14 to 19 January 2024
A six-day event with workshops, student production shows, cultural performances, cultural tours, Parliament of ideas, teacher meetings, and student meetings. Participants include theatre schools, students, academicians, scholars, and practitioners from across the globe who gather to share and explore knowledge..
For IFTS Fellowships
Rakesh Bharadwaj IFTS Fellowship at the School of Drama and Fine Arts, University of Calicut
ESAF - IFTS Fellowship at School of Drama and Fine Arts, University of Calicut
For Individual Delegation -IFTS Welcomes Young Regional Theatre Enthusiasts (Extended up to 10-01-2024)
The conceptualized theme of the festival's second edition is "Carnival of Pedagogy: Theatre and Ecology", which means to explore pedagogy at the intersection of theatre and ecology.
To realize the vision of the Second IFTS, the festival offers a multitude of events designed to ensure participation from diverse backgrounds and regions, transcending borders. Furthermore, these events aim to comprehensively explore pedagogy connecting theater to ecology, foster cultural exchange, and establish connections between nature, life and art.
Connecting Nature, Life and Art
Jane Collins is Professor of Theatre and Performance at Wimbledon College of Art. She is a writer, director and theatre-maker who has worked all over the UK, including the Royal Court Theatre in London.
Rodolfo García Vázquez, a Brazilian artist known for film, theater direction, and playwriting, was born in São Paulo. In 1989, he co-founded OsSatyros theater company with Ivam Cabral.
Niamh Dowling is principal of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. She trained with Monika Pagneux in Paris, and subsequently as a teacher of the Alexander Technique
Mojisola is a Black-British (Yoruba/Danish) playwright, performer, producer, facilitator, Professor at Queen Mary, University of London and a research fellow at Potsdam University.
Sara Matchett is an award-winning Theatre Director, Associate Professor, and the Director of the Centre for Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies (CTDPS) at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
Dr. Israfil Shaheen (Mohammad Israfil) (b.1964) is a director based in Bangladesh and a Professor at the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Dhaka.
Ruwanthie de Chickera is a playwright, screenwriter, theatre director, actor trainer and cultural activist based in Sri Lanka. She has written/directed over 30 original plays and two screenplays.
Established in the year 1977, the School of Drama stands tall as one of India's prominent institutions, dedicated to imparting comprehensive academic training encompassing both the practical and theoretical facets of drama and theatre.