The COVID-19 pandemic has put a break on stage performances within the State since March. However, it has not stopped among the theatre artists from doing what they like to do most.
The Alappuzha district committee of the Community of Creative Theatre Activists Kerala (NATAK) has taken the digital route and provide you with audio performs beneath the title Nataka Radio (Radio Drama). It has up to now produced and uploaded two audio performs on their YouTube channel and Fb web page. Its district committee members are happy with the response to the play Thinmayil Aantappan by Santhosh Gopal Thakazhy, which was uploaded on July 27.
The second play Kuzhikkala Veettil Lorance Makan Lonappan by Raviprasad Haripad was made out there to stream on Sunday. NATAK district committee plans to add one audio drama each Sunday.
Mr. Santhosh says that it’s altogether a distinct expertise. “As there isn’t a visible illustration, we have to convey via phrases and sounds in audio play. Thinmayil Aantappan was staged in a number of locations and we remodeled it right into a dramatised audio efficiency. All 10 artists who offered sound to characters within the play recorded their dialogues from their properties utilizing smartphones. The recordings have been then stitched collectively by Praveen Raj Kilimanoor,” Mr. Santhosh says.
Radio drama, as soon as a preferred medium, fell out of favour with the appearance of tv and on-line video platforms. However issues are altering now. J. Shailaja, basic secretary, NATAK, says that audio play is making a comeback. “We’re receiving good response to our initiative. Radio/audio dramas have been getting a number of viewers because the outbreak. There’s a enormous potential for audio drama. Even a small group can produce a play and share it on digital boards,” she says.
NATAK district president G. Madhu, treasurer Subair Natyalaya, subcommittee convenor Manoj R. Chandran and others are a part of the initiative.