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Sugar & Spice Round VI

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Stagecraft Adda serves as a forum for Stagecrafters to ideate and innovate. Right from writing for stage to acting, direction, design or lighting, Stagecraft Adda aims to supplement Stagecraft Theatre with a pool of talented individuals having already proved their mettle on stage. It aims to create a set-up where-in intriguing ideas can be developed by a team of established theatre persons and bright youngsters in collaboration and taken to the next level. Nurturing latent talents and exploring experimental theatre is what the Adda wishes to do, which would otherwise take a backseat in the hustle of setting up a mainstream production.

Every show of Stagecraft Adda involves talented directors presenting 10 minute plays written or adapted by someone within the group, presented with a cast of their own choice; each director, writer and actor adding their own flavour into the mix, bringing about a lovely concoction of “Sugar and Spice”. After four successful editions, we present

Sugar and Spice Round VI

The performances were a huge success.

A medley of 10 plays of 10 minutes each written by 10 writers and directed by 10 directors, presented by 10 talented actors. The plays are:

1) ‘You’re on Hold’

Directed by Onkar Ghare
Written by Nandan Majumdar
Performed by Aishwarya Deotale

A single woman struggles to give attention to her mother and her best friend while going through troubles of her own.

2) ‘Let it Go’

Directed by Bianca Nazareth Arya
Written by Arya Diwakar
Performed by Anubhav Gupta

A man struggles with changing his perspective about his trouble-ridden life.

3) ‘The Edge of Teen’

Directed by Amol Wakhare
Written by Anjali Mishra
Performed by Isha Shrivastava

A witty teen gives an up close and personal view of a teenager’s life.

4) ‘Kuch Pal’

Directed by Krutika Rangari
Written by Saurabh Hardas
Performed by Anadi Sharma

A dutiful son reminisces about his father while talking to his wheelchair-ridden mother.

5) ‘Infinite’

Directed by Vinay Pande
Written by Khatija Ferhy
Performed by Kiran Gosavi

A fisherwoman takes her son along an eventful journey as they look out for fallen stars.

6) ‘Sab Pagal Ho’

Directed by N V Sharma
Written by Shefali Hardas
Performed by Mustafa Neemuchwala

An unhinged person is let loose in public, but there is more than what meets the eye.

7) ‘Who Died First’

Directed by Aditya Bansod
Written by Shantanu Thengdi
Performed by Vijayshree Bajaj

A tale from the Arabian nights, where a woman mournfully tells the story of her husband.

8) ‘Haan Mai Jhooth Bolti Hoon’

Directed by Ketaki Kane Salankar
Written by Neelabh Trivedi
Performed by Mrudula Kulkarni

A clever, street smart woman talks about the art of lying and it’s rightfulness in society.

9) ‘Batwara’

Directed by Varun Vij
Written by Nitish Chandra
Performed by Rachit Khetan

A refugee struggles with the decision of whom to abandon when his family is rocked by the 1947 partition.

10) ‘Thank God!’

Directed by Raveesh Jaiswal
Written by Radhika Joshi
Performed by Shivani Joshi

A mother dialogues about a morning when her inherent wishes came dramatically true.

 

The show was staged on 15th January, 2017 at RGNIIPM Auditorium, Nagpur.

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