Running in Place

Running in Place

Ticket Price: ₹ 300
Duration:75 mins
Age:10 years and above
Director:Hasnain Shaikh
Cast:Hasnain Shaikh, Zulfia Shaikh, Meghana Shah, Aditi Bharatee
Location:JAGRITI, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield, Bengaluru, 560066
Event Date & Time
Sat-17-Nov | 03:00 PM
Sat-17-Nov | 06:30 PM
Sun-18-Nov | 03:00 PM
Sun-18-Nov | 06:30 PM

From the team that brought you ‘Cardamom’ and ‘Between Bestsellers’, comes the another run of their original show ‘Running in Place’. It is the story of Prateek and Neha as they re-examine their relationship, in light of their recent split, trying to figure out where it all went wrong. A journey that takes them from their first date to their last. A journey to confront their demons, both real and imaginary. The story explores the themes of love, loss, and guilt, with plenty of emotional twists and turns, and a healthy measure of humour. After a successful run at Jagriti, Ranga Shankara and bagging 6 awards at the 13thInternational Theatre Festival in Bareily the team brings it back by popular demand!

Playwright/Director/Actor:  Hasnain Shaikh

An actor from the age of 5, is a 24 year old writer with 3 already highly successful and acclaimed shows under his belt. His first play ‘Perspectives’ was written at the age of 17, which garnered high praise, and earned him the title of ‘Bangalore’s youngest playwright’. His second show ‘Cardamom’ was a smash success. The Hindu even placed ‘Cardamom’ on its list of the best plays of 2016. His 3rd original script ‘Between Bestsellers’ was performed for 4 shows at Jagriti theatre and was received tremendously well. He has launched his own theatre troupe, which serves as a new wing of the Bangalore School of Speech and Drama, Natak Nation. His most recent production ‘Running in Place’ was well received by audiences in Jagriti and Rangashankara in early 2018.  Running in Place went on to win 6 awards at the 13th International Theatre Festival, Bareilly.


Zulfia Shaikh: The founder and Director of the esteemed Bangalore School of Speech and Drama, she has the honour of being a double graduate with distinction in Effective Communication and Drama. She has also been endowed with the honour of receiving an exhibition award in communication from Trinity Guildhall, London. She also holds the world record for scoring the highest in the LTCL (Licentiate planning and teaching diploma) by Trinity Guildhall, London. 

Meghana Shah: Meghana has been passionate about theatre from the age of 12. Having worked with the Bangalore School of Speech And Drama very closely she realised her passion for technical theatre. Having pursued her Degree in Creative Industry  Management at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore she is back in Bangalore to explore all aspects of theatre on and off the stage. 

Aditi Bharatee: From a young age, Aditi Bharatee studied speech and drama under Dr. Zulfia Shaikh at the Bangalore School of Speech and Drama. She is passionate about music and holds a diploma in higher education in music from the KM Music Conservatory in Chennai. During her stint in Chennai, she participated in productions with the theatre group Crea-Shakti. She is now pursuing avenues in both music and theatre in Bangalore.


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.