There are two groups participating in this festival.
The following are few of the plays that will be performing at this festival.
In Group A:
A New Year’s Requiem
Dramatic Circle Hyderabad (DCH)
Writer: Dr Vithal Rajan; Hyderabad, India
Director: Pranava Singhal
Cast: Monideepa Sen, Ranjan Ranganathan, Jayanth Dwarkanath, Sudha, Sharad Adiga, Vanita – Club Guests
Synopsis: The play revolves around the New Year’s Eve reminiscences of a couple in their eighties. The play is about joy and the parallel dark underbelly of old-age.
Writer: Bhushan Tiwari
Directors: Bhushan Tiwari and Vicky Jain
Cast: Richa Jain (Twitter Kaur), Komal Aggarwal -(Google Kaur), Bhushan (Facebook Singh), Vinay Abhishek (Orkut Singh), Greeshma Rai (3g), Afroz Hussaini (Wifi)
Synopsis: Phantom Vibrations is a way of making everyone realize the disastrous effect of Smart Phone Addiction. The play is to make the audience discover the unknown the darker facets of technology. Smart Phones might have connected people but the play shows how they are making people zombies.
Writer: Pranav Temburnikar
Director: Pranav Temburnikar
Cast: Pranav (Madhav), Mohsin (Joy), Bindu (Jazz)
Synopsis: Madha meets Joy in a bar. They start talking and Joy narrates his virtual love story. Madhav feeling pity for what the technology has done to the way people love in this generation, explains through his own story how people used to love and asks him to do it in the same true way.
We Are Cartoons
Writer: Varun Reddy
Director: Varun Reddy
Cast: Akash Rai (The smitten guy), Praneetha Sura (The smitten girl), Abhishek Verma (The waiter), Chaitanya Varad (The guy who knows it all)
Synopsis: A satirical take on the hypocritical nature of all mankind. The characters come forth to reveal their true intent in this satire before going back to their hypocritical routines.
The Turiya Theatre
Writer: Kanishka Dasgupta; Hyderabad, A.P, India
Director: Bavani Ganti
Cast: Sishira Punja (Rosy), Greeshma Rai (Anita)
Synopsis: The Haircut is a play relevant to any megalopolis where a simple act of visiting a salon has larger than life consequences for its protagonists. The play subtly reveals the interplay of laughter and lies that define our life and the lives of those around us.
Chaired For Life
Ginger Rain (A)
Writer: Suzanne Patel
Director: Amrapalee Dutta
Cast: Suzanne Patel (The Chair)
Synopsis: Even things have a soul – this is what The Chair proves while she speaks her heart out and shares the story of her life through the play Chaired for Life. A monologue with subtle humor and deep emotion.
Here are a few of the plays in Group B:
Art- Is- Right
Writer: Greg Gould
Directors: Suhit Kumar and Daniel Oxenhandler
Cast: Sharmin Ali (Mel), Tusshar Gandhi (Ben)
Synopsis: Two jaded and depraved characters crosses paths in a shabby pub. What follows is an interesting conversation that reveals an ironic juxtaposition between their circumstances, as they transverse topics of love, life and death.
Writer: Atul Rastogi
Director: Atul Rastogi
Cast: Atul Rastogi (Patrick), Suzanne Patel (Shirley)
Synopsis: A play about a young married couple oscillating between the past and the future of their lives only to realize that the present moment is perfect if they learn to live in it.
Shake Well Before Use
A.G. N. I. ( A )
Writer: Deepak Hariharan
Director: Sunaina Mudaliar
Cast: Sunaina Mudaliar (Character 1), Deepak Hariharan (Character 2)
Synopsis: A story about Sam who has been ill for a long time and maybe the cure to his illness lies beyond this world.
Writer: Aishwarya Jha Mathur
Director: Ramakrishna Shenoy
Cast: Ratika Sant Keswani (Audrey), Rahul Ghosh (William), 3 members of a chorus.
Synopsis: A play about serendipity when two strangers have an unexpected encounter in an airport lounge.
Writer: Sunaina Mudaliar
Director: Deepak Hariharan
Cast: Deepak Hariharan (Driver), Sunaina Mudaliar (Passenger/Doc)
Synopsis: A car. A driver. A passenger. A story. Maybe two. Take The Trip to find out more..
Below are the 2 lists of the Production Houses and the plays which will be performed
|Kaalpanik||What is That- Hyd|
|Ginger Rain -A||Chaired For Life- Hyd|
|Ginger Rain -B||Application to Collaborate- Hyd|
|Dramatic Circle of Hyderbad||A New Year’s Requeim- Hyd|
|Stage Kraft||Love Story – Hyd|
|Theatre -Y||Paapa- Hyd|
|Annapurna Studios||Babaji’s Victory Secrets- Hyd|
|Rang Manch||Phantom Vibrations – Hyd|
|Turiya Theatre||The Hair Cut- Hyd|
|We Are Cartoons||Subtext – Hyd|
The last production house and play TBC.
|Kadak Chai||The Present – Hyd|
|Shadow Lights Entertainment||The Blinkers- Blore|
|Dramanon||Meet Cute – Hyd|
|ASAP Productions||An Honest Question – Chennai|
|Barking Dog Productions||The Kill – Blore|
|Champa Chameli and Her Travelling Troupe||The Morning Show- Blore|
|Art is Right||Last Drinks – Blore|
|Thespian En||Somewhere between the Sky and the Sea – Chennai|
|A.G.N.I. – (A)||The Trip – Blore|
|A.G.N.I. – (B)||Shake Well Before Use – Blore|
|Jugaad||Borys the Rotteweiller – Chennai|
|Boardwalkers||The Psychopath – Chennai|
|Manch Theatre||The Gift of the Gun- Hyd|
The last production house and play TBC