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Abhinav Sabyasachi

Theatre Activist

Story Telling

Bio

Started doing theatre in year 2000 in Darbhanga with Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA) and other local groups. Later came to Delhi in 2007 and joined 'Sansaptak' and IPTA (Jawaharlal Nehru University Chapter). Also working with Sehar Theatre Group. Has Special interest in Children's Theatre. Directed many proscenium and street plays. Also takes Theatre/Acting workshops. Did Theatre Appreciation Course from National School of Drama (NSD) and attended workshops of many renowned Theatre personalities. Did plays in Hindi, Bengali, English, Maithili, Urdu and French. Founded a Theatre and Art group 'Paltan' in 2010. This group is into cultural activism and it is working to culturally aware the most deprived sections of the society. Had been Theatre instructor in Manzil Welfare Society since 2012 to 2015 (Manzil provides alternate education to under-privileged children and youths). Also a Journalism post-graduate. Regularly writes for Newspapers, Websites and Blogs on different socio-political issues as a freelancer. Writes theatre reviews for Humrang.com. Poems published in a book titled 'Tuhin', a Poetry compilation of contemporary young Hindi poets. Written many street plays and radio plays. Ph.D ( The Plays of Mahesh Dattani: A Study in Contemporaneity of Themes).

Description

Theatre is a medium that can be used to enhance confidence among young dynamic minds those who are the future of the world of creativity. Knowing ones surroundings, social issues, needs of different communities also gives an edge to a creative person. This way one can easily make a difference in their society. The proposed theatre workshop is designed to make the participants aware of the different sections and communities of the society they live in and encourage communication between them for confidence building and their further academic needs. The workshop will include, Basics of theatre, basic history of street theatre in India, Importance of ?theatre for change?, how to prepare for a street play, how to choose a social awareness issue for a street play, how to write a street play in a group, how to plan a social awareness campaign using street theatre etc.