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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

London’s Royal Court Theatre apologises for cancelling play on Tibetans
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

In a statement, the Royal Court Theatre said it "apologises to the Tibetan community for having had to postpone and subsequently withdraw Pah-la for financial reasons earlier this year".

Heart of Darkness
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Woyzeck, considered one of the first true modern dramas, gets a highly physical adaptation by Nikhil Mehta in a black box theatre

Ode to the Masters
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

Dancer Jonathan Hollander on his dance composition, Shakti: A Return to the Source

Mischief Mixed in Magic: One of Roald Dahl’s best stage adaptations comes to Delhi
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

One of the world's best stage adaptations of Roald Dahl's children's book, George's Marvellous Medicine, will be staged in Delhi. The crux of this play is George mixing up things and making a potion because all children like adding this to that and creating coloured water.

On the road to heaven
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Two utopias — the West’s high materialism and the Islamic fundamentalists’ dream of sweet, young virgins — face off in the play, Still in Paradise.

Exit wounds: Einat Weizman on her controversial play ‘Palestine, Year Zero’
Sun, Jan 28, 2018

Israeli actor-director Einat Weizman on her controversial play Palestine, Year Zero and why publicly supporting human rights is an act of courage in her country.

Bangladeshi artist Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisty on burying himself in soil, understanding his body
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

The idea of a human body buried in soil in a box and placed on a barge on water has multiple connotations. “It is a preliminary attempt to possess breathing earth and turn soil into a living object," says Bangladeshi artist Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisty.

Students look at nationalism, one brick at a time
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

The construction is accompanied by a band trying to tune its instruments to the National Anthem, a recording of Jawaharlal Nehru’s “tryst with destiny” and B R Ambedkar’s speech on the Constitution

The International Theatre Festival of Kerala turns 10 this year
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

This year, the festival is themed around “Theatre of the Marginalised: Reclaiming the Margins” and features 16 international and 16 Indian plays over 10 days.

The Night is Bright
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

A santhal village in West Bengal has been playing host to a global art and culture extravaganza, titled Night of Theatre, every year. It turns 10 this year

Artistes draw from the icons and iconography of protest movements to create an installation about politics
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

There are images from Chittoprosad that Ahmed has turned into animation. There are references to films such as Dharti ke Lal and artworks of Pablo Picasso and Somnath Hore.

Piece of War
Mon, Dec 25, 2017

In her latest act, Japanese performer Yuko Kaseki vents her frustration with wars.

A Matter of Choice
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Abhishek Majumdar on delving into the history of Hinduism and travelling to 8th century Pala empire for his play, Muktidham

Figures in a Landscape
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Wayne McGregor on Harry Potter and a dance inspired by the Age of Enlightenment

What’s the Good Word?
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Miles Merrill on poetry slams and getting children to perform the written word

‘Real-life figures are more fascinating than things people conjure up’
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

American writer Tonya Bolden on taking up issues such as civil rights and disability for young readers

Not a Drop To Drink: A play for young audiences wades into the issue
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Director V Balakrishnan’s Theatre Nisha, a Chennai group, is presenting The Water Princess as part of Bonjour India. It will be staged in Delhi during the International Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences (TIFLI) on December 5, 7 pm.

Maze of the Mind
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

Welsh actor Robert Bowman on his award-winning turn in Gogol’s Diary of a Madman

Irish theatre performer Declan Gorman on the challenges of post-colonial independence
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Declan Gorman “tumbled accidentally into theatre in my mid-20s”, when he was developing his political awareness. As an actor, he was drawn to Marxism and protest work.

In Connaught Place, a zebra to enforce traffic rules
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Dressed in a zebra body suit, face paint and a tail, Dawar strutted across a zebra crossing and gestured to vehicles that had stopped on the crossing or beyond it to move back

Ex-FTII chief Gajendra Chauhan to play Syama Prasad
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

The film’s trailer is replete with communal violence and has dialogues containing allegations against Jawaharlal Nehru.

MK Raina on his play, Kafan-Kafan Chor, which centres around political and domestic conflicts
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

One memory seems to have encroached upon his new production —when Raina’s mother died, the family didn’t have a shroud as Srinagar was sealed that day.

‘What can I do for the world? Maybe, somebody needs theatre’
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Why German director Harald Fuhrmann keeps coming back to the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala every year.

Relationship status: People are at the heart of the stories and politics of Neel Chaudhuri
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Neel Chaudhuri, a playwright-director at the top of his game.

Snapshots: Battle Ground
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Right-wing group Bajrang Dal, on Friday, held a demonstration against the release of the upcoming film- Padmavati and demanded a ban on it.

Hiss story of the human condition
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Theatre actor and director Shena Gamat on responding to her sorroundings

‘You can kill the man but not his ideas’
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

A play by Lokesh Jain explores liberal politics through a story about Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba

‘You cannot kill my thoughts’: Deepan Sivaraman on how artistes in India do not question the system
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

Renowned thespian Deepan Sivaraman also talks about why why he tweaked his acclaimed play, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, to hint at fascism in our midst and the war for the mind of the people.

Row over, Theatre Olympics rolls towards 2018
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

ICTO’s other objection was that “the conditions...concerning the air fares, artistic fees, per diems, accommodation are not of international standard”.

Book Launch Clergy creating trouble to preserve their own jobs, says Mark Tully
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Sunit Tandon read a part of a story. The stories are based in an area rarely visited or understood by foreign correspondents, eastern UP.

Act Two
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

Former model, actor and singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi has returned to theatre for the first time since her teens with the play, Drama Queen

Beyond A Boundary
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

Though Hindi films stereotyped him, it was his love for Urdu and theatre that defined actor Tom Alter, who passed away last week

The Theatre of War
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Quasar Thakore Padamsee takes up Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, and gives it a tagline — Everybody Loves a Good War