Guwahati is one of the co-hosts of the world’s largest theatre festival, to be held in India for the first time, organised by the National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi. The city will play host to 15 performances from 11th March to 25th March 2018, giving locals a chance to witness different national and international theatre forms in Assam.
The festival will be held at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra. It will provide the people of the city a chance to watch stimulating performances, including specially invited plays by renowned masters of the form such as Bibhash Chakraborty (Raj Rakto), Roshan K. Meheta (Jiudo Aakash), Fakiraiya Amoghi Math (Daksha Brahman Vadhe), Mahmud Alam (Safarnama), Ovlyakuli Khodjakuli (To Kill Or Not To Kill), Sandip Bhattacharya (Santaap), Rajan Khatiwada (Antigone), Debasis Majumdar, (Baijayantika), Subash Chandra Pradhan (Lal Paen), Vinicius Piedade (Jail House), Vyomkesh Shukla (Panchratram), Prithunandan Ghose (Ebong Andhokar), Anagha Deshpande (Swapnavasavdattam), Prokash Bhattacharya (Aarshi), and Urmil K Thapaliyal (Aurat Ki Jung).
‘Art has been the earliest form of communication and nothing gives an artiste more delight than performing in front of an audience that appreciates art, no matter from which part of the world they come. In a way, theatre is a great equaliser and unites people of multiple cultures and traditions under one umbrella. We are extremely proud to bring the world’s largest theatre festival to India. During this 51-day long nationwide celebration of the 8th Theatre Olympics, we attempt to bridge the borders across countries through the call of theatre and engage in creating a global village,’ says Dr Arjun Deo Charan, Acting Chairman of National School of Drama Society.