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The Show Goes On

Playwright Rahul Seth on writing about survivors of violence, returning to the stage after 30 years in corporate America, and his new theatre company.

Toil and Trouble

Fire burns and cauldron bubbles as theatre director K Madavane takes up his second Shakespearean work, Macbeth.


Stories on Two Wheels

Theatre on Bikes, an initiative by a Haryana group, Abhinay Rangmanch, is travelling 6,500 km performing plays in cities and villages

There are no places to train actors: Ratna Pathak Shah

"I don’t think the magic of theatre will ever be available on the mobile phone. The act of theatre is that you’re there in a space with performers. It is this communal engagement that is magical and that is the power of being together," said Sanjna Kapoor.

Girl Out of Line

“People, usually, men say, ‘She is a loose woman’, meaning her morals are a bit questionable. I feel that she isn’t loose enough. She needs to get looser,” says Maya Krishna Rao.

Theatre can’t change minds, only try to affect them, says Avijit Dutt

As cases of rape among children are on the rise, Avijit Dutt creates a play on the abuse of minors.


‘New directors should do Sanskrit theatre’: Varanasi NSD director

Ramji Bali, Director, of the new National School of Drama, Varanasi, on Indian classical theatre and giving youth a choice. In 1998, Bali joined NSD and graduated in 2001.

Pune's group of women wage a battle against alcohol

The Darubandi Samiti, along with Saad Manuskichi Foundation of the city, recently organised a play that was based on real life stories of women who have suffered because of alcohol at Jawaharlal Nehru Sanskrutik Kendra, Ghole Road.

The Stage is All Yours

Real stories of South Asian women in Wales and India, collected through an extensive R&D process, has led to a play, titled Sisters.

Chandigarh to host three-day Jammu & Kashmir theatre festival

 According to Prof. Saubhagya Vardhan, Director, NZCC, the aim of the theatre festival devoted to Jammu and Kashmir is to bring an exchange of artistic ideas. All the three plays will be staged in Dogri.

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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.