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'10TH ANNUAL VINOD DOSHI THEATRE FESTIVAL'
Pune: In a world fast shrinking into the mobile phone screen, truly real experiences are few and far in between. Keeping the vibrant culture of theatre alive is the extremely popular Vinod Doshi Theatre Festival. Initiated in the memory of eminent industrialist and a passionate arts-lover Vinod Doshi, the festival has, arguably, curated the most fascinating line-up in India for a decade. Hosted in Pune, the festival is now in its 10th year and this one promises to be the most stellar one yet.
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. 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.