Thursday, October 30, 2014

12th Edition of NSD's Jashne Bachpan Set to Enthral Children from all Walks of Life

 

New Delhi: The rainbow, the fables and the drama were all part of the reality which one could not wean ourselves from as children. Many a plays of TIE (Theatre in Education Co.) have also become a part of the same fantasy world for children who have been exposed to it. Have you forgotten, the colourful characters of ‘Pyaas Lagi Hai Mercury Piyo’ or the honest Alibaba of ‘Khulja Sim Sim’ or the ingeniously naughty worms of ‘Kitabon Mein Hulchul’ – all these are TIE productions that has stirred and shaken some of the most confined human emotions in the audience, more so for children.

T.I.E. Co has staged over 1200 shows, 350 workshops catering to more than 11 lakhs children apart from college students, teachers, parents and theatre lovers across the world with their plays celebrates its glorious 25 years. It has not only educated and entertained audiences in India but has also captured hearts in Poland, China, Philippines and Japan. 34 plays by renowned directors like late Shri B.V. Karanth, Shri Barry John, Dr. Mohan Agashe, Mr. Wolfgang Kolneder, Prof. Tripurari Sharma & many more had a long haul and an impactful journey with children theatre through TIE Co.

Celebrating some of the best children’s flavours and a distinct palate back on stage, every autumn National School of Drama (NSD) organizes a festival of theatre for children. This year, the 12th edition of Jashne Bachpan, from 2nd to 14th November, will make sure that children are treated to the best through theatre for children. Jashne Bachpan 2014 will be featuring various performances in 8 languages – Assamese, Bengali, English, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Hindi and 1 non-verbal from 14 States/Union Territories at the National School of Drama Campus, Bhawalpur House, New Delhi.

This year NSD has invited the participation of Zonal Cultural Centres to get involved and extend encouragement and support to the various participating groups for increasing regional participation. In its Silver Jubilee year, TIE Co. is also organizing its first ever three-day seminar during the festival. This three day educational seminar, titled, ‘Theatre for children; who’s need is it?’ from 12th to 14th November will have known theatre personalities like Rudraprasad Sengupta, Feizal Alkazi, Kanchan Sontakke, Bansi Kaul and many more.

T.I.E. Company’s this year’s edition of Jashne Bachpan envisages maximum participation of child performers, adult performers and experts in the field. In its journey of 25 years, T.I.E. Company has emerged as an international body which has enticed, educated and empowered many young minds through its performance, workshops, Sunday clubs and festivals. Moreover, NSD this year has embarked on an initiative to not only include the children of the privileged strata of the society as audiences but also to include the underprivileged children. For every show, National School of Drama will invite maximum number of children with the help of various NGO’s from Delhi NCR.

As one of the major highlights, all the genres of theatre for and with children will be included in the current edition of Jashne Bachpan in terms of performances. Jashne Bachpan 2014 will have performances at venues including Abhimanch, Bahumukh and NSD Open Lawns and will include works of such Directors as Swatilekha Sengupta, K.G. Krishnamurthy, Laique Hussain, Bhagirathi, Jayati Bose, N. Jadumani Singh, Dr. Sripad Bhat, Mandya Ramesh, Manik Roy, Chandradasan, Joy Sankar Bhattacharjee, Jaimini Pathak, Radhika Ingle, K.V. Ganesh, Dr. Danish Iqbal, Goutam Gope, Parthapratim Deb, Dinesh Kakoti , Rajkumar Raikwar, Gagan Dev Riar, Chakresh Kumar, Binod Roy, Neeraj Gahlot, Tathagata Chaudhuri & Anirban Bhattacharya, Bharat More & Anvay Ashtivkar whose performances have been chosen from the 127 plays that came to the screening committee from all over the country.

In addition to these performances a director’s meet is scheduled to take place every morning from 4th  November to 11th November daily from 10:30am where play directors, group leaders and group members of Jashne Bachpan and media can interact to absorb energies, skills and processes in order to gain inspiration for their future work.

Shri Ratan Thiyam, Chairperson NSD Society, reiterates, “Mega Events of children theatre should happen regularly on the national level. By organizing such theatre for children of today we are preparing a generation which will be more creative, responsible and sensitive to their environment. NSD’s TIE Co has been instrumental in training the young minds for thinking out of the box and it has also introduced motivational aspects in creativity in Indian education.”

Prof. Waman Kendre, NSD Director, says, “It’s a proud moment for NSD as TIE Co. has completed 25 years now. TIE has been instrumental in educating and empowering young minds in Rang Sanskar who have achieved fame in theatres, films and television. Children theatre is the need of the hour as it is important in shaping up a child’s personality, confidence, vision and sensitivity as an artist and also a healthy citizen. Children theatre is a very important part of theatrical experience and its time we should include theatre as part of the curriculum.”

Shri. Abdul Latif Khatana, TIE Co. Chief, says, “Completing 25 years of Sanskar Rang Toli has been a fascinating and problem solving journey for all of us who have worked as performers, directors, teachers and students. Working with and performing for children in unusual spaces and conditions have taught us to explore new ways of achieving our objectives through various activities and settings. The T.I.E. Co has so far, created multiple" Educational, Dramatic and Theatrical Practices" for children ideating a vision for few more decades to come.”

Jashne Bachpan 2014 will be inaugurated by Shri Shripad Yasso Naik, Honorable Minister of Tourism and Culture on Sunday, 2nd November 2014 at 6 pm at Abhimanch in New Delhi Campus of National School of Drama. The inaugural ceremony will be followed by “Bal Rang”, a performance of various artists which will be guided by Sh. Laique Hussain.

Jashne Bachpan was started in 1998 by T.I.E Co., NSD in order to contribute to the growth and development of children’s theatre across the country, and has now come to be regarded as one of the largest and most important theatre festivals in India for Children.

About Sanskar Rang Toli (T.I.E. Co)

Sanskar Rang Toli (T.I.E. Co.) of NSD was established on October 16th 1989, and completed 25 years of its existence. It consists of adult actors performing and working with children round the year. The Toli began with an objective of bridging the gap between passive education and an active method of learning by doing through its performances of varied plays, Summer Workshops on self-development and social integration, Sunday Club for devising original performances with children, workshops with teachers on effective teaching-learning process. All these activities are practiced round the year.

Courtesy INDIA EDUCATION DIARY.COM

National School of Drama Sanskar Rang Toli Presents "Jashnebachpan"- the National Theatre Festival for Children.

 

The national Children's theatre festival will be organised by NSD from November 2 to November 2014 at New Delhi. 25 different plays from different parts of India in different genres including adaptation of children's plays, performances based on new scripts, texts developed from  folk tales and short stories from Tagore to Ronald Dahl, solo performance, mime, puppetry, performance by special children and socially deprived kids, performance for children by adults, etc are included in this years fest.

2 Nov. 2014 Sunday

Inaugural Ceremony: at 6 pm followed by a performance.

3rd November:Monday

5:00 pm: At Bahumukh -SAKAL DESHER SERA (Bengali) Dir. Joy Sankar Bhattacharjee Group: Patabhumi, Agartala, Tripura Duration: 48 mins.

6:00 pm: At Abhimanch JAMES AUR EK GAINT PEACH (Hindi & English) Dir. Gagan Dev Riar Group: Rangbaaz, Maharashtra Duration: 1 Hr. 40 mins.

james and Adapted By: Saurabh Nayyar and Gagan Dev Riar /Writer: Roald Dahl

James Henry Trotter`s Parents Were Eaten Up By A Rhinoceros, Because Of Which He Lives With His Two Repulsive Aunts. One Hot Day, Something Peculiar Happens And An Enormous Peach Grows In Their Garden. Soon, James And The Giant Peach Are Rolling Away From His Horrible Aunts, Towards A Marvellous And Wonderful Place.

4th November:Tuesday

3:30 pm: At Bahumukh JI AAYA SAHAB (Hindi) Dir. Chakresh Kumar Group: Alankar Theatre, Chandigarh, Duration: 1 Hr. 10 mins.

Writer: Sahadat Hasan Manto

ji aaya sab The play on child labour depicts the story of a 10 year child 'Kasim' who works at the home of inspector and because of work load he doesn't get the time to take rest. One day his finger cuts from knife and because of that wound he gets two days' rest. Now whenever the workload exceeds he searches some sharp thing to cut his finger to get rest. But one day he cuts his finger deeply to get long days' rest, but he loses the job even his hand.

5:00 pm: At Abhimanch REKKE KATTUVIRA...? (Will you add rekke kattuvira wings…?) (Kannada) Dir. Dr. Sripad Bhat Group: Chinnari, Karnataka Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.

Written by B.Suresh

 

6:30 pm At NSD Open Lawn RATNA PAKSI (Kannada) Dir. Mandya Ramesh Group: Natana Mysore, Karnataka Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.

Playwright: Kotaganahalli Ramaiahratna pakshi

5th November:Wednesday

5:00 pm: At Bahumukh KALAKAR KI KHOJ (Hindi) Dir. Goutam Gope Group: Kaladham, Jharkhand Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.

Kaldham is a group which mostly works with destitute children and troubled kids, school drop outs, and fights against social evils using theatre as a medium. They produce plays and street performances, mostly utilising Chau and other folk traditions of the region.

6:00 pm: At Abhimanch MANTHRIKA KANNADI Magical Mirrormanthrika (Malayalam) Writer and Director. K.V. Ganesh Group: Rangachetana, Kerala Duration: 1 hr.

Rangachetana is one of the leading Theatre Groups in Kerala, working mainly in Thrissur. Rangachetana has the working experience of more than 34 years.

6th November:Thursday

3:30 pm: At Bahumukh MAHABHOJ (Bengali) Dir. Parthapratim Deb Group: ALAAP, W.B. Duration: 30 min.

Based on The short stories of Rabindranath Tagore

mahabhoj A short Tagorean collage, Alaap’s Mahabhoj, takes bits and pieces from his farcical skits, but by drawing mainly on Bini Paysar Bhoj, manages to retain a strong core. Also, by featuring a solo performance, it provides one actor plenty of scope in multiple roles, and young Sagardweep Deb does not disappoint.

5:00 pm: At Abhimanch THATHAMARAM (The Parrot Tree) (Malayalam) Written and Directed by Chandradasan Group: Lokadharmi / Mazhavillu, Kochi Kerala Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.

thathamaram The play is all about the ever increasing distance between man and nature. It is developed from a folk tale which throws light on contemporary reality. The story is about a parrot tree which is mysterious in many ways; it speaks in unknown languages, whispers and cries. The play connects the experiences of the present day as well as of the past with the myths, hearsay, folklore, tradition, legends, cultures and the flora and fauna of Kerala. It reinforces the rhythmic continuity of human life with trees, birds, and other living and non-living entities. The story creates a world which flows between real, surreal and mythical; all fused together to form a plasma of magical, dream like fantasy. The story is narrated direct and simple in a transparent, poetic and candid style to create a cosmos of exuberance, earthiness, and fantasy, where various elements co-exist, mutually complementing and completing.

6:30 pm: At NSD Open Lawn NAMASKAR JI NAMASKAR (Hindi) Director: Binod Rai Group: Killkari Bihar Bal Bhawan, Patna Duration: 50 min.

7 Nov. 2014 Friday

6:00 pm: At Abhimanch GOSHTA SIMPLE PILLACHI (Marathi) Dir. Radhika Ingle Group: Maharashtra Culture Center, Maharashtra Duration: 1hr. 45 min.

8 Nov. 2014 Saturday:

3:30 pm:At Bhumukh KYA HUA HAAL, JAB CHALE NAINITAL (Hindi) Dir. Neeraj Gahlot Group: Purvabhyas Cultural & Education Society, Delhi Duration: 40 min.

Purvabhyas is a national organization that comprises of experts who have been working in the area of ‘creative arts in education’ for more than 15 years. They have the experience of working with the children of all ages and social backgrounds across the country. They have also worked with the children of different nationalities and have collaborated with many international theatre organizations.

5:00 pm: At Abhimanch KANU (Bengali) Dir. Swatilekha Sengupta Group: Nandikar, W.B. Duration: 90 min.

kanu Nandikar’s new play Kanu is inspired by a Vietnamese short story A Manly Boy” (Kiem) by Ma Van Khang. However, Swatilekha Sengupta places this in our soil and imaginatively evolves an original play. Kanu, a boy of 12 or 13 summers, has a hen-pecked father, a tyrannous step-mother; Kanu’s mother has been turned out who presently is married to a truck driver, leading the life of a maid, wife, nurse, all combined in one, an existence of unending drudgery. Kanu loafs about often battered, oftener half-fed. A neighbouring family, however, takes care of Kanu as far as possible.

The tale of Kanu is simple and couched in the time-old mould of “a boy’s journey through poverty and penury”, tyranny and trauma and of course, with the silver lining of ‘goodness’, ultimately prevailing.

6:30 pm: At Abhimanch BHARARI (Non-Verbal) Dir. Bharat More & Anvay Ashtivkar Group: Natyashala Charity Trust, Maharashtrabharari

Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.

A mime play by hearing impaired students

9 Nov. 2014 Sunday

3:30 pm : At Bhumukh BHO-KATTA (Bengali) Dir. Tathagata Chaudhuri & Anirban Bhattacharya, Group: Sarabhuj, W.B. Duration: 30 min.

A socio cultural institution from Rangamati, Midnapore (West Bengal), has been playing an intrinsic part of the movement for the revival, propagation and appreciation of traditional Folk Culture since, 1986, under the able guidance of Sri Tamn Pradhan. The organisation is able to function meaningfully by adhering to the values and ideas of Indian Art aesthetics and deriving its strength and inspiration from the warmth and fragrance of the earth. Sarabhuj has preserved to uphold the true essence of Indian Culture - Dance, Theatre and Mime.

5:00 pm: At Abhimanch THE BOY WHO STOPPED SMILING (English) Dir. Jaimini Pathak Group: Working Title, Mumbai, Maharashtra Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.

Written by: Ramu Ramanathan

boy stoped smiling Malhar, a little boy is a chess prodigy, but he never smiles. Malhar wants to beat the chess champion, Vishwanathan Anand. Will that make him smile again? This is a play that has songs, dances and lot of fun

6:30 pm: At NSD Open Lawn APUNBNA PANGALNI (Manipuri) Dir. N. Jadumani Singh Group: Blooming Cultural Academy of Performing Arts, Manipur Duration: 1 hr.

This group undertake research in the field of various performing art forms to arrange for performance and spread of knowledge of cultural heritage, dance, drama, music modern and folk songs, street theatre and puppetry including children theatre, etc.

10 Nov. 2014 Monday

6:00 pm : At Abimanch Garjana Gadhmandle Ki (Hindi) Dir. Rajkumar Raikwar Group: Rang Prayog, Sagar, M.P. Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.

11 Nov. 2014 Tuesday

6:00 pm : At Abhimanch KHEL-NA (Hindi) Dir. Manik Roy Group: Guwahati Sishu Natya Vidyalaya, Assam Duration: 1 hr.

Shri Manik Roy started working in drama and working with children became his passion. He established Guwahati Sishu Natya Vidyalaya in the year of 1998 with a view to promote children theatre in Assam. In this Vidyalaya he started giving training to very young children on acting, creative writing etc. He has already written, produced and directed more than 12 children play with these children. Presently he is doing different workshops as well as doing classroom theatre with adult actors in different schools in and around Guwahati.

7:15 pm: At NSD Open Lawn OBBANOBBA RAJANIDDA (Kannada) Dir. K.G. Krishnamurthy Group: Kinnara Mela Tumari, Mysore, Karnataka Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.

Based on William Shakespeare's King Lear Written by: Vaidehi

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12 Nov. 2014 Wednesday

3:30 pm: At Bahumukh LAAKH KI NAAK Director: Shashikant Sharma Group: Mayur Rangmanch, U.P. Duration: 55 min.

Writer; the late Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena

The play "Lakh Ki Naak" has a very large cast of courtiers, corrupt officials hand in glove with dishonest traders and manufacturers of swords. The main characters in the play are a corrupt minister who compromises the safety of the country by buying badly made swords from those who bribe him, and then of course there is an honest blacksmith and his wife who are never able to sell their swords to the corrupt minister. All is well that ends well, the corrupt minister and his stooges are exposed and the honest blacksmith who makes good swords is at last able to sell his swords.

6:00 pm: At Abhimanch GEETE GAATHE MILAN MELA (Assamese & Hindi mixed) Dir. Bhagirathi Group: Seagull, Assam Duration: 1 hr.

Seagull Children's Theatre is Northeast's first theatre academy for children which is the brainchild of Baharul Islam, one of Assam's reputed theatre directors, and his national award-winning actor wife Bhagirathi, Academy was launched in Guwahati in 2005. The academy, is conducting workshops, produce plays with kids in the age group between six and 12. Bhagirathi, who heads the academy, says the idea of setting up one germinated during a short summer workshop. 'The workshop was an experimental project that paved the way for a new beginning in the world of Assamese theatre. We discovered some young talents and thought of a full-fledged academy.'

13 Nov. 2014 Thursday

5:00 pm: At Bahumukh PARUAR PROCESSIONOT URAHOR UUH (Assamese) Dir. Dinesh Kakoti Group: Abastav Gosthi, Assam Duration: 1 hr.

The play is written by Anjan Bhuyan.

Before embarking on his journey to the famed National School of Drama (NSD) in 1979, eminent actor–director Baharul Islam formed the drama group ’Abastav’, But now the group has become active once again under the leadership of his student and drama activist Dinesh Kakati in Jajori, Morigaon. Besides staging plays, ’Abastav’ is playing an active role in organizing drama workshops and acting classes in this remote area.

6:00 pm: At Abhimanch AAMIO SUPERMAN (Bengali) Dir. Jayati Bose Group: Sutrapat, W.B. Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.

aamio superman Sutrapat’s Amio Superman, a Grips play (a play for children by adults) directed by Jayati Bose, is an Indianised version of Roy Kift’s Stronger than Superman. It tells the story of a boy on a wheelchair and his sister and their world of fun, pain, mischief, dreams and innocence as juxtaposed with the sometimes-insensitive adult world.

14 Nov. 2014 Thursday

5:00 pm: At Bahumukh SWAMI VIVEKANAND (Puppet Play) (Hindi) Dir. Laique Hussain Group: Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal, Udaipur, Rajasthan Duration: 1 hr. 13 min.

’Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal’ from Udaipur in Rajasthan, presents avivekananda 1 puppet show based the life story and messages given by Swami Vivekananda. The troupe uses powerful narrative technique to deliver the conservation between a grandfather and his grandson, focuses the life and message of Swami Vivekananda. In the show, Grandfather explains the lessons of courage, integrity and conviction of Vivekananda to his grandson Naren through various episodes of Vivekananda’s childhood as Narendra or his youthful days or his address at the Chicago world parliament of religions giving a message of moral to the young minds.

6:00 pm: At Abhimanch HUM EK HAIN (Hindi) Dir. Dr. Danish Iqbal Group: Sada Arts Society, U.P. Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.

Written by Shrirang Godbole.

The plot of the play revolves around children and their rights. The play demonstrates how children can think independently of adults and in situations of stress actually show them the way. So it is adults that learn from the children. The play will address issues of unity along with religious diversity and protection of the rights of children. The play is set in the backdrop of riots in the city. The adults panic but children lead with their assertion of rights and teach the adults to deal with the situation rather than squabbling amongst themselves on issues that are not important.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jashne Bachpan- National Theatre Festival for Children 2014, at NSD

National Theatre Festival for Children

JASHNEBACHPAN 2nd – 14th November 2014. At various venues of NSD premises during evening hours

2 Nov. 2014 Sunday

Inaugural Ceremony: at 6 pm followed by a performance.

3 Nov. 2014 Monday

SAKAL DESHER SERA (Bengali) Dir. Joy Sankar Bhattacharjee Group: Patabhumi, Agartala, Tripura Duration: 48 mins.

JAMES AUR EK GAINT PEACH (Hindi & English) Dir. Gagan Dev Riar Group: Rangbaaz, Maharashtra Duration: 1 Hr. 40 mins.

4 Nov. 2014 Tuesday

JI AAYA SAHAB (Hindi) Dir. Chakresh Kumar Group: Alankar Theatre, Chandigarh, Duration: 1 Hr. 10 mins.

Rekke Kattuvira...? (Kannada) Dir. Dr. Sripad Bhat Group: Chinnari, Karnataka Duration: 1 hr.

10 min.

Ratna Paksi (Kannada) Dir. Mandya Ramesh Group: Natana Mysore, Karnataka Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.

5 Nov. 2014 Wednesday

Kalakar Ki Khoj (Hindi) Dir. Goutam Gope Group: Kaladham, Jharkhand Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.

Manthrika Kannadi (Malayalam) Dir. K.V. Ganesh Group: Rangachetana, Kerala Duration: 1 hr.

6 Nov. 2014 Thursday

Mahabhoj (Bengali) Dir. Parthapratim Deb Group: ALAAP, W.B. Duration: 30 min.

Thathamaram (The Parrot Tree) (Malayalam ) Dir. Chandradasan Group: Lok Dharmi / Mazhavillu, Kochi Kerala Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.

Namaskar ji Namaskar (Hindi) Dir. Binod Roy Group: Kilkari Bihar Bal Bhawan, Bihar Duration: 50 min.

7 Nov. 2014 Friday

Goshta Simple Pillachi (Marathi) Dir. Radhika Ingle Group: Maharashtra Culture Center, Maharashtra Duration: 1hr. 45 min.

8 Nov. 2014 Saturday

Kya Hua Haal, Jab Chale Nainital (Hindi) Dir. Neeraj Gahlot Group: Purvabhyas Cultural & Education Society, Delhi Duration: 40 min.

Kanu (Bengali) Dir. Swatilekha Sengupta Group: Nandikar, W.B. Duration: 90 min.

Bharari (Non-Verbal) Dir. Bharat More & Anvay Ashtivkar Group: Natyashala Charity Trust, Maharashtra Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.

9 Nov. 2014 Sunday

Bho-Katta (Bengali) Dir. Tathagata Chaudhuri & Anirban Bhattacharya, Group: Sarabhuj, W.B. Duration: 30 min.

The Boy Who Stopped Smiling (English) Dir. Jaimini Pathak Group: Working Title, Mumbai, Maharashtra Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.

Apunbna Pangalni (Manipuri) Dir. N. Jadumani Singh Group: Blooming Cultural

Academy of Performing Arts, Manipur Duration: 1 hr.

10 Nov. 2014 Monday

Garjana Gadhmandle Ki (Hindi) Dir. Rajkumar Raikwar Group: Rang Prayog, Sagar, M.P. Duration: 1 hr. 20 min.

11 Nov. 2014 Tuesday

Khel-Na (Hindi) Dir. Manik Roy Group: Guwahati Sishu Natya Vidyalaya, Assam Duration: 1 hr.

Obbanobba Rajanidda (Kannada) Dir. K.G. Krishnamurthy Group: Kinnara MelaTumari, Mysore, Karnataka Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.

12 Nov. 2014 Wednesday

Geete Gaathe Milan Mela (Assamese & Hindi mixed) Dir. Bhagirathi Group: Seagull, Assam Duration: 1 hr.

13 Nov. 2014 Thursday

Paruar Processionot Urahor UUH (Assamese) Dir. Dinesh Kakoti Group: Abastav Gosthi, Assam Duration: 1 hr.

Aamio Superman (Bengali) Dir. Jayati Bose Group: Sutrapat, W.B. Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.

14 Nov. 2014 Thursday

Swami Vivekanand (Puppet Play) (Hindi) Dir. Laique Hussain Group: Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal, Udaipur, Rajasthan Duration: 1 hr. 13 min.

Hum Ek Hain (Hindi) Dir. Dr. Danish Iqbal Group: Sada Arts Society, U.P. Duration: 1 hr. 5 min.

(Availability of Seat cards, performance time & venues will be announced in due course of time)

Sanskaar Rang Toli laLdkj jax Vksyh Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road New Delhi – 110001 Enquiry : 23389054, 23031137 Website: nsd.gov.in

NATIONAL SCHOOL OF DRAMA

Programme subject to change.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Gouri Krishna and Jeyasuriyaa get CCRT Scholarships

IMG_1252 Gouri Krishna A and Jeyasuriyaa Mangayil of Mazhavillu, the children’s theatre wing of Lokadharmi Theatre Kochi, INDIA are selected for the award of CCRT Scholarships in drama/Theatre for this year. Both of them are getting their training in theatre from Mazhavillu for the last 5 years and have performed in the plays Thathamaram, Chipko Chipko, and Bommanahallilyile Kinnara Yogi. They have attended many theatre workshops and also participated in many National theatre festivals including International heater fest of Kerala ITFoK, Soorya festival, Swaralaya Festival, Navarang Festival etc. Both them are performing in the play Thathamaram in Jashne Bachpan, in November 2014, the National Festival for Children organised by NSD New Delhi.
Jeyasuriyaa has also acted in Films like Bicycle thieves, Thattathin Marayathu, and Neram. He is the son of Ambadiyil Harikumar and Deepa and hails from Kadavanthra and is a student at Vidyodaya School Thevakkal, while Gouri Krishna is the daughter of Harikrishnan and Ambili of Krishnathuasi, Vattekunam Edappalli, and is studying at Amrutha Vidyalaya Kunnumpuram Edappalli.
The scholarship is to continue their training in theatre at Lokadharmi under Prof Chandradasan. Out of a total of 22 children selected for CCRT scholarship for theatre/Drama this year they are the only ones from Kerala. With this Scholarship Jeyasuriyaa and Gouri Krishna are joining the band of Lokadharmi actors, Priyaraj Govindraj G, Sreeraj Rajan, Aarjith Babu, Namitha Nambiar, Aparna Ajay, Govind Nambiar and Sreeparvathi Prasad, who has won the scholarship earlier