Daily Bulletin

14 to 19 January 2024

Carnival of Pedagogy: Theatre and Ecology

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..

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Applications Invited
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)

We welcome you to the world of the International Festival of Theatre Schools (IFTS). Dr. Bindhu, the Honourable Minister for Higher Education and Social Justice, officially announced the Second International Festival of Theatre Schools (IFTS) 2024 at the press meet held at the Thrissur Press Club on October 4, 2023. The six-day festival is scheduled to take place from January 14 to 19, 2024.
The festival will be organized and hosted by the School of Drama and Fine Arts at the John Mathai Centre, Calicut University, Thrissur Centre.

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.

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Programme Highlights

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.


Pedagogical Exploration

Cultural Exchange

Connecting Nature, Life and Art


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About Organizer & Host

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.

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