The 8th edition of International Theatre Olympics is scheduled to be held in India during 17 February to 8 April 2018. A spectacular celebration of world theater is going to take place all over the country. We were invited to the press conference organised to announce this gala event and here is a curtain raiser.
Aadyam has been bringing about a movement in Delhi NCR. Many of us have started coming back to theatre to watch their immaculate play productions. Bandish 20 – 20000Hz was recently staged at Kamani Auditorium under the Aadyam banner. It has upcoming shows in Mumbai this month and it’s a must watch.
Tughlaq, Girish Karnad’s legendary play, was recently staged by Shri Ram Centre Repertory. Directed by K. Madavane, this iconic piece of theatre still evokes a lot of interest. Tughlaq is being staged again on 30th June, 2017 at Shri Ram Centre off Mandi House.
Guild of the Goat, a newly formed theatre group is staging Lynda Radley’s play Futureproof at Oddbird Theatre at Chhattarpur. It is somewhat experimental and open to interpretations. They have more shows this week so you could watch this and form your own conclusions.
Mahendra Theatre Excellence Awards (META) 2017 has brought experimental theatre to the fore. One such piece is Bhima, based on the eponymous character of second Pandava in Mahabharat. The 1 hour 10 minutes duration of the play was edge of the seat exciting.
Amavas se Amaltas is a bilingual play in Hindi and English written and directed by Smita Bharti. It has a stellar cast – Jayati Bhatia, Ssumier Pasricha, Ankita Bhargava and Chitrashi Rawat. We were invited to watch this play and were most excited to see the pro thespians at their acts!
Mahendra Excellence Theatre Awards (META) this year had a host of mind-numbing beautiful plays and the jury would have had a very tough time in selecting the winners. A particularly interesting piece was ‘Elephant in the Room’ a soliloquy created out of an interesting topic. It is a quirky twist to the familiar story of Ganesha’s losing his head due to his father’s wrath and having an elephant head attached instead!