The Company Theatre- Workspace

General information

Brief description of organisation

The Company Theatre (TCT) was formed in 1993 with a singular commitment to theatre and the performance arts. It is an ensemble of professionals who work with an inter-disciplinary & multi-cultural approach to diverse art forms, rooted in a search for the truth of human experience.

TCT has since created performances ranging from physical mime and absurdist drama to clown narratives and musical comedies. These productions have travelled to audiences from historical venues like the Globe in London UK to theatres in small towns of India. Alongside performances, TCT has also conducted workshops and master classes, organized theatre festivals and contributed to developing an energized performance culture around India.

With a firm belief in inter-disciplinary methodologies for artistic growth, TCT has also formulated platforms for dialogue with architects, scientists, business houses, environmentalists and individuals from other fields of expertise. In order to continually explore new modes of expression and share creative knowledges, TCT actively seeks collaborations with diverse cultural bodies and artists with varied backgrounds, skill sets and interests.

The Company Theatre’s need to focus on research and intensive process work for creating new performance languages led to the making of TCT Workspace, an international residency for performing arts, situated in the countryside of Maharashtra. TCT Workspace is a facility for individual artists as well as company ensembles to experiment, innovate and explore in a dedicated residential performing arts laboratory.The Company Theatre is a not-for-profit organization, registered as a public charitable trust with the charity commissioner Mumbai, India.

Organisation founded in

2002

Brief description of residency program

The Company Theatre Workspace was established in 2012 with a unique fundraising initiate where artists from all over India contributed to create this wonderful artistic haven hidden next to a beautiful lake and surrounded by hills in the midst of nature and in between the cities of Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra, India.
This space was set up to enable individuals & groups with artistic and allied pursuits, to live together in a calm and inspiring environment and through rigorous research and practice, create new and exciting artistic works. Though it started primarily as a performing arts and theatre space, it has now enlarged its scope to welcoming all form of arts and allied metiers. The residency functions all year round.
With a capacity to host from 20 to 45 artists, three workspaces (indoor & outdoor), outdoor amphi theatre and community living, TCT Workspace has already been a home to many artists and projects from around the world since 2012.
Our able staff takes care of all house keeping and complete boarding & Lodging during all residencies.
The Workspace can be hired at a very basic cost for individual projects.
Since The Company Theatre is also a performance ensemble itself, it also gives out the residency for its collaborations for free.
Please find more details on www.thecompanytheatre.net
For all queries and proposal write to thecompanytheatre@gmail.com

Residency program since

2012

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
  • 2 weeks
  • 3 weeks
  • 1 month
  • between 1 and 3 months
  • 3 months
  • between 3 and 6 months
  • 6 months
Number of artists resident at one time

more than 20

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
Grants available

Presently, no grants available. However, TCT workspace can help artists get grants from Indian government: www.iccr.gov.in We can also help artists strategically, to apply for grants to their governments and other grant making bodies for all collaborations and participations.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

Other

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

RuralLake touching property, surrounded by hills

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
Number of studios

2

Type and size of studios

Live-work space

Accomodation
  • Private Room
  • Shared Room
  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Annual Arts Festival

How to reach

By train

Closest Railway Station: Kamshet
Major Railway Station: Lonavala
Trains run regularly from Mumbai and Pune to Lonavala. Change there for Kamshet.
From Kamshet train station take public transport for Uksan Village where TCT Workspace is situated.

By plane

Nearest International Airport: Mumbai (3.5 hours drive)
Nearest Domestic Airport: Pune (1.5 hours drive)

By car

\'The Company Theatre- Workspace\' is situated at Village Uksan, Taluka Maval, Dist. Pune. Our artist residency is situated on the up-stream side of Wadavali dam.


HOW TO REACH KAMSHET FROM MUMBAI:

From Mumbai go upto Navi Mumbai (Panvel)
Then follow the Mumbai ñ Pune New expressway upto Lonavala.
Come out at Lonavala. Take 2nd exit for Lonavala - its the Lonavala/Karla exit (Do not take the first exit to Lonavala) and join old Mumbai ñ Pune Highway, crossing the Kusgaon toll naka. Kamshet is about 15 Kms on old Mumbai ñ Pune Highway in the direction towards Pune.
When you are traveling on the old highway, Kamshet is situated on the left hand side of Highway.
Turn in at Kamshet Hospital which will come up on the left. Go straight down the road (it will fork into 2), take the right side lane. Turn right at the end of lane and you will come to a left turn with metal kamaan (square metal archway). Take this left and you will be on the road leading upto Uksan village or Govitri village or Wadvali Dam). Cross check with any of the shops at left turning. Cross Mumbai ñ Pune railway track phatak.
After crossing Railway line, road leads upto Wadavali dam.
Our site is situated on the upstream side of Wadavali dam and is @ 13 Kms away from Kamshet Junction.
The road from Kamshet to TCT Workspace (above Wadavli dam) is a village tar road.
The are number of villages to cross.
- Nane
- Kamre
- Govitri
- Uksan
After Village Govitri, the road will fork into two. Take the road on the right, which slopes upwards.
Follow signs for Nirvana Paragliding, Jain or Raikar Farms.
We are towards the end of this road, behind the Uksan Village School.
There is a yellow board with our name written in black (THE COMPANY THEATRE) - on the rightside of this village road. Turn in and you will come to our wooden gate.
The landline there is 020 32400727 Call Rajiv he will come open the door for you. Our other numbers are:
Atul Phone: + 91 9324288302
Mobile: + 91 9987388302, + 91 8600182824

Up, closer to the property, you might not get good signal, so best to call Rajiv from Kamshet town and tell him that you will be there in 20 minutes or so.

From Pune the best way is to come by old Pune-Mumbai highway starting at Engineering College close to Sancheti Hospital.Its a straight road all the way through Dehu Road, Talegaon and Wadgon. Kamshet falls on the right.

Nearest airport

Pune

Contact information

The Company Theatre- Workspace
Uksan Village, Vadiwale Dam, Kamshet Town, Maval Zila, Pune District
410405 Pune
India

thecompanytheatre@gmail.com
www.thecompanytheatre.net

Phone: +91 93242 88302

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