The Script, June 2009. Issue 6

Dear Drama lover,

We bring you the June issue of The Script with a heavy heart --theatre doyen, guru and icon Habib Tanvir passed away on the morning of the 8th of June. Habib saab was the founder of Naaya Theatre, which worked out of Chhatisgarh. For over 50 years he and his group toured the world with their landmark productions taking the vibrancy of their folk form and merging it with a modern aesthetic. Habib saab's plays were attacked for their anti-establishment and often controversial content, yet he persevered with classics like Charandas Chor and Agra Bazaar. He will be sorely missed.

It's been five long years since Q directed a play. And after months of hectic rehearsals and writing, 'Project S.T.R.I.P.' is finally ready for release. But catch it soon because the play is going to do a limited run of shows only. It will be shut forever after the 5th of July. Written by Ram Ganesh Kamatham, the plays kicks off at the Prithvi Theatre on the 16th of June to the 21st of June. We then shift to Sathaye College Auditorium from the 27th & 28th of June 2009 and then head to the NCPA in the first week of July. We do hope to see you at the shows.

The monsoon is near, but its already raining plays this month. Some our favourite plays like 'Aisa Kehte Hai', 'Lakeerein' and 'Grey Elephants in Denmark' make a comeback at the Prithvi Theatre and Karnataka Sangha in June.

In this month's edition, Shivani Tibrewala gives her experience on attending the NSD Workshop at NCPA, Akanksha Gupta reviews 'Pi - In search of God' and theatre director and producer Akarsh Khurana shares his views on the Bombay theatre scene.

Also, our Great Text Reading will be happening on the last Monday of the month, 29th June.

Yours Sincerely,
On Behalf of Q Theatre Productions,

Himanshu.
Editor, The Script