THEATRE FEST : Vriksh Theatre presents "Thespis" National Micro Drama Festival at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), 11, Mansingh Road > 10:30am-7pm on 9th April 2017

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Event Description : 
THEATRE FEST : Vriksh Theatre presents "Thespis" National Micro Drama Festival.

Vriksh, a Delhi based registered theatre group, will lift the curtains of a pioneering theatre event – the first – ever National micro – drama festival held in India (probably in the world too) titled Thespis to be held in New Delhi on April 9, 2017. The festival is named after Thespis of Icaria, who lived in the sixth century BC and was the first actor to perform alone. The plays are in 10 different languages including Kashmiri, Rajasthani, Urdu, Punjabi, Oriya, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi and English.

India's first-ever micro drama festival is all set to present the series of 25 micro drama tales composed with the duration of 10 minutes. The nano drama tales will be based on different themes and titles. Out of 40, 25 plays have been shortlisted for the final day. Festival will be inaugurated by Prof. Waman Kendre, Director, National School of Drama (NSD) and the book containing of all 25 plays for the festival is named as "SHORT AND SHARP" Hues of Micro Drama which will be released by Veteran play write Prof. Omcherry N N Pillai at the inaugural function. The book consists of synopsis and details of all the plays will be released on the occasion.

The event is dedicated to the loving memory of veteran actor Om Puri and will also be covered by Limca Book of Records as it is the very first time to register the micro drama festival in their books. Many eminent people from the fraternity will be gracing the event.

The festival will be honouring the commitment and objective of Vriksh – Art for Humanity, will be showcasing three plays by children of NGOs – Saksham (Mohmaya), Deepalaya (Lets Begin) and T.K. Soman’s group (Khud Mein Hai Vishwas).

It will screen plays from different Indian languages with a maximum duration of 10 minutes and some of selected plays, directors and actors will also be awarded by an eminent jury representing different regions.

The event will be commenced at 10.30 am and will showcase the skits till 6.30 pm. Each drama is comprised of duration of 10 minutes and delivers the complete message in such a short while. The themes of the drama are unique and are twisted with lingual trail.

The festival is being organized by Vriksh, a theatre group of Delhi, under the leadership of Prof Abhilash Pillai, eminent theatre personality and faculty of the National School of Drama and Mr Ajith G Maniyan, who recently directed a full-length drama on the life and time of VP Menon, who integrated the native states into the Indian Union. 

Plays : 

Malayalam Drama by M. Shaji depicts the tensions and frustrations of a father who have a daughter at her teenage.

Enni Nammal Mathram
directed by Renjith Chittade

Floating leaves of Chinaar
Directed by Anju Mattoo depicts the agony and suffering of kashmiri pundits in Delhi, who left their land with bare hands to protect their lives.

Directed by Jophin Manimala depicts the plight of people suffering the burden of reservation and discrimination in Indian society.

Based on Satyajit Ray’s Barin’s Ailment is directed by Rajesh Bali depicts the unusual coincidences and phases where people tend to find their real self.

Maaya Main Jaanu Tu Thagini
Depicted from the city of Vrindavan entails the story on greed, and how one can need to be persistent towards their goals is finely directed by Manoj Kumar Tyagi.

Directed by Aadhil is portrayed by NGO Saksham, depicting the crucial lifestyle of being violated and beaten at a very tender age.

Oru Nimisham
Directed by Sivadas Menon shows the the life style of modern couples who are giving more importance to their professional life than their family life.

Oru Whatsapp Vardhakya Puraanam
Directed by Kalabhavan Prajith dictates the story of a man who wants a dog as his child in his re- birth.

Directed by Dr. Gopi is based on Italo Calvino’s short story, Good for Nothing.

By Pigeon Theatre is directed by Fazil K P, shows about the visions and principles of the Gandhian era are not followed by the youth of today. But the children help out to feel the real essence of the same.

Shows the plight of a woman that she suffers from whole her life and then returns to avenge the disgust and molestation she suffered from.

Directed by Kuldeep Kunal reflects the agony and unfortunate life circle of a woman.

The Coffee Shop
Directed by Rajiv Kohli, is a story of any other next door boy who has been entering into an age where the priorities are his career and passion for work.

The Oldman at the bridge
Directed by Vinod R.C. present in aiming at a complete new concept of the lives and sufferings of the refugees around the world.

Persistence of Memory
By Shemej Kumar K.K. is a story about person’s consciousness and how he deals with it with an image of small melting pocket watch.

Silence Please
Subeesh Balan describes the story of victim of a brutal rape created shock waves in the media and in our hearts talks to us thirty years on, standing in a society that has only degraded even further after the incident.

Aakhir Mera Qasoor Kyaa hai
By Jamshed Khan recites the story of Jamila, a distressed Pakistani woman subjected to domestic violence for her inability to conceive.

Play X
By Sarath Babu is a solo performance having very short dialogues. The play which acts with the colours and music questions all those already learned and be learned.

Vaishnava Jana To
A satirical play which shows the real image of our society and our so called Gandhibadi politicians is creatively directed by Dr. Satya Ranjan Lekha.

Kaddi Alvida na Karna
Depicts the darker side of society for its female foeticide in India for giving a great importance to a male baby.

Pardho ke Pache

By Ram Mehra, the play portraits a Rajasthan orthodox family giving more important to their tradition.

About Vriksh –

VRIKSH the theatre is a theatre group which was launched on 16th August 2015 at at Kerala Club, New Delhi. The name VRIKSH or tree is chosen to broadly symbolize the basic concept of this theatre group. The tree having its roots deeply embedded in the soul of the earth cherishes a dream to touch the sky. The canopied foliage of the tree welcomes everyone and provides shade and shelter to anyone who comes to it. VRIKSH, the theatre aims at uniting people in the name of art cutting across the barriers of religion, caste and politics. VRIKSH, the theatre is envisaged as an umbrella of all theatre artists in Delhi.

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