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Street theatre festival concludes

Street theatre festival concludes

A catalyst for social change

A scene from the play.
A scene from the play.

A three-day Dhaka Divisional Pathnatya Utsab (Street Theatre Festival), beginning on February 23, concluded at the Town Hall premises on Feb. 25.
Prominent drama groups of Mymensingh and Tangail staged plays at the festival titled “Drama against anarchy”.
The festival organised by Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation (BGTF), was assisted by Mymensingh Theatre Association.
On the inaugural day, Bahurupi Natya Sangstha staged “Shaheeder Kotha Bole”, written and directed by Sabuj Sarwar and Shahadat Hossain Khan Hilu; “Bornomalar Chokhe Jaal” by Bidrohi Natya Goshthi; and “Eder Dhoriye Din” by Chhayanat Sahitya Sangskritik Dal of Mymensingh.
On the second day, Ensemble Theatre staged “Sunagoriker Sondhane”, written and directed by Moloy Bhowmik and Abul Mansur respectively.  Natya Dal Samprodaye staged “Open Secret” on the second day.
On the concluding day, Sanket Natya Dal from Tangail staged “Abohoman Tangail”, written and directed by Zakir Hossain and Jhilik Natya Sangstha staged “Eei Deshe Eei Beshe'.
Marking the inaugural ceremony of the festival, a discussion was held.
Ekramul Haque Titu was the chief guest with Shahadat Hossain Khan Hilu, presidium member of BGTF in the chair.
Organising secretary of BGTF Uttam Saha and Saiful Islam Dudu addressed the discussion among others.
The speakers said, theatre can catalyse social change and help build a Bangladesh free from oppression and hunger.
Culture enlightens the people and our journey towards this goal will continue, they said.

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