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The Asian Theatre Festival 2003
7 to 11 Jan, 2003
We heartily convey our humble gratitude to the Indian Council for Cultural
relations, New Delhi for providing on opportunity to host the Asian Theatre
Festival, 2003. And also thankful for bringing together such a diverse group of
gifted and groundbreaking National and Asian Theatre professionals, scholars,
art activists, producers, etc. in this festival.
It will certainly give a chance to witness new piece of work to the art lovers
of Manipur to take part in cross-cultural conversations and share in the process
that brings dramatic art to life.
Several plays were enacted at the festival. Please choose from the appropriate
Imphal, Jan 7 2003
The Governor Ved Marwah and the Director of Chorus Repertory
Theatre, Ratan Thiyam at the inauguration of the Asian
Theatre Festival, 2003 being organised by Chorus Repertory
Theatre in collaboration with the Indian Council of Cultural
Relations, New Delhi at Chorus Playhouse, The Shrine.
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The Black Tent Theatre, Japan
About the play:
It was mellow Japanese morning what happened on the tragedy.
The Synopsis: In Kubi family, many young people were dying, at 20 years of
Old generations were left behind. This is a story started from Mitsu, a woman in
the last Kubi family, She married to Intu family. A mountain dog attacked her.
Whole night day she was missing. When she came back she was something
suspicious. After 9 month, she was giving a birth. A baby came into this world,
boy named Tsukio. But 5 years after Mitsu, mother killed herself. Only Tsukio
and grandma were left. The old proverb is running the village, villagers were
started a rumour - Tsukio had “the running the God’s blood”. He was so isolated,
but he has had an offer of marriage. In the next morning of the wedding, the
This story was scripted in the northern part of Japan, and added several Asian
story. This drama is Story telling by a woman poet. She is like a fortune and
past teller. At the end of the story, when she stopped telling we native this a
Japanese story but common in all over Asia.
: An Indian actress
: Naoko Yamashita (Ms)
Jiro Shingmori (Mr.)
: Keiko Yokota (Ms)
: Tsuneo Kabo (Mr)
: Kaoru Oka (Ms)
The stage manager
: Shunichi Minami (Mr.)
: Hiroyuki Muneshige (Mr.)
: Natsuko Kiritani
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Vietnam National Theatre, Vietnam
Moonlight in a Small Courtyard
About the Play:
Because of the betrayal of her mother by a man, Phuong Nhuoc Minh was born
without a father. Phuong Nhuoc Minh, in turn, gave up the love of her life and
instead chose to marry a man who could offer her a stable life. But she could
not forger her-boyfriend and always regretted her mistake. Moreover, as a leader
of her district’s women’s Union, she tried to solve other women’s problems
though she could not solve her own. She was living a fake life without even
recognizing at herself.
The two generations, Nhuoc Minh and her mother always wishes that her children
would have real love counted upon Chinese traditional values. God help me . . .
. . do not ever bring the tragedy to the third generation. . . . . .Her
two-daughter fell in love yet disrupted her wish with Phuong Nhuoc Mint’s own
ex-boyfriend who she has secretly been searching for long time in vain. A big
hurricane came into their family and took away their serenity and happiness that
they had tried to keep for many years.
Six other characters that had their own fates and characteristics and never
seemed to end enhanced the generation conflict. However it was the second
daughter’s feminine kind of loving point of view that easily solved the problem.
They finally found out the best way to live together whereby every one of them
reached the beauty of women’s typical magnanimity. Nhuoc Minh eventually
realized her hypocritical opinions and courageously allowed real love which she
had lost to come to her daughter.
Ten women in the play by their own motives and dynamics drove away the storm and
found the real happiness that they had chosen.
- Ms Bich Thu
- Ms My Dung
- Ms Lan Huong
- Ms Chiew Xaun
- Ms Hong Loan
- Ms Le Ngoc
- Ms Thuy Phuong
- Ms Thuy Huong
- Ms Phuong Nga
- Ms Phuong Nam
- Mrs. Dang Tu Mai
- Ms Ha Thuc Van
- Mr. Trang Cong Vinh
Adapted and directed by:
Dang Tu Mai
About the Director:
Dang Tu Mai was born on October 27th, 1946 at Hanoi, Vietnam. Graduated from
Vietnam Fine Arts College (Hanoi) (1964) and got her Master’s degree on Theater
Direction from Kiev (Ukraine) film and Theater University (1987) and also in
Stage and Film Direction from the same University (1999). Working as leading
actress for 18 years in Vietnam National Theatre, she became Director of the
company since 1987. Her performances in “Luigi’s Heart” (1985) as second
director of the film “End of Misfortune” (1995). She was Co-director of the film
“The whisper of the war” (1996) and “After the Death” was still remembered. She
got the award of Golden Lotus at the Vietnam National Film Festival (1995) as
second director of the film “End of Misfortune” ( 1995). She was Co-director of
the film “The whisper of the war” (1996). She also acted in French movie named
“Road11” (1997). “Life of Paris”,, an opera was directed by her in 1997. During
1998-1999 she was acting coach of the film “The vertical Rays of the Sun” made
by Franco-Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung. She was co-director of the plays
like “The Glass Managerie”, “Light Source in Life” and Playgirl in Maxim’s
Restaurant” of the Artists Repertory Theatre. In 2002, she adapted “The gorilla
Singer” of the Chinese author Trieu Dieu Dan and “Moonlight in a Small Courtyard”
of Chinese author Back Phong Khe (Nov. 2002).
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Mebuyan Peace Project
PANAW, meaning, journey, is multi media musical theatre performance by women
music and theatre artists from Mindanao called the Mebuyan Peace Project.
The performance dwells on the themes of life, death, and peace-concerns faced by
contemporary Filipino women every day. The story revolves around the Mindanao
goddess Mebuyan and how her mythical presence weaves through and affects the
lives of three contemporary women: battered wife and overseas worker Rosario,
dead mother Delia who died fighting to protect the scared mountain Malakinay
from logging, and tribal priestess Bae Malimlim who brings the two women
The music-theatre is inspired from the Manobo myth about Mebuyan,the goddess of
the underworld who declared to rule over life and death after parting ways with
her brother Lumabet who ascended to ruled to the sky.
Ten years from the last known research about Mebuyan (1992), the goddess has
since transformed into an evil god banished to the depths of the earth for
having committed an evil deed. The performance aims to reclaim the existence of
the dying goddess.
Panaw promotes the concept of life and death as part of along journey. It
upholds the idea that living people must resolve their lives in the here, and
now lest their souls become restless and full of anguish in Mebuyan’s domain and
could get stuck there, unable to journey further to Gimokudan, the soul’s final
resting place. At the same time the play nurtures the idea that the journey IS
the destination as it tackles the issues of domestic violence, land loss,
environmental destruction, and women’s search for empowerment and meaning in
The performance utilizes music, movement, and video showing, with music being
the core form. The music is within the “world music” gene, employing various
indigenous vocal and instrumental techniques - an orchestra of earthy female
voices, acoustic guitars, and indigenous percussion instruments. The dance is
inspired from various Asian forms, particularly Mindanaoan - all OF THE EARTH.
About the play:
Rasario is an overseas worker. Battered by a husband who never allowed her to go
back home or see her siblings for nine years, she finally returns home to find
out her kin have either died or have gone away - nobody knows where.
Rosario decides to climb Mt. Malakinay to find comfort and there meets tribal
priestes Bae Malimlim who tells her she hears the sounds of the goddess
Mebuyan’s laughter and footsteps. She allows Rosario a glimpse of Mebuyan’s
domain. In Mebuyan’s domain, Rosario meets the restless soul of her mother
Delia was killed by company guards of a logging company in a protest action
against logging in Mt. Malakinay. Before she died, she told her children to run
away and look for greener pastures - to escape poverty, and the violence of
their everyday life. There was no future in the land, she said. Remorseful for
her last words, Delia’s soul roams Mebuyan’s domain in dreary existence while
the Goddess of the domain comforts her no end. Delia cannot journey to Gimokudan,
her final destination, until her spirit finds peace.
Seeing her mother in misery and reflecting on her own personal journeys filled
with violence and despair, Rosario finally decides to take full control of her
- Geejay Arriola
- Bayang Barrios
- Kaikai Lamanilao
- Christiane Lim
- Gauss Obenza
- ditz Villas
Concept and Artistic Direction
Music Arrangement and Direction
: Geejay Arriola
: Malou Tiangco, Geejay Arriola
: Geejay Arrila
: Gauss Obenza
: Malou Tianco
: Kaikai Lamanilao
: Geejay Arriola
: Lyndee Prieto, Maribel Legarda
: Aileen Fermalino
: Maribel Legarda, Lyndee Prieto
Mebuyan Peace Project, Inc. (MPP)
MPP is an all-women arts group composed of 16 music and theatre artists and
cultural workers coming from Mindanao’s best music and theatre companies: Sining
Kambayoka Ensemble, Kaliwat Theatre Collective, Kathara Theatre Collective,
Sining Kabpapagariya, Kariala Etniko Music ensemble, Kulturang Atin Foundation.
Inc. and seventh Heaven.
The organization is a little more than one year old, having been organized in
May 2001 although its members each have had 8-20 years experience in music,
theatre, and /or cultural development work. MPP is basically a group of
consultative nature, working on per project basis with its members more active
in their respective mother companies. The members come together occasionally
when there are creative projects specifically designed for women and children.
Mebuyan Peace Project traces its roots to the very first all-women’s theatre
Production in the Philippines in 1993, which involved many MPP members. Entitled
“Ova,” the trilogy was produced by the women of Kaliwat Theatre Collective..
From the artistic directors to playwrights to performers to the technical crew,
all those involved were women. It was the first attempt by any theatre group in
the country at an all-women production. The project’s purpose was to assert
women’s capabilities and strength in theatre work and to tell women’s stories
from the perspective of women.
In 1995, the women of Kaliwat gave birth to Malitan Project, the women’s desk in
the organization headed by Ma. Cecilia “Geejay” Arriola. Malitan Project
organized the Women Circle involving all the artists involved in “Ova” and some
15 other women development workers. The Women Circle was a loose organization of
women artist’s arid development workers who wanted to engage in crreative
pursuits. The Women Circle held several activities among which was a bi-monthly
Weaving meet where the women would share artistic talents, personal stories,
dances, poems, and food. The Circle also conducted several gender awareness
workshops, women’s cultural action workshops, dance and art workshops. The
one-year project culminated in the Women’s Work and Wisdom Concert held on March
8, 1996 to celebrate International Women’s Work and Wisdom Concert held on March
8, 1996 to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). It was huge success.
After the project ended in 1996 and the women’s desk of Kaliwat folded up
because of lack of funding and personnel, the Women Circle continued to meet
informally. In 1997, many members of the Women Circle gathered their energies
once more to celebrate IWD. The local government sponsored the two-day dance,
drama and song concert.
When war broke out in Mindanao in early 2000, many of the members of the Women
Circle became actively involved in peace and healing work using, primarily,
artistic expressions in stress-debriefing and psycho-social therapy workshops
for mostly children refugees in Maguindanao and Cotabato.
All these past wonderful initiatives and the continued cry for peace in Mindanao
were a source of renewed inspiration for several members of the women Circle to
seriously consider organizing themselves into a more formal formation. Thus May
19,2001 the Women Circle was reborn in another name: Mebuyan Peace Project,
Inc., to emphasize its renewed vision for PEACE.
The essence of Mebuyan Peace Project is Peacemaking through the Art.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
MA. CECILIAB. ARRIOLA (GEEJAY), Conceptualist, Librettist/Playwright, Music
Composer, Artistic Director, Performer;
is one of the founding members of Kaliwat Theatre Collective and was a full-time
artistrainer-organizer-researcher (ATOR) with Kaliwat from 1988-1995. She wrote
music for Kaliwat’s many theatre productions, where she was also frequently a
lead performer. Geejay also set up the women's program of Kaliwat Theatre
Collective in 1995. She has co-written and co-directed two short women’s plays
(1990, 1996), performed a solo dance and music concert in Taiwan (1996), and
participated in Theatreworks’ Flying Circus Project (2000) in Singapore. She
perfomed in “Seven Rituals of Mother Earth” as part of the National Performing
Team of Asian Council for Peoples Culture - Theatre for the Environment Network
(ACPC - Tent), a landmark Philippine play involving several indigenous artists.
Geejay has performed in Taiwan, Japan, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland,
Belgium, and the Netherlands.
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Nandikar, Kolkata, India
RIME OF AN ANCIENT MARINER
1977: Ajitesh Bandyopadhyay left the organization, which he had founded himself
- Nandikar - in a huff, perhaps to prove its strength - decided to stage The
Caucasian Chalk Circle. Thanks to the massive production of Football, we had an
ensemble of 55! We just didn’t have an actress to tackle Grusha/Lutfunneasa.
That’s when Swatilekha joined Nandikar.
Swatilekha had, under her belt, a double first class in English Literature, she
was at home both in Indian and Western Music (be it Piano or Violin or Flute!),
she knew how to dabble with paints and she possessed a natural gift to blend in
her acting virtuosity, creative joy and humanism. But, having hailed from small
town “Alloahabad, Swatilekha was an “outsider” in Calcutta. What with the
snobbery of some ‘philistine’ guardians, and what with her own inability to find
clues to the labyrinth of Calcutta Culture, Swatilekha remained for long an
‘alien’ Only a handful of friends and exceptions like Sombhu Mitra, Satyajit
Ray, Subhas Mukhopadhyay warmed up to her.
More than once, Swatilekha has been invited - to act, direct and for cultural
interaction - to England, Germany, France, the US & the USSR. Calcutta - the
cultural capital of this nation-has recognized her talents (Best Actress
Award/Best Musician Award and so on) rather late in the day. Only the other
evening, having witnessed Swatilekha’s versatile performance in Nagar Keeratan,
and noted educationist friend gushed: Swatilekha inspires reverential awe!
‘Better late than never!
As the eldest in Nandikar, - I have often regretted that perhaps I have failed to
bring out the best in her. Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine is a great play.
Perhaps Swatilekha would measure up to its humaneness and its histrionic
Hence, the re-creation of Shanu Roychowdhury.
The Production-process of Shanu Roychowdhury has been variously significant.
Collective efforts of ‘Insider’ of Nandikar have been complemented by friends
from ‘Outside’. And the juniors were privileged to learn from their interactive
This production-process of Shanu Roychowdhury has been variously significant.
Collective efforts of ‘Insider’ of Nandikar have been complemented by friends
from ‘Outside’. And the juniors were privileged to learn from their interactive
This production-process has been traumatic, to say the least. We exchanged
opinions, roughed up and sometimes even lacerated each other: In short, we dared
the dangers of democracy! This interaction happened with friends like Jai
Goswami, Jamil Ahmed and many others. In this celebration we failed to bring in
many whether they have missed something or not is for them to judge. We
certainly feel deprived.
Did someone say brevity is the soul of wit!
I bet you won’t recognize me now. Can you, now? Frankly, I can’t recognize my
own self - when the first rays of the sun reflect on me from the snowy peaks of
Macchapuchhare. Or when I get friendly with the silvery fish while swimming in
the blue waters of Pokhara. Or when my new friend Colombus comes along and asks:
‘You search dream again?’
The walls around me: How long have I talked to you - only you! My husband, son,
daughter, even my neighbours - all have been walls. I hate the joke of it! But
then, you alone knew how I dreaded the life beyond the four walls. As a child,
jumping from the high walls was just just a child’s play to me. What has
happened since? Slowly, inexorably, Shanu Roychowdhary was buried in the shadows
of the 42 years old Mrs. Shanu Mazumdar. You asked: How are you?’ Shanu Mazumdar
responded : I am OK’ OK, for the vegetables are fresh. OK, for we are all keeping
well. OK, for the children are physically intact. Thus we merrily carry on. And,
then, before we can discover ourselves, we cease to exist, crushed by unspent
every and unrealised dreams.
I was wife. I was mother. Once again, I’m Shanu Roychowdhary. Can’t I talk you to
sit beside me by this lake, overseeing mountains, and sip with me - though not
officially - some Pepsi?
I was, I must confess, a long, hard, often painful journey right though the
formative phases of shanu Roychowdhury. Often I felt greatly elated : this was
one play that would be mine, entirely mine ! But i was apprehensive, too, deeply
so: I would have to bear the cross all by my self- whether on stage or in
rehearsals ! Suggestions from friends would hurt my pride. If, on the country,
they stood aloof, I would feel like a forlorn child.
Conflicting as such pulls are, they have their rewards as well. One precious
lesson I have learnt : Not in isolation, but, only in communion, you discover
you true self.
Rudrababu has often remonstrated. Gautam has often matched my ‘moods’, but has
always come back to offer me a true creativ einspiration. And, for months
together Debshankar, Sanchayan, along with other students of mine, have acted as
true guardians, doling our indulgence and admonition in equal measure, making me
feel like a queen!
Finally, in a pool of dazzling light, Shanu roychowdhury will cry, laugh, stumble,
romp around and try to transcend her gravitational pulls. But deep inside,
while performing all by myself, i shall happily know that my friends from far
and near are all keeping me company!
In need of your best wishes,
I am, Yours humbly,
Performance : Swatilekha Sengupta
[The play has one intermission of 15 minutes.]
Words & Initiation
: Willy Russell
: Rudraprasad Sengupta
: Goutam Halder
: Bhaskar Chandavarkar
: Sanchayan Gohos
: Jyoti Datta
: Sohini Sengupta Halder
: Gautam Halder (Sr.) Chandi Lahiri,
Kaushik Roychowdhury, Dwijen Bhattacharya
: Netai Das, Ratan Das, Susanta Datta,
Jahar Das, Mritunoy Naskar, Mithu Dey
: Kartik Das, Bablu Das, Susanta Mondal
: Himangshu Pal
: Debshankar Halder, Parthapratim Deb, Dipak Mitra,
Swarup Das, Cautam Basak, Samrat Basu, Abhijit Ghosh, Swajan Mukherjee,
Sumoulindra Acharya, Kanika basu, Rina Rana
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Chorus Repertory Theatre,
(Based on Ritusamharam by Mahakavi Kalidasa)
Saint poet Jaideva writing about Mahakavi Kalidasa says, “Poetry was a child of
Valmiki who was groomed and nurtured and brought to the enlightened world along
with embellishments of numerous forms and hues of Leelas by Bhagwan Ved Vyasa.
That damsel of muse (Kavita Kanya) with glittering ornamentations and adornments
of Vidharaba tradition, on her own accord, accepted Kalidasa as her bridegroom”.
Sixth century poet Kalidasa’s gems of his poetic genius in Sanskrit literature
that have been acknowledged world over and presented on stage in numerous
translations include works like Abhignan Shakuntalam, Malavikagnimitram,
Meghdootam, Ritusamharam, Kumarsambhav, Vikramaorvashiyam, etc, etc.
Based on ‘Ritusamharam’ by Kalidasa, this play is a description of Indian cycle
of seasons, portraying the close interaction of life and natuer. Kalidasa writes
about the six seasons: Grishma, Varsha, Sharad, Hemanta, Shishir, Vasanta in
Graphic details. It narrates, in impeccable detail, the impact of seasons not
only on the human psyche, animals’ and birds’ behaviour but also on other
animate or inanimate things like insects, flora and fauna. His poetic images are
insightful, graphic and powerful.
A narrative poem by birth, ‘Ritu’ is not a play in the conventional sense.
Kalidasa describes six seasons in as many episodes and they are being presented
in visual interpretation as it is . Each episode is complete in itself. There is
no tangible story line and there is no effort to create one.
The performances try to underline the fact that all human energy is derived from
the nature. Now that man is isolating himself and moving away from nature, he is
loosing that power and energy that he derived from the beautiful nature.
It is a simple expression, through his own vocabulary, of a director who lives
in a contemporary world. It is that simple.
|Pariparshik - I
|Pariparshik - II
|Nayak - I
|Nayak - II
|Nayak - III
|Nayika - I
|Nayika - II
|Nayika - III
Somo,Premjit,Joykumar,Ratankumar,Santikumar, Angoutombi, Kumarjit,Nimai,
||Susha,Nganbi,rasheshori,Leimatombi,Sanjuria, Dhakeshwori, Sujata,
|Assistant Stage Manager
|Set & Props
||Premananda, Nimai, Ratankumar
||Somi, Chingkheinganbi, Shushma
||Ojha Lakpati, Ojha Shyamchand, Ojha Chaobhal, Ojha Ibochaoba, Ojha
Ibohal. Ojha P. Gandha, Ojha Khomei, Amusana Devi.
|Original text by
|Performance text, Music,
Design & Direction
(The work is played in 105 minutes)
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The Chorus Repertory Theatre was established in the valley of small hill state,
Manipur that is surrounded by the great nine-folds of mountains guarded by
mighty tribes on the top in the easternmost part of India in April 1976.
Located on the outskirts of Imphal, Manipur’s capital city, Chorus repertory
theatre’s two-acre campus has been slowly built (and six times rebuilt after
disastrous monsoons) to accommodate a self-sufficient way of life, with housing
and working quarters for the company. It is now an important regional and
national center for contemporary theatre. This year, its 25th anniversary
season, the company dedicates its first permanent theatre called “ The Shrine”,
a 200 - set auditorium designed by Ratan Thiyam with space for set construction
Thiyam’s 1984 Chakrayvuha, performed more than 100 times around the globe,
thrust the company into the global spotlight. With Uttarpriyadarshi, equally
acclaimed as a masterpiece, Thiyam continued his examination of the human
condition, expanding his explorations of war and power to embrace the search for
enlightenment, reconciliation and peace.
Equipped with its most outstanding performances in many International festivals
in India and abroad, this repertory has able to earn the prestigious “Fringe
Firsts Award, 1987” from Edinburgh International Theatre Festival, “Indo-Greek
Friendship Award, 1984 (Greece), “Diploma of Cervantino International Theatre
Festival, 1990 (Mexico), East-west Encounter, 1986 (Mumbai), Dublin Theatre
Festival, 1987 (Dublin), Festival of India in Festival, 1987, Cardiff
International Theatre Festival, 1987 (Cardiff), Glasgow Festival, 1987,
(Glasgow), Mitsui International Theatre Festival, 1992 (Japan), Toga
international Theatre Festival, 1994 (Japan), Festival d’ aviignon, 1995
(France), International conference on “culture of Peace: The Experience and
Experiments” 1996 (New Delhi), Festival of India in Thailand, 1996, South Asian
Theatre Festival, 1997 (Bangladesh), 50 years of Indian Independence Day
celebration in Sri Lanka, 1997, Festival of Perth, 1998 (Australia), Telstra
Adelaide Festival, 1998 (Australia), New Zealand International Festival of the
Arts, 1998 (Brazil), Indian Trade Fair Exhibition at Dhaka (Bangladesh), 1999,
50 years of Indian Independence Day celebration in Nepal, 2000. Fall 2000 North
American Debut Tour and presented the public performances in the following
venues during the entire tour: Kennedy Center (Washington DC), University of
Massachusetts (Amherst), Ordway Center of the Performing Arts & Walker Art
Center (Minneapolis/St. Paul), University of California (Berkeley), UCLA
Performing Arts (Los Angeles), University of Arizona (Tucson), Duke University
(Durham, North Carolina), Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York). In following
years the repertory has been participated BeSeTo International Theatre Festival,
2001 (Japan), Barbican International Theatre Event, 2001 (BITE: 01), London
(United Kingdom), 3rd International Spring Arts Festival 2002, Shizuoka (Japan)
and Toga Festival 2002 Toga (Japan)
The repertory has also performed with great success in various places and cities
including - London, Delphi, Kalamata, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Athens, Yaroslow,
Leningrad, Minsk, Barisova, Southampton, Omag, Amsterdam, Gaisnborough,
Bradford, Querentaro, Guanajuato, Cruz-AZul, Guaquil, Quito, Havana, Manizales,
Cuba Bogata, Lima, Thimpu, Haa, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Wellingthon, Zurich,
Kathmandu, Tokyo, Tohga, Toyama, etc.
|Y. Joykumar Singh
|Dr. N. Tombi Singh
|C. Samarendra Singh
“THE SHRINE” PLAYHOUSE:
Conceived and designed by Ratan Thiyam, “The Shrine’ Playhouse is a result of
our dedication towards the development of theatre constantly trying to find a
place of performance of our own and built from the small savings that was made
from the performances of our plays in the last twenty-five yers. The most
important aspect of this playhouse is the “Labour of love” or “Shramdaan”
contributed by the artistes of the Chorus Repertory Theatre which makes eighty
percent of the entire work including earth work, iron work, mason work, woood
work, landscaping, gardening etc. etc. was brought with collective thingking and
determination to see our dream comes true.
Though the entire complex of Chorus Repertory Theatre was swept away several
times during floods, the courage to face it and restructure the whole area again
and again by its own artistes itself is an example of firm determination seldom
to be found anywhere.
The aim behind this tiredless effort by the members of Chorus Repertory
Theatre is also an attempt to make assessment of our work taking up theatre as
The entire playhouse and complex including massive garden and long Exhibition
corridor from the entrance stands at 1.75 acres of land with Langol hills at the
backdrop is now a major landmark of Art and Culture in the North East region.
The Auditorium and size of the stage is of International standard with
sufficient back stage for any International performances.
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