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Thespo 17 is on Wishberry!

Posted on 18th Nov 2015

This year, Thespo has joined hands with Wishberry to reach a wider audience for its crowdfunding initiative.

We aim to raise 5 lakhs by the 1st of December, 2015 to bring in international projects to conduct workshops and create collaborative work with the youth of India.

- Why do we need collaborative projects with international talent at Thespo?

Collaborative work will not only provide young people with exposure to new theatre forms but also make them aware of work happening worldwide. This will only help Indian theatre raise the bar higher.

The link for the campaign is

 -What's happening at the Festival this year?

The Festival will take place from 7 to 13 December 2015 at Prithvi Theatre and on 12 & 13 December, 2015 at Godrej Theatre, NCPA in Bombay.

The 17th edition of our Festival (Thespo 17, as we call it) aims to ‘Spark the Drama’ among the youth. This year, we have received 159 registrations for full-length plays across 23 cities in India, in 12 languages, including 3 registrations from Pakistan.

Thespo 17 will have 4 projects involving international collaborations, that are in progress, and shall be a part of the festival in December this year. These projects aim to provide exposure to young theatre enthusiasts from India to new techniques practised by international theatre professionals. The collaborations lined up are:

1) Stimulated Voices by Glenn Hayden (Australia) : Stimulated Voices will a celebratory theatre performance inspired by the poetry and writing of young people across India.

2) The Stranger by Daniel Bartolini (Italy) : 'The Stranger' is an urban-immersive-interactive experience designed for one spectator at a time and the piece proposes to transform a lone audience member into a performer.

3) Brotherhood, the Hip Hopera by Sebastian Heins and b CURRENT (Canada): Brotherhood, the Hip Hopera is a high energy, one-man show telling the parodied story of two brothers "living it up" in the Hip Hop life.

4) Livery of Freedom by Tim Smith (England) : 'Livery of Freedom' is a research and development project, that offers the opportunity to connect directly with storytellers in India through cultural exchange. This will be achieved through a workshop on 'multi-media storytelling' which will be held during the festival.


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