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Theatre

Ganga-Jamuna Theatre Fest set to begin in September

Ganga-Jamuna Theatre Fest set to begin in September

Ganga-Jamuna Theatre and Cultural Festival will begin from September 1. The eight-day festival aims at consolidating the harmony between Bangladesh and India through cultural exchange. The programme will feature theatrical performances by 14 troupes from Bangladesh and India. The festival will simultaneously take place at the National Theatre and the Experimental Theatre Hall....

A TALE OF DECEPTION AND DISILLUSIONMENT

A TALE OF DECEPTION AND DISILLUSIONMENT

Theatre premiered their latest production “Kuhokjal” to a houseful audience recently at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. This was the 45th play of the troupe. Written by Masum Reza and directed by Tropa Majumdar, the play unmasks the innate inhumanity of humans through a story involving betrayal, murder and deception. As...

Onsumble Theatre stages - Kanjush

Onsumble Theatre stages - Kanjush

Onsumble Theatre, a leading drama group of Mymensingh staged “Kanjush”, a translated comedy at District Shilpakala Academy auditorium Friday evening. The play was directed by Md Abul Monsur, president of Onsumble Theatre. The cast of the play were Romaiya Tabassum Shimana, Mahfuz Sristi, Asaduzzaman Rubel, Abul Monsur, Sumiya Tabassum Bannya, Sanjida Wahid Omi and Joy...

Bangladeshi artistes lauded in Kolkata

Bangladeshi artistes lauded in Kolkata

As homage to Tagore on his 73rd death anniversary, an Indo-Bangladesh collaborative production was held at Satyajit Ray Auditorium, RTC, ICCR, Kolkata on August 8. Samiul Islam Poluck (Bangladesh) and Iman Chakraborty (Kolkata) recited and read out Tagore creations both in Bengali and in English while Mustapha Khalid Palash and Shwapnil Shojib (Bangladesh) with...

Playwright Sujoy Basak stands tall

Playwright Sujoy Basak stands tall

Dedicated theatre activist Sujoy Kumar Basak, who began his career as a playwright in 1993, has scripted around 70 stage plays. He has also written several tele-movies, screened at different venues in Mymensingh.  Sujoy earned repute with his plays on burning social issues. His comedies on social evils also earned acclaim. Starting off on an early career in theatre, Sujoy joined Bidrohi Natya Goshthi in Mymensingh town as an activist in 1992 and worked with senior artistes of the group for several years. Later, Sujoy founded Jagoroni Natya Goshthi in 1994 and promoted many young talents in the theatre arena. Now Sujoy works under the banner of SB Media. Some of the plays...

Mohajoner Nao to be staged in Kolkata

Mohajoner Nao to be staged in Kolkata

Subachan Natya Sangsad is set to stage their much-acclaimed production,    “Mohajoner Nao” at the Root Musical Festival in Kolkata. The four-day festival is currently running at Rabindrasadan and Ganendra Pradarshanshala in Kolkata. Subachan will stage their play on August 4, the closing day of the festival declared as Bangladesh Day by the organisers. “Mohajoner...

A walk through a killing ground

A walk through a killing ground

Theatre is an aesthetic expression of innate human creativity that revolves around human lives. The performing art imitates society on stage and conveys certain messages. Sometimes it is interactive enough to help the audience identify themselves with the characters and become a part of the action on the stage. “Yuddh Puran”, an environmental play...

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In conversation with theatre director Debashish Ghosh

In conversation with theatre director Debashish Ghosh

Debashish Ghosh has been associated with the theatre world for decades. Though he started off as a theatre actor, he is now better known as a director with Dhaka Padatik. In a conversation with The Daily Star, he talked about his journey in theatre and more. How did you make a foray into theatre? Debashish:...

Hamlet at Natmondal, DU

Hamlet at Natmondal, DU

Theatre and Performance Studies Department of Dhaka University is set to stage “Hamlet” at Natmondal on DU campus marking, Dhaka University Day. The production, assisted by Edward M. Kennedy Center, will run from July 4-7 at 7:30pm. Vice-chancellor of Dhaka University, Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique will inaugurate the four-day theatre fest on June 4...

Nagorik brings Manto classics to theatre

Nagorik brings Manto classics to theatre

Nagorik Natya Sampradaya is set to premiere their latest production “Nam-Gotrohin” today, combining three short stories – “Kaali Shalwar”, “License” and “Hatak”-- by noted Pakistani writer Sadat Hasan Manto. The show will be held at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) at 7pm. Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Speaker of the Jatya...

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