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Published : Thursday, 20 October, 2016 6:13 PM
At its stop in Ahmedabad, Thespo, a renowned youth theatre movement, held its preliminary screening at MICA on Tuesday, in association with the student run theatre committee of MICA, Sankalp. Theatre professionals and amateurs alike showcased their 3 act plays in a bid to get a chance to screen their performance at Prithvi theatre, Mumbai.
Thespo is a youth theatre movement that began in 1999 as a one act play festival.The movement culminates in a festival every December in Mumbai where scores of participants under 25 years of age come together to organise a national theatre festival, stage full length productions, short performances in informal spaces, attend workshops, build bridges across different schools of theatre, find friendships across thousands of miles, learn about theatre/life/themselves, form a living thriving dynamic community of likeminded young individuals.
At the end of the festival, awards and cash prizes are presented in various acting, writing, directing and production categories as an added incentive.
The screening had theatre barons such as AakashMohimen, famous for his plays like 'Under the Chestnut tree, I sold you and you sold me', and VikaasMadan, asthe panelists. The event featured had a line-up of various plays from different institutions, the best of which will now be showcased at Prithvi theatre, Mumbai.
The panel was appreciative of the performances and encouraged the students to join the movement that will culminate in a huge theatre festival from 12th-18th December.
MICA’s student run theatre committee also showcased two of their theatre productions at the screening. AadyaSharma, one of the protagonists shared her experience, and explained the secret behind the effortless portrayal of characters by the cast, “Late nights or early mornings, rehearsals were always fun- with exercises and character work. I think we were all so at ease on stage because of how close we got to each other and to our characters. It was truly an amazing experience.”
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