Kismat Bano to launch mini theatre for city kids

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Kismat Bano to launch mini theatre for city kids

G Plus Feature | March 05, 2018 17:51 hrs

Kismat Bano, a young stage artiste from Guwahati is all set to launch a mini theatre hall at her residence to train children of Guwahati in the art of acting. Built mostly with funds from Bano’s savings, with her father Liaquat Ali contributing the rest, the mini theatre hall has been constructed atop their house at Dhirenpara.

The theatre hall, with a capacity of 75, will also help raise awareness about theatre by staging plays.

The mini theatre hall is scheduled to be inaugurated on Tuesday, March 6 with the staging of two plays - Bidhyabalan (Assamese) directed by Naren Patgiri and Bade Bhaisahab (Hindi) directed by Dilip Khanal.

Bano, who is in her early 20s, has won accolades across the country for her acting talent. She has acted in over 25 plays in several different languages, including Hindi and English.

Kismat Bano was selected by the North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) under the Union Ministry of Culture to receive its prestigious annual award of Young Talents Artistes Award for the year 2016-2017 from Arunachal Pradesh Governor P B Acharya in July last year.

Bano, who is also a recipient of a scholarship from the ministry, has performed in major drama festivals across the country as well as abroad. Two of her most recent plays staged in Guwahati and other cities, Helen and Bano, received critical appreciation from theatre-goers across the country.

Theatre troupe 'Wings Theatre' has been established with a view to use theatre in education for children, conducting theatre performance-oriented workshops for orphan and indigenous girls in rural areas and working with blind children of Guwahati to promote theatre.

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