Sutradhar theatre group will current a dwell dramatised studying of Sadat Hasan Manto’s ‘Siyaah Haashiye’ on August 14
Sadat Hasan Manto’s Siyaah Haashiye, first printed in 1947, is a set of 32 brief and really brief tales on the brutal, grim realities of Partition. On August 14, 6 p.m., Hyderabad-based Sutradhar theatre group will current a dwell, dramatised presentation of the tales on Mumbai Theatre Information’s Fb web page. The 50-minute presentation will function Vinay Varma, Deepti Girotra and Rahim Amirali Lalani.
Sutradhar first staged Siyaah Haashiye in 2011 in Hyderabad. Directed by Deepti, the manufacturing had its actors sporting sombre colors on a stage that had minimal props. Manto’s hard-hitting phrases had been sufficient to move the viewers into the bloody aftermath of Partition. The play has since been staged in several cities, together with Ahmedabad and Indore, and every time the displays have been tweaked to usher in novelty.
This would be the first dwell, digital presentation of Siyaah Haashiye for the theatre group and Vinay concedes that the pandemic has necessitated them to discover new prospects: “Now we have to date executed three digital performances (as ticketed exhibits on Bookmyshow); we’re doing our greatest and are excited, as a result of it provides us one thing to sit up for and we don’t get rusted. Digital performances don’t match as much as the power of staging a play in entrance of a real-time viewers.”
The pandemic has been robust for these within the performing arts, notably theatre teams, however the actors are hopeful of a turnaround. A few of the members meet at Sutradhar workplace for rehearsals, sustaining COVID-19 security protocols, says Vinay: “We can’t rehearse remotely from our respective properties. We have to take the chance to place up a great efficiency.”
The three actors have been rehearsing for every week and are equipped for the dwell efficiency, after a tech run with the Mumbai Theatre Information staff for gentle and sound. “We’ll start with an introduction on Manto and what prompted him to write down these tales. A few of the tales are very brief, however convey a lot in a line or two. Siyaah Haashiye will probably be a composite efficiency, combining studying and efficiency,” says Vinay.
(Siyaah Haashiye will probably be carried out dwell on Mumbai Theatre Information’s Fb web page on August 14; 6 p.m.)