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Marathi One-Act Play Competition

NCPA in collaboration with Astitva, presents Astitva’s 'Kalpana Ek Aavishkaar Anek 2010' which tries to unearth the abundant treasure of young talent across Maharashtra. It gives an opportunity to the participants to experience theatre to the fullest. The Marathi one-act play competition is in its seventh year and, as its title suggests, is based on a theme. Kalpana...'s previous concepts have been given by famous personalities like Narayan Surve, Vijaya Mehta, Shriram Lagoo, and Ra

tnakar Matkari. This year, the concept comes from Satish Alekar. The competition demands an original script, based on the theme: Aahe Re Aani Naahi Re (Haves & Have Nots in Society)

The finals will be held at the NCPA Experimental Thetare on Thursday, 7th October from 3pm.

Writers' Bloc 3 - The Playwrights!

After a nationwide search and over a hundred play submissions in six languages, fourteen playwrights have made it through to the first round of workshops being held at the Jindal's guesthouse in Vasind from Oct. 18th-26th. They are:

From Pune: Dharmakirti Sumant, Sagar Deshmukh, Mohit Takalkar, Nipun Dharmadhikari;
From Bombay: Ayeesha Menon, Annie Zaidi, Akash Mohimen, Purva Naresh, Payal Wadhwa, Siddharth Kumar;
From Delhi: Neel Choudhuri;
From Bangalore: Abhishek Majumdar, Swetanshu Bora;
From Chennai: Shekinah Jacob.

The workshop will have three acclaimed tutors from the Royal Court Theatre, London...April De Angelis, Elyse Dodgson and Carl Miller. This programme is funded by the British Council Development Fund, The Jindal South West Foundation and The Royal Court Theatre, UK.

In The Further Soil

A new arts project weaving together dance, music and the spoken word. The collaborative arts project tells stories of love, separation, and other urban themes. The show has been inspired by the text from Rabindranath Tagore, the Bengali poet and philosopher

The show is written by Satinder Kaur Chohan and Janice Connolly, and directed by Harmage Singh Kalirai.

The international cast includes Shelley King, Soweto Kinch, Anusha Subramanyam, Ratul Shankar Ghosh, Dibyendu Mukherji, and Sanjukta Ray.
It is produced by Birmingham based South Asian arts organization Sampad in partnership with Teamwork Productions in India. The production is part of British Council's initiative, Connections through Culture, to support collaborative work in the arts and supported by ICCR.

Date: 14th October 2010 Time: 8 pm
Venue: Bandra Amphitheatre
Entry: FREE