Our Activities During the Pandemic

Lending a helping hand to theater workers in need

In early March 2020 we worked with Samstab, an organization based in Kolkata, India, to raise funds for theater workers in Kolkata who are on a daily wage basis and are facing significant economic hardship.  We continued this effort and in October organized Pujor Taane Natok, a two-day theater festival the proceeds from which were donated to benefit theater workers.  We donated INR 11.5 lacs to Samstab through this event.    

 

A huge shout-out to the entire team of Ebong Theatrix Maryland for providing your kind support through your valuable contribution for the daily wage theater workers in this part of the world, We express our gratitude and hope this mellifluous relation continues forever. Thanks again for contributing in these tough times, stay safe all the stellar members, stay healthy!

Regards,

Shekhar Chakraborty 

Secretary 

Samstab

Theater Education - Masterclass Series

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Asish Goswami

We have started a lecture series by noted theater archivist and researcher, Asish Goswami, on the history and evolution of Theater in Bengal. 

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Debshankar Halder

A masterclass with the maestro on characterization. 

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Debesh Chattopadhyay

A masterclass on the process of developing a production - from script to stage. 

Young Actors' Workshop

A ten-week workshop conducted by Arindam Ghosh covering the history of theater, basics of acting and script writing.  Twenty Four kids, with ages ranging from ten to fifteen participated in this workshop.  The young actors developed their own monologue and presented four staged readings.

Online Performances

  • Terrorist ki Premika at the Quarantine Theater Festival 2020 organised by Mandi Theater,  April 18.

  • Kinoo Kaharer Thetar at the Quarantine Theater Festival 2020 organised by Mandi Theater,  June 14.

  • You Don't See Me at Natok for a Cause, June 27, 2020. 

  • Brishtir Arale at the 6th South Asian Theater Festival hosted by Spotlight (Columbus, OH), August 30, 2020.

  • Looking Up at Garden State Cultural Association, October 25, 2020.

  • Brishtir Arale at  CAB Sharodiya Natyamela,  November 15, 2020.

  • Bhalobasha Bhengechure at  CAB Sharodiya Natyamela,  November 15. 2020.

  • Chikitsa Shonkot at Aabaha International Theater Festival, December 13, 2020.

  • A Living Doll, BAAT Winter Theater Festival, December 19, 2020.

  • You Don't See Me, Mukhosh Austin Theater Festival, January 3, 2021

  • Looking Up, Jadavpur University Alumni Association, Washington Metropolitan Area, Jan 24, 2021

  • PANDAmonium,  Color of Youth Festival (MILITS), March 27 - 28, 2021

  • A Living Doll, BorderLight Theater Festival,  July 22-July 31, 2021

  • Glimpses of Shesher Kobita,  5th Annual Theater Festival,  Mandi Theatre, August 7, 2021

  • A Living Doll,  7th South Asian Theater Festival 2021, September 19, 2021

  • Looking Up, INTERNATIONAL THEATER FESTIVAL 2021, Aabaha, December 4, 2021

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