CURRENT PRODUCTIONS

THE OLD MAN
(Based on Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea")
Design & Direction: SAHIDUL HAQUE
About the Play:

The play opens acquainting the audience with the protagonist Vodai, who has gone 84 days without catching a fish. Vodai is considered the worst form of misfortune. Even his young apprentice Rongmon is advised to stay away. But, Rongmon visits Vodai every evening with food tales of his past.

 

Next day when Vodai ventures into the river, he puts up a brave fight with a big fish that takes his bait. When Vodai brings the fish home, it is devoured by crabs and shrimps on the way. He falls into a deep sleep upon reaching home. When he wakes up the following morning, he promises Rongmon to fish together once again.

RESPECTED SHOWS:

13th February 2020

Abhimanch, National School of Drama

In 21st Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2020

Official Selection in Mahindra Excellency in Theatre awards 2020 ( META)

Nominations: Best Production, Best Stage Design, Best Light Design

Best Actor, Best Director, Best Choreography, Best Ensemble

 

Award received- BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR, BEST LIGHT DESIGN,

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER

BUBBLES IN THE RIVER
Design & Direction: SAHIDUL HAQUE
Language: Non-Verbal
About the Play:

“Bubbles in the River” is a humble attempt to redefining identity in the changing global environment. Globalization poses as a dangerous threat to the identity of the ethnic tribes, and small language groups all over the world. Time is ripe to redefine identity with new vigour and vitality emphasizing upon the cultural and historical heritage of those races and tribes. Human beings should realize the fact that they are all human beings despite living in different parts of the world with different identity imposed upon them by race, ethnicity, religion and language. The play tries to display the phenomenal changes in the context of Assam, where the river Brahmaputra remains as a witness to all the events since time immemorial.

RESPECTED SHOWS:

Three Inauguration shows of

NATIONAL POORVOTTAR NATYA SAMAROH 2018

Organised by National School of Drama, New Delhi. Shows on:

  • 26th May 2018, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

  • 28th May 2018, Rourkela, Odisha, India

  • 30th May 2018, Durgapur, West Bengal, India

NAWOR
Design & Direction: SAHIDUL HAQUE
Partner group: TIWA BHASHA SARSA & SANSKRITIK KENDRA
About the Play:

‘Nawor’, first theatre production in Tiwa Language, a social tragic drama, deals with immortal love between ‘Nawor’, a Tiwa Prince and ‘Zalas’, an exceptional beautiful daughter of a poor man. The young and romantic prince deeply falls in love with Zalas. The news of their clandestine love affair soon reaches the king and the queen. They are shocked at this. The royal couple believe that their beloved son’s affair with an ordinary poor girl will certainly spoil their royal status. They try to dissuade their only son from going further in his relationship with the poor girl. But “true love knows no impediments.” The two loving souls secretly anger and agony orders his man to bring the father of Zalas before him. The poor man is ordered to arrange his daughter’s marriage with some other person. Otherwise he along with his daughter would be sentenced to death.

Separation is unbearable for them. The prince completely devotes himself to his favourite ‘Pangchi’ (the flute). He stops eating. So, the king thinks out a plan to rescue his beloved son. According to his plan he has to build a great boat and a rudder out of a tree all by himself within a single night. The king thinks that it is a quite impossible task for the prince and he would be ashamed of his failure which would certainly lead him to turn away from his beloved. The queen likes the plan.

         

The prince starts working with great self-confidence and hope. The great task is about to be completed. Suddenly to his great disappointment he hears cocks crow which signifies day break. His heart is rent. How is it possible? The poor innocent prince can’t understand that it is his own mother’s conspiracy who never wants her son to be united with a poor girl. The prince thinks he has failed. He is not fit for his beloved Zalas. The torn and agonised soul is now lost in the hills. He is found nowhere.

8th February 2019, Dibrugarh, Assam, India

In 20th Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2019, Organised

by National School of Drama, New Delhi.

RESPECTED SHOWS:

NATIONAL POORVOTTAR NATYA SAMAROH 2016

Organised by National School of Drama, New Delhi. 

Shows on:

  • 29th November 2016, Abhimanch, NSD, India

  • 1st December 2016, Abhinav Theatre, Jammu, India

  • 3rd December 2016, Punjab Naatshala, Amritsar, Punjab, India

  • 5th December 2016, Guru Nanak Bhawan, Bengaluru, India

19th February 2017, LTG Auditorium, Delhi, India

In 17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2017, Organised

by National School of Drama, New Delhi.

PAST PRODUCTIONS

PAR HAMEIN KHELNA HAIN   I   SHRIRANG GODBOLE  I   2019

THE NOSE   I   NIKOLAI GOGOLE   I    2016

BURHI KAKI   I   MUNCHI PREMCHAND  I  2015

TOTA KAHINI   I   RABINDRANATH TAGORE   I     2014

AAKOW MAHABHARAT   I  SAHIDUL HAQUE   I   2013

BADE BHAISAHAB   I   MUNCHI PREMCHAND   I   2012

RANG  I   SAHIDUL HAQUE   I   2011

Sesh Bulilei tu Sesh Nohoi, Akow Aaromvo Hoi, Sesh Nohoi I ZUBEEN GARG'S POEM  I  2010

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