The Playhouse: Youth Theatre Fest Begins on November 8
The first edition of "The Playhouse" organised by Agora-The Space is all set to open on the 8th of November with the staging of two plays in association with G Plus and Electrocity.
This is for the first time that a festival will curate plays that have been exclusively produced by the youth.
This opening event will be followed by a 2 day workshop (9th and 10th of Nov) conducted by the noted theatre veteran and founder of Sutradhar, Vinay Varma.
A Theatre-Agora original production Coupling will open the night, and will set the stage for the main attraction of the evening - a staging of David Mamet’s famed play Oleanna by Hyderabad based Theatre group, Sutradhar.
Oleanna is about the power struggle between a university professor and one of his female students, who accuses him of sexual exploitation and this production of the play has been directed by thespian Bhaskar Shewalkar.
The selected teams will get an opportunity to polish their plays under his expert guidance and make them stage-ready for the final showcase of the festival which will happen on the 29th and 30th of November.
The Playhouse who is also partnering with The Guwahati Theatre Fest, will see around 10 plays from across Guwahati city.
With an upper age limit of 25 years for the participants, Agora, the Space through The Playhouse aims to encourage the conception of a young theatre circuit, and to foster a culture of theatre in the region.
Agora, which translates to a ‘meeting space’ for people, is an unconventional & eclectic art and culture space in Guwahati.