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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Indian theatre


National Bhand Theatre fights against odds to preserve bhand pathar, Kashmir’s indigenous folk theatre form

November 27, 2019 8:46 am

Bhand (clown) pathar (meaning character) was born when there was no mode of communication.

Good, Bad, Better

October 04, 2019 3:33 am

Akarsh Khurana captures on stage, a sweep of emotions, from betrayal to redemption, and places, from Afghanistan to America, in The Kite Runner

‘As an actor, I am never satisfied’

September 06, 2019 4:00 am

Raghubir Yadav on how his 50-year journey through theatre and films, encouraging new talent and how quality not quantity is the need of the hour.

The Wheelchair as an Actor

September 05, 2019 4:15 am

Divya Arora plays the titular role in Mahesh Dattani’s Tara and draws attention to the discrimination against women and specially-abled individuals.

Roll of Honour

August 10, 2019 6:15 am

Chandigarh-based actor and theatre director Namrata Sharma on winning the Ut Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for the year 2018.

Nina Chhibber Williams, whose play Om Shaadi Om is being staged at the Edinburgh Fringe, talks about love in the time of multiculturalism

August 08, 2019 8:55 am

Nina Chhibber Williams bounces around various New York City stages performing sketch shows and short-form comedy, among others.

The Trialogue Company's play Tansen echoes the trials of the famed musician in Akbar's court

July 03, 2019 8:20 am

A melange of dance, drama and live music comprising dhrupad, qawwali and khayal gayaki, the play chronicles Tansen’s birth to Parvati and Makarand after many prayers, near Gwalior.

I don’t think I will ever write a play that will be devoid of any political statement: Playwright Kaustubh Naik

April 01, 2019 3:27 pm

Kaustubh Naik on Avyahat, which won top honours at a state-level theatre competition, playwriting and the importance of ideology.

Poetry in Motion

November 10, 2018 5:33 am

With intense study and research involved in reading and selecting the poetry, the idea was to push the boundaries of form and music, with both young and experienced actors bringing their own vision to the idea.

Matter of Perception

October 19, 2018 1:33 am

Kshitish Date on women in the media, his play, Item, and the perks of winning a major award.