Amid the diversity on the stage at the 17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav (BRM) of the National School of Drama, there was some sad news.
Israeli theatre artiste and musician Dimitry Tyulpanov of the Clipa Theater group passed away on Saturday, February 7, in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Tyulpanov, who died of heart failure in the morning, was part of the Israeli theatre production With Unarmed Forces, which was to be staged in Jabalpur, on Sunday evening, as a part of BRM’s satellite festivals.
The 80-minute production, which earlier had two houseful shows in Delhi, was inspired by the missile attacks of 2012 by Hamas on Tel Aviv. While a war rages on outside, a married couple shelters themselves within their home. The play also explored human behaviour in tough situations and how we as individuals shy away from our responsibilities. Tyulpanov essayed the role of the husband with precision and flair.
He founded Clipa Theater in 1995 along with his wife Idit Hermen, the director of the play.