Thursday, April 5, 2012

Rang Bayaar: JNU Theatre Festival

Rang Bayaar: JNU Theatre Festival

31st March : Khatra by IPTA1st April : Sawaal Apna Apna by Bahroop2nd April : Ashadh Ka Ek Din Bela Theatre Group6th April : Gandhi Park by Wings Cultural Society7th April : Jee Hume to Natak Karna Hai by Sehar theatre Group. 

01.04.2012: Khatra
About The Play: Khatra is a collage of poems, Daro and Sweekaar by Vishnu Khare, Apni Asuraksha Se by Avtaar Singh Pash, Bail by Shamsher Bahadur Singh and Thakur Ka Kuan by Omprakash Valmiki. The dramatic recitation of these poems is interspersed with the statement of ideals of the democratic republic that India is.. The recitation and statements together with a symbolic design present a picture of suppression, resistance and struggle for the people’s rights and human dignity against the structures of power. 

About The Group :
IPTA – JNU is one of the many chapters of a tradition that started in 1943 with the formation of the Indian People’s Theatre Association. In the past, the group has organized various workshops on design, craft, acting, playwriting and choreography with people like Anamika Haskar, Asghar Wajahat, Saumyabrat Chaudhury, Neelam Gupta, Amitabh Pandey, Savi Savarkar, Rajneej Bisht, Satyajit, Subodh Kumar, Rajesh Singh, Prakash Gaud. The group has produced many original plays like Maare Jayenge, Hamri Jaat, Meerut Express, Ba-Izzat Bari Kiya Jata Hei, Halt, Ve Musalman Hein, Sarkari Tsunami, Jo Hap pa Lok Tantra, Jab Tak Ekalavya Ka Angootha Kata Hua Hai Halt, Gayi bhains paai mein along with other plays like Nimitta, Woh Kaun Tha, Tendua, Chainpur Ki Dastaan , Mohandas, Glasscase, Inspector Matadin Chand Par, Girgit, Baki Itihas, Bhukh Aag Hai,  Yours Faithfully, and Juloos.

On Stage
Sudhanshu, Madhura, Rahul, Oyndrila, Neha

Off Stage
Design and Director: Manish
Properties: Praveen
Costume: Rohit
Lights: Vagesh
Music: Lakshmikant, Shruti, Manish, Jitendra, Sandeep, Rohit

01.04.2012: Sawaal Apna Apna
About The Play: The play by Abhiram Bhadkamkar attempts to portray the conflicts and confusions of the present times – especially in a ‘society-in-transition’ governed by the laws of the market where the modern or the new is forcing itself to get established and the traditional is trying to hold its ground, reluctant to give way. The playwright tries to depict the lives of different classes in such a contemporary society, the problems faced by these classes, the emerging conflicts between aspirations and ethical values, and people struggling to find a way through all this chaos. This realistic portrayal tries to take up cudgels against, or challenges the fallacies and superstitions prevalent in the Indian society. At the same time it also exposes the opportunism of the believers when the issue is that of success, be it through any means.
The play does not have one protagonist, but characters each of whom symbolise a different way of thinking and dealing with things. Amidst life’s potpourri is the perpetual optimism that the evils in the society will be fought and defeated, that voices shall be raised for rationality and against injustice and that reason take precedence over everything. The hope that things would change is still alive.  
About The Group :

Bahroop came into existence in 1996 when a group of people from different walks of life decided to share their experience with a larger section of the society. Bahroop has also organised talks, seminars and workshops with eminent personalities like Habib Tanvir, J.N. Kaushal, G.P. Deshpande, Satish Anand, D.R.Ankur, Vinit Kumar, Chittaranjan Tripathi, Shrikant Kishore, Piyush Mishra, KS Rajendran, Suman Kumar, HS Shiva Prakash and Mushtaq Kak. It publishes a theatre magazine, Bahroop Theatre Digest.                             On Stage
Runjhun,  Benil,  Himanshu, Razi, Hadi Sarmadi, Rahul Kumar
Renu Singh, Sahana, Neeraj, Punit , Himalaya, Punit Tiwari, Goldy,  Akanksha                          Off Stage
Coordinator                              :Runjhun, Goldy
Costumes                                  :Shahana, Renu, Soni
Properties                                  :Goldy, Punit,Amin
Set                                            :Niraj, Punit, Madhu
Music                                       :Akanksha, Richa, Vipul
Lights                                       :Govind Yadav
Play Writer                               :Abhiram Bhadkamkar
Design                             :Vandana Vashisht, Asif Ali
Directorial Assistance                 : Rajesh Singh
Direction                         :K. S. Rajendran

02.04.2012: Asadh Ka Ek Din
About the Play: Ashadh Ka Ek Din is a hindi play by “Mohan Rakesh and is considered to be the first modern hindi play. The play is divided into three acts and is centered around “Kalidas’s” life somewhere in 100-400BC period. Kalidas is leading a peaceful life and is romantically involved with the village belle – Mallika. Mallika wants best for the man she loves, so she insisits him to go to Ujjaiyni . Kalidas goes to Ujjaiyni and become known and famous. The pangs of separation from Mallika finds outlet in the great works of literature Kalidas creates. Mallika remains in Village waiting for her love to return. Kalidas does return to Mallika but as a broken and destitute man, to start life afresh and to amend the mistakes of allowing himself to be separated from Mallika’s life. But till then Mallika’s life has been completely changed.
About The Group:-  Bela Theatre needs no introduction for its original and meaningful contribution in promoting and enriching theatre for over 12years. Its productions have been acclaimed not only in Delhi but also in almost all major cities and even remote areas of the country. Probably ours is the only group which has experimented with  original plays in three languages Urdu, Hindi and Bhojpuri. The themes of our plays deals with human problems, the sorrows and joys and frustrations of human beings form a large canvas of our group.
(अम्बिका)                                                       CHANDRA KALA                                    .
(मल्लिका)                                                       FARAH ANWAR                                   
(कालिदास)                  ARUN JINDAL                                     
(दंतुल)                                                              SANJAY  MAKHIJA /JITENDER NAGAR
(मातुल)                                                           AMIT RAMAJI KUMAR/ABHINAV GOSWAMI
(निक्षेप)                                                            MOHIT BAISLA /SACHIN PAHWA
(विलोम)                   AMAR SAH
(रंगीनी)                    HIMANSHI  MAKHIJA
(संगिनी)                    MEENU SINGH
(अनुस्वार)                  MOHD.YUNUS
(अनुनासिक)                                                 LASIM/ASHWIN  KUMAR
(प्रियुन्गुमंजिरी)                                           SONALI PAL
SETS & PROPS                                                  JITENDER NAGAR & SANAD MISHRA
COSTUME                                                         MOHIT BAISLA
LIGHT                                                                MOHD.IJIAL
SOUND                                                              ABHINAV GOSWAMI
MAKE UP                                                           NEIL ARYA
PUBLICITY                                                        MEENU SINGH,TUSHAR MADAN
PLAY DESIGN                                                   MOHD.WASEEM AZAD
DIRECTION                                                      ARUN JINDAL

06.04.2012: Gandhi  Park
About the Play: Manav Kaul’s Park revolves around three people in a park, their fight over three benches and their conversations with each other. Their conversational debate makes one laugh and forces one to think about what it is that counts as a mark of territorial entitlement – caste, region or religion?
This play explores the issue of eventual displacement of human beings due to socio-economic, socio-political and cultural reasons, the issue of identity and the sense of belonging. It initiates a debate over these issues in the light of several examples from across the world. The play also takes a dig at the normative rules that people adhere to in order to get accepted by the society and often forget to reflect upon their consciousness. Is the mark of all these issues tied to questions of caste, region and religion only, or is it something more ephemeral?
About the Group: Wings Cultural Society has been conceived with the idea of translating social issues through meaningful theatre and cultural activities. It aims to spread awareness in society through exchange of ideas, and through raising debates relevant to our times. We endeavour to do socially relevant theatre and conduct workshops, seminars, debates and audio-visual shows in order to be involved in the ongoing social and intellectual churning.
Cast & Crew
Hussain                                    :Suraj Kumar
Uday                                        :Neelesh Singh / Premjish Achari
Iti                                             : Farha Noor
Nawaz                                       :Raj Kumar
Madan                                      : Manish Kumar / Tarique Hameed
Costume                                   :Greeny Francis
Set and Properties                      :Manoj Kumar, Uday  Bhardwaj
Music and Choreography           : Aparna Eswaran, A.P.Rajaram, Ankush Gupta
Poem                                        : Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Brochure and Poster                   : Anurima, Farha
Publicity                                   : Ghufran Raghib, Sujay, Laxmi, Ved, Violina, Mousumi,      Anurima, Suchetna
Coordinators                             : Ghufran Raghib, Anurima Chanda
Playwright                                 :Manav Kaul
07.03.2012: Jee! Hume to Natak karna hai
About the play
‘Jee, Hume to Natak Karna Hai’ is a play about an amateur theatre group striving hard to come out with a theatre performance which can cater its social responsibility. Most of them are new ones in theatre and they live in their own dreamland where social commitment and responsibility like words are forbidden. The director always stresses for a play which could be socially relevant but the actors want to be trained in acting so that they can use this training in media industry in future. They never come across an issue where they could cement there differences. The contradiction between the old school and the new continues and finally the director chooses to walk out from the group. At the end of the play the actors asks from the audience itself to suggests some issues which could be used as a subject for performance as they are mere actors.

About the Group

‘Sehar’ is a dynamic group, composed of different sections of society i.e., intellectuals, academicians, journalists, social scientists, activists, research scholars, art practitioners, & students, aiming for the change required in time. We have come together out of our concern for the society in which we are placed. The group takes off with the basic need of expressing and communicating for the problems of the marginalized and underprivileged section of our society.On Stage
Ramendra Chakarwarti, Akanksha Bansal, Priyansh Sharma, Jyotikant Bhoi, Pratiksha Kumar, Pooja Sinha, Ashish
Off Stage
Rehearsal Cordinator – Pratiksha Kumar
Sound –                         Anjana Ghosal, Divya Padmanabhan
Actor’s Trainer -           Pankaj Rathod
Concept & Direction -  Mrityunjay Prabhakar