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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Chennai-Based Theatre Nisha’s New Play is Inspired from Girish Karnad’s “Yayati” by Gowri S

Theatre Nisha’s first live play after a pandemic-induced hiatus of one year, Arundhati, is based on a monologue from Girish Karnad’s Yayati. When thespian Girish Karnad made his friend r…

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Monday, March 1, 2021

New York’s Secret Theatre Brings an Experiential Horror-Thriller Play to India by Gowri S

Redemption Room, an experiential horror-thriller theatre performance by New York-based Secret Theatre, is set to premiere in India. It is not unusual to lose oneself in a particularly intrig…

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

The Story Of Shakuntala And Dushyant Set In Contemporary Times Reaches Broadway by Gowri S

The Mahabharata’s Shakuntala and Dushyant find themselves in a modern-day setting, addressing the same old conflict, in this play by Isheeta Ganguly. For anyone who has had an Indian upbri…

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Monday, January 18, 2021

The Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts Reimagines Dance for the Online Medium by Gowri S

Through a series of virtual performances and conversations, Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts adapts movement and dance to the online medium. “When we started out, we were perplexed. We…

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Mumbai’s The Company Theatre Finds Innovative Ways to Navigate Theatre Digitally by Gowri S

Actor and artistic director Atul Kumar speaks on the need to experiment with ‘form’ to make theatre more engaging A woman haunted by insomnia, a djinn, and a hallucinatory mind during …

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Shernaz Patel on the Changing Landscape of Theatre from Stage to Screen by Gowri S

Actor Shernaz Patel speaks about supervising the transition of theatre to benefit an online audience at Aadyam, and what this shift means to the art form’s future Shernaz Patel holds on to…

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Theatre in a COVID-19 World: The Rise of New Formats by Gowri S

As live play performances and readings crowd virtual platforms, theatre is going through a ‘dramatic’ shift from stage to screen. Are new formats here to stay? Actors wait with bated bre…

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Chennai-Based The Little Theatre Introduces ArtsLab, A New Alternative Learning Initiative by Gowri S

ArtsLab explores the phenomenon of ‘light’ in its first module through theatre, art, music, and dance. Light reflects and refracts; it creates drama and gives birth to shadows. Textbook …

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Monday, June 29, 2020

English Playwright Alan Bennett’s “The Habit Of Art” Online by Gowri S

The play imagines an encounter between composer, Benjamin Britten, and poet, WH Auden. Picturing a meeting between two of the greatest artists of the 20th Century — Benjamin Britten, the c…

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Drama During COVID-19: How Theatre is Going Online by Gowri S

From play-readings and performances on Facebook live to apps that access playscripts, the online space is giving theatre lovers in the city the much-needed antidote to these grim days. Who w…

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Monday, December 30, 2019

“OpeRamayana:” A New Approach to Teaching the Next Generation of Theatre-goers by Gowri S

Animal characters are protagonists in Crea-Shakthi’s latest take on The Ramayana. Nala and Nila, the former credited as the engineer of the Rama Sethu (bridge), and the latter, the vanara…

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

“VAST:” Returning to the Natural Body to Combat the History of Colonialism by Gowri S

From Reunion Island to India, this play explores freedom and history. A young boy from Nepal snatched away from his home in the Himalayas, now lives in a big slum in India. He is all alone i…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

“VAST” Uses Physical Theatre to Drive Home the Point that Man Longs for Nature by Gowri S

A young boy from Nepal snatched away from his home in the Himalayas, now lives in a big slum in India. He is all alone in the world, in his small, stifling room, confined and miserable. He t…

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Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre