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South Africa: The Importance Of “Telling Our Own Stories” #Vaw

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Cape Town (Women’s Feature Service) – As the curtains go up and the bright lights dramatically illuminate the room, all the audience can see is a bare stage with three chairs. A stark setting indeed and, yet, it’s the perfect… Continue Reading →

#India – Theatre Person and author arrested for writing a book #FOE #WTFnews

‘I Did Not Expect To Be Arrested For Writing A Book’ The Karnataka Police, bowing to pressure from right-wing Hindutva organisations, arrested theatre person, artist and writer Yogesh Master from his residence on 29 August for allegedly controversial remarks against… Continue Reading →

Tehran theatre peers behind prison walls to aid teens on death row

The Blue Feeling of Death By NASSER KARIMI , AP In this undated photo, Iranian actress Sami Moslemi performs a scene from “The Blue Feeling of Death,’’ in Arasbaran Cultural Center in Tehran, Iran. The production, translated from Farsi as “The… Continue Reading →

Safdar Hashmi And The Theatre Scene #sundayreading

  pic courtsey- Jan Natya Manch By Vidyadhar Date 12 April, 2013 Countercurrents.org April 12 marks the birth anniversary of Safdar Hashmi, the radical theatre actor, who was murdered by Congress supporting goons near Delhi in 1989 during a street theatre performance…. Continue Reading →

Invitation- #Mumbai- Theatre of the oppressed- ‘ Tapori” @2Feb

TAPORI Theatre-Art Performance Open for Rahiwasi Interaction The Theatre of Oppressed Zindabad! Umang theater group and YUVA (Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action) are proud to present before you the first performance on stage of TAPORI which has been performing street theatre in… Continue Reading →

An Artist’s Demons- #Sundayreading

The highs and lows of being Piyush Mishra By AKSHAY MANWANI | 1 November 2012, The Caravan COURTESY PIYUSH MISHRA Piyush Mishra in the title role of Hamlet. Directed by Fritz Bennewitz, the play marked Mishra’s acting debut at NSD in 1985. ACTOR,… Continue Reading →

Turban Legend- Shivaji underground in Bhimnagar- Shanta Gokhale #Sunday Reading

Turban legend SEPARATING THE BEST FROM THE BANAL ON MUMBAI’S CULTURESCAPE Mumbai Mirror The play is in Marathi, the title is in English. Marathi theatre loves this combo. But the title is not your innocuous All the Best or Lovebirds…. Continue Reading →

Comrade Kumbhkarna play review- Sonalee Hardikar

If you like to go to the theatre so that you can take plays home in your head; if you want to go in search of images that will move you, even if you do not immediately ‘understand’ them, and… Continue Reading →

A democracy that sleeps

Suprateek Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, March 03, 2012 Exactly two months after alleged Maoist Arun Ferreira was granted bail, post a widely criticised four-year-long incarceration, comes playwright Ramu Ramanthan’s politically-charged play Comrade Kumbhakarna. The Hindi play, inspired by the 2007 arrests… Continue Reading →

Its easier to censor Theatre

HYDERABAD: A guided tour of Unnava Laxmi Narayana’s ‘Malapalli’ and a taste of cynicism through Rachakonda Viswanatha Sastry’s ‘Aaru Saara Kathalu’ (Six stories on arrack) marked the second day of the national seminar on law and literature in the city…. Continue Reading →

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