The Script, August 2010 - Issue 8

As mentioned in last month's issue, against all hope, from the cold (30 degree celcius) pastures of Canada, yours truly has taken charge of 'The Script' once again and in due course, hopefully, bring you theatre news from this side of the world as well. Its good to be back!

August kicks of the festival season beginning with Independence Day and then Raksha Bandhan a little later. This holds true for Bombay theatre as well - The 14th Annual Nehru festival will begin from the 2nd with the theme of 'Retrospective of Theatre in India' showcasing the work of eminent theatre directors of India. Also, our very own All India Youth Festival 'Thespo 12' has commenced it activities for the main festival to be held in December. And Prithvi are doing a 'festival of maths' around the production of Complicite's 'A Disappearing Number'

For us, at QTP, August promises to be busy as can be.

Thespo 12 orientations have just been completed in Calcutta, Bombay and Pune. Bangalore is the next stop, and then hopefully Delhi as well. Also all 3 plays from our repertory will be performing this month. After over a year, Project S.T.R.I.P. returns to the Bombay stage at Prithvi and NCPA. Also at the same venues, our newest (un) romantic hit, Some Girl(s) will be showcased. Khatijabai of Karmali Terrace will be headed down south to perform in Chennai and Bangalore. Also this month, Thespo at Prithvi welcomes back Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? And don't forget, Great Text Reading will be happening on the last monday of the month. WHEW!!!

Things are so busy that we are HIRING! We are looking for people with an interest and passion for the organisational side of theatre. An experience of working on plays/backstage/ live events is preferred. Also should have a working understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. (Photoshop and Corel Draw knowledge would be even better). Please note, this is NOT an ACTING position. But it is about living and breathing theatre full time. If you think you fit the bill, please email your resume to

This edition The Script is dedicated to festival things. Here's what to look for:

Trivia Time: Theatre Jokes
QTP Workshops:Next batch of After Hours - our weekend workshop.
Great Text: What are we going to read this month?
Project S.T.R.I.P.: We're back in a new "avatar"
Some Girl(s): More shows, at a theatre near you!
Khatijabai of Karmali Terrace: We're Touring to Chennai and Bangalore.
Thespo 12: Its time!
Thespo at Prithvi: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Point of View: Priti Bakalkar watches the Delhi play "Mahim Junction."
4 Corners: Joanna Dukkipatti talks about her experience at the Fools Festival in Belfast.
AK's Various Thoughts: Akarsh Khurana recounts his experience on traveling to Nagpur and acting on stage.
Dolly Thakore's 'Life in Theatre': Dolly Thakore sees Theatre in Art.
Q's Countdown: Q counts down ten lessons from watching plays at last year's Edinburgh Fringe.
Up & Coming: Complete Schedule of what to watch in August.
Theatre Training: Adhishakti Workshop and Puppet Workshop for children
Other Theatre News: Details of IDEA Theatre's 'Prem Utsav' festival.
Curtain Call: Ben Kingsley on the privilege of acting.

Yours Sincerely,
On Behalf of Q Theatre Productions,

Editor, The Script