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priyanka sharma

Let the festivities begin

For the theatre fraternity in Mumbai, the festival of lights don’t signify the welcoming of Lord Ram from his exile, but rather, they signify the welcoming of ‘new’ plays to the city’s theatre-scape.

02 Nov 2016 3:09 AM

The return of Rehaan Engineer

The other night outside the cosy Sitara Studio, a line had formed for Caryl Churchill’s Far Away. The previous show had just finished.

19 Oct 2016 6:58 AM

Spare painting artistes with colours of border wars

The cross-border tension has not even spared the entertainment industries in India and Pakistan.

05 Oct 2016 1:40 AM

Stage all set for city’s future theatre icons

Last week a unique event happened on the Bombay Theatre scene — An exhibition opened celebrating Ebrahim Alkazi’s life in the theatre. This was unusual on many fronts.

23 Sep 2016 6:43 AM

Challenge accepted

Last night I watched senior theatre doyen Arundhati Nag mesmerise a packed house at RangaShankara. Ordinarily this is not an unusual event.

08 Sep 2016 11:23 PM



Theatre has been around ever since one person decided to tell a story to another person. One of the challenges of being around so long is to constantly stay unique as an experience.

26 Aug 2016 6:36 AM

The rush on opening day!

Wildtrack will to be performed in Prithvi Theatre on August 17 and 18 — Devika Shahani and Jaimini Pathak.

11 Aug 2016 10:52 PM

Sharing in caring

Aram Nagar is a surprising place.

29 Jul 2016 12:07 AM

Building a theatre network

I have recently returned to India from the Magnetic North Festival in Canada.

15 Jul 2016 12:27 AM

To pay or not to pay

Stephan Schimdke from the Vienna Festival (from left), Ragnheidur Skuladottir from Rekjavik’s Theatre Lokal Festival, Cathy Boyce from Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre, and Brad Carlin from Texas’ Fusebox Festival.

01 Jul 2016 2:38 AM


Hanging with Shakey

Almost 10 years ago, I watched Sir Ian Mckellen rip his clothes off as he went mad in a powerful production of King Lear.

03 Jun 2016 12:26 AM

Playing it straight

Exactly three years ago this week, I wrote an article about the representation of homosexual relationships in our theatre.

20 May 2016 2:28 AM

The theatre of mixed abilities

Almost 15 years ago, before India was shining or booming, a journalist put herself in a wheel chair and tried to use public transport in our Maximum City.

06 May 2016 12:00 AM

Reading: The right thing

Writers’ Bloc, India’s best loved new writing festival recently concluded at Prithvi and NCPA. The festival, in its 4th edition, is painstakingly put together by Rage Productions.

21 Apr 2016 11:56 PM

Life Imitating Art

The choice of play is often a critical moment for any theatre group.

01 Apr 2016 2:22 AM


Artistic Space

Theatre is an audience dependent art. No one watching, equals to no theatre happening.

11 Mar 2016 5:11 AM

The brighter side of dark times

Dark Times: “If a man is not a communist at 20, he has no heart. If he is still a communist at 30, he has no brain!”

26 Feb 2016 5:54 AM

Realistic fiction vs stylised reality

A few nights ago I watched Fat The Arts’ powerful production 7/7/7, based on the real life trial of Reyhaneh Jabbari, who was found guilty of murder when she stabbed the man who tried to rape her.

11 Feb 2016 11:51 PM

Needed: Temples for theatre

Actors fighting to survive: Zafar Karachiwala, Anu Menon, Shernaz Patel, Soharab Ardeshir. (Photo: Neville Sukhia)

28 Jan 2016 11:17 PM

Private endeavours drive Mumbai’s cultural renaissance

Traditionally Bombay has been a city that has always lived and thrived by the rail tracks. The three north to south railway lines demarcate the different socio and linguistic groups.

21 Jan 2016 11:54 PM