The temperatures may have hit an all time low, but the theatre scene is always hot and high. This month see's the return of many favourite plays including 'Hamlet - The Clown Prince', 'Manto Ismat Hazir Hai' and 'Dayashankar Ki Diary'. Also a lot of new plays to look forward to including Shivani Tibrewala's 'An evening with Sita, Surpankha and Sandra', Dinesh Thakur's 'Rang Bajrang' and Aasakta's hit Prithvi with a week of plays including 'Necropolis'. Also this month is the annual Kala Ghoda Festival which will be happening from the 5th to 13th of February and the all day Theatre Carnival at Prithvi Theatre on the 27th of February.
The QTP front is as busy as ever. Two of our plays, Khatijabai of Karmali Terrace and Project S.T.R.I.P. are playing at the Kala Ghoda Festival as well as the NCPA Experimental. Also 2 years since our last Bombay show, we proudly present a comeback run of our longest running play, The President is Coming. Also this month, Thespo at Prithvi presents 2 plays in 2 days - Jester's 'Equus' and M.M.C.C. Arts Circle Pune's 'My Goad Pune'. Great Text reading will be on the 28th fo February. We hope to see you at these events!!!
Also we continue our 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:A piece of unscripted action, often comic in intention, used to establish a character or fill a pause in dialogue is called what?
A whopping 73% voted for 'Improv' - which is the Wrong answer!
The correct answer is: Business
Congrats to the 21% who got it right. A lot of theatre studying need to be done!!!
An overview of this month's edition of The Script:
Trivia Time: History of Make Up
Great Text: What are we going to read this month?
Khatijabai of Karmali Terrace: NSD, turning 30 and more shows.
The President is Coming: After 2 years....back to the NCPA.
Project S.T.R.I.P.: We're Back!!
Thespo at Prithvi: 2 Days, 2 Plays!!!
Point of View: Sneha Nair reviews 'The Interview'
4 Corners: Isha Talwar shares her experience on the recently concluded NSD Festival 2011.
Dolly Thakore's 'Life in Theatre': Looking back at Zul Vellani.
AK's Various Thoughts: Theatre's Medicinal Value.
Kashin Baba's Babblings: shares his trip to Goa with 'Confessions'.
Q's Countdown: Q counts 10 on - Tour Tales
Up & Coming: Complete Schedule of what to watch in February.
Theatre Training: Children's Workshops and Theatre Professionals Workshop.
Other Theatre News: Satyadev Dubey, Indian play at New York festival and META 2011
Curtain Call: Theatre actor and director Gopal Tewari on the necessity of make up for an actor.
On Behalf of Q Theatre Productions,
Editor, The Script