Situated in the valley surrounded by beautiful hills and lush green areas, the culturally rich North-East regions are widely known for their plays. In order to showcase the magnificence of theatre, the National School of Drama is going to perform plays based on the North-East part of India through the theatre festival ‘Poorvottar Rashtriya Rang Utsav’.
A total of five plays consisting of two Manipuri plays, two Assamese plays and one play from Sikkim will be staged first, in New Delhi at the Abhimanch auditorium from August 24-28 before being staged in Amritsar from August 26–30. The party will then move to Jaipur from August 28 to September 1, with the last stage of the tour commencing in Vadodara from August 30 to September 3. Some of the plays that are scheduled to be performed are as Bacchae, directed by <g data-gr-id="21">Thawai</g> Thiyam of the Manipuri group Chorus Repertory Theatre, Aeserengaa Rood, directed by Pranjal Saikia of the Assamese group Sanskritic Mancha and Hami Nai <g data-gr-id="22">Aafai</g> Aaf, heralded by Bipin Kumar of the Sikkim Centre group.
Waman Kendre, Director, National School of Drama, said, “In Indian contemporary theatre, the North-East leads the roost in <g data-gr-id="19">theatre</g> production. It has made an impact not only on Indian audience but also worldwide. Such theatre practices need to be showcased all over the country in order to enrich theatre enthusiasts, artists, practitioners and the whole community at large.”