Thespo 12 - Screening begins!!

Founded in 1999 by Theatre Group Bombay (TG), India’s oldest English language theatre group, Thespo has been created to give young performers (under the age of 25) an opportunity to hone their talents, in the simulated environment of professional theatre. Giving teams the best infrastructure available, so that they can produce the best work possible. Guidance in terms of technical and dramatic knowledge is also provided to the teams.

From the humble beginnings of a one-act play festival, the movement has grown into a round the year activity - with Thespo at Prithvi happening on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of every month and an Annual National Festival organised every December.

This year Thespo 12 will be held in December 2010 at Prithvi & NCPA Theatre.

Registrations for full length play for Thespo 12 closed on September 15th. This year we received over 60 registrations from more than 8 cities which include, Bombay, Bangalore, Delhi, Goa, Kodaikanal, Nagpur, Pilani and Pune.

This year's screening panel consists of Quasar Thakore Padamsee (Actor/Director, Q Theatre Productions) and Kashin Shetty (Director, Actor and Winner of 2 Thespo's).

Over the year, the full length play's that have made to Thespo, have produced some outstanding talent who have gone on to be successful in theatre as well as various fields in film and radio. Some of them include: Anand Tiwari, Namit Das, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Karan Makhija, Amrita Puri, Kshitee Jog, Akarsh Khurana, Nadir Khan, Preetika Chawla and Ali Fazal.

How you can
still get involved:
* Short performances in a non-regular space are held before every show. (Includes mime, short plays, poetry reading, monologues, etc.) Last date for registering for platform performances - 20 October 2010

* Play in a band: If you are a musician or part of a band, come play at th festival every evening. Last date for registration - 30 October 2010

* Attend a Workshop: Workshops each month conducted by eminent theatre veterans on a variety of topics.

* Design A Poster: Poster designing competition, where participants design posters for the short listed plays, which will be exhibited at the festival.

* Write an Article: Submitting an article on theatre for the festival magazine.

* Join Team Thespo: Design posters, sets, interior décor, work in PR, marketing, backstage, lighting, interact with theatre professionals, organize performances and a whole lot more.

To watch the video on how you can get involved with Thespo 12, Click Here

Thespo is on the lookout for 3 people, who would be part of the organising team.

For an overview of last year's festival, watch the video here.

For further details: 2639 2688 /Join 'Thespo' group on Facebook/