The Script, March 2010 - Issue 3

With Holi falling on the first of March, it means Spring is in the air. A time for new beginnings. So this month sees the premiere of 3 new plays. IPTA open's 'Aaall izz well with Shuturmurgh', Imran Rasheed's directorial debut ' ' and IBID Productions second outing an evening of short plays called 'Classic Milds' at the Prithvi Theatre. Also returning are some all time favourites like 'Hamlet - The Clown Prince', 'The Vagina Monologues' and 'Aao Saathi Sapna Dekhein'.

In this season of new beginnings, we at The Script have decided to revamp a little. Now in addition to our regular editorial features of Point of View (a review), 4 Corners (a non Bombay theatre experience) and AK's Various Thoughts (Akarsh Khurana's monthly diary), we have added two more pieces. Theatre veteran Dolly Thakore writes about a time gone by and productions gone by, each month looking at what is happening with the eyes of many years of context in a column titled Life in the Theatre. And Quasar finally dusts of his lazy writing skills to commit to a regular monthly countdown on all things theatrical in Q's Countdown.

We have also changed our Great Stuff section, by breaking it up into Auditions, Theatre Training and Other Theatre News. We hope this will make it easier to navigate.

We dedicate the month of March to Peter Shaffer. Thespo at Prithvi features Equus, Sneha Nair reviews their earlier shows, Dolly Thakore chronicles all the Equus productions in Bombay, theatre trainer Ronald Rand shares his Indian theatrical journey and Q counts down Theatre Publications.

Up coming activities for QTP include Equus at Thespo at Prithvi on the 2nd and 3rd of March, Khatijabai of Karmali Terrace at the NGMA on the 6th of March and weekend theatre workshops of our After Hours course in Sion.

Trivia Time: Leaving Stuff Behind.
Great Text: What are we going to read this month?
Khatijabai of Karmali Terrace: More shows this month.
Some Girl(s): Show must go on!
QTP Workshops: After Hours and Actors Intensive.
Thespo 12: Wants You!!!
Thespo at Prithvi: The return of 'Equus'
Q's Countdown: Q tells us about the Best Theatre Coverage Pages
Dolly Thakore's 'Life in Theatre': Dolly Thakore gives an insight on the various stagings of Equus.
Point of View: Sneha Nair reviews the latest staging of 'Equus' at Thespo.
AK's Various Thoughts: Akarsh Khurana tell's us travel exploits in February.
4 Corners: Ronald Rand tells about the staging of his play in India.
Theatre Training: Workshops!
Up & Coming: Complete Schedule of what to watch in March.
Auditions: Casting for a theatrical piece.
Other Theatre News: New rehearsal space, META 2010 and International Theatre Scholarship.
Curtain Call: Walter Kerr on Reviewers!

Yours Sincerely,
On Behalf of Q Theatre Productions,

Himanshu.
Editor, The Script.