Theatre KathaSiyah presents Taramandal
Theatre KathaSiyah presents Taramandal
|Ticket Price:||₹ 300|
|Language:||English, Hindi, Bangla|
|Duration:||90 mins( with interval of 10 mins)|
|Age:||8 years and above|
|Cast:||Ranajit Debnath ,Cathy Laby, Priyanka Dasgupta, Vijay Krishna, Aditya Garg, Pramit Pratim Ghosh, Tony Xavier|
|Presented By:||Theatre KathaSiyah|
|Location:||Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield, Bangalore, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560066, India|
Satyajit Ray’s short story, ‘Patol Babu, Film Star’ tells of a chance opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream. Patol Babu is about fifty and has lead a decidedly unglamorous life. His one passion, acting, has never really amounted to anything apart from a few theatre performances as a child in his local community group or at school. One day the possibility of a part in a film opens up. Despite it being a walk-on role of a pedestrian, Patol embraces the opportunity with open arms …
Taramandal extends this little story by constructing parallel narratives that set up and mirror Patol Babu– in younger versions of himself or people just like him. The play alternates between the story of Patol Babu in Kolkata and other characters in cities and towns around India. Each vignette outside of Patol’s story is intended to punctuate his life.
All of these stories of failed ambition in the theatre, movies or television culminate in his one single walk of opportunity.
About the Playwright:
Neel Chaudhuri is a playwright and theatre director. He is a founder and the Artistic Director of ‘The Tadpole Repertory’. Neel has written and directed eight plays, including Taramandal, for which he received the 2010 MetroPlus Playwright Award. His most recent play is Still and Still Moving, which was developed with the Royal Court Theatre in London.
This production of Taramandal was created as a part of final presentations of the Directors Training Program , an initiative of Indian Ensemble and Riad Mahmood Educations & Arts Foundation.
About the Palywright:
NEEL CHAUDHURI is a playwright and director based in New Delhi. He is a Founder and Artistic Director of The Tadpole Repertory. Neel studied history and film and spent a year working in Berlin before returning to India to work in the theatre. He was the Artistic Director of The First City Theatre Foundation from 2006 to 2009 where he wrote and directed his first five plays. In 2010,Taramandal won the MetroPlus Playwright Award and he also received a 50th Anniversary Grant from the Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan for the play, Ich bin Fassbinder. His play Still and Still Moving (2011) was developed with the Royal Court Theatre in London. He is also actively involved in Delhi’s campus theatre circuit as a guest director and mentor to college theatre groups. Neel is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater’s Directors Lab and a recipient of the 2014 Vinod Doshi Fellowship from the Sahitya Rangabhoomi Pratishthan.
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.