New Delhi: A theatre watching initiative 'Aadyam' is being launched in the city to add a new lease of life to the collaborative form of fine art so that the connoisseurs and novices alike can enjoy it.
This initiative, which is aimed at taking theatre beyond the stage and to newer audiences, will bring together groups like Rage Theatre, Q Theatre Productions,Masque Theatre, AK Various and Arpana Theatre to create impressive and worth-watching plays.
To cultivate a truly enriching experience, a total of 45 shows have been planned at various venues in Delhi and Mumbai over a period of eight months.
Plays like 'The Sidhus of Upper Juhu', 'God of Carnage', 'The Merchant of Venice', 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' and 'Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon' will be staged.
Making its humble beginnings with theatre, Aadyam intends to foray into other forms of performing arts too. Artistic Director Divya Bhatia is helping the initiative transform into reality.
"These groups work has been experimental, original and popular; development oriented and commercially savvy; small and intimate, as well as large scale; pioneering and celebratory; thought provoking and entertaining; covering production, direction and creation," he says.
He adds that Aadyam will be an exciting experience for his team as well as the audience.
Needless to say but the initiative can transform the fate of theatre and theatre makers in the country. Brian Tellis, the man behind the project, adds, " Aadyam is a belief, a promise and a commitment to the institution of creative expression. The initiative will serve as a catalyst to streamline stage management, encourage marketing ideas as well as groom administrative structure in the world of the arts." By Kirti Arora