2017 has been an exciting year of productions, workshops, and community growth at the Day Dream, New Delhi & Melbourne.
We performed more than 20 shows of our four new productions – The Bet in February, Clueless Men, Sadistic Sheep & Talking Fish in July, A Bet, A Net, and the Story of a Cockroach in August, and of course our big one for the year, Ophelia’s Inner Monologue from July to October, including at the Melbourne Fringe Festival (read a review here: https://tinyurl.com/ophelias-im).
We performed at Dancehouse, the Courthouse Hotel, and Library at the Dock in Melbourne, and at India International Centre, Alliance Francaise, Habib Tanvir Studio, and Akshara Theatre in New Delhi. We worked with a diverse and committed cast of over 20 talented performers (actors and musicians), wonderful backstage and tech staff, collaborators and supporters.
We ran theatre workshops continuously every week from January to December at multiple venues: the beautiful Stephen McLaughlan Gallery and Dancehouse in Melbourne, and at our own beloved the Day Dream Studio in New Delhi. We also trial-ran our first ever international online workshop from October to December (and plan to run online workshops all year round starting early 2018).
In our workshops this year we were privileged to welcome scores of new participants across a diverse demographic (with our regular attenders aged 18-70s, representing different genders, several nationalities, working and studying in various fields, and holding diverse beliefs and opinions). We’re proud to continue to uphold our foundational value of being a place of warm welcome to absolutely anyone who comes along.
To our team of actors and musicians, all our venue hosts, administrators and staff, backstage and tech experts, our collaborators, and to every single individual and group who has supported us this year – whether by attending our workshops, paying for tickets, watching our shows, buying merchandise, promoting our work, sending good wishes, or being there for us in absolutely any other way – our heartfelt thanks. We couldn’t have done it without you, and look forward to your continued partnership and support in 2018.
– Aridhi Anderson
Director, The Day Dream