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"Sanhita Manch": A Festival By Being Association... Seeking Out New Talent In Hindi & Marathi Theatre...

August 21, 2019 5:50:14 PM IST
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Being Association started their journey to seek out fresh talent for writing in Hindi, and three years later, they have identified around 300 original plays in Hindi.

Being Association's initiative "Sanhita Manch" launched a nationwide search for literary talent in Hindi playwriting and they are proud to present the four winners of the contest this year. They got a panel of esteemed judges from theatre and film to decide on the winners.

Ranjit Kapoor, Ratna Pathak Shah and Atul Tiwari came together to select three Hindi plays. Satish Alekar, Jayant Pawar and Irawati Karnik shortlisted the one Marathi play this year, as an extension of Being Association's initiative towards Marathi Theatre as well.

The plays are from Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and Bhopal. The plays will be compiled in a book which will be released during the festival.

The husband-wife duo and NSD (National School of Drama) alumni, Rasika Agashe and Zeeshan Aayub, who are behind this initiative, are feeling like proud parents!

"Theatre is a therapeutic process and it helps in personality development. But to be honest it's an opportunity for me to meet old, new friends in a common space, explore new content, read new plays, make, remake, fight, discuss and relearn...so, we are here with the 3rd edition of Sanhita Manch...let's relive," expresses Zeeshan Aayub.

"I am super excited... this is the third edition of our festival by our theatre group Being Association...our little baby is exploring theatre in all aspects...what can I say? I am a happy mother!" adds, Rasika.

Along with the plays, an exhibition on theatre and multiple interactive discussions will be held during the festival. This year, an e-library for the plays is in the process of being set up and will be inaugurated during the festival.

The festival will also host seminars and discussions on translations and adaptations in theatre by Rajendra Gupta, Himani Shivpuri, Kumud Mishra, Ramu Ramanathan, Vijay Kenkre and Deepa Punjani.

The festival will be inaugurated by Raghuvir Yadav on 23rd August 2019 at 7 pm.

The plays & discussions will be held at the P.L Deshpande Auditorium at the Ravindra Natya Mandir, Dadar, Mumbai between 23rd to 25th August 2019.

Season passes available at Rs 550/- for all plays.
Per play ticket pricing is at Rs. 200/-
Entry to seminars: free of cost on first come first serve basis.

Tickets available at the venue & on Book My Show.

Preview of RADHEY (Hindi)

Preview of ADHYAT MI, SADHYAT TU, MADHYAT MA KUNI NAHI (Marathi)

Preview of KABAB (Hindi)

Preview of ROMEO JULIET IN SMART CITIES OF CONTEMPORARY INDIA (Hindi)

*Mumbai Theatre Guide takes no responsibility for change in schedule.



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