Workshops – The Day Dream


The Day Dream conducts theatre workshops all year round in Melbourne and New Delhi which are aimed at self-exploration as well as exploring the craft through things like theatre games, improvisation, voice, movement, script writing, adaptation, music, stage performance, and heaps more. The focus in all our workshops is for every participant to feel involved and explore opportunities to grow at their own pace in a relaxed and affirming environment. Our workshops are aimed at helping people feel connected, inspired and challenged, but above all, they are about having a great time!

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We’re all about community, i.e. the people that we work with, and welcome anyone who is interested in theatre and likes to have fun! (You do not need to have prior experience with theatre/acting, just some interest and willingness to give it a go.) Our workshops are designed to be a training ground for people considering theatre as their calling in life, but are equally suitable for people from other professions or life situations who would like to increase their confidence, develop their personality, meet new people, or simply do something fun on the side.

Keep an eye on our website for announcements about new workshops, or get in touch if you’d like to know more! 🙂

Testimonials from past workshop participants:

“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

“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

“The environment was warm, fun and inclusive. You could be a clown in there and no one would judge you… The one most important thing I have taken away from these classes is – “Level Up”. A mantra that still reverberates within me, irrespective of what I am doing. I am glad I took the leap and joined this workshop. It’s not just some serious ‘acting classes’ but a place to have fun and grow, in every which way.” – Aishwarya

“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

“… in three words: life changing experience. Finding Aridhi’s group was one of the best things that happened to me this year. It allowed me to open up, to catch up with my own creativity, it made me think about the way I think. There’s something about this group that makes you a better person.” – Yashu

“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 

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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