Other Theatre News

Padma Bushan to Satyadev Dubey:
Theatre stalwart, Satyadev Dubey has been awarded the Padma Bushan 2011 for his contribution to theatre. We wish to congratulate him on this honour.

Indian play at New York festival:
We would also like to congratulate Siddharth Kumar on his play, "The Interview", being selected for the 'hotINK at the Lark - New plays from around the world' theatre festival in New York from March 24th to 28th 2011.

hotINK is a unique program that provides New Yorkers with an opportunity to experience new plays from abroad and fosters inter-cultural exchange.

The other selected plays for 2011 are:
from Nigeria
: Onions Make Us Cry by Zainabu Jallo
from Belgium
: Suitcases on the Road by Geert Genbrugge
from Canada
: Forever by Elmar Maripuu
from The Netherlands
: Motel Texel by Marjolein Bierens
from Ireland
: The Importance of Being Orson by Jessica Cooke
from Bulgaria
: The Apocalypse Comes by Georgi Gospodinov
from Germany
: The Stone by Marius von Mayenburg
from The Philippines
: Streetlight Manifesto at 6pm by Mixkaela Villalon

Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards announces META 2011:

To recognize and reward the best in Indian theatre, The Mahindra and Mahindra group is proud to present META (Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards) for the Sixth consecutive year. The only award of its kind, META is designed to showcase the best in theatre being produced in India.

The objective of META is to encourage all aspects of theatre craft such as playwriting, set, costume and light design, direction and performance. The Mahindra Excellence In Theatre Awards has been instituted by the Mahindra Group, in continuation of their commitment to promoting theatre.

In its Sixth year, the call for entries inviting the best of theatre from all over the Country has begun. All the productions that are entered and clear the eligibility criteria are viewed by an esteemed selection committee, the shortlisted plays are nominated and the Nominations are announced on the META website.

During the first week of March the nominated productions are staged in Delhi where The Jury views them, the best of the best are announced at the Glittering awards night at the end of the week.

Please log on to www.metawards.com and you may submit online your entry at

Theatre Jobs:

Casting Call from the first ever Theatre Studio in India for Actors, Singers and Dancers (18 years and above) for Upcoming Productions at Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon.
All interested can mail their photographs (compulsory) and resumes at:
talent@kingdomofdreams.co.in or yuvraj.bajwa@gmail.com
or send them to:
Yuvraj Bajwa
Kingdom of Dreams,
The Great Indian Nautanki Co. Pvt. Ltd.,
Auditorium Complex, Sector 29
Gurgaon 122001