Kala - 2017
Playwright - Saurabh Thakare
Direction - Saurabh Thakare
Word Kala is translated as Art in English. The play revolves around the myth of ‘Natya Utpatti’ from Bharatmuni’s Natyashastra , Wherein Brahma the creator creates the ‘Pancham Ved’ - Natyashastra on the request of lord Indra , Who had no solution to the havoc and devastation taking place on earth at the beginning of ‘Tretayug’.
In this play, the Myth has been questioned with an additional interpretation of ‘kala’ as a character that weaves the thread from the past till the contemporary present times and tries to answer the questions of its existence, identity, origin and belief. Will it find the answers?
This scenographic process allowed the actors to use body movement, improvised multilingual dialogues, psycho-physical realism and emphasis on emotions to find Kala.
Kiran Pavaskar Manthan Khandake
Sameer Ramteke Ajinkya Ovhal
Percussion – Utsav Sarkar ,Nishad Bhoir, Krishna Nawale
Harmonium – Priypal Gaikwad
Music operation – Rohan Anand Sinha
Costumes – Kiran Pavaskar
Make Up – Abhishek Bhure
Lights Design & Operation –Saurabh Thakare
Poster Design –Abhishek Bhure
Technical Superintendent – Hemant Wagh
Adapted and Directed – Saurabh Thakare
Prof. Dr. Mangesh Bansod
(I/C Director , Academy of Theatre Arts, University of Mumbai )
Prof. Dr. D.R.Ankur ,Mr. Shafaat Khan ,Dr.Amol Deshmukh , Sandhya Rayte ,Milind Inamdar ,Ramesh Thakare,Shubhangi Thakare, Nishita Thakare ,Karishma Pavaskar, Shraddha Tapkire.