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 resistance, resilience 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.