Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards kicks off in the city!

New Delhi: After the extended festival weekend the celebration continues as India’s most prestigious theatre honour Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards 2010 commences today showcasing their 10 best shortlisted entries. The five-day theatre festival from March 2nd to 6th will culminate in a gala Awards Night on 7th March 2010 in the capital.

Rajeev Dubey, President, After Market, HR and Corporate Services, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said “The first five years of META have seen us cover a lot of ground towards our goal of promoting theatre in India. The exponential growth in number of entries from all over India, the outstanding quality of productions and the unravelling of hidden talent have made this journey a satisfying one for the Mahindra Group.”

 The distinguished Jury at the META 2010 Awards conference. Left to Right: Mr. Ravi Dubey, Mr. Ranjit Kapoor, Mr. M.S. Sathyu, Dr. Vijaya Mehta, Ms. Nayantara Sahgal, Mr. Dhritiman Chaterji and Ms. Seema Biswas

Ravi Dubey, Creative Director, META said “Theatre lovers in Delhi are in for a treat as India’s best theatre productions will compete in front of the illustrious Grand Jury. This is a culmination of a year’s hard work by the performers and directors and I am sure the plays will talk for themselves. I invite each one of you to be part of META’s fifth anniversary celebration.”

The Grand Jury comprising of M. S. Sathyu, Dr. Vijaya Mehta, Dhritiman Chatterji, Nayantara Sahgal, Ranjeet Kapoor and Seema Biswas were also present on the occasion.

META is staging its first Hindi play ‘Roop Aroop’ at Sriram centre on Tuesday, March 2nd at 5: 00 pm. This play has the popular performing tradition of “NAUTANKI” as its backdrop. The tussle between the male accomplished actor and the aspiring woman entrails could not have been an easy one. This is an attempt by two young actors to explore some human dimensions of this phenomenon. The man may exit but the popular female persona continues to persist.

The tickets for Mahindra theatre festival priced at Rs 100 each are available at Teksons’ Book Shop, South Extension-1, New Delhi as well as online at All proceeds go to Nanhi Kali – a project supporting the girl child.

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Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards kicks off in the city

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