FirstAct: Watch 11:11, a physical theatre performance on virtual reality therapy that devises new corporeal expression
Through '11:11', the creators aim at exploring how the VR ‘in-world' works in opposition to the actual world in which the subject is effectively rendered blind by their headset.
FirstAct: In '11:11', an experimental performance that explores virtual reality as a therapeutic aid
Captured on camera in a single take, 11:11 is a response to the growing disaffection induced by the pandemic in a year that has pushed us online with a vengeance.
FirstAct: Watch Star Light, a play about friendship, love, and the miracles that human relationships often are
Star Light is a story of love and friendship blossoming in the warmth of Christmas.
FirstAct: In 'Star Light', a story of love and friendship blossoming in the joy and warmth of Christmas
Alienstar Collective Theatre's (ACT) Star Light is the story of Aarya and Vinayak, two seemingly opposite individuals who evolve from being strangers to friends, to maybe even something more.
FirstAct: Watch Between the Banks, a performative theatre production on Manipur's tryst with developmental discrepancies
'Between the Banks' is a physical performance embodying Manipur's infrastructural irregularities and their repercussions.
FirstAct: In 'Between the Banks', a physical performance embodies Manipur's infrastructural irregularities, repercussions
Akhoka Theatre's Between the Banks aspires to embody the physical attitude and behaviour of contemporary Manipur from the context of a developmental project initiated by the state government, particularly the Dolaithabi dam in Manipur.
In MD Pallavi's 'Salt', a woman and her daughters walk the hard line between hunger and dignity.
'Salt' revolves around a family of three women — a mother and two daughters — who are coping with the pandemic and its resulting shortcomings by telling each other stories and faking the food on their plate.
Chanakya Vyas' Leftovers examines a pandemic's semantics, its effects on everyday lives
Leftovers, the upcoming FirstAct presentation in association with Chanakya Vyas, deals with the themes of privilege, fear, and othering — all of which are in focus during the ongoing pandemic.
FirstAct: Watch OGLAM's Abey Yaar!, a story of five friends reuniting over a video-call that takes an unusual turn
OGLAM's Abey Yaar! explores human behaviour driven by social anxiety, issues of gender, caste and class over a seemingly innocent Zoom reunion of friends.
FirstAct: OGLAM's Abey Yaar! vets relationships in a digital age through the lenses of privilege and prejudice
In OGLAM's Abey Yaar!, a seemingly casual, fun reunion of five friends over a Zoom call sheds light on human behaviour driven by social anxiety, issues of gender, caste, class, and everything in between.
FirstAct: Watch Theatre Jil Jil Ramamani's Haiku in a Bun, a tale of 3 siblings, separated by continents and time-zones
Theatre Jil Jil Ramamani's Haiku in a Bun explores relationships and grieving in the time of a pandemic.
FirstAct: Theatre Jil Jil Ramamani's Haiku in a Bun explores relationships and grieving in the time of a pandemic
Haiku in a Bun is a tale of three siblings, separated by continents and time-zones, who log on to a video-conferencing app to steady each other through a recent bereavement.
FirstAct: Drama Queen's For Tomorrow explores narratives of desire, distance, surveillance in post-pandemic world
From our FirstAct performance series: For Tomorrow is a devised performance created by documentary theatre maker Anuja Ghosalkar on Zoom in collaboration with two filmmakers and two actors working across four cities, two continents traversing time zones, geographies and technologies, create brief vignettes of the future.
Beginning this week, we're presenting #FirstAct — collaborations with theatre and improv artists from all over India, who'll perform short pieces or readings over a Zoom video-conferencing call. #FirstAct's first act is an improv show with Improv Comedy Bangalore. It will be broadcast LIVE on our Facebook page at 8. 30 pm IST on 22 May 2020. Meet the members —