‘Nil Chhaya’ reconjures ghosts of Bengal’s Indigo Revolution

‘Nil Chhaya' connects the Indigo Revolt to the oppressions faced by present day garment factory workers in Bangladesh.

National dance-drama festival begins at BSA today

A three-day-long national dance-drama festival has begun in Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Wednesday. The festival will be inaugurated today, and will continue on July 24 and 25.

Prachyanat to stage ‘Khawabnama’ in BSA

Popular theatre troupe, Prachyanat is ready to stage their popular play “Khawabnama” at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday.

Celebrating the legacy of Dhaka Theatre

Dhaka Theater was founded on July 29, 1973, with the slogan, “Moulik Natok Monchayoner Maddhome Bangla Natoker Mukti”. Established by noted cultural personality and freedom fighter Nasiruddin Yousuff, along with a few other freedom fighters, the theatre troupe has also garnered acclaim by staging plays internationally. Today marks the 48th founding anniversary of Dhaka Theatre.

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 this, the federation has expressed their dissatisfaction in a statement.

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.

September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022

‘Nil Chhaya’ reconjures ghosts of Bengal’s Indigo Revolution

‘Nil Chhaya' connects the Indigo Revolt to the oppressions faced by present day garment factory workers in Bangladesh.

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

How I became Tamijer Baap in ‘Khowabnama’

I found myself looking for him beyond the pages of Elias's novel, among the old men who beg on the streets of Dhaka, or in the madman lying on the footpath, trying to say something  in a huff or lost in a hallucination on the open road.

July 20, 2022
July 20, 2022

National dance-drama festival begins at BSA today

A three-day-long national dance-drama festival has begun in Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Wednesday. The festival will be inaugurated today, and will continue on July 24 and 25.

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

Prachyanat to stage ‘Khawabnama’ in BSA

Popular theatre troupe, Prachyanat is ready to stage their popular play “Khawabnama” at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday.

March 26, 2022
March 26, 2022

Theatre celebrates golden jubilee with Independence Day specials

Celebrating the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence and their journey of 50 years, noted drama troupe Theatre has launched a year-long initiative. Marking Independence Day, they will be staging well-known plays.

December 21, 2021
December 21, 2021

Liberation War through the eyes of differently abled artistes

The 20 minute technical show was showcased at the Liberation War Museum. Directed by differently abled British theatre director, Ramesh Meyyappan, the play emphasised on the theme of the 1971 genocide and Liberation War without the use of any dialogues.

December 1, 2021
December 1, 2021

Portraying genocide across 64 districts

Commemorating the struggle of our Liberation war, Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence and birth centenary of the Father of The Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. noted cultural and theatre personality Liaquat Ali Lucky, Director General of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), has conceptualised and organised ‘Gonohotta Poribesh Theatre’. Based on the mass genocides in 1971, the plays are being staged in 64 districts across the country.

November 2, 2021
November 2, 2021

Voicing out through art

Voicing out through art

October 9, 2021
October 9, 2021

Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival photo gallery

The ninth installment of the Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival kicked off at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on October 1.

September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021

Afzal Hossain returns to theatre with ‘Pendulum’

Afzal Hossain is one of the most celebrated actors in the industry. Throughout the golden period of television, the multifaceted actor garnered widespread appreciation and popularity for his diverse and memorable characters.