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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

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