THEATRE 'Hunter, Hisaab & Humdard' 3 short Hinglish Comedy Plays > 7pm on 30th July 2019

Venue : Akshara Theatre, 11-12 B, Baba Kharak Singh Marg                               
Phoenix Theatre Education 3H short comedy plays Akshara Creative

Time : 7:00 pm Add to Calendar 30/07/2019 19:00 30/07/2019 20:00 Asia/Kolkata THEATRE 'Hunter, Hisaab & Humdard' 3 short Hinglish Comedy Plays Event Page : Akshara Theatre, 11-12 B, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi - 110001 DD/MM/YYYY

Duration : 1 hour

Entry : by Tickets priced at Rs. 250, Available at : 
Online : BookMyShow
Offline : At the venue if not sold out
Note : For 18 years old and above. 

Venue : Akshara Theatre, 11-12 B, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi - 110001 
Landmark : Next to RML Hospital Emergency Gate 5
Venue Info : About | Map | Nearest Metro Stations - 'Shivaji Stadium (Airport Line)''Patel Chowk(Yellow Line)Exit Gate - 3' & 'R. K. Ashram Marg(Blue Line)' Exit Gate - 4
Parking : Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital public parking or Inside Akshara Theatre

Event Description : THEATRE : Phoenix Theatre-in-Education presents 'Hunter, Hisaab & Humdard' 3 short Hinglish Comedy Plays based on the stories of Anton Chekhov.

Director's Profile
Rajan Chawla is an actor, trainer, director, writer and Theatre-In-Education practitioner.
He started his professional journey under Barry John in 1999, he has acted, directed and written several plays under the mentorship of his Guru Barry John. He specialized in teaching drama as a school subject and training actors. Though his master says "You learn from different mediums and journey of life" but he learned the ropes of acting, teaching, writing and direction and still learning about life and sharing the skills to many actors who are successfully working in films and television. They have authored a book “playing for real” which is an invaluable resource for actors and trainers. Presently Rajan is a director of Phoenix T.I.E. Company- the team is working towards the goal of reinventing learning through theatre. He is working with many prestigious schools all over India to develop new ways and means to bring theatre to classrooms and community and on stage. He has scripted and directed a large number of play productions with children and adults in various forms i.e. proscenium, musical, mime, dance drama, radio play, folk and street theatre. His students have received many prestigious awards at state and national level.
Phoenix Theatre-In-Education Company was founded in 2006 and since then working with schools and institutions to develop new ways and means to bring theatre to classrooms and community and also on stage. It mainly functions as a resource agency for schools by using theatrical means to facilitate the teaching-learning process, and making it more creative, enjoyable and meaningful for the teacher and learner alike. Phoenix T.I.E Company comprises a group of qualified and dedicated teachers, artists trained in theatre who make education the focus of their work. They function as workshop facilitators, drama teachers, directors and playwrights.
Phoenix is a sacred mythical bird which burns itself and arises again from its ashes – reinventing itself whenever it needs to. It can carry a load ten times as heavy as its own body with ease and its teardrops can heal the deepest of wounds. That is why at Phoenix Theatre-In-Education Company, we believe that knowing yourself in the first place and then understanding others in the process of role playing is very important. Leaving yourself behind and becoming someone else in a character is all about being like a Phoenix.
Know thyself- it’s all about getting under the skin of a character and behaving according to the given situation. To learn how to prepare for a role an actor goes through a process of characterization and before jumping the gun, self-awareness is very important because the closest person or character to an actor is himself. If one knows himself then understanding and role-playing other characters become uncomplicated. For an actor his mind, body and voice are the instruments to perform, Phoenix acting workshops are designed for aspiring actors.

Hunter is about a charming man Bhaskar, whose chief preoccupation is to entice married women. What is unusual about it is the way he does it. Can a man attract women in the absence of a mutual glance or without talking or even writing letters to her? He gives an instructional session on winning women and claims to be “The Greatest Seducer of all time”.

Hisaab - A father attempts to cheat his children's governess out of her pay by making up offenses and damages for which the governess must "compensate".

Humdard - A pandit visits the dentist complaining of a toothache, but the compouder's zeal for his profession begins to frighten his patient.

Socio-Political Significance 
Dipicting mundane people in  everyday life was the forte of Anton Chekhov. Three stories of his are the epitome of the same in literary genre not only in Russian but worldwide and popular fiction.Interestingly, each climax in respective stories culminate into a teaching moment. Sociologically and specifically from a phenomenological perspective; people increase their stock of knowledge about navigating their lives, through their everyday interactions. Looked at from this particular lens, each story mentioned above carves out a different lesson that is etched into the back of each reader/viewer mind, bearing a stake in the way they chose to react to a similar situation. 
Another characteristic that makes these stories socially relevant is the aspect of relatability that further embed entertainment for the reader/viewer of these stories/plays. Attraction to another woman/man despite being married, being conned and befooled in this treacherous world, and experiencing bodily pain which sometimes is not treated right due to the whims and fancies of so called “doctors”, rings a bell of familiarity with each individual!  

However, since these stories were written in the latter half of the 19th century, gender and class stereotypes and behavioural expectations of each category subtly present themselves to the recipients. While it is absolutely fair to adapt these stories to plays as they were but playing around with the characters and mixing them up, especially in the form of role reversal is crucial to stay in touch with the changing tides of society and its changing experiences.

Director : Rajan Chawla 

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