Following from the series on Dramaturgy, Jagriti now offers you (actor, playwright, audience member, student of literature), a chance to read and discuss a play as a great piece of writing, to read it as it exists on the page rather than experience it on the stage.
12 July '14
26 July '14
Sanjay Manaktala isn’t your average NRI. Born in the US, he recently came back to India as his job got outsourced and continued his comedic endeavors in the process. A techie at heart who grew up worrying about his first girlfriend, first job and first everything that came after, he likes to poke fun at life’s big problems in a small way. Mostly clean and mostly English (since he doesn’t know much Hindi), he has become one of the brightest comics in the country.
27 July '14
Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor invites you to the talk by
Tushar Gandhi – President of the Mahatma Gandhi Foundation
On his Discovery of the Mahatma
New initiative of the HHH Foundation called the Global Action on Poverty.
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30 July '14
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man—with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl, author of The Clean House and Eurydice. A work about how we memorialise the dead—and how that remembering changes us—it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.
13 August '14
“Treadmill is a journey of exploring personal memories of people in towns of India. Treadmill at its
first glance is a comedy in the simplest sense of the world. In its simple manner it looks at the
various instances of our lives when we continuously run but without ever getting anywhere. The
metaphor of the treadmill looms throughout the play, in its content and in its form, where images,
instances, memories repeat but are interpreted afresh by everyone in their own way.”
16 August '14
While everything around seemed headed towards a slow collapse, in a shed on an island in the middle of a lake, two boys built their world. Twenty years later, it is quite another past that stands in their way. Today, two whimsical narrators scramble madly to recreate what happened. Set against the background of the Kashmir imbroglio, ‘Gasha’ is an account of the fractured friendship between two boys, a Kashmiri Pandit and a Kashmiri Muslim and their need to affirm their story.
20 August '14
Zameer likes to be called Zed. He also likes smoking pot, playing on his PS3, playing cards with his eccentric landlady Fiona (a Catholic widow with a temper) and discussing popular culture with his neighbour Yogi (a struggling actor from Bihar). Life is pretty good for Zed till Inspector Sudarshan Damle lands up at his door, asking questions about long lost relatives and terror attacks.
27 August '14
‘A Behanding in Spokane’, written in 2010 by Academy Award Winner Martin McDonagh, who
also directed films like ‘In Bruges’ and most recently ‘Seven Psychopaths’. A hilarious roller
coaster of love, hate, desperation and hope, this is McDonagh’s latest play which opened on
Broadway in 2010 with Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell.
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