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  • 'A Toy Operation Theatre'

    A Toy Operation Theatre, a short film by promising director Tamhid Ul Islam Nafi, has won eight national and international film festival awards. It stars popular actor Sabila Nur in her first short film role.

  • Shuvashis Sinha coming of age

    Shuvashis grew up in Ghoramara, a village in Moulvibazar, Sylhet that stands on the bank of Dholai River.

  • 'Mohajoner Nao' sails to Bhutan

    The Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in Bhutan brings a most popular theatre production of Bangladesh in Thimpu, named Mohajoner Nao (The Boat of Infinity). It is a significant initiative taken by

  • 'Mulluke Cholo' dedicated to tea labourers

    Recently, a theatrical performance by tea garden workers at the Deondi tea garden in the Chunarughat Upazila of Habiganj,

  • ‘Sonai Madhab’ flies to China

    Theatre troupe Loko Natyadal will stage their much-acclaimed production Sonai Madhab at Road and Belt Henan Art Festival 2018 in Henan, China. The festival began on May 14 and will continue till May 20. The troupe will stage two shows of the production on May 17 and 18 respectively.

  • A promising debut

    Hridmancho will be staging their first production drama titled Rudhir Rangini. The play is written and directed by Shubhashish Sinha and

  • The Lower Depths

    Watching a play is always an ephemeral experience. As a spectator you would not be disappointed with the performances of third year students from the Theater and Performance Studies Department of Dhaka University.

  • Eugene O' Neill's classic staged at Shilpakala

    With an aim to construct analytical plays while maintaining the artistic value, Shabdaboli started their journey back in 1978.

  • Palakar returns with “Ujane Mrityu”

    With the aim of popularising studio theater practice and interactive implementation of theater in creating social consciousness, Palakar started their journey in 2002. Their thirteenth production , Ujane Mrityu was staged in the Studio Theater Hall in National Shilpokola Academy, yesterday.

  • Indian classical theatre festival in Dhaka

    A five-day Indian classical theatre festival, featuring five classic Sanskrit plays by five troupes from India, will begin on May 10 at

  • Aranyak chalks two-day programmes marking May Day

    Aranyak Natya Dal, one of the leading theatre troupes of the country, has been observing International Workers' Day (also referred to as May Day, May 1) every year since 1982, with the philosophy 'theatre is not just entertainment; a sharp weapon in the class struggle'. This year will be no different, with the troupe set to hold two-day programmes to mark the occasion.

  • Aranyak chalks two-day programmes marking May Day

    Aranyak Natya Dal, one of the leading theatre troupes of the country, has been observing International Workers' Day (also referred to as May Day, May 1) every year since 1982, with the philosophy 'theatre is not just entertainment; a sharp weapon in the class struggle'. This year will be no different, with the troupe set to hold two-day programmes to mark the occasion.

  • Turongomi to participate in Philippine int'l dance fest

    Bangladeshi dance troupe Turongomi has been invited at Dance Xchange: Philippine International Dance Festival 2018 from April 26-30, 2018, according to a press release.

  • “Oprakritik Prakriti” to stage in Dhaka

    Habiganj-based theatre troupe Desh Natya Goshthi are bringing their latest production, “Oprakritik Prakriti” to the Dhaka stage later this week, after successful stagings in their locality.

  • “Hasonjaner Raja” to premiere tomorrow

    Prangonemor, one of the leading theatre troupes of the country, is bringing to stage a play about mystic poet and zamindar Hason Raja. Titled “Hasonjaner Raja”, the play has been written by eminent writer Shakur Majid and directed by Ananta Hira.

  • “Ekti Obastob Golpo” staged in Natore

    A reception was held for the family members of Babu Sankar Gobinda Chowdhury, who was awarded the Independence award 2018 (posthumous) for his contribution to the Liberation War. The play features the flaws in the social system. K Mondal, a convict to be executed for murdering his wife, does not die, rather loses consciousness. To revive him for the execution, the jailer and other attendants re-enact the incident for which Mondal has been sentenced to death.

  • Nagorik Natya Sampradaya celebrating Golden Jubilee

    Nagorik Natya Sampradaya, one of the top theatre troupes of the country, is celebrating their 50th founding anniversary, and four and a half decades of exhibiting plays for a fee, through elaborate programmes starting today.

  • 'Circus Circus' staged at RU Auditorium

    Popular theatre troupe Prachyanat's much-talked about play “Circus Circus” was staged at the Kazi Nazrul Islam Auditorium of Rajshahi

  • “Sampan Naiya” and “Putulnatya” staged at RU

    Two plays, “Sampan Naiya” and “Putulnatya”, were staged at Rajshahi University (RU) auditorium last week. Two troupes, Chattogram-based Uttaradhikar and Bangladesh Putul Natya Gobeshona O Unnayan Kendra respectively staged the plays on the third day of the week-long 'Bangladesh-India alliance theatre Festival-2018' at Rajshahi University campus.

  • Green University organises Shakespeare Festival

    A two-day Shakespeare Fest 2018 was organised by the English Club under the department of English of Green University of Bangladesh (GUB) recently.

  • Lal Jomin

    “Lal Jomin” at 150

    Shunyan Repertory Theatre's maiden production “Lal Jomin” is set to reach the landmark of 150 stagings tomorrow, as it tours the Moulvibazar district.

  • Sunnydale students stage Balmiki Pratibha

    As the red curtain rises, you find yourself in Ratnakar's forest densely filled with trees wildly entangled by creeping plants. You would panic at the look of the terrifying robbers of scary getup. Only by close observation do you realize that the robbers were little children, because they are section one students of Sunnydale School who performed “Balmiki Pratibha”, the first dance drama written by Rabindranath Tagore. The show took place on April 2 at the main auditorium of the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

  • “A Different Romeo and Juliet” to be screened at districts

    British Council Dhaka, in partnership with Dhaka Theatre has filmed the play “A Different Romeo and Juliet” which was performed by a

  • Inter-School Drama Festival held at Scholastica

    A two-day Inter-school Drama Festival concluded on March 24 at Scholastica Uttara Senior Section. The festival was held at the school's STM Hall where well- known schools and college from Dhaka city participated, according to a press release.

  • Prachyanat's “Laljatra” today

    To observe the dark night of March 25, 1971 when the Pakistani occupation army cracked down on Dhaka and launched one of the most

  • Drishtipat to stage “Raja Himadri” today

    Theatre troupe Drishtipat will stage the 40th show of their acclaimed play “Raja Himadri” this evening at 7pm at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital.

  • Prachyanat's 50th staging of “Kinu Kaharer Thetar” today

    On the 38th anniversary of Dhaka Padatik, Prachyanat will stage its production “Kinu Kaharer Thetar” for the landmark 50th time, at the National Theatre Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at 7pm today. The acclaimed play, written by Manoj Mitra and directed by Kaji Taufiqul Islam Imon, transports the audience to an imaginary country named Puttna, ruled by a fraudulent king. The comedy moves forward with several humorous

  • JKKNIU students stage two plays in Rajshahi

    The Theatre and Performance Studies Department of Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (JKKNIU) in Mymensingh staged two plays in Rajshahi, as part of their Rajshahi tour, on March 10. Upon invitation from Department of Theatre of Rajshahi University (RU), Masters students of Theatre and Performance Studies Department of JKKNIU staged musical drama “The Rebel Poet” at the RU campus.

  • Barak-Surma Theatre Festival 2018

    Surma river of Sylhet and Barak river of Assam may be divided by a border but the Barak-Surma valley share common folklore, culture and traditions.

  • Eksho Bosta Chal

    Dhaka Padatik's theatre festival underway

    Dhaka Padatik, one of the foremost theatre troupes of the country, is celebrating their 38th founding anniversary with an eight-day theatre festival at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA).

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