue well before the starting time.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Great City!

A Medium-Sized Battery

“Pack the planets neatly away into a box full of asteroids, black holes, and stars… and plug the box into a medium-sized battery to keep it running.”

A MEDIUM-SIZED BATTERY (written & directed by Aridhi Anderson, performed by the Day Dream Weekend Theatre Workshop team) is a collage of short stories about human relationships, based on the works of Mark Twain (The Diaries of Adam & Eve), Aridhi Anderson (A Love Story), Oscar Wilde (The Devoted Friend), and The Brothers Grimm (The Fisherman and His Wife).


The play follows the journey of two poets navigating divergent outlooks on life while affirming each other’s art and perspectives. It examines the essence of art as a means to absorb and express every aspect of the human experience, no matter how unconventional or far removed from the mainstream. It offers a view of art as a way for real people to share real stories, sometimes through side-splitting humour and at other times with greater gravity. It is a universe of experiences and emotions, unpacking the timeless themes of love, loss, friendship and aspirations.

Viewer discretion advised: this play contains mature themes, dark humour, and coarse language.

3 March 2018: 2.30 pm & 4 pm
9 March 2018: 5.30 pm & 7.30 pm

Akshara Theatre
11-B Baba Kharak Singh Marg
Next to RML Hospital Exit #5
New Delhi

Entry free
Seating on a first come first served basis.

Workshops to Kickstart 2018

2018 is here, and we’ve got an exciting line-up of new workshops for you to creatively challenge yourself with in Melbourne and New Delhi. All our workshops are open to everyone regardless of prior experience, everyone is welcome!


Thursday 4 Jan 2018: The Actor’s Instrument
A workshop by Aridhi Anderson (Director, the Day Dream).

Thursday 11 Jan 2018: Find Your Voice
A workshop by Janie Gibson (Actor, Creator, Teaching Artist).

Thursday 18 Jan 2018: Medieval Martial Arts
A workshop by Gindi Wauchope (Head Instructor, the School of Historical Fencing).

All of our January workshops will be held at

Stephen McLaughlan Gallery

816/37 Swanston St (cnr Flinders Ln) Melbourne
(Enter via Cathedral Arcade and take the lift up to level 8)
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Cost: $10 per session

To register, please enter your contact details and class preference here:

Please call or text 0411 725 160, or email thedaydream.theatre@gmail.com if you have any questions.


Sat 3 Feb – Sun 4 March 2018: Weekend Theatre Workshop
An intensive weekend theatre workshop by Aridhi Anderson (Director, the Day Dream).

This workshop will be held in two batches at the Day Dream studio in GK – 3, and registration and pre-payment is essential to confirm your spot. Spots are currently available for the morning batch (10 am to 1.30 pm), and a waitlist is available for the afternoon batch (2.30 pm to 6 pm). We recommend registering asap to avoid disappointment.

To register, please visit this page.

Please WhatsApp 9810655287, or email thedaydream.theatre@gmail.com if you have any questions.