What's On


Here, you can find general information about what is going on at the Alliance Française of Madras.

Heavenly Baddie

No sin will go unpunished. Unless… Chennai Drama House is a Tamil theatre group created in 2008 by several friends who have been sharing a common passion for theatre since they first met at school. The group has already taken part in the Short + Sweet festival last year and their play made it to the finals. Chennai Drama House ... Read More »

Kichadi Life

A visit from a childhood friend rekindles in a woman the memories of the past. They have moved apart due to the time lapse. A personal space connects them despite time. As she sets out to explore that space, TIME wraps!! This play is based on a short story written in both English and Tamil. Most of the cast members ... Read More »

The Man Who was Music

Adam is an accomplished world-renowned violonist. On the day of his performance, for the last time, he recounts his tale of the person who shaped his life and career. Thespian En was founded in 1994 by Creative Director Ajit Chitturi under the auspices of theatre veteran Mohammed Yousuf. The aim was to provide more and better theatre. The group has ... Read More »

Saathur Santhipu

Shankar and Chandru travelling on a train encounter a strange co-passanger. Who is he and what is his business with them? Although this bunch does not belong to any group, some have worked with renowned Tamil theatre group koothu-p-pattarai, with which Sanjit took classes. Most of them are freelancers, full-time actors for many years and several work in the film ... Read More »


If something bad happens, you drink to forget; if something good happens, you drink to celebrate; and if nothing happens, you drink to make something happen. An alcohol induced triangle that meanders through failures and realizations. Only the director, Smrithi Amarendran, is part of Caricatture Productions, a Chennai based theatre group that she initiated in 2009. She met the actors ... Read More »


Camphor Smell Donkey how know? 9 years ago, Mathivanan did his first show at AF Madras. He started working with a variety of groups and in 2007, he decided to do some theatre with like-minded people, from which came the idea of creating Stray Factory, where people can collaborate and work together. It is the 4th year they are working together, ... Read More »


Corinne works for a large supermarket chain. You might think she hates her job, but she’s done far worse. This supermarket is the top of the bottom. But she’s nothing but a robot being phased out by other robots. Coming all the way from Sydney, Katie is an experienced actress. She has been doing theatre since high school and went ... Read More »

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 »