My Interest Stays Firmly in Theatre
Acting workshops/courses – Snippets of feedback from the students
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“When at ‚ÄėMisfit‚Äô¬†I felt special and important. I was made to believe that i had the potential to act…My experience at Misfit was not an experience¬†I can put behind me and move on. It is a painting…‚ÄėMisfit‚Äô will be an important part of my life. Today. Tomorrow. Forever.” - Arjun Kamath
“When I joined MISF!T, I only wanted to learn how to act and be good at it, but Ratan taught me not only the basics of acting but also to be a better person.” - Lenoj
“Course materials offered by Ratan/Misfit for Level1 is so much fun that, it is at times addictive.” – Seshan
“I fell in love with acting after the workshops I have done at misfit…I think if u want to learn how to act and at the same time make loads of friends and have fun. Then u should do a workshop in misfit. Trust me.” – Vijay
“I would recommend MISFIT to anybody in Bangalore who has any aspirations in theatre…Don‚Äôt come to MISFIT if you want to learn about acting .Come to MISFIT if you want to unlearn anything you think you know about theatre or yourself.” – Milan
“It’s been unforgettable and wonderful experience to be a part of ‘Misfit family’.” – Monica
“Thanks MISFIT and especially Ratan for All the good work that happened during the workshops and presentations.” – Piush
“It has been a long and great journey across my two batches in MISFIT. I‚Äôve learnt a lot, made lots of new friends and really enjoyed the whole process!” – Urmila
The list of all student testimonials is available here. Below features some of them.
Abhisek Purkayastha(uriaheap at gmail dot com)
I am a Batch 29 L1 pass-out certificate holder. All my batch mates who would speak about great things they have learnt as part of the Misfit L1 course. I would however like to do some constructive criticism about Misfit ..Read more…
Lyria Kurian(lyria dot kurian at gmail dot com)
“Welcome to hell”
How nice a line to greet someone. Well! Don‚Äôt be shocked but this is exactly how everyone is welcomed at MISFIT. Trust me when I say, if hell was MISFIT then I would love to be in hell…Read more…
Abhishek Krishnagiri Amarnath (abhishekka8589 at gmail dot com)
Coining a term as ‘course’ for this will not be fair, I would say it is an “EXPERIENCE”. This is surely one of the Bucket List item for those having even slight interest in acting.
My journey with MISFIT started with…Read more…
- MISF!T® (My Interest Stays Firmly In Theatre) is starting its new Level 1 (Batch 32) acting course/workshop on May 16, 2015. For details, check here.
- MISF!T® (My Interest Stays Firmly In Theatre) presents ‚ÄúThis, Humse Aagolla‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Level 1 Batch 31 grading on 1st March, 2015 at 7.30 pm. For tickets, call 7259918322. For details, please check the Events page. Some of the photos of this grading is available on our Facebook page here. Some of the photos of the course-in-progress is available on our facebook page at Week 1, Week 3 and Week 4.
Ratan – on the teaching of acting:
I have always believed that acting cannot be taught – we are born with that ability.¬† All of us are amazing, brilliant actors.¬† When we act in “our real life”, we have a strong belief, that those, for whom we are putting the act on for, are unaware of our inborn talent to act [to lie is a part of it], therefore, most of the time, utterly convincing. But, when we are on stage or in front of the camera, we know, that those who are watching us, know that we are acting and we become conscious of the act.¬† Thus, the only thing about acting that can be taught, is to blur the line between reality and make believe.¬† In actuality, it is quite simple, but to achieve this simplicity [of acting ], the path is a difficult one.
Acting is connecting to one’s inner self and when one tries to do that, doors and windows are opened, which on a conscious level, one is never willing to open.
It is my belief, that acting is a way of enriching oneself, those around you and those who are around them.
Be good [Take your acting seriously but not so yourself]“
Articles about Ratan and MISF!T is available here. Below features a few of them.
Excerpts from article in Youth Post, dated June 25 2010.
“Acting is 60% science and 40% an art. The foremost requirement for an actor is DISCIPLINE and DEDICATION. The misconception of glamour associated with the industry can be thrown out the window. An actor’s life is a hard life, with strict time lines, research, practice, and a lot of hard work.”. Read more…
Excerpts from article in The Times Of India – “The theatre of the alchemist”
It was a varied group that converged at Ratan Thakore Grant’s theatre workshop in Koramangala on Sunday morning. Once the event started, there was a certain alchemy at work. Inhibitions melted, even the reticent articulated their views, the women acted as one in the next couple of hours and high energy flowed. The transformation was purely magical. Read more…
Excerpts from article in The Times Of India – “Are you a Misfit?”
“There are a lot of people who are passionate about acting and do not get a proper chance as they are poor in English. We lose brilliant actors because of that. Acting has got nothing to do with the knowledge of English. Everyone’s accepted here, even those who do not confirm to the norms.” Read more…
The war within – The review about the play ‚ÄúEelam‚ÄĚ, which was performed by the students of MSRIT, and mentored by Ratan Thakore Grant – Feb 20, 2012
Plucky portrayal of intense emotions – May 16, 2012
Conveying a strong message – May 15, 2012
A play of social and cultural significance – May 21, 2012
I find my team impressive – On MSRIT for the Bangalore Amateur Theatre Festival – Feb 3rd 2012
MSRIT takes a serious, complex issue head-on – Guided by Ratan Thakore Grant, the young team is all set to stage a play that revolves around a suicide bomber, based on a real life incident – Jan 08th 2012
Dial M for Mentors – Bangalore Mirror, Dec 22nd 2011