Bengali theatre actor dropped from play after joining BJP

Kaushik Kar, had been invited by Palodhi's group 'Ichcheymoto' in 2019, to play a character whose name had a reference to the victim who was lynched in 2015 Dadri case on suspicion of eating beef. A theatre group in West Bengal, known for its productions on socio-economic themes, has dropped an artiste from a play […]


Theatre spaces lift the curtains, but with caution

COVID-19 precautions in place; performers have to rehearse with physical distancing The new year has brought good news for Bengaluru’s theatre community, which was mostly dormant in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The city’s prominent theatre spaces, including Ranga Shankara and Jagriti, have resumed, albeit with caution. Alliance Française de Bangalore (AFB) reopened on […]


Be ready to watch action on big screens again

Cinema houses in and around Madurai are sprucing up to resume operations After remaining shut for the last seven months during the COVID-19 induced lockdown, cinema houses in Madurai are gearing up to resume operations from November 10 by following safety precautions issued by the government. However, huge sums of money has to be spent […]


Prasar Bharati to telecast Bengaluru play

Prasar Bharati will be telecasting the play The Prophet and The Poet on May 7 at 10 pm, the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. Designed and directed by Vijay Padaki, a Founder-Trustee of Bangalore Little Theatre Foundation, The Prophet and The Poet is an internationally acclaimed play developed by Bangalore Little Theatre (BLT). It is […]


Zigzag to the precipice

A new book on street theatre doyen Safdar Hashmi serves almost as an emotional call to arms in these tumultuous times Irreverence is the champion of liberty, and its only sure defence… — Mark Twain Creativity — satire and theatricality — is a decisive weapon in the non-violent armoury of Safdar Hashmi’s legacy. Actor-theatreperson Sudhanva […]


Youth Theatre of Kerala brings plays from across Kerala

Theatre groups from 13 districts will fight it out for the prize money From today, the sylvan grounds of Tagore Theatre will be the venue for a two-day Youth Theatre Festival of Kerala (YTFK) featuring plays from 13 districts of Kerala. The curtain goes up on plays inspired by mythology, folklore, contemporary events and more. […]


Chandigarh gets glimpse of world folklore via puppetry

Nestor Navarro, 37, was a civil servant in Barcelona, Spain, before joining his father’s theatre group. “I quit my job in 2013 to pursue puppetry full-time,” he says. “I am a journalist from Turkey and puppetry is my passion,” says 54-year-old Masut Sarioglu. Navarro and Sarioglu were among artistes from Finland, Turkey, Belgium and Spain […]


An evening of theatre

Theatre enthusiasts trained by Samahaara will present a Hindi comedy and a Telugu social satire in Hyderabad This Sunday, a team of newly trained theatre enthusiasts will take to the stage to present two plays — Hindi one-act comic play Bahut Bada Sawal written by Mohan Rakesh and the Telugu play Evvaniche Janinchu set in […]