Theatre has been seen as a medium of change more than any other form of art especially in India and the Theatre section at HTKGAF has always strived to put up performances from both Hindi and regional theatre that both inspire and entertain. With venues including Horniman Circle Gardens, MC Ghia Hall and two new venues: Babasaheb Dahanukar hall and Si Bambai, the theatre section has plays and performances that welcome everyone with open arms.
The theme for the section this year is Green Room. It is in the green room that the build-up before the performance comes to a head. The theme represents all the action, drama, chaos, tension and energy that the green room sees.
Some of the plays and workshops to look forward to at HTKGAF include:
- Spot On – an off-beat play written, directed, produced and acted in by Makrand Deshpande sees a scientist who goes on strike and the consequences that follow.
- Explore Your Potential – a workshop with Om Katare that presents a unique opportunity to learn from a theatre veteran and founder of Yatri.
- Kharr Kharr – a multilingual play that tells the untold story of Padma Vibhushan Dr. Usha Mehta. The play swept all the awards at IPTA ICDC 2016.
- Chakravyuh – marks the comeback of popular Krishna, Nitish Bhardwaj, after 25 years, this time on the stage. The play is a poetic rendition of a conversation between Yudhishtir and Bheeshma about Arjun’s bravado.