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Artists remember Dec 16 rape victim through exhibition

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 08:34

More than 50 artists here have contributed to an exhibition that remembers the "brave" Dec 16, 2012 gang-rape victim, and people who face atrocities in everyday life.

Street theatre is corrupted, just campaign tool, say theatre veterans

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 19:08

Essentially "theatre by the people and for the people", nukkad natak or street theatre (ST) has transformed into more of a "propaganda" tool used by political parties as a crucial election campaign strategy leading to disintegration and corruption of the art form, veterans say.

Draupadi`s life, Premchand stories at theatre fest

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 09:24

When a group of women in a remote village of Haryana decide to reprise the story of Draupadi one night, they realise nothing has changed for them in today`s world.

Award-winning play `Nirbhaya` to staged in India

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 19:37

`Nirbhaya`, the Yael Farber- directed award winning play about the December 16 gangrape, will make its debut on Indian stage on March 17.

Marginalised find a voice through performing arts

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 20:46

Myriad complexities of a long distance relationship, personal struggles where one loses sense of self or stifled voices of the marginalised -- a three-day festival in the capital that began Monday will narrate various tales of displacement in a modern Indian society.

Awards to celebrate the best of Indian theatre

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 15:01

The Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META), which begins March 4, will bring together and celebrate the best of Indian theatre from the year gone by.

Scottish play `HeLa` comes to India

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 08:18

The Scottish play ‘HeLa’ is all set to entertain Indian audiences - it will tour three cities with the first staging taking place Saturday.

Need regional drama schools, not NSDs: Naseeruddin Shah

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 12:35

Naseeruddin Shah wants regional drama schools to be promoted in preference to mega institutes like the National School of Drama (NSD) that fail to churn out active theatre artists.

Rangotsav starts Nov 27, focuses on social issues

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 20:45

Three plays touching upon three different issues - state of girl child in the country, loneliness among elderly people and absurdities of life - will be staged during the three-day Rangotsav theatre festival, starting Nov 27 in the capital.

Don`t want to dilute my moment of glory: Neetu Chandra

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 15:33

Write-ups suggesting that actor Randeep Hooda, once a very close friend of actress Neetu Chandra, showed up at the Prithvi Theatres to witness her stage debut as ‘Umrao Jaan’ for old times` sake, has her fuming.

Theatre can`t be compared with cinema: Madhoo

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 14:52

Madhoo, who is set to make her theatre debut, says one can`t compare the medium with cinema because theatre is done for the joy of a performer, and not for money.

Vagina Monologues- When art impacts life

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 12:08

11 years running, `The Vagina Monologues`, still gives voice to the issue of gender inequality