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Set in the context of Manipur, the play travels around a peaceful community disrupted by different impetus coming from various directions.
How theatre is addressing different voices from society? What are the challenges/opportunities for actors from different communities? Whose stories are most available? How stereotypes are being nurtured or challenged? Moderator: Rajan Mukarung Panelists: Sirjana Subba, Najir Husen, Prawin Khatiwada, Sarita SahFind out more »
Discussion with Directors and Crew will be held every day where the audience will have the opportunity of meeting and asking any queries to the directors and/or crews of the plays that were performed the day before.Find out more »
To BE is a nonverbal performance for all from 6 years old - about Human Rights.
“Chapter Confession: My father is a murderer” is a play where the main protagonist deals with her past trying hard to set her feet firmly at the present.
Champabati is a play about a woman from the community of snake –charmers.
The job is a devised performance with clowning and physical comedy at its centre.
How does art uplift a common people in social phenomenon? Their work in films had upraised expectation towards Nepali theatre. What would be their responsibilities and what are challenges? As an artist, is it necessary to justify why do you do theatre and why do you do film? Why? Moderator: Phulman Bal Panelists: Bipin Karki, Menuka Pradhan, Buddhi TamangFind out more »
TA REHAYE (To Freedom) is an Afghan true story; written, directed and acted by an Afghan theater team.
The play revolves around the Civil war and travels together in the space being blindfolded and barefoot and will attempt to explore the Time, Space and Atmosphere through the five senses.
Mangenaa is a cultural attempt, designed for boosting confidence of Kirat Limbu (Indigenous people) group of eastern Nepal.
Tracing the history of modern Nepali theatre: Relation with the society, challenges, compromises and ways ahead Moderator: Pashupati Rai Panelists: Anup BaralFind out more »
History of Children Theatre in Nepal? Why theatre is important for children/students? Which type of story we are doing with children? Which type of story, character and theme should we choose? How these activities are supporting/disturbing mainstream theatre? Do we have target groups? We are making them play in our dramas? Are we supporting them to do play or enforcing them? What are the challenges/opportunities? How can it help social transformation? Theatre education system in schools- what are their positive/negative…Find out more »
This is a story about the struggle of a rhinoceros whose father’s horn was smuggled and the smugglers were caught.
“Coppelia" is a comic, fun, energetic show. It's an interesting show in that the first and second acts are in a different set.Find out more »
This play has the popular performing tradition of “NAUTANKI” as its backdrop.
Play directors are working as full time theatre artists and there are few people to write, they are writing by themselves. Are they following the required guidelines? How to sustain? Which impact playwriting can have following the desire to analyze and transform society? How translation and adaptation is helping or not? Moderator: Shakuntala Joshi Panelists: Kumar Nagarkoti, Khagendra Lamichhane, Sulakshan Bharati and Yubaraj GhimireFind out more »
Aaran is the story of hardship faced by a girl from an untouchable lower caste family of Solukhumbu who happens to marry a boy from upper class and struggles to adjust in the society
TA REHAYE (To Freedom) is an Afghan true romantic story between a girl and a boy who are from two different tribes in Afghanistan, Hazara and Pashtun.
Artist: Shreeti Pradhan, Mannu Shahi and Birat BasnetFind out more »
‘Jokhana’ is adaptation of a story by Biyash Rai from his story collection ‘Hiumajhi’.
How older generation is looking at new generation working in Nepali theatre? How can they motivate newer generation to find their own way? What could be done to alert and appreciate the newer generation? Moderator: Viplob Pratik Panelist: Sunil PokharelFind out more »
The panel discussion includes a screening of short video-clips of examples of participatory theatre work in various countries and fields and a participatory way of sharing experiences.
Moderator: Som Nath Khanal and Michael Thonhauser
Panelists: Maniram Pokharel, Gunjan Dixit, Gopal Aryal, Sarswoti Chaudhary , Renuka Karki and Alain Fressanges (Cambodia)
This play is often mistaken for the story of Helen Keller. It is not.
A casual discussion will be carried out during this session on status of disability inclusion in Nepali theatres: where we are now and what we should aim for! Speakers representing both disability rights movement and Nepali theatre fraternity will share their views on this issue.
Moderator: Sagar Prasai
Panelist: Mairi Taylor (Director, Scotland), Manish Prasain (NFDN, Program Manager), Dayahang Rai (Actor/Director)
Head to Head, through a unique devised theatre performance, searches the answer of existential questions like Where does identity lie: head or body? Or both? that actor with large bodies who deal with this quandary on a daily basis.
Aaran is the story of hardship faced by a girl from an untouchable lower caste family of Solukhumbu who happens to marry a boy from upper class and struggles to adjust in the society.
Moderator: Akanchha Karki Panelists: Shabari Rao (India), Kismat Bano (India), Anna Dora Dorno (Italy), Loonibha Tuladhar and Srijana Adhikari (Nepal)Find out more »
Group: Nepal Improvisation Troupe
Director: Muneeb Ur Rehaman (Pakistan)
This play meets Manto, one of the most influential Indo-Pakistani writer who wrote mostly partition stories and essays.
What is the importance of crafts and technical team in theatre?
Moderator: Ingi Hopo Koinch Sunuwar
Panelists: Ramhari Dhakal, Raj Kumar Pudasaini and Sarita Giri
Garbha Chhita is a tradition in Karnali where parents fix the marriage of children
who are still in their mothers' wombs.
Kumbakarna and Lakshmana, brothers each to the two protagonists of the Ramayana, are connected by boons that dramatically alter their cycles of sleep and wakefulness.
‘Mokshada’ is a danceplay based on the life experiences of (Panchakanya) five virgins which is mentioned in the ‘Shastra’ (holy scriptures).
Group: Y Stand Dance School
Choreography: Deependra Shahi Thakuri
Desaparaecidos is based on a real event that stages the dramatic disappearance of 43 Mexican students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teacher’s College on 26th September 2014.
ART is based on the award winning play by Yasmina Reza
Three young men, friends, 'brothers' - as they like to say in Nepal - are representatives for our urban Kathmandu society. All three are entrepreneurs, who want to reach the 'top', be recognized in society as "somebody special".Find out more »
Theatre performances are held throughout the year, but the venues are not wheelchair friendly; theatre companies seldom produce narratives on disability issues let alone involving disabled people in production.To talk about all these issues and to address them, the British Council is inviting Glasgow based Birds of Paradise Theatre to visit Kathmandu for a workshop on making arts—specifically performing arts—accessible to disabled people.Find out more »