Come back in Theatre World
Well friends, it is with great pleasure to announce my ‘come back’ in the world of Drama. Not later than last week itself, the preparations have been started in order to participate in the 2013 edition of the National Drama Festival, organised by the Ministry of Arts and Culture.What I know is that there are lots of drama clubs from colleges, private groups etc who are used to participate in the competition. Me, my last participation dates back in 2004, where I got a ‘Special Jury Award’ for my performance in the main role in ‘Ek Mouthi Maout’, which I also directed. This was the time when there were 2 groups willing to participate in the National Drama Festival at MGI College, Moka. Then Group B, contacted me and in 2 weeks, we changed the script, and did the play. It was a difficult task! Specially for me, there was the Form V (SC) exams approaching. But I still enjoy those moments when we used to do rehearsals in the music hall of MGI, and of course, there were lots of talented artists in the play, like Suyash Dhurmea (Best Actor – Marathi) and guidance of Ashish Beesoondoyal, English Teacher at that time.
After nearly 9 years of absence in the competition, time to try participating again. I am aware of the competition between groups in the same village of Triolet, but nevertheless it is a matter of pride also that there are entries from this village of language and culture (and politics).
Currently, I am recruiting artists and happy to see a mix of both experienced artists and new beginners one. We are bringing fresh blood in the field of Dramatic Arts. The casting needs to be finalised by this week and currently we are doing ‘Script Reading’.
I admit there is a tight schedule, as other competing groups, I am sure have had already started their rehearsals in as early as February.
But nevertheless, we have taken this challenge and we are all determined to do our best, under the guidance of experts from Academy of Performing Arts.
Stay tuned for more updates friends..
Next week, on Monday 25 March there is the Directors Meeting, where we will know on which date our play is scheduled for the Preliminaries at Serge Constantin Theater, Vacoas.
Till then we are busy with rehearsals.