Up & Coming - Thespo 12 Schedule

After a nation wide search of more than 8 cities and watching more than 80 plays, this year screening judges, Kashin Shetty and Quasar Thakore Padamsee, picked the final 4 full length plays that will be a part of Thespo 12.


Tuesday, 14th December

Thespo Fringe at Prithvi House at 7pm: Workshopping a Text - Bhopal Gas Tragedy
Four actors will help Titus Hadler workshop a piece on the Bhopal Gas Tragedy and present it to the audience for feedback.

Platform Performance at Prithvi Theatre Foyer at 8pm: 180 Degrees

Main Performance at Prithvi Theatre at 9pm: CHAKRA
A Natak Company Presentation.

Chakra is the struggle of the ancient man. Set in a pre-historic era, it gives an insight on a fantastic way into the life of the pre-historic man. The way he evolved, his battle to survive, his hunger to explore and learn, which has never diminished. It fantasizes about the invention of the wheel, the importance of which he might not even have realized at that time. CHAKRA is the story of a lifecycle, the story of evolution, discovering human emotions, which has helped man see the light of the 21st century.

Cast : Siddharth Menon, Madhura Jugade, Siddhesh Purkar, Gautam Raddi, Meera Krishnan, Anuj Deshpande, Abhay Mahajan, Ravi Chaudhari and Tushar Tengale

Writer & Director: Abhay Mahajan


Wednesday, 15th December

Thespo Fringe at Prithvi House at 7pm: Come to Where I Come From
Four writers talk about how the urban jungle of Mumbai has shaped them.

Platform Performance at Prithvi Foyer at 8pm: Two

Main Performance at Prithvi Theatre at 9pm:
PAPIER - MACHE - PETALS
A Bread and Butter Ent's Presentation

Would you never read a book for fear of the story ending? Would you never eat a chocolate because all you would be left with is a sweet-stained crumpled wrapper? Would you never buy a bouquet for the withering petals take with them secrets of the blossoms? Mahir, Reena and Abeer are three sides of the same coin. They are not who they seem and yet are true to their emotions. Lost in a funny line, found in a broken heart and lost again in a heap of torn petals, the three learn that the greatest redemption is moving on.

Cast : Aadar Malik, Vivek, Avinash, Vasuda, Medha and others

Writer and Director: Medha


Thursday, 16th December

Thespo Fringe at Prithvi House at 7pm: Nalli Ke Kutte
Two soldiers from rivals nations get caught in their own fight, and forget about the battle.

Platform Performance at Prithvi Foyer at 8pm: Jaago Jaago

Main Performance at Prithvi Theatre at 9pm:
MY GOAD PUNE...
A M.M.C.C. Art Circle Pune Presentation

Young Vaibhav leaves his small village to follow his dreams and desires in the big city of Pune. He is horrified to find that in order to become a Pune-kar, he has to sit for the PEE (Pune Entrance Exam). What follows is a hilarious journey of how Vaibhav goes from small town simpleton, to powerful Pune-kar. We follow his comic exploits at restaurants, red signals and at the coaching classes. Find out if Vaibhav makes it or not...

Cast : Chinmay Kulkarni & Tejpal Wagh

Writer and Director: Chinmay Kulkarni & Tejpal Wagh


Friday, 17th December

Thespo Fringe at Prithvi House at 7pm: Spiral Bound
A group of actors are woven in the web of mistaken identity.

Platform Performance at Prithvi Foyer at 8pm: Maryada

Main Performance at Prithvi Theatre at 9pm:
TIPPING POINT
A GRM Presentation

It is 2050. An age of organic computers. A company has developed a unique solution to the lack of time spent with loved ones – hire a proxy to spend time with them online. Agent G35 is one such proxy struggling to balance reality with his fake professional relationships. Will he be able to do it or has he reached his tipping point?

Cast : Shrikar Pitre, Akshay Salunke, Rutuja Shinde, Sneha Salve, Sushant Kulkarni, Amogh Annigeri, Hrushikesh Bhagwat and Sohum Bilawal Joshi

Writer and Director: Gashmeer Mahajani

Saturday, 18th December

Platform Performance at 6:15pm: Kab Jaayega Bharat

Main Performance at NCPA Godrej Dance Theatre at 7pm: My Goad Pune...
A M.M.C.C. Art Circle Pune Presentation

Young Vaibhav leaves his small village to follow his dreams and desires in the big city of Pune. He is horrified to find that in order to become a Pune-kar, he has to sit for the PEE (Pune Entrance Exam). What follows is a hilarious journey of how Vaibhav goes from small town simpleton, to powerful Pune-kar. We follow his comic exploits at restaurants, red signals and at the coaching classes. Find out if Vaibhav makes it or not...

Cast : Chinmay Kulkarni & Tejpal Wagh

Writer and Director: Chinmay Kulkarni & Tejpal Wagh


Sunday, 19th December

Platform Performance at 6:15pm: Maryada

Main Performance at NCPA Godrej Dance Theatre at 7pm: Tipping Point
A GRM Presentation

It is 2050. An age of organic computers. A company has developed a unique solution to the lack of time spent with loved ones – hire a proxy to spend time with them online. Agent G35 is one such proxy struggling to balance reality with his fake professional relationships. Will he be able to do it or has he reached his tipping point?

Cast : Shrikar Pitre, Akshay Salunke, Rutuja Shinde, Sneha Salve, Sushant Kulkarni, Amogh Annigeri, Hrushikesh Bhagwat and Sohum Bilawal Joshi

Writer and Director: Gashmeer Mahajani