Saturday, February 27, 2010

Mohan Rakesh's Leheron Ke Raj Hans on 7th March directed by Arvind Gaur

Mohan Rakesh's
Leheron Ke Raj Hans
7th March,2010 at 7pm
Sri Ram Centre,Safdar Hashmi Marg,
Mandi House,New Delhi

Photo-Leheron Ke Raj Hans directed by Arvind Gaur
Actors-Nanad-Viren Basoya, Sundari-Shilpi Marwaha, Alka-Pooja Pradaan, Swetanka-Pankaj Raj Yadav, Shyamank- Raj Sharma, Anand- Malay Garg,Maitriye-Shiv chauhan, Niharika- Disha Arora,Paricharak- Saurab Pal.
Leheron Ke Raj Hans(लहरों के राजहंस), The Swans of the Waves),based on ancient Buddhist tale of love, conflict ,inner struggle and renunciation.'Leheron Ke Raj Hans' is the most noted play of Mohan Rakesh, an ancient Buddhist tale on the renunciation of the Buddha, and its after affects on his close family, was first written as short story and later turned it into a radio play for Radio and broadcast under the title "Sundri", though his struggle over different versions of the play lasted for nearly 20 years, before creating his masterpiece.
For Details call- 9911013630 ,9540656537,9899650509
Special thanks to- Smt.Anita Rakesh and Dept of Buddhist Studies, University Of Delhi

Decent Work for Domestic Workers Street Play Directed by Arvind Gaur

Decent Work for Domestic Workers
Street Play Directed by Arvind Gaur
24th feb.Delhi University ,
The play focuses on the need of decent work for domestic workers.The play opens with a song ending in a marketplace of domestic workers. It shows a contractor trying to sell various categories of domestic workers and charging extra amount to evade the verification process. The focus of the scene is the lack of any legislation covering domestic workers, which makes it easy to flout and buy any rules relating to them.Then the play highlights how the virtually nameless and faceless class of domestic workers is bereft of all minimum conditions of work stipulated by Law such as maternity benefits, sick leaves etc. It also draws attention to child labor.
Finally the play brings to light the sexual abuse of workers and how even the police generally sides with the richer and the more influential party - the employer. The play ends on a high note putting forth some startling facts relating to domestic workers and their living conditions and thus opening up various planes of discussion
street play is presented by Asmita theatre with ILO .The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue in handling work-related issues.In promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, the organization continues to pursue its founding mission that labour peace is essential to prosperity. Today, the ILO helps advance the creation of decent jobs and the kinds of economic and working conditions that give working people and business people a stake in lasting peace, prosperity and progress

Street play at NTPC Badarpur

Street play on Drugs on 24th February at 10.30am
at Millenium park ,NTPC Badarpur, Mathura road
(just before Badarpur- Faridabad border).
NTPC is having a health mela on 24th Feb 2010 to promote health and fitness in and around area at NTPC Badarpur. The mela is attended by people from the nearby areas, senior management , the ladies organisations, employees of Badarpur and their families. The activities in the mela include free health checkups in partnership with all leading Hospitals in Delhi and NCR.This years theme is - health and fitness and to strengthen this social message Asmita theatre is performing Anti Drugs street play.
Dr Priti Chaturvedi ,ACMO NTPC ,Badarpur
Details pls call- 9911013630 ,9540656537,9899650509

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Prominent Actor's who worked with Arvind Gaur

* Kangana Ranaut ( Filmfare Best Actor in Supporting Role (Female) for Fashion,2009 , Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for Gangster , Films- Gangster, Metro, Wo Lamhe etc, Shakalaka Boom Boom , Fashion, Dhaam Dhoom )
* Deepak Dobriyal ( filmfare award for Omkara film,The Blue Umbrella, Maqbool, Shaurya, Delhi-6 , Gulal & Mumbai Cutting )
*Piyush Mishra( film actor,lyricist,script and dialogue writer, acted in film-Dil Se,Maqbool , Jhoom Barabar Jhoom etc.Plays with Asmita-Operation Three Star;Accidental Death of an Anarchist,Court Martial,An evening with Piyush Mishra(3 solo plays),music & songs for Gaur's plays Madhavi,OTS,The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Good Person of Szechwan;Ramkali-Good woman of Delhi)
*Manu Rishi Chadha (Film actor,lyricist, script and dialogue writer. Filmfare Best Dialogue Award , 2009 for Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! .Manu Rishi also acted in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! & Mithyya.He acted in more than 40 plays.Acted in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar as Caesar)
* Shilpa Shukla ( Chak De India, Bindia Nayak, Khamosh Pani & Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. Her major plays with Arvind Gaur are Mahesh Dattani's Final Solutions & Tara,G. P. Deshpande 's Antim Diwas, Ashok Lal's Ek Mamooli Aadmi ,Bertolt Brecht's Ramkali and Neil Simon's Log-Baag etc.)
* Rashi Bunny (University of Alabama and Rutgers University, New Jersey,USA. She is known for her Solo plays Bhisham Sahni's Madhavi ,Manjula Padmanabhan's Hidden Fires and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince with director Arvind Gaur. Rashi Bunny was selected as "one of the 50 Icons: Emerging personality of India" by Sahara India group with Rahul Gandhi. Rashi Bunny performed in major international theatre festival including France & Russia.
*Aishveryaa Nidhi (Sydney-based actor,Gandhari Solo and filmmaker.Associate Producer- Hollywood Film Beyond Life, 2006, co-direction (with Safdar Ghafoor) the Aussie- Bollywood flick Flight to Bollywood, actively involved in popularising Indian theatre in Western countries
* Lushin Dubey ( Solo Plays with Gaur-Untitled solo & Pinki Virani's Bitter Chocolate)
* Bubbles Sabharwal Prominent Writer & Acted solo in Play [Arts and Paradox]* Ruth Sheard ( British Actress, 2 solo plays with Gaur)
* Seema Azmi ( Chek De India , Saas Bahu Aur Sensex , Started her acting career with Arvind Gaur later joined NSD )
*Ayesha Mohan (acted in Gullal)
* Shakti Anand (Saara Aakash, Ek ladki Anjaani si, KSBKBH TV serials)
* Jaimini Kumar Srivastava ( Founder Actor Member of Asmita Theatre, Tughlaq , Brutus & Andha Yug, Caligula etc. AIR Senior Reporter)
* Arachana Shintre Joshii ( Play-Desire under the Elms, Rakt Kalyan, Andha Yug etc. prominent Script writer, serials)
*Shalini Vatsa (Film - Peepli Live )
*Susan Brar ( Summer 2007 film , Yama Gatha, Javad in Final Solution ,Log-Baag,Warren Hastings ka Saand,Mr.Jinna, Court-Martial & Ramkali )
* Sapna Khatana (Talented young Theatre Actress ,NSD Rep.)
* Tilotama Shome ( Film- Monsoon Wedding,Her major plays with Arvind Gaur are Ashok Lal's Ek Mamooli Aadmi,Bertolt Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan;Ramkali-Good woman of Delhi, Neil Simon's Log-Baag and The Caucasian Chalk Circle etc. )
* Shyam Kumar ( Director & Actor, Natsamrat Theatre Group,major plays with Arvind Gaur are Girish Karnad's Tughlaq ,Bhisham Sahni's Hanoosh,Dharamvir Bharati 's Andha Yug,Albert Camus's Caligula etc.)
* Chandan Anand ( Working with Salman Khan in his new film )
* Rajesh Bagotra ( Film-Parzania,Incharge Asmita 1995-2001)
* Dinesh Kumar ( Film -Dil, Dosti Etc ) Director: Manish Tiwary , Producer: Prakash Jha))
* Naresh Kabir ( Kabir, Campus theatre, Hindu College,Banyan taree)
* Wassim Khan ( Reporter, Chek De India )
* Vipul Vig (Talented Actor , Hijack film )
* Akhilesh Kumar ( Praveen ) , Acted in Bollywood Dreams
* Himansu Roy ( Vivachana,Jabalpur team,IPTA )
* Arun Pandey ( Vivachana, Jabalpur team)
* Poonam Girdhani ( final Solution & Ek Mamooli Aadmi )
* Shahid Anwar ( Brillient playwright & Translation Final Solutions )
* Mohit Tripathi ( Talented actor )
* Mohammad Ali ( Moteram famed)
* Ajay Bhalhara (Model & Actor, 2002 TWG )
*Naveen Tyagi ( talented actor)
*Amita Walia (Final Solutions,Yama-Gatha, Log-Baag,Tara, Rakt-Kalyan, Warren hastings ka Saand , 3o days in Sept. lead role)
* Kranti Pratap Singh (Actor trainer & Jagadeva in Rakt Kalyan)
* Hasim Haider ( Javad in FS
*Aparna Singh( Astt. director - Charas film, Director-Tigmanshu Dhulia)
* Deepak Ochani( Brig. Surat Singh, Court Martial & Bijjal in Rakt Kalyan ,working with Asmita since1993 )
* Viren Basoya* Sandeep Srivastava *Rao Devendra * Bajrang Bali Singh* Shilpi Marwaha *Manish Sachdeva *Amit Rana*Juzbi Walia* Prageet Pandit*Rashmi Singh *Sunil Jasuja*Saba Joshi*Vaibhav Dimri ...
1993- 94
Pt.Rajeev Sharma, K.B.Srivastava,Ramesh Naidoo , G.S.Bedi, Manoj Tyagi (later joined NSD), Ajay Tripati, Neelam Ghildiyal, Vijay Singh, Deepak Sethi, Gajraj Nagar, Subodh Kant (JNU), Yaqub Ghauri, Jeevan Lal, Bharti Tekchandani, Rakesh Chabra, Alka Saini, Rita Swami, Ramesh Khanna, Rajesh Bali, Neelam Mahajan, Prakash Sagar, Asad Khan, Mukesh Sharma, Suchitra Mittal, Rashid R, Rakesh Anand, Rajendra Bhama, Vimlendra Badoria, Shekhar Pathak, Uaha Mukundan, Mikky Munjal, Gee Varghese, Gulzar Chandi, Ravi Goyal, Shailendra Gaur, Vibha Choudhary, Archna Joshi, Manisha Thakur, VK Sharma, Komal Kapadia, Madan Gopal, Ikrar Khan, Meena Sohan Lal, Ajay Anand, Sonali Gupta, Ravi Bhardwaj, Manju Choudhary, Shyam, Ather Khan, Gauhar Alam, Sanjay Manchanda, A.Kumar, Jaya, Hemlal, Rajesh Amrohi, Vinod Bharti, Vinod, dhramveer, Chaman Gandhi, Nalin Srivastava, Rajiv Nishaana Ilyas Bechain, Ajay Choure, Bibhas Sharma, Master Puneet
1994- 2001
Deepak Dobriyal, Manu Rishi, Rakesh Baghel, Mani Kant Choudhary, Arachana Shintre Joshii, Ashish Sharma, Amit Kholi, Rajiv Mathur, Nalin Srivastava, Sudhir Daryan, Madhu, Kapil Gulati,Vishnu Prasad, Taun Chawhan, Jeetendra Gupta, Arun Khatana, Parvaj Khan, Gauhar Alam, Pankaj Gupta, Shally Sexena, Sanjeev Jugran, Anoop Choudhary, Mrigank Dubay, Pramod Kumar, Kararn Gujral, Saeed Bano, Shivani Vasudev, Amitesh Shah,Tarun Bali, Nidhi,Chander Pal, Shivansh Bhardwaj, Arjun bhoj, Anand Sharma, Rohit Mehta, Abhisek ram, Sachin Kumar, Satyakam, Sanjay Tyagi, Lalit Jha, Jeetu, Om Prakash, Hem Lal, Sapna Khatana, Shakti Anand, Seema Azmi (later joined NSD), Aishveryaa Nidhi
Nandini Arora, Aparna Singh, Sonu Mishra, Vikrant Narayan, Shalini Vats, Safeeq Ansari, Monali Adewar (Vivechana), Amar Nath, Shilpa Shukla, Chandan Anand, Arvind Sandilya, Tilotama Som, Radhika Rao, Kuldep, Ritu , Varun Singh, Rajan Kavatra, Arvind Raj, Naresh Bharatia, Seemant Dwivedi, Amrish, Sandeep Miglani, Asad Gulzar, Tipu, Chetna Kaul, Sikandar, Shekhar Yadav, Mohit Tripathi, Urvasi Krishna (later joined NSD),Sapna Khatana, Sanjaj Nath Sharma, Mukesh Tyagi, Mukesh Kant, Bilal Qureshi, Bhanu(later joined NSD) ,Rishab Dev, Basant Kumar, Rajeev Sharma, Yogesh, Amrish Kumar
SPANDAN (School of Planning and Architecture) & 2nd Foundation Theatre Society. Vaibhav Dimri, Sadia Anwar, Sunil Jasuja, Swastik Harish, Monolita Chatterjee, Mukta Naik, Lopa, Anindya, Supriti, Parthosarthi, Pooja, Monika, Anuradha, Ansuman, Prema, Nisant, Gerald, Amin Nayyar
2000 - 2005
Sapna Khatana,Manu Tyagi, Shiraz Khan,Chandan Anand Kamini Prasad, D.S Tomar, RajShree, Rajesh Bakshi, Amita Walia,Gaurav Srivastava, Rajeev, Asish Nijavan, Shekhar, Rao Devendra, Jas, Pankaj Singh, Shiva Chopra, Mita Joshi, Shalendra Tiwari, Diwakar Dhyani, Shekhar Pandit, Manjeet Gupta, Manoj Choudhary, Syyad Ali, Pawan singh Rawat, Gulzar, Dhananjay,Dinesh, Minakshi, Praven, Chetan, Shiva chopra, Pankaj Mishra, Himansu Tyagi, Priyanka, Manish Sachdeva, Chandan Upaadhyaya, Rahul Choudhary, Rahul Dabas, Santosh, Jatin, Sushil Gautam, Prakash Kumar, Tarun Pandey, Shahana Chakraborty, Prince Agnihotri, Devesh,Rishi Malik, N.Kritika, Vikash kaushal, Sanjay Yadav, Anu Mathur, Biswaranjan, Vickey, Harpret, Rajkumar, Pawan Sharma, Babblee Srivastava, Nausad Hussain Azad, Kunal ,Vineet Daryan, Raj Parihar, Manish Verma, Umeah, Anoop Gosai, Santosh Ojha, Susan Brar, Meenakshi Singh, Raj Kumar Rai
2002 IHC
Poorvaja Kumar,Make AdminLily Sharma, Saurabh Mishra, Gitika Narang, Rahul Bhasin, Sonali Bagai, Arpit Aggarwal, Upasana Sharma, Mani Garg , Pranav Raj Bindra , Nishita Jha, Geeta Gupta, Saba Joshi , Juzbi Walia, Ajay, Harpreet, Sunita Singh, Rachna Sexena, Mohit Tandan, Nitin Goswami
2003-2005Kangana Ranaut , Rashi Bunny, Susan Brar, Naresh Kabir, Shiraj Khan, Smiriti ,Kranti Pratap Singh, Mansi,Gaurav Srivastava, Ajit Mahato, Pragit Pandit, Sandeep Srivastava, Rohan Madeshya, Sunil Rawat, Asish Nijhawan (later joined NSD) , Irsad Ali Khan, Amit Nigam, Rima,Tarun Baba, Hashim Haider, Kunal, Girish Pal, Abhijeet Choudhary, Amit Basoya, Arun Khatana
2004- 2007
Sandeep Srivastava, Girish Pal, Anupam Pachauri , Sangeeta Das, Irsad Ali Khan, Vishal Gaurav, Rajesh Mishra, Manisha, Praven Akhilesh, Prabhakar, Asish Nijhawan , Garima Arya , Tanmay Prasad , Avdesh , Rajesh Thapa, Amit Rana, Shailender Viswas, Abhijit, PushpRaj Rawat, Rajat, Shamim Gandhi, Shailender Bist, Vipin Arora, Sunita Singh, Siddarth, Prasant Singh, Sahil Suri, Raghav Marwah
2006 - 2008
Rahul Batra , Sukhdev Singh, Rabindra Bharara, Neha Sharma, Prabhakar Ranjan, Himansu, Rakesh Shah, Jyoti Verma, Deepak Rajor, Munmun, Ruchika Jain, Ratnesh, Sameer, Aatish, Nidhi Sharma, Sweta Sharma, Hement, Parvej Khan, Aakash Deep, Aridhi, Rahul Vohra, Bajrang Raj Purohit, Sachin, Ajay Verma,Prakash, Aru Krishansh Verma, Abhishek, Atul Sharma, Paras, Nidhi Goyal, Kavisha, Arun Khatana
2006 - Till date
Sapna Khatana , Amita Walia , Viren Basoya , Bajrang Bali Singh , Rashmi Singh , Shamina Sheikh , Shilpi Marwaha , Puneet Verma , Rishi Soni, Tanmay Prasad , Rahul Batra, Pankaj Yadav, Saveree Gaur, Kakoli Gaur, Malay Garg , Shreya Sharma , Snjog Shahi, Amit Choudhary, Dinesh Dhawan, Parvesh Dhawan, Beena Ray, Alok, Vivak Parashar, Rahul Datta, Rajesh Thapa , Rachna Shekhar, Pramod LNS, Priyank , Mohitreyee Banerjee, Mahima kaur, Sanket, Madur Devgan, Ritu Soni Kapoor, Rachna, Sourabh Pal , Piyush Priyank, Priyank Dwivedi, Raj Sharma, Wreicha Sharma
LKM workshop 2007 Gunjit Chopra,Kunal Chandra,Aastha Vashishth,Gaurav Gupta, Manish Upadayya,Beena Roy,Gazal,Malay Garg
Teishul Gaur,Manish Upadhyay, Devika Sharma, Ravi Arora, Aman Mehra,Trimala, Hemant Pandey, Arun Rana, Manvir Sansanwal , Tejaswi Yadav, Sumit Pawar ,Wassim,Ashok Yadav,Sheena Chohan,Sana,Tanushree Sharma,Ashish Bisht
IHC theatre workshop 2009
Anju Antony, Nisha Sachdeva, Rachaittri, Kshitij Chaudhary, Balvin justa, Kaivin Dhalta, Geetanjali Kumar, Tapas Shankar gaur, Hira Jethanandani, Ashish Malhotra, Anand Khandelwal, Ashok Yadav, Vrinda Vedi, Navita Batra Myer, Roopak Kathpalia, Nitin Saluja, Saudamini Kalra, Sameera Ranjan, Neha Gupta, Neha Kapoor, Raghav Goel, Jasjit Singh, Nikhil Bansal, Sheena Chohan, Archa Chauhan, Shree Upadhyaya.
2009 -10 team
Bajrang Bali Singh,Viren Basoya,Shilpi Marwaha, Raj Sharma,Malay Garg,Pankaj Raj Yadav,Rahul Datta,Saurab Pal,Dinesh Dhawan,Wreicha Sharma,Rachitta Juneja ,Teisual Gaur,Mnvir Sansaanwal,Sheena Chauhan ,Arun Rana, Trimala Adikari,Asish,Md Waseem,Parvesh Dhawan,Priyank Dwivedi,Akash Dabas,Alok,Shashank,Arvind Kesari,Tosham Acharya,Aman, Shalini Rai,Nishtha Goyal,Disha Arora,Kakoli Gaur, Saveree Gaur ,Vaibhav, Ashok Yadav ,Shagun,Puneet,Himansu Maggu ,Javad Malik, Chatanya Vasist ,Irfan Khan, Himansu Sharma,Firoz ,Deepak Batra ,Rahul Khanna,Shiv Chauhan,Shalini Rai,Punee Grover,Anchit,Narendra,Devesh,Beena Rai ,Palak ,Priyank Mahajan,Suraj Singh,Rahul Khanna ,Pankaj,Tanmay Prasad, Pooja Pradaan

Asmita Theatre- Celebrating 17th year of theatre movement

Asmita theatre group is celebrating 17th year of committed and hardcore theatre (24th Feb).Asmita has been continuously and seriously working in the field of Indian theatre thus becoming the landmark of Indian Hindi theatre.Asmita group has always concentrated on actor training and has given a league of serious and committed actors to Indian cinema and theatre. In all these years it has given a momentum to campus theatre by supporting socially relevant theatre and issue based theatre thus spreading awareness in all sections of society by making it a vogue among the youth.
Asmita has left no stone unturned from school to colleges to old age homes; from spreading awareness in the leprosy colonies to bringing their stories among the ones who could bring the change. In its long term it has succeeded in reaching the hearts as well as minds of people. From bringing change in the society to changing the world it has shined all through the road. Asmita has been very active in street theatre thus spreading awareness among the ones who need the change and ones who could bring the change, from performing in the alleys to Cafe Coffee Day's it has bought theatre within reach and has given new defination to theatre as a profession. Asmita encourages actors to act with a motive and has promoted individual change for the actors before introducing the same idea among the society for a better surroundings.
After 17 successful years of making theatre a movement and a trend among masses, it has now succeded in bringing theatre to people's home.Arvind Gaur is the man behind, he is the base as well as the walls...concisely the foundation stone of Asmita. Arvind Gaur is the one behind making Asmita an Actor's medium, he has given the word actor a new meaning and thus has today succeded in making theatre a medium for bringing change in the society.
Asmita Theatre- Celebrating 17th year of theatre movement
10th feb- Bertolt Brecht's poems presentation at rehersal venue,ITO
12th feb- street play at LIC13th feb- street play at Gurgaon & IIT Delhi
15th feb- Street plays at Gurgaon
20th Feb- Ambedkar aur Gandhi at Eureka fest
24th Feb- New actors production at rehersal venue,ITO
25th feb t0 6th March- Street plays at different venues
7th March- Stage production Mohan Rakesh's -Leheron Ke Raj Hans on 7th March at SRC , Mandi house
For Details pls call- 9911013630 ,9540656537,9899650509

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Rajesh Kumar's Ambedkar Aur Gandhi by Arvind Gaur on 20th Feb at EUREKA

Rajesh Kumar's
"Ambedkar AUR Gandhi"
directed by Arvind Gaur
on 20th February 2010
Venue- 7, Atma Ram Mansion, Level 1, Scindia House, Religare Arts Initiative, Connaught Place.Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi.
Actors-Dr. B.R. Ambedkar - Bajrang Bali Singh,M.K.Gandhi - Viren Basoya,Rama Bai- Shilpi Marwaha,Gayakwad -Raj Sharma,Devrao Nayak -Saurabh Pal,Kedarkar- Malay Garg,Devdas Gandhi -Pankaj Raj Yadav,Patel -Shiv Chauhan,Annie Besant -Pooja Pradaan,Malviya -Pankaj Datta,Mahadev Bhai -Tosham Aacharya,Sarojini Naidu -Vrinda Vedi/Disha Arora, Mahar : Saveree Gaur, Kakoli Gaur,Brahmin: Disha Arora,Temple Priest: Rahul Khanna
Chorus - Pankaj Raj Yadav,Shilpi Marwaha,Kakoli Gaur,Saveree Gaur,Himanshu Maggu,Irfan Khan,Shiv Chauhan,Vallari Shrivastva,Vrinda Vedi,Disha Arora,Wreicha Sharma,Shashank Sharma,Rahul Khanna,Devesh Nigam,Palak Bhutani,Suraj Singh,Pankaj Datta,Tanmay Prasad,Shalini Rai,Anish Kumar,Md. Waseem,Arvind Keshari,Tosham Aacharya,Pooja Pradaan,Ketan Kalra,Narender Thakur,Himanshu Katara,Dipesh Mohlay,Manu Chowdhay,Rahul Rai,Manoj Yadav,Sachin Saxena,Nitish,Abhay,Gaurav Mishra,Tarun,Ankit Jain,Pankaj Sandilya,Niraj,Ajay,Amit Kr. Mishra...

Poems- Avataar Singh,Paash(पाश ),Shankar Shailendra ,Bhupen Hazarika,Bob Dylan
Music by Dr.Sangeeta Gaur with musicians - Sandy , Anil Mishra & Mohit Sharma

Anti drugs Street play on 13th Feb at IIT Delhi

Street play on Drugs on 13th feb.
at 6pm ,venue- Nalanda grounds,near boys hostel,
IIT Delhi , Hauz Khas .
9911013630 ,9540656537,9899650509

Road Rage street play on 13th & 15th Feb.

Street play on Road rage directed by Arvind Gaur
Gurgaon on 13 and 15th of February
between 1 pm -2 pm and 4.30 pm
Actors-Viren Basoya,Pankaj Raj Yadav,Raj Sharma,Shilpi Marwaha,Shiv Chauhan, Disha Arora,Puneet,Himanshu Maggu ,Pooja Pradaan ,Irfan Khan ,Deepak Batra ,Rahul Khanna,Devesh,Palak ,Suraj Singh,Pankaj Datta,Tanmay Prasad,Suraj, Aneesh,Dinesh Dhawan,Md Waseem,Arvind Kesari,Tosham Acharya,
Asmita theatre group presentation in collobration with Maruti Suzuki
For show details pls contact -09911013630 (Viren Basoya ), 09540656537 (Shilpi Marwaha)

Bertolt Brecht's Birthday on 10th february

On Bertolt Brecht's birthday
Asmita theatre actors present
"'Brecht's Poems "
at rehersal venue, ITO at 6.30pm.

Bertolt Brecht was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director. An influential theatre practitioner of the 20th century, Brecht made equally significant contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter particularly through the seismic impact of the tours undertaken by the Berliner Ensemble—the post-war theatre company operated by Brecht and his wife and long-time collaborator, the actress Helene Weigel—with its internationally acclaimed productions.From his late twenties Brecht remained a life-long committed Marxist who, in developing the combined theory and practice of his 'epic theatre', synthesized and extended the experiments of Erwin Piscator and Vsevolod Meyerhold to explore the theatre as a forum for political ideas and the creation of a critical aesthetics of dialectical materialism. Brecht's modernist concern with drama-as-a-medium led to his refinement of the 'epic form' of the drama. This dramatic form is related to similar modernist innovations in other arts, including the strategy of divergent chapters in James Joyce's novel Ulysses, Sergei Eisenstein's evolution of a constructivist 'montage' in the cinema, and Picasso's introduction of cubist 'collage' in the visual arts.In contrast to many other avant-garde approaches, however, Brecht had no desire to destroy art as an institution; rather, he hoped to 're-function' the theatre to a new social use. In this regard he was a vital participant in the aesthetic debates of his era—particularly over the 'high art/popular culture' dichotomy—vying with the likes of Adorno, Lukács, Bloch, and developing a close friendship with Benjamin. Brechtian theatre articulated popular themes and forms with avant-garde formal experimentation to create a modernist realism that stood in sharp contrast both to its psychological and socialist varieties. "Brecht's work is the most important and original in European drama since Ibsen and Strindberg", Raymond Williams argues, while Peter Bürger dubs him "the most important materialist writer of our time"...