The Script, September 2014 - Edition 9

Dear Theatrewallah's

September is here, which means if you aren't grooving to the Ganpati drums, you are looking for a way to shut them out. And what better way to do that than a trip to your local theatre. But remember, leave early so that you get there on time!!! 

The month sees some regular hits like 'Vagina Monologues', and Rangbaaz's 'Bade Miyan Deewane' along with returning productions like Rage's 'Mahua' and IPTA's 'Tajmahal ka Tender'. There's stuff for children too with 'James Aur ek Giant Peach' & 'Tunni Ki Kahani' at the Prithvi and 'Ramayana' at the Canvas Laughter Club. Premiering this month is Silly Point's 'The Buckingham Secret' and the Kalki Koechlin starrer 'Solo Act on Womanhood' 

At QTP, September is 'our season'. So we are presenting all our 4 current plays over 4 days at the Prithvi Theatre!!! Fresh from a successful tour of South India A Peasant of El Salvador returns to Bombay, with laugh riots Project S.T.R.I.P. and Nostalgia Brand Chewing Gum back as well. Importantly Jayati Bhatia completes ten years of playing Khatijabai of Karmali Terrace which will also perform at the Turf Club in Pune. If you haven't seen these plays, we hope to see you at these shows. If you have, and have liked them, please spread the word!!! 

September also means that Thespo 16 has shifted to third gear, as plays are registering thick and fast with the deadline fast approaching, plus a workshop for Kaleidoscope 2014! Thespo at Prithvi,, this month is a 'mini festival' of sorts: there is a workshop on direction by the prolific Akarsh Khurana, platform performances and the soul stirring and beautiful 'Baawla'. And if you thought your calendar wasn't full enough, then join us for our our monthly Great Text reading on the 25th of the month!! (Yes, we're theatre crazy!)

QTP Events:
Great Texts
: What are we going to read this month?

Thespo at Prithvi: Play and Workshop!!!
Thespo 16
Last day to register your play!! And a special collaboration with K'Scope 2014

A Peasant of El Salvador: Shows at Prithvi!
Project S.T.R.I.P.
: We're back!!!!

Nostalgia Brand Chewing Gum: The gang is back!!!
Khatijabai of Karmali Terrace
: Khatija returns to perform in Pune and Bombay.

Point of View: Priti Bakalkar reviews
4 Corners: Saatvika Kantamneni talks to Purva Naresh about Ok, Tata, Bye Bye at Leicester's Curve Festival.  

Dolly Thakore's 'Life in Theatre': A Month of Memoriums.
Ak's Various Thoughts: The August Rush.
Q's Countdown: 10 Canadian Theatre Events!

Great Stuff:
Trivia Time: Parterre (Theatre Audience) (Part 1)
Up & Coming : Complete Schedule of what to watch in September.

Theatre News
: Details on supporting the
Kalaimamani Kannappa Thambiran 11th year Memorial Theatre Festival - 2014
Curtain Call :
David Soul on theatre and the community.

Theatre Opportunities:
Workshop : Corporeal Mime Workshop and Three Workshops to do!

Yours Sincerely,

On Behalf of QTP, 

Himanshu Sitlani