His father played the role of Jinnah in the same movie.. Memories become a library of unpublished stories and bittersweet experiences. It’s your play now, you do it’. Theatrewaalas group from Mumbai will perform this Hindi-Punjabi play written by Akshay Anand Kohli. He also works as a stage manager and lighting designer for the theatre productions. Theatre director Quasar Thakore Padamsee on his new play, which lists the brilliant things that we encounter in our everyday struggle. So this year, we are publishing a collection of four new plays that have been staged at Thespo. Rasika Dugal talks about advent of OTT culture, says 'hope chase for n... 'The New Mutants' star Anya Taylor-Joy opens up on doing her own... 'The Conjuring' actor Patrick Wilson turns director. I think that balance was quite good. In COVID-ravaged America, much ado about masturbation: What Jeffrey Toobin's Zoom faux pas exposes, Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple is an elitist take on the 'market' for classical music, Hing-ing on history: Amid news that India will grow Ferula Asafoetida on home soil, retracing the spice's story. But now, there are many groups and institutions that employ art managers, many of them who have worked in Thespo at some point,” states the maverick director. It was the equivalent of what MF Hussain did with modern art. That’s when we felt really old!” recalls Quasar Thakore Padamsee with a laugh. Directed by Quasar Thakore Padamsee, … And what came out was a play, not a poem. I’ve treasured that book over the years. Along with a career in cinema, starring in films like Nishant, Manthan and Malgudi Days, he was a landmark figure in Indian theatre, termed a 'colossus' by many. Firstpost - All Rights Reserved. “Younger people doing theatre means younger stories being told and therefore, a younger audience coming in to watch them. He also presented me with the Shankar Nag Award.”, About the influence Karnad has had on him as a playwright, Majumdar fondly recalls: “His writings influenced everybody who came after him. “One of my uncles, who is a huge Karnad fan, asked me not to interrupt him on his walks as he could be thinking of the next big play and some idiot could spoil it by saying ‘good morning’. We’re trying to build a global community of young theatre lovers,” adds Q. Thespo has also played a key role in creating art managers, a hitherto unknown thing in India. Q, as he’s fondly called, was only 21 when he co-founded Q Theatre Productions (QTP), the theatre and arts management company in 1999. June 15, 2019 16:43:00 IST. Today, Thespo, their annual festival has grown, into what Quasar likes to call, ‘a different beast altogether’. He took a stand.”, Karnad was also known to make clear his opinions about social and political issues, being well-rooted in the world where he lived. So we would walk by and I would not say a word to him.”, Early in his career, Majumdar’s life sometimes overlapped with Karnad’s. His father played the role of Jinnah in the same movie. It reflects as a memory of the four players as they revisit their past.Date: December 20, 6 pm & 9 pm, The play by Vighnaharta Theatres from Pune in Gibberish by Sankalp Mahabaleshwarkar is based on Karma, which elaborates the law of ‘What goes around, comes around’ and gets self-explored through the life of a Neanderthal man. Quasar Thakore Padamsee (born 20 August 1978) is an Indian stage actor turned theatre director. “Just before doing that, she looked at us and said, ‘Do you guys realise that Thespo is older than I am!’ That’s when we felt really old!” recalls Quasar Thakore Padamsee with a laugh. Quasar Thakore Padamsee (born 20 August 1978) is an Indian stage actor turned theatre director.Both his parents, Alyque Padamsee and Dolly Thakore, are renowned stage actors.His mother was a casting director for the Academy Award-winning film Gandhi in 1982. Sign up for a weekly curated briefing of the most important strategic affairs stories from across the world. According to wikipedia, Quasar Thakore-Padamsee was born on August 15, 1990. , https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Quasar_Thakore-Padamsee&oldid=980817086, All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 28 September 2020, at 16:54. In 2006, Karnad was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Thespo. The other thing the theatre initiative has managed to do is that it has grown younger over the years from the audience’s point of view. Today, Thespo, their annual festival has grown, into what Quasar likes to call, ‘a different beast altogether’. Since 1999, he has directed and produced over 20 plays with theatre company, QTP. “We realised that there is very little access to new plays that have been staged as play publishing is so rare. Specifically for me, in terms of play structure, the outer structure of my play Muktidham is a very Karnad structure.”, Majumdar speaks about the universal quality of Karnad’s writing, highlighting his immense personality and the reason he is such a key figure in Indian theatre: “His work has influenced everybody, no matter what kind of theatre one did. Last week on December 10, on Thespo’s 20th anniversary, the youngest person in the room was asked to cut a cake. Cameron Green included in 18-man Australia squad for ODIs and T20Is vs Indi... India vs Australia Boxing Day Test in Melbourne to see only 25000 spectator... TS EDCET Result 2020 declared at edcet.tsche.ac.in; get direct link here. Among his most widely known plays are Yayati, Tughlaq, The Dreams of Tipu Sultan, Odakalu Bimba and The Fire and the Rain; notably, he wrote Yayati when he was all of 23. Q, as he’s fondly called, was only 21 when he co-founded Q Theatre Productions (QTP), the theatre and arts management company in 1999. Lecture in 2017, Karnad said something very beautiful. Both his parents, Alyque Padamsee and Dolly Thakore, are renowned stage actors. It’s a story of infidelity set against the backdrop of 1984 pogrom, a time that shook up most of northern India and claimed thousands of lives.Date: December 18, 6 pm & 9 pm, The Red Mark (actors studio) from Bombay present Man Maana Square in English and Hindi by writers Monika Panwar, Pallavi Jadhao, Bhupendra Singh Jadawat and Ujjwal Kumar. The 20th edition of the festival, which is dedicated to the memory of the late Alyque Padamsee, will see 15 performances, seven workshops and the launch of a collection of plays. An interview with Quasar Thakore Padamsee, in which the director talks about his latest – a production of Duncan MacMillan’s Every Brilliant Thing featuring Vivek Madan. Two contemporary thespians, Quasar Thakore-Padamsee and Abhishek Majumdar, recount their memories of the thespian, as well as the influence he has had on their own work.
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