Welcome to d.r.i.f.t
dharamshala residential and international festival for theatre

The seeds of d.r.i.f.t were sown in early 2011 when Niranjani Iyer, the artistic director of The Pocket Company gave her first theatre workshop to the children of the Tibetan Childrens Village school. The project took off properly after our first annual theatre festival in 2017. The desire to work towards facilitating access to communities who haven’t had access to theatre and creating a sustainable community theatre project outside urban areas is what drives this project.

 

Thanks to the many individuals who “drifted” in to join us, we are now a motely community of wildly diverse people, ranging from experienced theatre practitioners to enthusiastic amateurs. We work together through the year, to create and organise performances, free school workshops, workshops for adults and children, a theatre festival as well as regularly performing thematic public readings and play readings in Mcleodganj and Dharamshala.

 

Our initiative is built around the ideas of resistanceresilience and community.  It is our firm belief that, through the act of working together towards a collective vision, theatre is intrinsically conducive to building solidarity between different people.

our community

Abhay Uttam

performer

Abhishek Madhukar

The Ballu Homestay, Dari | journalist

Aditi Mishra

actor I

Aditya Mishra

designer I entrepreneur

Aditya Sondhi

lawyer

Aishwaryashree

designer

Ajay Krishnan

playwright I editor

Alia Sinha

Anand Satheendran

Anant Dayal

performer I musician I educator

Eastwind

Ananyaa Menon

designer

Angad Singh

Ankit Vaishnav

Ankita Anand

writer I journalist I poet

Annora Saraf

educator I student

Anuja Ghosalkar

performer I director

Apoorva Arthur

performer

Arnav

student I actor

Arvind Rane

actor I musician

Adishakti

Ashika

student I actor

Ashiqa Salvan

performer

Ashish Paliwal

actor I light designer

Ashish Sohal

entrepreneur

Ashwini Bhatia

Moonpeak Cafe, Mcleodganj I breadmaker | entrepreneur

Atisha Mathur

buddhist scholar I teacher

Babina Chabungbam

dancer I choreographer

Bhubon Adhikarimayum

performer

Boycha Yengkham

performer

Cafe illiterati

Jogiwara Road, Dharamshala

Cafe Indique

Sidhpur, Dharamshala

Chander Kumar

student I actor

Chaoba Thiyam

performer I musician

Chonyi Gyatso

performer

Dawa Sangmo

dancer I teacher

Dhruv Yadav

musician

Dolls4Tibet Studio

Dharamshala

Dorji Dolma

student I actor

Eekesh Thapa

actor I gymnast I student

Felizitas Fischer

writer I traveler I homemaker

Gita Jayaraj

research scholar

Gonpo Dhondhup

Gunjan Gupta

performer I patissier-in-training

Gurleen Arora

designer I performer I writer

Harjinder Singh

actor I teacher

Ishani Dasgupta

research scholar

Jakob Urban

traveler I storyteller

Joyahlindanie Motum

performer

Julian Urban

entreprenuer I gallerist

Cafe illiterati

Jyotsna Sara George

Karma Lhamo

Karma Lodoe

Karma Sichoe

Artist

Dolls4Tibet Studio

Kriti Pant

actor I pedagogue

Kumbho Devi

gaddi mahila panchayat

Kunsang

Lakshay Gumber

Lakshmi Swaminathan

architect I set designer

Laurent Bieche

educator I curriculum designer

Lhakpa Tsering

founder I manager, tibet theatre

Luv Sankhiyan

entreprenuer

Manuele Acconcia

entrepreneur | mudi bars I performer

Marilyn Miller

filmmaker

Mary Kurkalang

art and culture manager

Matthew Singh Toor

actor I editor

Meedu Miriyam

performer

Meenakshi Sharma

school director

Gamru Village School

Milind Brahme

professor

Mohit Tiwari

performer

Mudita Mathur

graphic designer I illustrator

Nabiha Tasnim

Naireet Basak

performer I light and sound designer

Nalin Chandra

entrepreneur

Blossoms Village Resort

Nandini Shukla

designer

Ngawang Kelsang

student I actor

Nicole Bieche

engineer

Nikando Huidram

performer

Nimmy Raphel

performer I director

Niranjani Iyer

director I performer

Nishna Mehta

actor I director

Nitika Thakur

creative writer

Padmini Menon

teacher I alexander technique

Pallavi

filmmaker I photographer I flaneuse

Parvathi Ramanathan

dancer I arts manager

Peter Beyes

consultant

Phuntsok Dolkar

school teacher

Lower TCV

Pooja Ravi

Poorva Gupta

designer

NIFT Kangra

Prabhu Shiv Singh

Prakram Gurung

marine engineer I production

Pramananda Nandthambam

light designer

Prasuk Jain

student

Pratham Jain

data specialist I theatre enthusiast

Pratibha Rai

actor I homemaker

Prerna Sridhar

singer I student

Priyesh Srivastava

Purnima Yengkokpam

performer I costume designer

Rajni Rajesh

singer I homeworker

Rijul Ray

performer

Rinzin Dolma

student I actor

Ritvik Takkar

graphic designer

Rohit Mehta

student

Rumani Takkar

performer I entrepreneur

Sangpo

student I actor

Sangye Choijor

student I actor

Sanjeev Kumar

actor I wanderer I farmer

Sanya Jain

school facilitator I entrepreneur I graphic designer

Shena Gamat

performer I director I writer

Sonia

student I actor

Stanzin Chostar

student I actor

Stenzin Choeying

student I actor

Subhadra Kamath

singer I actor I musician

Surjit Nongmeikapam

dancer I choreographer

Sushma Shetty

architect I space designer

Tapesh Sharma

performer I production manager

Tara Brahme

kalari practitioner I Student

Tara Sapru

filmmaker I writer

Toztli Abril de Dios

Tenzin Yonten

mixologist

Thangjam Jatishor

performer

Tenzin Chokey

activist I homemaker

Tenzin Dolkar

student I actor

Tenzin Gaphel

journalist I writer I musician

Tenzin Kalden

film maker

Tenzin Lekmon

photographer I journalist

Tenzin Lekyong

student I actor

Tenzin Ngawang

student I actor

Tenzin Nyima

student I actor

Tenzin Phentok

student I actor

Tenzin Rikten

entrepreneur

Cafe illiterati

Tenzin Tsundue

poet I activist

Tenzin Woeser

actor I casting manager I entrepreneur

Tenzin Woeser

student I actor

Tenzin Yonten

mixologist

Thangjam Jatishor

performer

Tunna's Book Cafe

Mohli Sidhpur

Unnikrishnan Edatthatta

entrepreneur I best breakfast maker

Urvi Vora

dancer I actor

Vaibhav

student I actor

Vandana Jain

entrepreneur I homemaker I excellent chef

Vandana Kapoor

actor

Vasundhra Mukundan

dancer I activist

Veppukaaran Prasad

editor I excellent chef

Victor Thoudam

performer I director

Vignesh Iyer

actor I musician

Vinaya

designer

Yashas Chandra

photographer I filmmaker

Lobsang Tashi

actor I dancer