The New Indian Express | Bengaluru theatre has a new villain
BENGALURU: A proposed 18% GST or Goods and Service Tax on tickets to watch performance acts has got venues and artistes stressing out equally.
Deccan Chronicle | Yuki makes it ‘one’derful
This weekend, Bengaluru will be treated to a one-woman show. Yuki Ellias, a Mumbai-based powerhouse performer will be bringing to the city her play Elephant in the Room that won her the awards for best actor, costume and lighting at the 2017 Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards. Directed and performed by Yuki herself, the play is inspired by the tales of Ganapati, and is a eccentric and touching reinterptation of the myth.
The Economic Times | Bengaluru ticks because people come here and make a life: Jagdish Raja
1. What makes Bengaluru tick? I have known this city as my own for 44 years. In this time, it has swallowed Whitefield so one hardly needs to go “into” Bengaluru, however long that would take! The city ticks because people come and make a home and a life. Of course, they stray, but isn’t that part of being at home and living?
Bangalore Mirror | The Cracks In Our Hearts
Urban angst and a marriage in crisis. The two never explode on to the Edward Albee stage, but they make themselves known, nonetheless, in jittery conversation, inference and a difficulty in communication. Themes that remain relevant even over 10 years later — which is why Arundhati Raja, artistic director, Jagriti Theatre, has decided to explore them on the Bengaluru stage.
The New Indian Express | Swami is Back With His Friends To Charm Bengaluru
Swami and Friends is one of those books that is deeply entrenched in the minds and memories of anyone who has read it. Malgudi, the fictional town created by R.K. Narayan, has landscapes that readers will already have mapped in their own heads. They will have mentally trod the path from Ellaman Street to the Sarayu river through Nallappa’s grove. Readers have met Narayan’s quirky characters and have ideas about how they look and what they might say. So how does one recreate a story and an ethos that has already been imagined and reimagined multiple times? Visual Respiration, a Bengaluru-based theatre group will create these landscapes onstage as a compelling 90-minute performance at the Jagriti Season 2015.
The New Indian Express | Mad Scientist's Topi Goes on a Hilarious Soul-swapping Spree
Written and directed by playwright and retired scientist Mathura Kalauny, the comedy features an inventor as the protagonist. His latest invention – a thinking cap – becomes cause for much confusion, and amusement for viewers.
The Hindu | It’s story time!
Brought to the city’s Jagriti Theatre recently by renowned Australian theatre company Belvoir, Lally dazzled a packed audience recently in the play Stories I Want to Tell You in Person. Directed by multi-award winning director Anne-Louise Sarks, the play was brought to India through the assistance of the Australia India Council and the Australian High Commission.
Bangalore Mirror | Obsessing Over Nothing
Your maid takes off one day, and you moan and groan about the chores to be done. But what if your help was also a nosy, controlling personality who thinks it's his duty to make everything 'wrong' in your life right? He decides everything from where the furniture should be placed to who your soulmate should be. Now, that 'day off' doesn't sound so bad, does it?
The Economic Times | The HandleBards present Shakespeare on bicycles
The sparsely-set stage is the calm before the storm. After the dimmed lights come on again, a series of rapid movements by four actors create chaos while narrating a familiar Shakespearean story. Bicycle tyres, bells, coat hangers and audience members join as props before the 90 minute joyride comes to an end.
Deccan Herald | Interesting acts on stage
Theatre artistes Roy Sinai, Vandana Prabhu and Swetanshu Bora will present director Arundhati Raja’s production, ‘At Home At The Zoo’, across the City as part of The Deccan Herald Theatre Festival.
Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances, with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings, and an attached restaurant- 'The Fat Chef'. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.
The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry.
The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.
Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.