"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,"
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.
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
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.
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.
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.