Times of India | An odd love story
London’s SOHO theatre presents Blink, a dysfunctional and darkly funny romantic tale that has had successful shows in the UK – Ayesha Tabassum It’s a love story. Not your usual love story interspersed with romantic confessions and frivolous modern-day flirtations. Blink is the story of Jonah and Sophie, set in contemporary London.
The Hindu | Calling the tune (A review of ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ at Ranga Shankara)
Dead Man’s Cell Phone was a funny surreal take on the omnipresence of technology in our lives – Rhea Subramanya The first play in Jagriti’s season 2013, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, came to Ranga Shankara last week. Written by American playwright Sarah Ruhl in 2007.
Bangalore Mirror | The spaces between words
The common theme of a long marriage suffering from a communication breakdown is treated with deft humour in Shivani Tibrewala’s worthy effort – Nirmala Ravindran Whatever You Say, written and directed by Shivani Tibrewala is an existential play, but thankfully, without the accompanying angst.
The Hindu | It’s Ms. Meena, once more
Sravasti Datta Now in its fourth year, Ms. Meena comes to you in all its theatrical splendour at Jagriti Theatre A group of actors under flickering lights, rehearse their dialogues, occasionally breaking out into melodious song, their voices in perfect co-ordination.
Deccan Chronicle | Success and all its friends
DR Ms Meena is back in town! This immensely successful play. directed by Rajiv Krishnan and performed by Chennai-based theatre company, Perch, has been touring the country for four years now. It’s been over a year since Bengaluru saw it last and it de?nitely isn’t going to be the same.
Bangalore Mirror | The Lure of Cinema
Nirmala Ravindran The Visit by Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt has all the elements considered mandatory for a potboiler. Celebrations, villains, former lovers, a rags- to- riches story, revenge and retribution, lust for money and power — you name it and the play has it.
Explocity Bangalore | Season’s Greetings
Nirmala Govindarajan From being a 30-year-old performing company called ART, whose only worry was the next play, where to perform it and get the audience there, its metamorphosis Jagriti has now become the space to get the audience to. “Suddenly we are catapulted into running a full time business.
The Hindu | Remembering Bangalore
Written by Gautam Raja, presented by Jagriti Theatre, City Bang Bang will feature short sketches that offer a fun and interesting perspective on city life – Sravasti Datta The Bangalore of yore may have been lost to a rapidly-developing landscape, but memories of old Bangalore endures.
Bangalore Mirror | The Last and Final Call
The Fabulous Adventures of Aditi and Friends, a play about friendship and courage, marks the end of Jagriti’s Summer Carnival for Children – Gita Dutt Summer will soon be a speck in the eye, with the oncoming monsoon, thunder, lightning, umbrellas… and school re-openings.
Deccan Chronicle | Understanding the Change Makers
Deccan Chronicle writes on Close Encounters, a series of talks Jagriti Theatre that help understand the Change Makers of India.
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.