Gay love, oppression themes at theatre awards
Gay love, oppression themes at theatre awards

A gay man's lonesome quest for love, the psychological state of people in conflict zones, understanding politics of migration through sardines - such stories will come alive on stage in the capital from March 21.

Play to depict power struggle and religious manipulation
Play to depict power struggle and religious manipulation

 What happens when a godman takes over a family and the devotee blindly follows his sermons, sacrificing the wishes of his own family and going against them?

Tripura hosts Asia's largest theatre festival
Tripura hosts Asia's largest theatre festival

The 17th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav, Asia's largest theatre festival, is all set to enthrall the people of Agartala.

Bharat Rang Mahotsav to 'break borders' with theatre performances
Bharat Rang Mahotsav to 'break borders' with theatre performances

The Bharat Rang Mahotsav - the National School of Drama's annual theatre festival - will begin here Feb 1 with the theme ‘Breaking Borders’.

Ali Fazal gears up for his last act on stage
Ali Fazal gears up for his last act on stage

Actor Ali Fazal got his first break in Bollywood through theatre. Now the actor is all set to make a comeback on stage, but for the last time.

Plays are good way to keep craft alive, says Richa Chadda
Plays are good way to keep craft alive, says Richa Chadda

‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ fame actress Richa Chadda, who has carved a niche for herself in the Hindi film industry, didn't mind utilising her free time to do a play because she feels the medium enhances her acting skills.

Seema Biswas to perform-direct Hindi adaptation of Tagore`s play

Noted theatre person and Bollywood actress, Seema Biswas will perform a one act play `Streer Patra`, a Hindi adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore`s drama, on August 27 here.

`Mockingjay - Part I` to release in India on November 21

Jennifer Lawrence-starrer `The Hunger games: Mockingjay - Part I` is all set to hit Indian theatres on November 21 along with its US release.

Theatre is very challenging, tough: Richa Chadda

Richa Chadda, who stars in the play ‘Trivial Disasters’, says performing in front of a live audience is a tough and challenging job.

Artists remember Dec 16 rape victim through exhibition

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

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

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

`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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.