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Late for School

A young teacher is under intense interrogation for a horrible crime she had no idea she committed. She was only late for school. Vasudev Menon works both in film and theatre. He studied theatre in the UK where he has been working for 10 years. He is now studying to become a cinematographer. Vaishnavi Sundararajan has been acting in theatre ... Read More »

Eternally Yours

Deepak Hariharan and Sunaina Mudaliar acted in 2 plays this year, Eternally Yours by Sunaina Mudaliar and Tech-no-logic Progress, directed by Adarsh Satish and written by Deepak Hariharan according to whom the title says it all ! Representing Bangalore in Chennai’s chapter of the Short + Sweet festival are Adarsh Satish, Deepak Hariharan and Sunaina Mudaliar from a.g.n.i. Theatre. Their 1 ... Read More »

New Year’s Eve

 In New Year’s Eve, the residents of a Retirement Home have gathered to bring in the New Year at noon, which leaves one of them less than pleased. Kasturi Goswami and Laksmi Ganapathy Murugesan entered the festival as independent actors and directors since they each directed one play in which the other acted. Kasturi is originally from Kolkata and has been doing ... Read More »

It’s ok to Ask

 In It’s ok to Ask, a beautiful wheelchair-bound woman implores people not to be afraid of asking her what happened. Kasturi Goswami and Laksmi Ganapathy Murugesan entered the festival as independent actors and directors since they each directed one play in which the other acted. Kasturi is originally from Kolkata and has been doing theatre since 2006, mostly as an actress ... Read More »

The Thing

In The Thing, writers Sujatha Rangarajan & Anand Raghav reflect on the differences between the rich and the poor, the believers and the non believers, the right and the wrong as planet Earth faces extinction. Shraddha was created by theatre veterans Kathadi Ramamurthy, T.D. Sundararajan and Shivaji Chaturvedi. The group has produced around 13 plays to this day, some of ... Read More »

Rishi Nair’s Untitled Production

In Rishi Nair’s Untitled Production, writer Suhit Kumar wonders whether running a marathon would not be easier than writing a play. Shraddha was created by theatre veterans Kathadi Ramamurthy, T.D. Sundararajan and Shivaji Chaturvedi. The group has produced around 13 plays to this day, some of which were written specially for Shraddha. This bunch of theatre enthusiasts strives to explore ... Read More »

The Zombie Apocalypse

The Zombie Apocalypse is a comedy about a scientist who travels forward in time, only to discover that humans in the future have become zombie-like slaves to their mobile devices. Most of the cast members are part of Crea-Shakthi, the theatre group that won last year’s edition of Short + Sweet. Created three years ago, this Chennai based group now ... Read More »

Sahithya

Barking snakes never bite StrayFactory was created in 2010 by 5 friends who create original works as much as possible. To this day, they have written and produced some 16 plays just for the Short + Sweet Festival, in which they truly enjoy taking part. Although they have performed in many places throughout India and around the world, Chennai is ... Read More »

To Write my Epitaph

Edgar Allan –  a writer, who speaks in verse. Uncanny, unabashed, unhappy and terse. Is he just a facsimile of Poe’s ingenuity? Vasudev Menon works both in film and theatre. He studied theatre in the UK where he has been working for 10 years. He is now studying to become a cinematographer. Vaishnavi Sundararajan has been acting in theatre since ... Read More »

Concert by French singer and composer Juliette Katz

Juliette Katz Juliette Katz has known that she wanted to be a singer since she was 4. She is a woman of this age, romantic yet blunt, sentimental yet deep. With her slightly hoarse voice, like a soul diva, she explores music with the same mix of frivolity and engagement, confidence and candour. “Tout va de travers”, her debut album, ... Read More »