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    If the structure does not permit dialogue
    the structure must be changed
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Applied Theatre India Foundation

Applied Theatre India Foundation, popularly known as “ATI Foundation” is India’s first academic institute to offer formal education in the field of Applied Theatre. Inspired by Theatre Resource, ATI Foundation is dedicated towards education and interdisciplinary research in Applied Theatre. Though applied theatre is a fairly a new idea in the Indian society, it is very much useful in diverse areas. Applied Theatre simply means application of theatre to help people learn. This methodology is used in schools, old age homes, government and non-government organizations, business and industries. ATI Foundation covers essential aspects of this methodology and provides students with practical exposure to applied theatre practices on a national and international spectrum.


To make applied theatre an integral part of the core education system and organizational culture in India, where the tools of creative and dramatic exploration lead to a world of more positive and respectful interactions.


- To make applied theatre a part of mainstream education in India
- To promote cultural entrepreneurship in the Indian Society
- To promote interdisciplinary research in the area of applied theatre


Dialogue, Diversity and Inclusivity are the three core values that ATI Foundation believes in. Our entire structure is based on these values and we strongly believe that these values also reflect in each part of the society.

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Applied Theatre India Foundation (ATiF)
Applied Theatre India Foundation (ATiF)
Core Team
Kaustubh Bankapure

Kaustubh Bankapure

Kaustubh has completed his MA in Applied Theatre from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. He is also a founder of an applied theatre company in India, Theatre Resource. He has been working with various organizations, industries and corporate as a drama based training consultant. He was a faculty at FLAME University Pune before he established Theatre Resource. He also teaches at National School of Drama (TIE centre) Tripura as a guest faculty. He initiated the first Drama Based Facilitation program post which he has put in efforts to form Applied Theatre India Foundation.

Dr. Radhika Jain

Dr. Radhika Jain

Radhika is the co-founder and artistic director of First Drop Theatre, Bangalore and an Expressive Arts Therapy practitioner. She specializes in applied theatre formats such as Playback theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed and is a leadership graduate from the Centre for Playback Theatre, USA. Her journey of self-exploration has taken her from the world of academics (Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology from Germany) to the corporate world (Consultant in the Healthcare vertical) before plunging full time into the world of theatre and expressive arts (movement, visual art, drama, poetry etc.), combining the two in her work across different age groups, and different functional and hierarchical groups in the Corporate, Healthcare and Educational sectors.

Manasee Mahajan

Manasee Mahajan

Manasee is a child educator and a Play Therapy Practitioner, and the founder of ‘Jidnyasa Kids’, Pune. She loves spinning stories, for adults and children alike. She is working on bringing stories to the classroom, to make academic learning an intrinsic and enjoyable process for children. She conducts workshops for parents, teachers and professionals on Storytelling. M.S. Computer Science by education, founder of an IT services company by profession, Manasee chose to give her vocation a complete redo, when she decided to follow her passion of working in the child development field. She works with renowned NGO’s like Doorstep Schools, Khelghar, Swanand Jankalyan to work on bringing a little joy to children through stories.

Our Programs
Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek is an online series

Sneak Peek is an online series of workshops.

Train The Trainer

Train The Trainer

This three day unique program

This three day unique program is focused on enhancing the facilitation skills of existing trainers.

Teachers Training Program

Teachers Training Program

2 days specialized program for Teachers

The program focuses on how to use theatre in education.

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PGDAT (PG Diploma in Applied Theatre)
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This online and offline integrated course helps students to explore various possibilities of getting engaged in a society in various creative ways. This course develops an understanding towards the use of applied theatre in various fields such as schools, NGOs, corporate, diverse community spaces, prisons, and special education to name a few, and equip students with necessary skill sets. During this course students will develop an ability to handle a group of specific participants using various dramatic tools and involve them in a process of learning and exploration.

ATI Foundation’s P G Diploma in Applied Theatre focuses on

1. Theatre for Community Development
2. Theatre in Education
3. Theatre for Learning and Development

Why ATI Foundation


We have qualified and experienced faculty in their respective areas. They have not only studied applied theatre but also practiced and made a difference in the society through their practices.


Our campus is located at Mumbai, the cultural capital of Maharashtra. A well-equipped classroom, ample parking space and an inclusive space will help students to learn in a very supportive environment. It is also convenient if you decide to travel from nearby cities.


ATI Foundation's approach towards this course is very practical and hence we have provided continuous mentoring support, separate modules in art and cultural entrepreneurship and encouragement to students in research. ATI Foundation is the first institute to offer online and offline integrated courses to make learning more effective, time saving and cost effective.

Academic Advisory Committee

Learning is our primary focus and hence we have an academic advisory committee who constantly reviews the syllabus to make it relevant with the changing times. The committee consists of international faculty and industry experts.



17, Shriman Society, Karve Nagar,
Pune – 52