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A special needs theatre group pays tribute to Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary

The performers were special — battling autism, learning disability, intellectual disability and cerebral palsy.

Kuljeet Singh on theatre, venturing into direction and discussing contemporary issues through his plays

Singh's group, Atelier Repertory Company, has previously adapted Saadat Hasan Manto's stories, Bu, Thanda Gosht, Dhuan and Kaali Shalwar, in the play Kuchh Afsaney, which recalls post-Independence conflicts as well as the present fears.


Performance artist Nikhil Chopra on the many personas he dons and the politics of his work

‘While talking about the body, identity and history are important’

An immersive theatrical installation turns Grimm Brothers’ Hansel and Gretel into a personal experience

Galbiati adds that the aim of h.g. is not to faithfully recount the fairy tale, but evoke some archetypes.

The scientist who writes and directs plays

Fabulations and tall tales express dystopic truths in Niranjan Pedanekar’s plays

‘Writers reflect what is happening in society’

With their roots firmly in theatre, actors Rasika Agashe and Zeeshan Ayyub have been seeking original Indian plays and staging the best of them


As a director, I can create a new world on stage: Shivani Tanksale

Based on a radio play by author Annie Zaidi, Jam was the South Asia region winner of BBC’s international playwriting competition and is now all set to be performed as part of the Old World Theatre Festival in the capital.

Cat Among Pigeon

Award-winning director Suraj Parasnis’s play, Kabootar Ja Ja, is a fast-paced thriller about concerns such as loneliness and women's desires.

Ajeet Singh Palawat, whose play Eidgah Ke Jinnat will be staged next month, is gaining recognition as one of the most versatile actors on stage

Ajeet Singh Palawat has acted in Kavalam Narayana Panikkar’s Shakuntalam, Anuradha Kapur’s Virasat, KS Rajendan’s Vikarmorvashiyam, Dinesh Khanna’s Teen Behne and Ranjeet Kapoor’s Wrong Turn, among others.

Body Basics

Theatre director Partha Bandyopadhyay attempts to build an emotional connection with the audience through his productions

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Romania's Roma culture seeks stage through feminist theatre company Giuvlipen

Giuvlipen tells stories of Roma culture, trying to show it as "alive, contemporary, vanguardist, progressive," said Mihaela Dragan, who, along with her colleague created "Gadjo Dildo", a cabaret-like performance inspired by real stories about the sexism and racism Roma women are often subject to in Romania.

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Inter-university youth festival in Ludhiana strengthens cultural bond

Ludhiana,Jan 22 (ANI): Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana comes alive with the lively performances by students from North India. "Goonj-2016", the four-day long 31st Inter-University North Zone Youth Festival was organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs in collaboration with Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Some 1200 students from universities across North India participated in 26 events including folk and classical music, mimicry, theatre, quiz and literary activities. The best performers will represent the north zone in a national level youth festival to be held in Mysore city in Karnataka.