The Script, November 2010 - Issue 11

Its the Festive season!! Firstly we'd like to wish all our 'Script' readers a Happy Diwali and Prosperous New Year.

In Bombay however it is more of a THEATRE FESTIVAL season.
6th to 13th November is The International Clown Fest
12th to 14th November is Literature Live!, the cities inaugural literature fest. And while it is literature there are quite of few exciting performances as well.
26th November to 5th December is Centre Stage, NCPA's inaugural theatre festival.
4th to 12th December is Sarkash, the festival by Jan Natya Manch of Delhi to raise funds for their new space.
And then there is Thespo - 14th to 19th December.
Check out the Theatre News section for more details on all the festivals.

Keeping with the festival theme, on the QTP front, we're preparing for our own youth theatre festival Thespo 12 and Project S.T.R.I.P. just returned from touring Calcutta.

Also yours truly has an update from Canada - I have been hired as the Assistant Stage Manager for Why Not Theatre's run of their show 'Spent'. Details will be in an article in January.

Also we have started a new quiz section! Every month a new theatre question will be posted - it can be viewed on the right hand side under 'Up Coming QTP shows'. Don't cheat!!!

Last month's question was: In theatre, special effexts are often achieved by using a certain (sometimes made of muslin) which, depending upon lighting, can either be transport or opaque. What is this called?
The correct answer is: Scrim -
A scrim allows a scene to either be played in front of it or behind it, depending on the desired effect.
A whopping 80% got it right!! Well done!!!

An overview of this month's edition of The Script:

Trivia Time: Greek Theatre
Great Text: A round up of October.
Project S.T.R.I.P.: We travelled! We conquered!!
Thespo 12: On month to the fest, a photo essay of the screening journey.
Point of View: Priti Bakalkar reviews Sunil Shanbag's 'Walking to the Sun'.
4 Corners: Reema Gehi shares her experience on visiting the Edinburgh Fringe 2010.
AK's Various Thoughts: Being in Light, Free Sandwiches and Thespo.
Dolly Thakore's 'Life in Theatre': Dolly Thakore recounts on being called to perform in front of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
Q's Countdown: Q counts 10 on - stage accidents.
Up & Coming: Complete Schedule of what to watch in November.
Theatre Training: NCPA's 'From Script to Stage' Workshop Schedule.

Other Theatre News: Details of The Mumbai Lit Fest, The International Clown Festival and hotINK at the Park Playwright Festival
Curtain Call: Gwyneth Paltrow on control in theatre and film.

Yours Sincerely,
On Behalf of Q Theatre Productions,

Editor, The Script