The Script, Edition 8 - August 2011

Its August - which means its festival season!! Not only socially, with Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan, but theatrically as well. NCPA plays host to the 'Marathi Natya Utsav' from the 5th to 9th and also 'Comedy Ka Bauchaar' from the 13th to 15th of August. Not to mention, our very own festival, Thespo 13 has also kicked off with various activities and building towards the main festival in December.

Also this month see's the debut of many new productions. Artistes Studio presents 'Crystal Anniversary', Ashwin Gidwani presents 'Kennedy Bridge' - which also marks the theatre debut of Himesh Reshamiya, Procenium presents 'Pop! Goes the Weasel' - a collage of 10 scenes from popular Broadway plays and Essay Communications presents 'Sunte Ho' - Gulzar Saab’s dramatization of Rabindranath’s short story. Wish i were there to see these!!!

On the QTP Front, Orientation Meeting for Thespo 13 have been completed in Bombay and Pune. Our next stop is Delhi. Also, the last date for registering your full length play is September 1st 2011. So rush your registerations now!!!. Thespo at Prithvi welcomes 'Naali Ke Kutte' and our monthly Great Text reading - this month we reading a Neil Simon.
Our quiz section picked up last month. Yay!! Our question was:
Which play won the 'Best Play' award at the 2011 Tony Awards?
A whopping 71% got the answer..............RIGHT! Well done.
The correct answer was 'War Horse'. The play also won Best Direction, Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design.

In this month's edition of 'The Script', Here's what you can look forward to this month:

Trivia Time: Ford's Theatre, Washington
Great Text: Continuing our Comedy Quarter.
Thespo at Prithvi: Naali Ke Kutte returns!
Thespo 13: More Orientation Meetings!!!!
Friends of Thespo: Become one now!
Point of View: Priti Bakalkar reviews 'Me Grandad 'ad an Elephant'
4 Corners: Payal Wadhwa shares her experience of watching Jasmin Vardimon's 'Yesterday' in London
Dolly Thakore's 'Life in Theatre': Dolly Thakores shares her thoughts on the Sujaya Foundation.
AK's Various Thoughts: The Rhymes and Trying Times of July.
Up & Coming: Complete Schedule of what to watch in August.
Theatre Training: 2 Workshops by Theatre Professionals.
Other Theatre News: Patrick French Discussion and Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting.
Curtain Call: Robin Williams know's what to expect next year at Broadway.

Yours Sincerely,
On Behalf of Q Theatre Productions,
Himanshu.
Editor, The Script