Prayogam Theatre Group pays tribute to senior journalist GLN Murthy and hopes to interact the viewers with totally different content material
How usually will we see theatre teams honour a critic/cultural reporter by a theatre pageant? Hyderabad-based Prayogam Theatre Group’s ongoing nationwide theatre pageant is a tribute to senior journalist GLN Murthy who handed away not too long ago as a consequence of COVID-19. “Theatre administrators and actors are at all times recognised however there isn’t any place for critics. We thought this can be a good alternative to recognise GLN Murthy, and have fun his ardour for theatre. He was additionally a member of our group and an inspirational determine,” says Siva Prasad Tumu, who based the group together with his associates. Siva Prasad and Venkat Naresh Burla, assistant professor, Division of Performing Arts, Central College of Jharkhand are pageant administrators.
The 12-day on-line nationwide theatre pageant from September 5 to 16 started with Aao Sathi Sapna directed by Bollywood lyricist and singer Swanand Kirkire. Other than Hindi and English performs, the pageant additionally options Gujarati, Telugu and non-verbal performs in gibberish. Apparently, the Telugu performs are experimental ones. Siva Prasad, assistant professor on the division of Dramatics in College of Rajasthan calls it a medley from throughout India. He says, “We now have tried to include totally different types, performances, tales and languages. That’s how a critic like GLN Murthy would have preferred it. We additionally wish to power the viewers to have a look at totally different content material.”
Directed by Rajiv Velicheti, a multilingual play Yavanavvanam (based mostly on a Telugu story written by Chalam) was additionally staged. Siva Prasad, who had an extended affiliation with GLN Murthy recollects, “He (GLN Murthy) informed me that Telugu theatre was caught at one level and may come out of it and borrow from different languages and manufacturing homes. We now have stored that in thoughts when inviting new administrators. Telugu audiences are habituated to have a look at theatre in a means. This pageant will have interaction them with contemporary views,”
Siva Prasad observes this on-line theatre pageant is a chance for theatre practitioners to remain related and proceed their exercise. “Many-a-time a very good play is misplaced because it reaches solely a restricted viewers. Right here we are able to have the utmost attain and hold alive a vibrant artwork type,” he provides.
The performs being streamed are recorded performances and are uploaded without spending a dime on prayogam.in/fest; the hyperlink to every play is open for twenty-four hours after it goes on-line.