About the Show

What if freedom fighters could live stream their lives’ final moments? Is it possible to sell a dog on Facebook? What does a mother do if her children won’t chew without a story? What’s the worst that could happen if you accidentally sneezed on somebody? Is any of this connected?

 Thespo Tapri: Cheeni Kam, Stories Zyaada brings to you, a selection of stories performed by emerging artists, curated from over a 100 pieces that Thespo screened from Delhi, Ujjain, Lucknow, Goa, Jorhat, Pune, Kolkata, Latur, Mumbai and Pune. A Tapri is a space to reconnect, share good and bad news, and talk about our lives. Come join the Thespo Tapri, where twelve performers from seven different cities share a mix of Hindi and English stories over chai, and take you along on a journey of joy, heartbreak, struggle, freedom and love.

Show Details

3 & 17 October, 2020 @6pm

  • Azad Live (Hindi) by Aditya Tripathi, Delhi 
  • Patjhad ka Budhwar (Hindi) by Sagar Vashisht, Delhi
  • Salt (English) by Najrin Islam, Kolkata
  • Krantikari ki Katha (Hindi) by Robbin Singh, Lucknow
  • The Man with The Hand (English) by Tanvika Parlikar, Chennai
  • Saalumarada (Hindi) by Surabhi Dhamal, Pune

10 & 18 October, 2020 @6pm

  • Woof Woof (Hindi) by Rishi Manohar, Pune
  •  The Story of A Play (Hindi) by Prashasti Jawkhedkar, Ujjain
  • Ek Sarkari Naukar ki Maut (Hindi) by Rutvik Vyas, Latur 
  • Rabt – The Connection (Hindi) by Aarohi Vakil, Pune
  • He and I (English) by Ankita Saikia, Jorhat
  • System Failure (Mime) by Sandesh Pawar, Pune 

Thespo Tapri will be showcased digitally on Zoom.  The ticket price is Rs. 150/- per show. You can purchase the tickets by clicking on the link below!

For more info, contact +91 98337 64526 or +91 75074 94149 or mail us at thespo22@thespo.org

In August, Thespo called on young theatre-makers from across the country, and the globe, to unleash their inner storytellers and embrace the digital world. What we received was a wonderful array of 5-7 minute pieces – some newly written, some adapted – all performed by a solo performer.

Abhishek Saha and Shruti Sridharan watched them all as part of the selection process and shortlisted the most arresting ones.

“I went into the screening process slightly worried about the monotony of sitting and watching storytelling. But to my absolute pleasure, the innovative use of the medium while adding some bits of genius with technology made for an absolutely amazing experience. It was interesting to see a very varied line of performances. From technological extremes to the most basic, heart wrenching tales, each told with complete enthusiasm and passion”, says Abhishek Saha, who has curated the upcoming shows alongside Shruti Sridharan.

The Journey to Thespo Tapri