As part of its Celebrating Theatre series, the Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Foundation, in collaboration with the National School Of Drama from New Delhi, is presenting a summer theatre workshop, from 28th May to 3rd June, at the Ghantasala Kalavedika, Ravindra Bharati. This 1-week workshop has been designed by theatre veteran M S Sathyu and the foundation's founder Mohd. Ali Baig.
The participants will be trained by Ram Gopal Bajaj, former director of the National School Of Drama, and movie artiste Supriya Shukla, along with M S Sathyu, in various aspects such as scripting, design and direction, backstage and production management, stagecraft, sound and lighting, makeup and costumes, acting, voice, body movements, concentration and improvisation. The workshop is also being supported by the Department of Theatre Arts, Sarojini Naidu School Of Performing Arts, University Of Hyderabad.
The Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Foundation was founded by Mohammed Ali Baig, an advertising wizard, in memory of his father Qadir Ali Baig, who was a doyen of Hindustani theater. It was established in an attempt at revival of theater, which had lost its sheen in India. The foundation has on board danseuse Vani Ganapathy, artistes Rohini Hattangadi, Suhasini Maniratnam and Urmila Matondkar, lyricist Javed Akhtar and director M S Sathyu.
The foundation not only stages plays regularly every month, but also imparts basic training in all aspects of theater, so that young talent gets nurtured. Begum Razia Qadir Ali Baig, wife of Qadir Ali, is the Chairperson of the foundation, while Sathyu is the National Director and Mohammad Ali is the President.
There is no registration fee for participation, and the timings of the workshop are 9am to 12am and 6pm to 9pm every day. Please contact 98490-66522 for further details.