Arts  /  Published 31.07.20

Narrativizing domestic violence

On June 21, as a sultry afternoon melted into a rain-drenched evening, a rather nondescript roof of a South Calcutta apartment became the site of the making of theatre history of sorts, with Bond...
By Dipankar Sen in

Arts  /  Published 25.07.20

For freedom and intimate bonds

A recent online morning-to-night mixed art festival titled @artalonetogether, curated jointly by Artsforward and Smoke Inc, featured a bunch of performances for the audience to experience from th...
By Kathakali Jana in

Arts  /  Published 25.07.20

Exploring new spaces with Tagore's Bisarjan

Crisis has a strange bedfellow in innovation. With the coronavirus pandemic reaching the third phase and proscenium and other enclosed spaces out of bounds, West Bengal’s thespians have started ...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

Opinion  /  Published 17.04.20

Krishna arrives, just in time

The offering, which changes every Thursday, is Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, until April 23, when it will be replaced by Shakespeare’s Twelf...
By in

Arts  /  Published 18.07.20

Unearthed treasures of the Akademy

As artists across all performance-oriented art forms face an unprecedented crisis, Sangeet Natak Akademi has quickly embraced digital means to engage artists and the audience. They have steered clear ...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

India  /  Published 16.07.20

Grudgingly, theatre explores online stage

Theatre director Bapi Bose was about to conclude a three-month workshop with Baul singers and stage a play on the 18th century mystic Lalon Fakir when the lockdown came into force. The loan he had tak...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

World  /  Published 06.07.20

Stage set for pandemic theatre

Inside a former firehouse in Richmond, Virginia, a lone actor performs The Picture of Dorian Gray for audiences as small as two. In a Denver parking lot, theatregoers in cars watch, through their wind...
By Michael Paulson in New York

Arts  /  Published 02.07.20

Kher takes his autobiographical play to the web

Anupam Kher’s life story that he used to act out himself in the play Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai is now available on his new digital portal for all to watch and get inspire...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

Arts  /  Published 27.06.20

Sound cutting through the gloom

Even though many spheres of activity are gradually being unlocked for business, theatre as we know it remains sealed at the time of writing this piece. Some individuals and theatre groups have been in...
By Dipankar Sen in

Arts  /  Published 27.06.20

Different note: The Buddhist Chanakya narrative

Contemporary Indian theatre has found Chanakya irresistible. Ever since Dwijendralal Roy installed him as the kingpin of Indian nationalism at its nascent stage in Chandragupta (1911), the proscenium ...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in


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