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Bangalore School of
Speech and Drama

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BANGALORE SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA

BSSD was established in June 2001. It was born as a culmination of a quest to have a credible institute that would impart the knowledge and skills of communication and theatre. It is affiliated with the Trinity Guildhall College of speech and drama (London) and also the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, LAMDA (London).BSSD based in Bangalore has been a pioneer institute of its kind adopting a formal and structured syllabus formulated by the Trinity College. Every year it hold exams which are conducted visiting faculty from trinity college and LAMDA.Students of the school perform an annual mega production as an exercise in theatre. Besides enjoying the opportunity of such large scale exposure, they are also trained in oratory and communication skills, thus bringing laurels to their respective schools at the interschool arena.The Bangalore school of Speech and Drama, is an institute that currently has no other counterparts in the city. It is a one of a kind institute that gives its students an environment to learn, grow and develop a critical appreciation of the arts, specifically theatre.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

The founder of BSSD, Dr Zulfia Shaikh, is a double graduate with a distinction in Effective Communication and Drama. She has also been endowed with the honor of receiving an ‘Exhibition Award’ in communication from the Trinity Guildhall College.Not one to rest on her laurels, she went ahead to attempt the LTCL, the licentiate planning and teaching, and obtained a world record in the same. Dr Zulfia is the only Indian qualified by the Trinity Guildhall College to teach communication skills not only in India but in UK and all the commonwealth countries as well. She is a consultant to many schools and conducts corporate communication training for senior managers and executives. Her institute the Bangalore School of Speech and Drama has just completed 13 years of work in theatre and oratory. She has directed several large scale productions, the latest being ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’ which was performed in June 2013. An interesting fact is that Dr Zulfia is a medical doctor by profession, who jumped the fence to pursue her passion in theatre and oration.

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Classes

Classes at BSSD are held every day of the week except Sundays. At the time of admission students are put in either the basic level or the intermediate level based on their ability. It is from here that their journey begins.
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  • “A fresh concept, with the focus on performance oriented drama. It has a very ‘tongue in cheek’ kind of humour”

    DECCAN CHRONICLE
  • “This year the children of BSSD took their audience on an unforgettable journey to various corners of the globe, guiding them through an exciting expedition”

    DECCAN HERALD
  • “Watching this play was an exhilarating experience. It was a roller coaster ride all the way through to the end”

    TIMES OF INDIA
  • “Encourage a child’s innate theoretical talents to blossom and what do you have? Two wonderful plays, ‘Hansel and Gretel’ AND ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’.”

    TIMES OF INDIA
  • “It was witty, smart and refreshingly well performed. For once a children’s play that largely steered clear of the ‘cute and sweet’ factor.”

    INDIAN EXPRESS
  • “A play about breaking the confines of habit and asserting self-expression”

    INDIAN EXPRESS
  • “A play which re-visits fairy tales in a contemporary setting.”

    ASIAN AGE
  • “A group of old, conniving story tellers narrate conventional fairy tales in the same tradition as Indian sutradhars.”

    THE HINDU