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‘If people don’t like something, I change it’, says Bharat Dabholkar
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

"There is an audience sitting in front of you, who are not necessarily theatre experts. They want to be entertained, laugh, cry, or whatever, but go back with a happy feeling. I do my theatre for them. If an audience member does not like something in a play, I change it,"

Ode to Fallen Screws and Other Cogs
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

A theatre performance in an unused basketball court sheds light on the underbelly of capitalism.

National Street Theatre Day: Three young groups vent concerns about the agrarian crisis and politics of hate
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

In 1989, the year theatre activist Safdar Hashmi was fatally attacked during a street theatre performance in Delhi, his birthday, April 12, was observed as National Street Theatre Day. The Sahmat grounds spilled over with students and audience members of all ages to mark the 30th National Street Theatre Day.

At META, plays with diverse languages and themes from across India compete
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Karuppu is a non-verbal dance drama, Karuppu is a study of the Dravidian cultural rituals depicting a universe that absorbs imbalances, making rebirth possible. Tickets, at Rs 100 onwards, available on Metawards.com and Bookmyshow.com

I have never done a play that doesn’t have something strong to say to the audience says Feisal Alkazi
Sat, Apr 07, 2018

Feisal Alkazi on his new works, the women who occupy his imagination and studying the politics of family

Writer-director Sarita Vohra presents the Kashmir conflict through a story of a houseboat owner in Mat Todo Yeh Vadi
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

This weekend, Living Room Theatre takes up Kashmir, in a play, titled Mat Todo Yeh Vadi. 'It is a musical play. It has loud laughter, joys and sorrows against the backdrop of terror and strife,' says writer-director Sarita Vohra.

And the cow jumped over the moon: ‘Gaay’ playwright on cow as the protagonist
Wed, Mar 28, 2018

Playwright Rajesh Kumar turns the contemporary debate over the cow into a play, titled Gaay.

A Delhi group takes on communal politics with a performance, titled Topi ki Daastaan
Wed, Mar 28, 2018

The story of Hindu-Muslim relationship played out on Sunday against the backdrop of Mughal arches and jharokhas at a 328-year-old venue that is, today, the Anglo Arabic Senior Secondary School, near Ajmeri Gate in Old Delhi.

‘If politicians did their job, art wouldn’t be talking about politics’
Tue, Mar 27, 2018

MG Jyotish on minority communities, childhood reading and his play, Court Martial.

A bittersweet comedy, titled Dekh Behen, co-directed by Shikha Talsania
Mon, Mar 19, 2018

A wedding brings Talsania to the stage once again, this time as co-director of a bittersweet comedy, titled Dekh Behen, which opened in Mumbai on February 1 and comes to Delhi on March 23. A conversation with Talsania.

Joy Michael: ‘Disciplinarian….generous’
Sun, Mar 11, 2018

Actors and directors remember Joy Michael, Founder of Yatrik and its first Director, who reflected the best of what human beings can achieve — both on and off stage

Theatre director Joy Michael dies at 92
Sun, Mar 11, 2018

Joy Michael has been felicitated with the Sangeet Natak Akademi award and the Padma Shri.

The Ancient and the Modern
Sun, Mar 11, 2018

Valavane Koumarane on drawing inspiration from Indian epics to tell contemporary stories.

The Colour of Money
Thu, Mar 08, 2018

One of the biggest steelworks of Europe inspires an intense piece of physical theatre, Made in Ilva

‘We are living in a world of fabrications’
Sat, Mar 17, 2018

Jino Joseph bagged four awards, including Best Production, the last time he attended META. The Kerala director is back in contention with Nona, a satire on pseudo-nationalism

For Those In-Between Times
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Faezeh Jalali’s irreverent play looks at possibly the earliest trans-character in mythology.

Theatre Olympics: Portrait of an Artist
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

American performer Ronald Rand on creating a play on his teacher, the great theatre director Harold Clurman.

Take a Count
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

The number five plays an important role in Punjab’s history and culture, as an exhibition on the state shows

Play Bill
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

Theatre Olympics is set to begin on February 17, but some of the country’s top theatre personalities are staying away

Contempt Off Court
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

A gay lawyer takes the fight against Section 377 beyond the courtroom and onto the stage, with his latest theatre production