Bruce Jay Friedman, scriptwriter for Splash, Stir Crazy, passes away aged 90; cause of death not declared yet
Bruce Jay Friedman's son confirmed the news saying he died on Wednesday in New York City
Julia Cho on her Windham-Campbell Prize win, 'feeling' Korean-American, and theatre in the time of lockdown
Playwright Julia Cho, winner of this year's Windham-Campbell Award for Drama, speaks to Firstpost about her inspirations, keeping theatre alive during a lockdown, and her response to the pandemic as a writer.
Playwright-director Abhishek Majumdar on theatre as confluence, its future in India, and directing a film
Playwright-director Abhishek Majumdar speaks with critic Trisha Gupta about theatrical form and content, the politics of language in India, and his many interests beyond the stage. The second in a two-part interview.
As Abhishek Majumdar's Djinns of Eidgah is staged at Edinburgh Fringe, a conversation with the playwright-director
Playwright-director Abhishek Majumdar speaks with critic Trisha Gupta about theatrical form and content, the politics of language in India, and his many interests beyond the stage. The first in a two-part interview.
Girish Karnad's son Raghu thanks people for their tributes: 'He enriched others' lives, and the reverse is also true'
Raghu Karnad wrote on Instagram, 'The picture that is growing rooted in my mind is of Appa in his spot on the sofa, his hand around a glass of whiskey, gently bubbling with bits of history, legend, song, folktale and philosophy.'
Crazy Mohan was rushed to Cauvery Hospital in Chennai where he was declared dead at 2 pm
National Award-winning Kannada director Girish Karnad breathed his last at his Laveli Road, Bengaluru residence after battling prolonged illness.
On World Theatre Day 2019, a throwback to Firstpost's series of interviews with Indian playwrights such as Rahul DaCunha, Purva Naresh, Ramu Ramanathan, about the play/s they never managed to bring to stage.
'While writing, it is very important to be true to your own voice,' says Akarsh Khurana. 'Write what you know and what you have researched.'
I’d rather be scared, than unhappy: Mahesh Dattani revisits 'Final Solutions' and '30 Days in September'
Revisiting a play over 25 years since writing it often takes a playwright through a range of emotions — from pride at the writing to a feeling of irrelevance. A lot has changed in context and the style of writing, Dattani admits.
Purva Naresh says, "One of the reasons I’m stuck with this script is because we as a people have already failed Irom Sharmila once. I can’t do that again. I need to have the script right.”
Ramu Ramanathan's deep understanding of India’s social and cultural heritage, eagerness to research documented and undocumented realities, and a remarkable ability to weave it all into an engaging narrative makes him one of India’s finest playwrights today
'There are some things only I can tell the way I have imagined them to be,' says Faezeh Jalali, explaining why she writes her own plays
Noted playwright and director Abhishek Majumdar's latest production is Muktidham, a play is set in the 8th century, in a matha in a fictional town called Beerpur. Based on historical facts and then fictionalised, Majumdar's play looks at the roots of Hindu philosophy and attempts to interpret how the communal right wing had origins in intellectual thought and then "turned increasingly dogmatic and anti-intellectual itself".