Join Our Theatre Workshops and learn acting skills including Voice Modulation, Reactions, Emotions & Body Language. For more details contact Mandar Vaidya (OAM) on 0430666898

Join us for our Theatre workshops and join the team in various capacities in Acting, Directing, Sound, Lights, Music, and Choreography!!! Enroll your name in the upcoming workshops; whats app Mandar on 0430666898. No previous experience is necessary.

Tree Sure Island – an English Play Written by Roy Kossena, Directed by Mandar Vaidya
Woh Aa Raha Hain – A Hindi Comedy Written and Directed by Amol Kirtane
Bindu Ki Paridhi- a Hindi social play Written and Directed by Vipin Gaindhar
Mirage- an Experimental play Written and Directed by Poulomi DeshpandeWhere Chandler Theatre, 28 Issac Road , Keysborough, Victoria, Australia

More more details contact Mandar on +61 430 666 898

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Past Performances




March 12, 2021

Katha a festival of monologues

“Katha” a festival of monologues was presented by our fresh batch of workshop participants ; supported by some experienced members of our family. Katha comprised of a curtain raiser and 12 monologues which were beautifully presented by the team. The crew took the audience on a beautiful journey depicting a wide array of emotions through their amazing monologues.

Oct 17, 2020

Bouquet Online Theatre Festival

“Bouquet” a theatrical presentation by more than 40 Melbournians (9 skits) on zoom on 17th of Oct 2020, 5 PM AEST, 12.30 PM IST on Zoom.
The team took more than 1000 audiences worldwide on a beutiful theatrical journey. Natyadarpan donated $4000 to our charity partners Friends Of The Childrens Foundation, Melbourne.

June 27, 2020

PRISM Online Theatre Festival

An array of Monologies that will take you on an amazing journey of emotions.
Also featuring and a short comedy play written and Directed by Vipin Gaindhar .
When 27th June, Time 4.45 PM , Online Zoom
Invites will be issued closer to date once viewers book the tickets

May 30, 2020

Sadras Cafe, online play

An innovative product of the social distancing necessity of our times, Natyadarpan Theatre Academy is proud to present “Sadras Café”, a live, online Hindi play.

Co-written by Melbourne (Australia) based Saurabh Mishra & Prajakta Kale and directed by Saurabh Mishra, the play is a farce comedy centred around Malthi Iyer and her eccentric assistants at a South Indian café and catering business in Mumbai. Throw in a suspicious couple, some theatrical police, a quintessential comedic “straight guy” and a surprise guest, and you have the makings of hilarious chaos. Sadras Café is inspired by the iconic farce of Abbott & Costello and Fawlty Towers, and enacted by a cast of Melbourne based amateur actors.When: Saturday 30th May 2020, 5-6pm AEST (12.30-1.30 pm IST)

Feb 25th , 2020

Kids Acting Workshop with Sankalp Ek Nishchay, Melbourne

Sankalp Ek Nishchay is a school dedicated to teaching Marathi to the Melbourne kids. Natyadarpan’s founder Mandar Vaidya (OAM) conducted an acting workshop for talented school kids.

Special thanks to Mr Prasad Patil and the entire school team. It was a great workshop.

Jan 25 & Feb 01st, 2020

Kids Acting Workshop with WMM, Melbourne

Natyadarpan conducted Acting workshops with the amazing West Melbourne Kids in conjunction with WMM, assisted by Poulomi Deshpande and Saumya Vaidya, the workshops were a lot of fun for kids where they learnt acting techniques, Natyadarpan wishes to thank West Melbourne Marathi for making this happen.


Oct 12, 2019

Sarhadein 2019 (Second Show)

Second show of Sarhadein a Hindi, Urdu & Punjabi play based on partition was presented in the Chandler Theatre, keysborough. Written by Asghar Wajahat, Adapted by Namrata Sharma and directed by Mandar Vaidya, the show was a huge success that touched audiences and had great reviews.


June 01, 2019

Comedy Festival  2019

Comedy Fest where audiences witnessed 2 comedy skits “Phobia Workshop” & “Argument Clinic” written and directed by Saurabh Mishra, a one-act comedy play written by Rahul Supekar and directed by Mukund Deshpande and kids play “The Theif Witches Doll” written by Roy Kossena and directed by Mandar Vaidya

October 20, 2018

Kaleidoscope- Mono Acting Fest

“Kaleidoscope’ a fascinating festival of mono acting presented by Natyadarpan workshop participants.

August 10,  2018


Sarhadein  written by Asghar Wajahat and Directed by Mandar Vaidya was a joint venture between Natyadarpan and Oorja Foundation Craigieburn, a play that took audiences to the days of partition

June 01, 2018


“Daani’ a two act play, an ancient tale from the Mahabharata

June 01, 2018


“Darja” is a one-act play based on issues of transgenders in India.

November 10, 2017

Hukm Ki Rani

“Hukm Ki Rani” is based on passive aggression experienced in families. Nandini is obsessed with controlling everyone in the house. Nandini’s family has adapted to her nature but Payal (sister-in-law) can see a problem in this and wishes for a normal relationship with her brother’s family.

November 10, 2017


“Shahzada” is a fictional story of a young starry-eyed boy – Gutli, that resides next to railway tracks in a hovel. Under the influence of his friend and innocence, he learns that walking straight on the tracks, without falling down, leads to humanity. He accepts this challenge and wishes to prove the world, that one day he will be a winner, walking on the right path, the path of humanity. Apart from continuous approaching passenger trains, he encounters uninvited events and people that disturb his training. This drama depicts day-to-day challenges faced by the urban poor in Mumbai.

November 10, 2017


Bandhi is a story of a woman who is metaphorically trapped between the desires and responsibilities in her house. Rekha has resigned herself to the four walls of her home, her life. But that doesn’t stop her from hoping that things would be different and maybe Vishal (husband) could pull her out of the confines of this jail, at least for a weekend. She’s not a bad daughter-in-law; just a tired one.

March 2017 “Holi Dance Drama”, “Expressions: Festival of Solo Performances”, “The Lonely Flower”, “Pancchi Aise Aate Hain” and “Taj Mahal Ka Tender”.

Year 2016 – “Nagmandala”

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Recent Media

“I was thoroughly impressed with the last NatyaDarpan performance, Bandhi and Shahzada in particular.
Initially, I had not realised that the entire performance was going to drag me in to the extent of teary eyes watching the kids by the railway line. I was hugely impacted in the short performances. Bandhi was very captivating, too. The bell and response of ‘ghungru’, to its tintinabulation was used brilliantly.
Shahzada was excellent and every single character, stood out clearly and with their individual identity, which had been achieved with ease.
If you have one more performance, please let me know, I wish to see it again!”

   -Dr. Prashant Joshi

(Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne)

“I nearly had tears watching “Shahzada”. ( I have seen family living by railway station at Dadar.and few other places.) Every one acted so well.
Just like real characters”

-Shubada Gokhale

“Mandar Manasi and all performer’s. Well done..Program was so good and enjoyed throughly. ..from little stars to Taj Mahal ka tender everyone was awesome.”

   -Minal Khairnar Burkule

“The show was an Absolute Masterpiece Mandar Manasi… you should be proud!
The kids were adorable yet confident; their act was flawless… Pancchi Aise Aate hai tugged at the heart whilst TajMahal ka Tender was a laugh riot! We are glad we could experience it.”

-Gayatri Khadilkal Panat

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