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‘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.

Sukracharjya Rabha, Badungduppa, Under The Sal Tree, Goalpara, Assam

Sukracharjya Rabha, whose unique theatre initiative gave voice to the tribes of Assam, dead

Sukracharjya Rabha was an eminent theatre personality in Assam, famous for shaping the identity of tribal theatre in the region. He was also the founder of the unique theatre-in-a-forest-festival, Under the Sal Tree in Rampur.

National Street Theatre Day

National Street Theatre Day: Three young groups vent concerns about the agrarian crisis and politics of hate

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.

‘Theatre gives you a chance to think, reflect and question’

Theatre director Sudesh Sharma, coordinator of the Chandigarh edition of the 8th Theatre Olympics and Vice-Chairman of Haryana Kala Parishad in an interview with Mehr Gill talks about the effort and its resounding success.

Joy Michael: ‘Disciplinarian….generous’

Actors and directors remember Joy Michael, Founder of Yatrik and its first Director, who reflected the best of what human beings can achieve — both on and off stage

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Chandigarh: Student artistes of Wings Theatre Academy enact 3 short stories

Young actors aged between 12 and 17, from various schools of the Tricity, were part of the production.

‘What can I do for the world? Maybe, somebody needs theatre’

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

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Pune: Theatre festival kicks off with tribute to culture, message against war

Tobias Biancone, who has organised cultural festivals across the globe, is also the president of the Network for Higher Education in Performing Arts.

The Lightness of Being

Directed by Akarsh Khurana, Bayan comprised casual vignettes from women’s lives

The Quest for Identity

An ongoing collaborative project between National Theatre Wales and Mumbai-based Junoon, explores what it means to be a woman of the Indian diaspora

Tamil Nadu theatre owners call off strike over double taxation

Nearly 1,100 thetares in the state were shut down since July 3 to fight against the double taxation as this would put a burden on the purses of cinema goers and also encourage piracy. The strike was called off after a committee of government officials and representatives of theatre association was formed to sort out the issue of tax.

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Funny side up

“That touched me to the core. I felt that if I performed to make others happy, I should do this. That is how I got into theatre,” he says.