Live Mint | The Story of an Idea
Pavitra Jayaraman Written in the 1950s, and based on the “Monkey trial” that took place in 1925, Inherit the Wind, a play written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, continues to be relevant today. The play, first staged in 1955, is the story of a schoolteacher, John Scopes, who is indicted for teaching Darwin’s.
HBR Blog Network | How SAP Labs India Became An Innovation Dynamo
Jagriti and SAP have had many collaborations in the past. Here, Harvard Business Review‘s blog talks about V.R. Ferose, managing director, SAP Labs India, and his initiative to reduce SAP’s attrition rate. One of his ideas was to send employees interested in “brushing up on their communication skills” to a “theater located near the campus.
Deccan Chronicle | When Dr Seuss meets the Bard
Peter Bloedel gives Shakespeare the ‘full Seuss treatment’ in his The Seussification of a Midsummer Nights Dream. Directed by Judith Roby Bidappa, who is making her comeback to direction through Tortilla Entertainment. Bidappa has strayed away from the usual theatre circles, opening the space up to amateur, part time actors instead.
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.