From Oedipus to Yeh Bhi Jungle, Woh Bhi Jungle: A look at theatre productions under the Alkazis over the years
Feisal Alkazi's book Enter Stage Right contains rare archival pictures of scenes from theatre productions by the family over the years. View them here:
Ram Prasad Ki Tehrvi had its world premiere at the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival in 2019 and has released in theatres on 1 Jan, 2021.
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.
2020, the year of resilience in theatre: Practitioners and institutions rose to the challenges of an unprecedented crisis
The pandemic presented endless opportunities for theatrewallahs to rally together as a networked community beyond the usual barriers of geography or language.
AfsanaBadosh ep 2: Listen to Premchand's 'Sawa Ser Gehun' | Presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam
AfsanaBadosh, presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam, celebrates the spirit of storytelling through narrations of the greatest Hindi and Urdu stories. This is Episode 2 — Premchand's 'Sawa Ser Gehun', as performed by Vicky Ahuja.
AfsanaBadosh ep 1: Listen to Rajinder Singh Bedi's 'Quarantine' | Presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam
AfsanaBadosh, presented by Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam, celebrates the spirit of storytelling through narrations of the greatest Hindi and Urdu stories. This is Episode 1 — Rajinder Singh Bedi's 'Quarantine', as performed by KC Shankar.
Universal and Cinemark announced an agreement that guarantees three weekends of theatrical exclusivity for Universal and Focus Feature titles before a film can become available to rent on demand. Films that open to $50 million or more, however, will stay in theatres exclusively for at least five full weekends.
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.
Soumitra Chatterjee passes away: Redoutable thespian's stage career underscored why he was true renaissance man
Mr Chatterjee’s meditation on his own mortality unsettled audiences, but he assuaged them, “Death is inevitable, but we need to know that it is possible to at least enjoy life while we have it.”
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.
Herbert Kretzmer was instrumental in bringing Victor Hugo’s classic tale of defiance and redemption in early 19th century France to the stage in English in October 1985
As cinema halls reopen from 15 October with 50 percent capacity, films like Khali Peeli, Ka Pae Ranasingam, My Spy and Force of Nature will make its way into theatres.
From stage to page: Recent excursions in Indian theatre publishing provide vital insight into the form, and its future
Theatre publishing will go a long way towards preserving latter-day texts currently missing from the public archive, while allowing theatre-makers to access contemporary writings that provide a greater understanding of the zeitgeist, and take them to audiences hungry for new interpretations and perspectives.
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.
Tony Awards to go digital for shortened Broadway season; eligibility criteria will be announced soon
Tony Award Productions said Friday that the celebration of live theatre will be digital but offered no date or streaming platform.
On India's 73rd Independence Day, Firstpost and Jashn-E-Qalam present a story about a State that wants to create "smart", "model" citizens by modifying that which it perceives is wrong or faulty with them.
Remembering Ebrahim Alkazi, the grand old man of Indian theatre, who leaves behind a staggering legacy
For an ephemeral form such as live theatre, where the works of most masters, especially theatre directors, disappear in the mist with their passing, it’s heartening that Ebrahim Alkazi’s legacy has been preserved for a posterity he had emphatically staked a claim to more than a half-century ago.
Ebrahim Alkazi was the longest-serving director of the National School of Drama. He is credited with revolutionising Indian theatre by combining native folk traditions and international acting techniques.