The Script, Edition 8 - August 2012

Its August - which means its time for a whole host of festivals!! On the social calender, theres Independence Day, Janmashtami and Raksha Bandhan. On the theatre calender it kicks off with NCPA plays host to the 'Marathi Natya Utsav' from the 3rd to 7th and the Short+Sweet Festival from the 25th. Also our very own festival, Thespo 14 has also kicked off with various activities across various cities and building towards the main festival in December.

Also this month see's the debut of many new productions. Subrajyoti Barat presents 'The Price', Ashwin Gidwani presents 'Two to Tango, Three to Jive', Yatri presents 'Yeh Jo Dil Hai Na', Thespo Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Sam Kerawalla directs 'Faramji Ni Film Utri' and Ank presents 'Ravindranjali'. 

On the QTP Front, Orientation Meeting for Thespo 14 have been completed in 3 cities and we have 4 more to go!!! Also, the last date for registering your full length play is September 1st 2011. So rush your registerations now!!!. Thespo at Prithvi ..... Our monthly Great Text reading is on the 27th of the month!!
Our last month quiz question was:
Which playwright had a work banned by Dudley council on the grounds that it intended to show "themes of a political and potentially discriminatory nature"?
Unfortunately nobody attempted the quiz. Come on guys!!!!!!!
The correct answer was 'Philip Ridley, for Moonfleece'

In this month's edition of 'The Script', Here's what you can look forward to this month:
QTP Events:
Great Texts: What are we going to read this month?
KORA: QTP's new production opening in September, 2012.

Point of View: Priti Bakalkar reviews Motley Theatre 'A Walk in the Woods'
Dolly Thakore's 'Life in Theatre'
: Dolly Thakore shares her views on Rajit Kapur and Satyashodhak.Q's Countdown: Q counts Top 10 Theatre Siblings

Great Stuff:
Trivia Time: Applied Theatre

Up & Coming
: Complete Schedule of what to watch in August.
Links We Like
: Take a look at some interesting theatre articles from across the world.
Theatre News
: Short and Sweet Festival returns!!!
Curtain Call
: Audra McDonald on finding theatre.

Theatre Opportunities:
: Acting workshops by Mahesh Dattani, Theatre Professionals, Rael Padamsee, Faezah Jalali and Lighting Workshop at Prithvi Theatre.

Yours Sincerely,
On Behalf of QTP,

Himanshu Sitlani