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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 »

Oopsy

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 »

Carpouram

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 »

Checkout

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 »

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 »