Dharamsala theatre festival concludes

Dharamsala, July 17

The Dharamsala Residential International Festival for Theatre (DRIFT) concluded at the Club House of the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) in Mcleodganj on Sunday.

Quasar Thakore Padamsee, director of a theatre group—QTP—from Mumbai, said the fest was one of the most unique events his group had ever been to. "It is a joy to be here and perform and be part of a larger theatre community. The audience has been fabulous, and diverse in Dharamsala," he said.

"Even at the workshop I conducted, the energy among the participants was fabulous. Our country needs such festivals that foster the passion of theatre along with showcasing local community theatre work," he added. His theatre group presented a play—Every Brilliant Thing.

The day started with a performance by Subhadra Kamath's musical ensemble. Thereafter, a play, Agarbatti, was presented by Ashish Pathak. A play, Samay Kaise Guzra, was presented by Aagaaz Theatre from Delhi and then another play, Saag Meat, was presented by Pratibha Rai. Movement Therapy (play) was presented by Mitali Jangpangi. A workshop on making comics was conducted by Alia Sinha. — TNS

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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