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: thespo13@thespo.org

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:

 CATEGORY
WINNER
PLAY
PRESENTED BY
Outstanding Male Actor in Supporting Role

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




Wednesday, December 14, 2011

COCK

The Dilemma!
 Now you are stuck in a circle and can't get out of it.
 When the only way out is Up?
A talented bunch - All under 25 and born after 1 January 1985!


Day 2 - Take Two

Blek kicking off their performance







Day 2 - Take One


Theatre Kiska??




Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Patient

BMCC Pune present PATIENT on Day 1 of Thespo 13. 
A very honest representation of a 22 year old dying of cancer, the play started off the festival on a somber note. 
 
There were some audience members with who the story and depiction really resonated.
  A simple straight forward story told with a combination of brutal realism and stylistic devices to highlight the pain and loneliness of a dying man.

Day One - Take One




Anshuman Jha at Thespo 13




Hidayat & Namit snapped while having a discussion.. Wonder what they are saying.. Theatre - TERA ya MERA.. You say??


Quasar sharing his wealth... of knowledge




Monday, December 12, 2011

Couple of Hours to Thespo 13!!!






Thespo 13 - Decor

A Few Hours for Thespo 13 - Theatre Tera Mera to kick off!!


The excitement began on the 10th when we celebrated Thespo's Birthday... Then began a long series of list making,ribbon buying,stick cutting,painting and the works!
Preparations began in full swing as it was an "all hands on deck" situation. So here is a tiny sneek peek into the madness...
Thespo 13- Theatre Tera Mera is almost here..A few hours away and Prithvi is ready to welcome all into these crazy festives...


Hope to see you at the festival!

Regards,
Team Thespo!









Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Thespo!


Thespo turns 12 and gears up for it's 13th edition! 

Well, we cut the cake at Thespo's 12th Birthday party and the main festival is 3 days away. Do come for Thespo 13 - Theatre Tera Mera.


Here you go with some pictures.




It's a long way to Australia!



Wednesday, December 7, 2011

> Thespo 13 - Theatre Tera Mera Tickets

> Thespo 13 - Theatre Tera Mera Tickets

Thespo is back! Thespo turns into a teenager this year and a lucky one it is. The tickets for Thespo 13 - Theatre Tera Mera are out NOW!

The tickets are priced at Rs 120 and for students we specially have a 50% discount, so come grab your tickets now before they all get sold out! The tickets are available at the Prithvi Theatre box office and also at http://www.bookmyshow.com/

The line-ups for Thespo 13 - Theatre Tera Mera are :-

Prithvi Theatre

1) 13th December 2011, 9 pm - Patient
2) 14th December 2011, 9 pm - Cock
3) 15th December 2011, 9 pm - Ek Don Adhich
4) 16th December 2011, 9 pm - Janhit Mein Jaari

NCPA Experimental

1) 17th December 2011, 7 pm - Cock
2) 18th December 2011, 7 pm - Janhit Mein Jaari


HURRY!! Come grab your tickets NOW!!

Promo of Ek Don Adhich staging as part of Thespo 13 - Theatre Tera Mera


Promo of Ek Don Adhich staging as part of Thespo 13 - Theatre Tera Mera



video




Zero Budget Productions presents

“EK DON ADHICH”

(Marathi)

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Prithvi Theatre
, Time: 9 pm

Directed by: Aniket Patil

Ek Don Adhich is a play about an average young guy who has problems like anyone else. With an investment failing to double and on losing all hope, he feels suicide is his only option. But a chance meeting with a stranger, a blind man at Koparkhairane Station at 1.30am changes his view about life. A play based on the theory of relativity. There is nothing called co-incidence. Everything happens for a good reason and things that do not happen are always for a better reason.

Written by: Sunil Tambat and Aniket Patil
Cast: Ninad Limaye, Sunil Tambat, Uttara Karajdar, Wasim
Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes (No interval)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

David Hirst - Us and Them Day 2



Day 2 at the Us and Them workshop proved to be way more eventful than day 1. David's requirements included those "wonderful" plastic chairs , 8 feet long bamboos and cardboard boxes! The plan was to block the play and build the wall that divided "us and them"....






Soon,lines were learned,lunch was eaten and then began the crazy task of building a wall (silently!)... David added a bollywood touch to post wall building-breaking fight scene by making it slow motion... 




Suddenly, the room was cluttered with 20 plastic chairs...After much thinking, pushing and pulling of chairs and metres and metres of tape, a WALL was built......

                                         
The whole idea was about team work and building the wall without making noise( that was the most challenging bit because we have a noisy and overly enthusiastic bunch!)                                  
                                             




And now we have a wall, we have a group A and B...We have a "Us" and a "Them"



The next session will have some more wall building but with a twist.......



And the lesson we learned today was

Latecomers will not be permitted....!