Seagull Theatre Group is the brainchild of NSD alumnus Baharul Islam. A well-known theatre artist and activist, he has made a concentrated effort to carve out a niche for Assamese theatre on the national theatre scene. With an extensive repertoire of plays in his kitty, he has been felicitated with numerous awards for his contribution to the field of cultural production.
Seagull Theatre Group celebrated its 25th anniversary with lighting of the ceremonial lamp. Some of the people present during the ceremony were Baharul Islam, singer Manoj Kashyap, actors Inu Bania, Montu Borah and Bhagirathi Baikadam and a few others.
On the occasion, Baharul Islam reminisced about the early years of the group. He says, ‘We decided never to make it an adda and also the group never did their rehearsals during the night. The main reason behind this was for the women never to feel uncomfortable working late into the night. The rehearsal times were announced beforehand for everyone’s convenience.’ He later added that Seagull Theatre plans to launch their own website where any information regarding their work can be accessed by the public.