Testimonials

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Weekend Theatre Workshops (New Delhi):

“Aridhi Anderson is a phenomenal director, scriptwriter and a wonderful artist to work with. The activities that take place during the entire build-up is so much fun and helps create the strongest and most positive of bonds between the actors. This workshop is a stress-buster. The experience keeps getting better and bigger every single time. The kind of ideas that the director brings to the table and urges each actor to explore are just so profound and special. Aridhi makes it easy for any level of actor to bring out their best!” – Tejesh S.

“Right from the time when it begins till the time we temporarily say goodbye, the journey is always full of excitement, challenges, bonding, care, introspection, love, discovery, friendship, anxiety and self-exploration. These workshops have become platforms for me to explore myself, my body, and my mind. And that is one exhilarating experience. Other than the theatre, the learning also takes place through the exhaustive interaction that takes place between the participants. This workshop and the previous ones have brought me in touch with so many people coming from diverse backgrounds. I cherish both the diversity that happens in these workshops as well as the learning that happens through this diversity.” – Yasir A.

“I joined The Day Dream Weekend Theatre Workshop and unknowingly made the best decision of my life. I learnt the art of storytelling, the art of performing on stage, how teamwork makes great shows, how letting go of inhibitions becomes the most rewarding experience, and what euphoria truly feels like, in a span of five weeks. From a person who had never acted on stage, I became someone who looked forward to performing again and again. It’s the comfort, acceptance and inclusion that one experiences at the workshop that makes one wants to come back again and again. You’ll feel more comfortable than you would feel with your closest friends. You’ll make memories that you’ll never forget. You’ll make bonds that you’d never want to break. And you’ll have the time of your life with a bunch of misfits like yourself.” – Aishwarya P.

“Aridhi not only focuses on technical aspects of improving acting by focusing on voice and projection and understanding our body and its position and role in conveying the character, she also creates an environment where all the actors and actresses feel part of the troupe. A true sense of community and camaraderie developed over the 5 weeks and that for many of us is far more important. It allowed us to support each other as we put ourselves on the line in front of the audience and feel comfortable and non judged by our peers. She is kind and fun to work with and truly loves the interaction with every one of us.” – Nima A.

“Aridhi’s The Day Dream is one of the most honest things ever I have experienced. Honest: because it lets you be honest to yourself. It doesn’t ask you to pretend, and it doesn’t judge… Aridhi gives me a sense of belonging in a world that is otherwise very chaotic. Her understanding of the art is deep and mindblowingly abstract. It lets you find your own meaning. It challenges your psyche even. But at the end, you feel everything summed up great and you were a part of a journey of many destinations.” – Yashu G.

“Aridhi’s workshop, very unannoucingly, unfolded to be an extremely thoughtful, well-crafted, and comforting journey into self discovery. The first two weeks were packed with interesting processes that were engaging and insightful into our own instincts. I was introduced to improv which was one of my favorite parts. The other favorite part was reflecting on our experiences. I loved how Ari had created a safe space where we could all unwind and be ourselves. The last three weeks focussed on the play, which was a completely new and refreshing experience for me. From script reading, to learning to grow into characters, to watching the play come to life, I enjoyed every moment of it. Ari ensured that she gave personal time and attention to each character and scene. Aridhi is a brilliant director as well as a wonderful human being.” – Ashna S.

“It’s a place to explore yourself, to be yourself. No one judges anyone else or oversteps boundaries. The positivity of working with this group is unimaginable. The trust that we develop over just five weeks is massive. Aridhi is a wonderful writer, composer, and director, who also knows how to get people to “level up” on stage – there is a major difference between where we start out in rehearsal and what we finally perform on stage. If I’d missed this workshop, I would have really missed out on something.” – Sumit K.

“After joining the workshop, I realized that it was not just about being on stage, there was so much more I gained from it. Every day was a new learning experience, the games we played taught us about team work and bonding with absolute strangers. From writing stories and adapting them, to stance, voice modulation, connecting with the audience, it was a new lesson in every class. I would definitely like to repeat the experience.” – Prerna J.

“Aridhi is the best director a beginner like me could hope for. I would look forward to each of the weekends with crazy excitement. She is an expert and puts her hundred percent in conducting the workshop, gives individual feedback to everyone and is so genuine and encouraging with her words.” – Richa P.

The Day Dream workshop is dangerous, make no mistake about it. Like a friendly person next door it will encourage you to fulfil a decade-old desire to act on stage and then… it will hook you in, and NEVER LET GO! It will sit inside your creative centre months and months after, making you think about how you’d like to do that again… 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. The studio always accommodates anyone who wants to ‘level up’ their performance and with a director that committed to the process and you, personally, you really have the makings of a long-term addiction.” – Koyel L.

“It has been an emotional journey with The Day Dream so far. How well I have gained as an actor is something which only Aridhi can say, but I can definitely say that I am a happier person today. I made a pledge during the course of the last workshop, that I am never going to miss a single future workshop to be conducted by The Day Dream in New Delhi, India. There are many more scenes to be written.” – Chayan S.

“One of my friends was part of a previous workshop, and I was amazed when I watched their production, the beautiful acting and music they brought out. I knew from there that I had to join the very next workshop. It was a fantastic experience for me, very satisfying. Aridhi is a multi talented person – a great actor, director, composer, singer, script writer – but most importantly, she’s a very gentle person. Aridhi is a total sweetheart who brings out the best in you – not only the actor, but also the child in you. You feel like bringing out your best because you’re here for yourself.” – Dharmanshu K.

“I was blown away the by the people I met there, so incredibly talented, humble and funny. Aridhi is a great instructor who is very serious (in the most fun way) and dedicated to the craft of theatre. One learns to respect the art of theatre and the hard work that goes into preparing for a good show. The practice space develops an aura of its own because of the individuals and the teacher-student relationship that is dedicated towards a destination which is the final show. One innately identifies the importance of this relationship and tries to give their best contribution to the process. In the end, everything that happens in The Day Dream workshops is extremely unbiased, funny and committed to putting on a great show.” – Aditya C.

Explore Theatre Workshops (Melbourne):

“Ari creates a weekly safe and respectful space for people to create, explore and experience theatre. There is much learning, laughter and play, which ultimately improves confidence and acting ability. This group is definitely, no absolutely necessary, in an actor’s journey! Ps Ari and everyone I have met are FUCKING AMAZING” – Al Amak

“I’m so glad that I found this theatre class created and directed by Ari. Ari is a very kind person with a lot of patience and the willingness to make everyone feel at home, safe, free, happy. During the class, we always learn a lot, challenge ourselves and share feelings. I’m grateful to be able to practice/learn one of my passions and to be part of this group of beautiful people. Thank you!!!” – Cecilia V.

“Ari you have been an immense source of positive energy and knowledge. I want to give you millions of thanks for everything that I have learnt with you. Your workshops have been full of excitement, enjoyment, constant discovering of myself and others. You have ALWAYS been available to help me understand and learn the craft. It makes me feel great that I know someone who is not only versatile actor, director, singer, writer – but most importantly a great human being. Thank you for everything.” – Hem T.

Corporate Theatre Workshops (Delhi/NCR):

Aridhi Anderson with her team conducted an absorbing workshop. The various exercises conducted by her brought out the best in our team members. By this process we were able to identify new leaders who used their IQ, common sense, and communication skills in the most effective way. – Mr. A.K. Jain

The workshop was an enriching experience which acted as a stress buster for myself and my team as well. It was great to see how the exercises increased the compatibility among my team members. The joy of completing tasks together motivated my team and elevated their spirits. Looking forward to the next workshop. – Mrs. Shikha Gupta

The workshop was organized in a very effective manner. We all just eased in to doing things which we normally wouldn’t have done. It was a fun experience where we learned something new not only about others but ourselves too. The key takeaway was that everyone has an artist in them. – Mr. Tanubhav Vasisht