The Script, May 2010 - Issue 5

The old song goes - "Summertime and the living is easy". But not for Bombay theatre groups this May. There is a virtual explosion of activity all across the city. The catalyst is Prithvi's Summertime Festival for kids, which has plays at Prithvi Theatre, Horniman Circle Garden and Karnataka Sangha.

And then there are the workshops, Ekjute, Thespo, QTP, everyone is knee high in children's workshops wading through toddlers creating a brand new generation of theatre folk. If theatre is a religion, then the month of May is the Baptism ceremony.

This year's summer excitement includes some interesting new plays - Adventures of Tintin is eagerly awaited, and Robinson & Crusoe from Bangalore has received some rave reviews. And then of course there is Dramabaazi, a month long workshop which culminates in a play for children by children. Should be an exciting month and a great way to beat the heat.

On the QTP front, we are busy as ever. We are reprising The President is Coming for shows in Muscat. And Some Girl(s) comes to Bandra to perform at St. Andrew's Auditorium on the 16th of May. Plus more weekend workshops and children's programmes.

Trivia Time: Things you will never hear in the theatre!
Some Girl(s): Back in Bandra!
Great Text: What are we going to read this month?
QTP Workshops: Actors Intensive.
Thespo 12: Wants You!!!
Thespo at Prithvi: Dramabaazi Workshop!
Point of View: Padmini Madarapakam Pagadala reviews the (ibid)'s 'Classic Milds'.
4 Corners: Tariq Vasudeva shares his experience on working on 2 plays.
AK's Various Thoughts: Akarsh Khurana shares his thoughts on producing plays and the future.
Dolly Thakore's 'Life in Theatre': Dolly Thakore gives a list on woman centric plays.
Q's Countdown: Q shares with us his top 10 children's plays.
Up & Coming: Complete Schedule of what to watch in May.
Theatre Training: Workshops!
Auditions & Job Opportunities: Casting for a new play and hiring for back office.
Other Theatre News: Details of Trinity College International Playwriting Competition and Applications for the NSD and FLAME Theatre Courses
Curtain Call: Will Rogers on theatre being a great equaliser!

Yours Sincerely,
On Behalf of Q Theatre Productions,

Editor, The Script