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NITFest 2022

'Theatre for Social Transformation : Celebrating Diversity'
मंसिर ९ - १७  | 25 NOV - 3 DEC
Mandala Theatre, Kathmandu
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NITFest 2022

A celebration of art, culture, and traditions in the form of theatre performances.

Mandala Theatre-Nepal is going to organize the second edition of Nepal International Theatre Festival  2022 in Kathmandu from 25th November to 3rd December 2022.

Nepal International Theatre Festival (NITFest) is a celebration of art, culture, and traditions in the form of theatre performances. The festival was conceived and initiated in 2019 by Mandala Theatre-Nepal with Nepal's ten theatre organizations joint effort and had successfully completed the first edition 5 different venues in Kathmandu in 3 other cities of Nepal. Though, being organized solely by Mandala Theatre-Nepal, with the second edition of NITFest, Mandala is encouraged to incorporate the aesthetics of jatra, poetry, and the landmarks of Nepali Rangamanch together with vibrant productions from international sphere during the nine-day long festival. For this, 200 artists from 12 different countries are invited to add value through their performances in the festival.

With the slogan "Theatre for Social Transformation: Celebrating Diversity", NITFest 2022 is determined to strengthen the communal harmony, respectfulness for social diversity and to contribute in preservation on intangible cultural heritage through social awareness, art and exchange. Moreover, the festival will support global theatre groups and artists coming together in a shared platform to explore their aesthetic expressions and solidarities for relevant socio-political issues.

A total of 18 play productions from all over the world will be showcased during the festival. The theatre productions are carefully selected by the festival committee based on their potentials to be the reflection of the vibrant socio-political scenarios of local communities from different regions of the world.

Besides the play production, the festival will be featured by other allied events such as daily interactions, panel discussions, seminar, open air performances, theatre photo exhibitions, encouragement award ceremonies, cultural and artistic stalls etc.

Play Productions

Theatre fans rejoice! NITFest 2022 is back. We have 21 plays from 16 countries. This year's lineup includes some of the best plays and performances from around the world.

Workshop & Trainings

NITFest 2022 will offer a wide variety of workshops and training opportunities for those interested in the performing arts. From acting and directing to stage management and technical theatre, there is something for everyone.

Discussion & Interactions

Theatre festival goers will have the opportunity to attend a panel discussion with some of the festival's directors, designers, and performers. This is an excellent opportunity to hear from the people who make the festival happen and to ask them questions.

Open Air Performances

We have a wide range of open air performances scheduled throughout the festival, so there's sure to be something for everyone. These performances will include poetry, musical performances, and dance and free to attend.

Encouragement Awards

NITFest provides different encouragement awards to outstanding theatre groups and artists who show great promise in the field. These awards are a way to encourage new talent and help them to continue to create extraordinary theatre for audiences to enjoy.
Event DateTimeVenueTitleCountries
November 256:00 pmMandala StudioBuddha Ra VikhariNepal
November 254:00 pmMandala TheatreKatha Kasturi (For Invitees Only)Nepal
November 2612:00 pmMandala TheatreDesdemona RoopakamIndia
November 264:00 pmMandala TheatreDesdemona RoopakamIndia
November 262:00 pmMandala StudioMr & Mrs Kraft - A story of paper masksItaly, Spain
November 266:00 pmMandala StudioMr & Mrs Kraft - A story of paper masksItaly, Spain
November 286:00 pmMandala StudioEmbryonicNepal
November 2812:00 pmMandala TheatreKhuwalung - Dhunggako BaatoNepal
November 284:00 pmMandala TheatreKhuwalung - Dhunggako BaatoNepal
November 2712:00 pmMandala TheatreThree Countries, One MotherBhutan, United States
November 274:00 pmMandala TheatreThree Countries, One MotherBhutan, United States
November 2912:00 pmMandala TheatreRIOUruguay
November 294:00 pmMandala TheatreRIOUruguay
November 304:00 pmMandala TheatreRaja Man Wahala (King I Am The Slave)Srilanka
November 272:00 pmMandala StudioThe Magic Swan-GeeseRussia
November 306:00 pmMandala StudioShadow LiberationIndia, United States
November 276:00 pmMandala StudioThe Magic Swan-GeeseRussia
December 112:00 pmMandala TheatreMade in ILVAItaly
December 14:00 pmMandala TheatreMade in ILVAItaly
December 212:00 pmMandala TheatreBLACKBOARD LANDIndia
December 24:00 pmMandala TheatreBLACKBOARD LANDIndia
December 22:00 pmMandala StudioTogether and AloneIndia, Nepal
December 26:00 pmMandala StudioNomad by Constanza BitthoffArgentina
December 34:00 pmMandala TheatreKubhindo Ko Katha (World Premiere) - Invitees OnlyNepal
November 258:00 amKunja TheatreDevising Operatic DramaturgyIndia
November 278:00 amKunja TheatreCardboard and TheatreItaly, Spain
November 288:00 amKunja TheatreCardboard and Theatre (Day 2)Italy, Spain
November 308:00 amKunja TheatrePresence and Vulnerability through ClownUruguay
December 18:00 amKunja TheatrePresence and Vulnerability through Clown (Day 2)Uruguay
December 28:00 amKunja TheatreSuzuki and ViewpointsNepal
December 38:00 amKunja TheatreSuzuki and ViewpointsNepal
November 252:00 pmMandala AaganNITFest 2022 Opening CeremonyNepal
November 257:30 pmMandala AaganBreath & Beat - Rivers (A Mini Concert by Salil & Navaraj)Nepal
November 267:30 pmMandala TheatreMaster Class with Shabana AzmiIndia, Nepal
November 277:30 pmMandala AaganPerformance Art - अवशेष by Rasik RajNepal
November 282:00 pmMandala StudioHow to make theatre and arts accessible to audiences with disabilities.Britain, Nepal
November 287:30 pmMandala TheatrePanel Discussion: काठमाडौंले छेकेको नेपाली रंगमञ्चको दुःखः मञ्च, दर्शक कि नाटक ? Challenges of Nepali Theatre Beyond KathmanduNepal
November 2910:00 amKunja TheatreTree Confessions (USA)- Zoom Lecture by Erin MeeUnited States
November 297:30 pmMandala AaganDance Performance - JOURNEY OF FOOTSTEPSNepal
November 3012:00 pmMandala TheatreBook Launch: Palpasa Cafe & Panel DiscussionNepal
November 307:30 pmMandala AaganAuthentic Nepali Instrumental PerformanceNepal
December 12:00 pmMandala StudioFORUM THEATRE PRESENTATION / WORKSHOP - Khmer Community Development (KCD)Cambodia
December 15:00 pmMandala StudioDrama School Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion - Theatre Education : Possibilities and ChallengesNepal
December 27:30 pmMandala AaganMusical Poetry by Various PoetsNepal
December 21:00 pmMandala AaganPanel Discussion- Theatre and Criticism किन चाहिन्छ रंगमञ्चमा समीक्षा?Nepal
December 31:00 pmMandala AaganPanel Discussion- Theatre and Cinema रंगमञ्च अभिनय र सिनेमा अभिनयका फरक आयामNepal
December 36:00 pmMandala AaganNITFest 2022 Closing CeremonyNepal
November 302:00 pmMandala StudioShadow LiberationIndia, United States
November 296:00 pmMandala StudioEmbryonicNepal

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