Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation expresses dissatisfaction over budget for cultural activities

The Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation has been demanding that one percent of the national budget be allocated to cultural affairs. However, it was not implemented in the budget this time. For...

Theatre and cultural activist Saiful Islam Mahmud no more

Theatre and cultural activist Saiful Islam Mahmud passed away last night. Renowned thespian Nasiruddin Yousuff Bachchu confirmed the news to The Daily Star.

Padatik Natya Sangsad’s ‘Prerona’ promotes autism awareness

Popular theatre troupe Padatik Natya Sangsad’s 33rd production “Prerona'' premiered at Bangladesh Mahila Samity’s Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium yesterday, marking World Autism Awareness Day....

Aly Zaker hospitalised

Renowned stage and TV actor, director Aly Zaker has been admitted to a hospital in Dhaka after he fell ill.

‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Anthony & Cleopatra’ streaming for free on YouTube

The National Theatre in London recently announced that live recordings of Danny Boyle's Frankenstein and Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Ralph...

Dhaka Theatre: A legacy

One of the most illustrious theatre troupes in the capital, Dhaka Theatre was predominantly formed by young freedom fighters including prominent filmmaker, Nasir Uddin Yousuff, renowned playwright...

June 6, 2021
June 6, 2021

Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation expresses dissatisfaction over budget for cultural activities

The Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation has been demanding that one percent of the national budget be allocated to cultural affairs. However, it was not implemented in the budget this time. For...

May 23, 2021
May 23, 2021

Theatre and cultural activist Saiful Islam Mahmud no more

Theatre and cultural activist Saiful Islam Mahmud passed away last night. Renowned thespian Nasiruddin Yousuff Bachchu confirmed the news to The Daily Star.

April 3, 2021
April 3, 2021

Padatik Natya Sangsad’s ‘Prerona’ promotes autism awareness

Popular theatre troupe Padatik Natya Sangsad’s 33rd production “Prerona'' premiered at Bangladesh Mahila Samity’s Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium yesterday, marking World Autism Awareness Day....

March 18, 2021
March 18, 2021

Ten-day theatre festival underway at Bangladesh Mahila Samity

On the occasion of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence, the Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation arranged a ten-day theatre...

February 12, 2021
February 12, 2021

Two-day festival in remembrance of Mannan Hira begins at Shilpakala

In memory of noted playwright and Bangla Academy winner Mannan Hira, a two-day theatre festival, organised by Aranyak Natyadal, began at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) from today.

February 6, 2021
February 6, 2021

‘Kanjoosh’ brings laughter to the stage amid pandemic

Among prolific playwrights, Moliere is a household name in comedy. Adaptation of one of his most famous works, “The Miser”, translated as “Kanjoosh” has been a landmark production in the history of...

November 18, 2020
November 18, 2020

Aly Zaker hospitalised

Renowned stage and TV actor, director Aly Zaker has been admitted to a hospital in Dhaka after he fell ill.

October 1, 2020
October 1, 2020

Theatre resuming at Shilpakala Academy from Oct 23

Three performance halls of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) -- National Theatre, Experimental Theatre and Studio Theatre -- are set to open their doors to theatre lovers of the country from...

May 16, 2020
May 16, 2020

When the shows don’t go on

As we wrestle with the coronavirus pandemic, theatre artistes and production workers are trying to figure out how to stay afloat and take care of their community, since the very notion of live...

May 2, 2020
May 2, 2020

‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Anthony & Cleopatra’ streaming for free on YouTube

The National Theatre in London recently announced that live recordings of Danny Boyle's Frankenstein and Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Ralph...