The Script, April 2015 - Edition 4

Hello Theatrefolk,

April is crackling with activity. The biggest news to share is that Court a wickedly funny film about the absurd imprisonment of a theatre worker finally releases on the 17th of April. It is a great insight into the repercussions of the freedom of speech clamp downs on the performing arts community.

In theatre, Yuki Ellias is opening a new show at Sitara Sudio called Charge on the 26th, Makrand Deshpande's Ansh celebrates 21 years with a festival of TEN plays, and some of our favourite plays are on offer, Akvarious' 'The Government Inspector', Stagesmith's ' Bombay Jazz', Primetime's '9 Parts of Desire' and Rangbaaz's 'Pitras Ka Ras'.

There are also plenty of theatre talks: Sunil Shanbag in conversation with Shanta Gokhale, Satish Alekar on the Death of Theatre, Sunil Shanbag on the History of Theatre, and UK theatre maker Daniel Bye will share excerpts of work-in-progress Going Viral. Plus registrations are open to two very special workshops, one by the Lee Strassberg Institute and the other by Australian trainer Chris Edmund.

Since schools have begun closing, children's workshops and shows are aplenty. VAIPA's opens up SMAASH as a new venues with 'Cinderella', ‘Beauty and the Beast’ & 'Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs'. Prithvi Theatre plays host to Ansh's 'Krishna Kidding' followed by 'Rangbaaz's 'James Aur Ek Giant Peach', Akvarious' 'Saraswati's Way', 'T-Pot's 'Wolf' and Working Title's 'The Boy Who Stopped Smiling'.

On  the QTP front we are using April to make 'plans and provisions'. Our new play The God of Carnage is in rehearsal and opens in mid-May, Thespo 17 planning has begun in earnest, and we begin a new Great Text season: Digital Dramas. Hope to see you all there!

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

Point of View: Priti Bakalkar reviews
'The Siddhus of Upper Juhu'
4 Corners:
Krzysztof Warlikowski gives us the 2015 World Theatre Day Address.
Dolly Thakore's 'Life in Theatre': A Different Experience.
Ak's Various Thoughts: AK's 'Ides of March'

Q's Countdown: 10 Theatrewallah's who made films.

Great Stuff:
Up & Coming : Complete Schedule of what to watch in April.
Links We Like : Want to save your local theatre and The Invisible stars of Contemporary Theatre
Theatre News:
Astitva and Mumbai Theatre Guide announce the second edition of eNatya Shodh
Theatre Comics
: Who's Cue is it??

Curtain Call : Clive Swift on acting being a sport.

Theatre Opportunities:
Workshop : Acting Workshop with Jaswinder, Chris Edmund Workshop, The Lee Strasberg Method Acting Workshop, Tai - Chi Workshop and Laban by Faezah Jalali.

Casting and Hiring : Looking for a director for a play for Thespo 17!

Yours Sincerely,

On Behalf of QTP,
Himanshu Sitlani