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telegraphindia.com 13 Sep, 2021 11:15 am

Stage From stage to cyberspace – theatre in the time of Covid-19

Stage From stage to cyberspace – theatre in the time of Covid-19
Zoom plays, audio plays, going solo – how the Kolkata theatre scene has coped with the pandemic

Several youth theatre groups in Kolkata switched to audio plays during the lockdown.Hypokrites saw audio plays as an opportunity to release productions more regularly and maintain quality.This is also what prompted Udbhab to produce more than eight audio plays during the lockdown.Bhadra credited Samuel Beckett’s audio plays for the idea of incorporating sound effects, apart from dialogue, to draw the listener’s attention.

ADVERTISEMENT Sumit Lai Roy, founder of The Red Curtain – one of Kolkata’s oldest theatre groups – went  international during the pandemic, as many of the group’s founding members are now stationed across the globe.In fact, The Red Curtain International is organising The Good Theatre Festival 2021 on September 25 and 26, where the world’s best theatre groups will put up six productions under a common platform, before a veteran jury.

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