Last year, when the festival was facing extinction, the community came together to 'save' the festival.Friends of Thespo was born, and in honour of the crowds that supported us, we have dedicated this year to them...therefore it's Thespo 13, Theatre Tera Mera. Do come and check out India's most exciting youth theatre festival. You can reach us at:

Friday, May 4, 2012

Dear All,

We are currently developing an official Thespo website, due to which this blog will be inactive. For any and all Thespo related updates please visit our Thespo fan page on Facebook.

Thank You

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dramabaazi 2012 is back!!

Thespo is excited to announce the return of Dramabaazi.

The Dramabaazi playshop, Thespo’s Children’s Wing, is a unique program designed for participants in the age group of 8-14 years of age

 The details of Dramabaazi 2012:
·        The playshop will run from 1st May to 4th June 2012
·        This will be followed by shows at Prithvi Theatre on 5th  and 6th June 2012.  
·        The sessions will be held 4-6 days per week at Prabhadevi.
·        Each session will be between 2-4 hours. The sessions will get more intensive closer to the days of performance.
·        Initial sessions will cover icebreaker and warm up exercises followed by some interactive theatre games aimed at bringing the participants to work as a team.
·        Abhishek Saha and 3-4 Dramabaazi co-coordinators will mainly lead these exercises.
·        Slowly the text (play script) will be introduced in the sessions as topics for improvisations, storytelling, song writing and general discussions.
·        The latter half of the sessions will focus on rehearsing the play for the public performances and the playshop will culminate with shows. 

Last date of registration is 10th April, 2012.HURRY!! LIMITED SEATS!!

For more details call on +91 9930666332 or mail us on 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Thespo 13 presents Lifetime Achievement Award to The Rajas.

Thespo 13 presents Lifetime Achievement Award to The Rajas. 

Arundhati Raja's acceptance speech

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thespo 13 Awards Night

The Thespo 13 Jury Panel comprising of Sheeba Chaddha, Meher Marfatia, Hanif Patni & Shashank Shende judged the 4 entries that made it to this year’s edition and the results were announced last evening at the NCPA Experimental Theatre at the Thespo 13 Awards Night.

The evening started off with the President of Theatre Group Bombay, Mr. Alyque Padamsee presenting the Thespo 13 Lifetime Achievement Award to Arundhati & Jagdish Raja from Bangalore.  
On receiving the award, Jagdish Raja shared a few words of encouragement with those present: “Wimbledon wouldn’t be Wimbledon if it had wound up in five years. It has been going on for over a hundred years come rain or shine. I wish Thespo the same destiny!"

This was followed by the announcement of the Thespo 13 awards in the various categories. Patient from BMCC College, Pune swept the awards with the coveted Thespos for Outstanding Play, Director and Production Design. Performances in Cock walked away with the Acting awards for Lead Actor and Actress. Ek Don Adhich was rewarded for New Writing. Janhit Mein Jaari tied with Patient for the Thespo for Male Actor in a Supporting Role.

The list of categories and award winners:

Outstanding Male Actor in Supporting Role

Sidharth Mahashabde as ‘Chandu’
Rutuja Shinde
Ashish Nasalapure as ‘Chandya’
Janhit Mein Jaari
Outstanding Female Actor
Asmita Bakshi
Farid Currim
Outstanding Male Actor
Manish Gandhi
David Hirst
Derryck Jeffries Award Outstanding Production Design
Hanif Patni
Outstanding Director
Suraj Parasnis
Kaizad Kotwal
Outstanding New Writing
Sunil Tambat & Aniket Patil
Ek Don Adhich
Meher Marfatia
Sultan Padamsee Award for Outstanding Play
Sheeba Chaddha

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Janhit Mein Jaari

A 'highdose' of music, drama and laughter!
 A bit of song and dance for all!
 Standing up for Women's Lib...
 The politician speaks.
 Janhit ki Janta.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ek Don Adhich

What is the true meaning of blindness? 
“Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.”  ― Albert EinsteinThe World As I See It

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. - Oscar Wilde