Short+Sweet Theatre Kolkata 2017
Short+Sweet Theatre festival is back!
Get ready for the second edition of the ten minute 'dramaticules' festival. This year Short+Sweet festival will be held on 7th August to 12th August 2017 at Gyan Manch.
The plays can be in either English, Hindi or Bengali. You can participate as a playwright by submitting a script or as an actor or director. You can enter as a team or an Independent Theatre Company.(ITC) You can Like our Facebook page "Short+Sweet Kolkata" to receive all updates.
PLEASE NOTE that all submissions in the actor, script and theatre group are over. ONLY directors who are willing to take up international scripts may please write to the below email address.
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Short+Sweet Theatre Festival in Kolkata will be held in August this year.
If you would like to direct a 10 minute play or pitch a play with a team attached, then now is the time to fill in the Registration Form that follows this text and submit.
DIRECTORS will be offered a selection of Indian and International Scripts from which to choose.
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Plays in Preliminary Round 1 on 7th August,6.30pm
1.Name of Play: I am Mad
Writer /Director: Sumit Binjola (West Bengal /India)
Name of Theatre Company: Binjola Films
Cast:Sundeep Binjola ( Manan), Surta Dipta Bhaumik( Dan), Sumit Binjola (Narayan)
Synopsis or directors note. Manan a common man pissed with life is about to commit suicide when two crazy men save him and transform him into a higher human being.
2.Name of Play: Ekti sohoj khuner golpo
Writer: Precheta Gupta
Director: Indudipa Sinha
Cast: Trisha : Indudipa Sinha, Bilu : Krishnendu Adhikari, Nirmalya : Anupam Dhar
Synopsis: A psychological thriller which circles around the inter-relationship of a "bad girl" with her "good-boy" fiance and "bad-guy" husband. A story of love, lust, envy and revenge!!
3.Name of the Play: Chaho ya na Chaho
Writer/ Director: Vijaylaxmi Kothari
Theatre Group: Black Sheep
Cast: Palash Chaturvedi (Person 3) Sulakshana Saha Chakroborty, Ritam Mondal
4.Name of Play: Dhuaan
(Inspired by a story by Gulzar)
Director: Livansh Adhikari
Crew- Sandy Saha, Smriti Dhar, Palash Chaturvedi
Name of Theatre Company: REVOLUTION
Cast: Alkaria Hashmi ( Chaudrain), Rakesh Singh (Biru), Tej Singh Mandhan (Pandit),Gopi (Maulabi), Yuvraj Vyas (Kallu), Vivek Shaurya(Hira), Tanishk Misra (Panna), Balram Kundalia (Narrator), Livansh Adhikari(performer)
Synopsis: We have forgotten humanity and kindness. The world is filled with selfish people who don't care for humsnity for sake of religion.
5.Name of Play: Altered Expectations
Writer: Suzy Wilds (Sydney Australia)
Director: Piali Ray
Cast: Arya Gupta (Steven), Sarbani Ghosh (Christine)
Synopsis:. Steven decides to separate from Christine as he finds no comfort from her to deal with the trauma of their son's near fatal accident. Christine copes with the vicissitudes of life,alone.
6.Name of the play- Mehrum Zindagi
Written and Directed by - Taufeeq Ahmed
Music- Saustav Naskar
Cast- Zahid Hossain, Anubhab Dutta, Apratim Chatterjee and Taufeeq Ahmed
7.Name of Play-The Biggest Burp
Director : Jimish Thakkar
8.Name of Play-If it
Director: Naireet Basak
Sound Design: Anna Lena Styra
Name of Theatre Company : Who Knows What
Cast: Sanmitra, Balaka, Tuhina Rohit Monish Priya Suvra Arka Abhishe
Synopsis: "If it" is a visual representation of the times of our self contradictions and how we merge with them. A self that is transforming every moment with new discoveries and of its own limits and dimensions. Thus, we never seize to dream.
Play in Preliminary Round 2 on 8th August,6.30 pm
1)Name of Play: " The Witch " ( Dainee )
Music Director: Manish Ghosh, production Manager: Naba Kumar Naskar, Make up & Costume: Gopal Mondal.Light : Dipak Kar. Stage Management : Niladri Sekhar Das & Rahuldeb Barman.
Presented by " Malancha Ayan ".
Cast:Bishal Bhattacharya (Villager), Avik Das (Kaka), Arpita Naskar (Thikhli), Sayan Barman (Mangru), Subhankar Chatterjee(Reporter), Kana Chakraborty (Mathli Buri), Chaitali Chakraborty (Apu), Naba Kumar Naskar (Police Officer).
Synopsis: The events that followed an investigation into the claims of a witch being kicked out from the village.
2)Name of the Play: 1 2 3
Director: Rajesh Jaiswal
Writer: Vijaylaxmi Kothari
Actors: Vikram Singh Negi ( Act 2 - Male, Act 3- Father) ,Tanya(Ani Das) (( Act 2- Female, Act 3-Mother)) ,Jesica Das (Act 1-Girl, Act 3- Sister), Nazish Akhtar (Act 1- Boy, Act 3- Brother), Narrator: Rajesh Jaiswal/ Bharat Baid
Theatre Group:Black Sheep
Backstage help: Pallavi Lahiri
Synopsis: The three acts of this play are a light take on the changing social scenario and rising shallowness of people.
3) Name of Play: Sadako
Writer/ Director: Sukamal Maitra
Crew Members -Amit Biswas ( Music),Satyajit Halder( Light), Goutam Halder(Properties), Satarupa ( Make up)
Theatre Group- Kolkata Shilpobhumi
Cast- Stuti (Sadako),Madhurima, Shramana, Muktadip, Koutilya, Vanshika. Prajjal,Satarupa, Goutam
Synopsis- A little girl is diagnosed of Leukemia due to nucleur explosion in Japan.She heard that she will be cured if she made 100 paper cranes. She died after making 1400.
4) Play's Name – The Saviour
5) Name of Play: Bibaho diaries
Writer: Debanjan chatterjee
Director:Shuvro shankar banerjee
Producers: subhobroto biswas ,priyanka dasgupta& rabiul islam
Cast: subhobroto biswas(arun), Priyanka Dasgupta(Molina), Rabiul Islam(Rintu), Shuvro Shankar Banerjee(Panchu)
6) Name of the play : Rosh-0-circle
Writer/ Director: Dibyendu Tarafder
Assisted in research: Godhuly Bose
Actors : Dibyendu Tarafder & Godhuly Bose
Synopsis : Rosogolla -No it's just not a sweet ,an identity or a diversion . It's a way of life harnessed by every bengali living in Bengal . Name , race, ethnicity doesn't matters. What matters is the extreme happiness heavenly piece of art gives to our soul .Eat this play well . It also has juice of sweetness mixed with life in it .
7)Name of Play: Saviour
Written by: Anubhav
Directed by: Anubhav and Suman
Cast; Supash Kumar, Aalia Burman, Mihira Burman and Arav lakhotia
Synopsis: A lazy boy is given a task and an ultimatum by his father, where he has to use his intelligence and has to work hard to prove himself. Whether or not he completes the task is what we have to see.
8) Name of Play- Kanoon
Writer/ Director - Navjot Singh
Plays in Preliminary Round 3 on 9th August, 6.30 pm
1) Name of Play- Screams and Whispers
Director: Rashmi Kotriwala ( Not competing for director)
Writer: Pete Malicki ( Australia)
Synopsis: A teenager discovers a latent power - the ability to communicate telepathically with animals. Problem is, they don't speak English. They just fill your head with barks and meows and.. more
2) Name of play: Padmavati
Writer/ Director: Varsha Sheth
Cast: Kautilya A.V. (Padmavati), Swati Sharma (Interviewer), Prajjal Majumder (Secretary)
Synopsis: An unlikely candidate gives a job interview with confidence and conviction.
3) Name of Play: Baiju Bawra And Tansen
Writer: Sumit Binjola (West Bengal, India)
Director: Sundeep Binjola
Name of Theatre Company: Binjola Films
Cast: Tauseef Ahmed (Akbar), Kavita Gupta (Jodha), Nazish Akhtar (Birbal) , Vanshika Pasari (Kathakali), Saayak Chakraborty (Tansen), Sumit Binjola (Baiju Bawra)
Synopsis: Akbar announces a musical war between Baiju Bawra and Tansen to solve the problem of love triangle between Baiju Bawra, Tansen and Kathakali, as informed by Birbal.
4)Name of Play: Luxury Ride
Writer: Ravi Krishnan, Bangalore, India
Director: Shweta Gupta
Name of Theatre Company :Lithiumhead Productions
Cast: Vinod Anand(Rajat), Aarti Aney(Sita)
Synopsis or directors note: A bored to death couple find themselves in an unusual circumstance, that could just be the turn-on that they had been praying for.
5) Name of Play: Waiting
Writer: Aamir Anjum ( Uttar Pradesh, India)
Director: Aamir Anjum
Cast: Ayushi Thakur ( Sutradhaar), Shweta Chaudri ( Rinky), Sounak Kundu ( Santu)
Synopsis: Through reflection in conversation between Rinky (Mortician) and her assistant Santu, the play talks about the mundane and inescapable waiting one has to go through in today's time.
6) Name of Play: The Writer
Writer: Chip Bolcik , California,USA
Director: Muktadeep Saha
Crew: Aratrick Bhadra, Upasana Dhar
Cast: Ruchira Mukherjee ( Woman), Muktadeep Saha ( Man))
Synopsis: A couple suddenly learns that they are written characters, then struggle to understand how their feelings can belong to them, but their words belong to The Writer.
7) Name of play- Rape of a Rabbit called Rocky or All we need is time.
Writer/ Director: Aniruddha Gupta
8) A play by Aman Jaiswal
Plays in Preliminary Round 4 on 10th August, 6.30pm
1) Name of Play: Between Us, Mother & Daughter
Written and Directed by: Purva Grover, Dubai, UAE
Cast: Sherry Dang Briet & Mandeep Walia
Synopsis or directors note. : A rape occurs every 22 minutes each day in India. When will we stop failing our daughters? A tale of faith and love, pain and shame.
2) Prince Charming’s Complaint
Writer- Bruce Kane, USA
Director: Aaron Julius Punnen
Cast: Aaron Julius Punnen( Prince Charming)
Synopsis- What could a Prince, who has everything in the world, have to complain about?
3)Name of Play: Fat Fit Fatter
Writer: Tandrima Ray Bhattacharya
Director: Tandrima Ray Bhattacharya
Name of Theatre group
Presented by ZOAN
Cast: Adreeta Roshni Chatterjee(Woman 1)
Tandrima Ray Bhattacharya(Woman 2)
Synopsis or directors note Fat fit Fatter is play which talks about two women of different age group who combat societal pressures ,when they face criticisms regarding their weight.
4) Name of play: Bhitu
Director: Priya Saha Roy
Writer: Priya Saha Roy
Crew: Ratna Saha Roy
Actor: Priya Saha Roy.
5) Name of the Play: The Moral Mess
Writer: Dakshin Adyanthaya (Mumbai, India)
Director: Dakshin Adyanthaya
Name of Theatre Company: Half Wise Being
Cast: Shreyas Ubale (Shree Hari Prasad Mukhasiyan, Sharma Uncle and Junior Smaran), Ushamrita Choudhury (Smaran's Mother), Dakshin Adyanthaya (Smaran)
Synopsis: A story of a frustrated marketing professional, an astrologer who "rings" his bell and an uncle who clings on to his miseries. Will he survive The Moral Mess?
6) Name of Play: Zelda
Cast: Mandeep Walia
Synopsis: An expression of love in the form of a song
7) Name of Play: #Bangaliana
Writer: Ishani Ray
Director: Madhu Sriwastav
Cast: Aakash Patra (Husband), Prapty Chanda (Wife), Saikat Sett (Mr. Ray), Barnali Karmakar (Mrs Ray), Prithwis Halder( Mr. Ghosh), Madhu Sriwastav (Mrs. Ghosh)
Synopsis : The play is about the relationship between three Bengali couples-one young and two elderly couples. It’s a comic satire on the frivolity of relationships, how petty things bring out different aspects of human nature.
8) Name of Play: Get Ready to Play.....
Writer: (including State and Country)
Researched and written by a team from Mahadevi Birla World Academy Original team: Sakshi Chavan, Aditi Kumar, Kanika Khetan, Saloni Agarwal
facilitated by Dana Roy
West Bengal, India
Director: Dana Roy
Cast: Environmentalist: Sanjana Jain
Politician: Anushma Sinha
Game Show Host / News Reporter: Gunjaari Banerjee
Artist / Vegetable seller: Teesta Brahma
Synopsis or directors note: Kolkata the third most populous metropolitan area in India.
Yet one of the cheapest cities to live in. Can we keep it that way? What exactly are we playing with?
9)Name of the play - ... & the 3rd Person
Cast - Manav Balmiki , Nilanjana Bala & Ranjan Giri
Director - Nilanjana Bala
Concept - Nilanjana Bala
Gala Final Curtain Raiser 12th August, 6.30pm
Ten Best Plays as chosen by the audience and judges from the plays presented in the preliminary Rounds on 7th-10th August will compete in The Gala Final on 12th Aug
List of Gala Finalists
Get Ready to play
Ekti Shohoj Khuner Golpo
Baiju Bawara and Tansen
Screams and Whispers
I am Mad
Between us Mother and Daughter
Prince Charming's Complaint ( FD Choice)
The Moral Mess ( FD Choice)
Bhitu ( FD Choice)
Gala Final & Awards 12th August, 6.30 pm
Ten Best Plays as chosen by the audience and judges from the plays presented in the Preliminary Rounds on 7th-10th August will compete in The Gala Final.
This show contains the same plays as the 4pm Matinee show. The end of the event will be the marked by the announcement of the winners and Awards will be given to the winners.
Awards will be given out in the following categories-
t2 Best Overall Production ( Judges Choice)
Best Overall Production ( People's Choice)
1.BEST PLAY T2 JUDGES' CHOICE- SCREAMS AND WHISPERS
written by Pete Mallicki, cast Kripa Kotriwala
2.BEST PLAY RUNNERS-UP -BETWEEN US MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
written & directed by Purva Grover, cast Mandy Walia, Sherry Dang Briet
3. BEST PLAY PEOPLE'S CHOICE-
written by Anubhav, directed by Suman Sarawgi, cast- The Doodle Room children
4.BEST PEOPLE'S CHOICE PLAY RUNNERS UP -BAIJU BAWRA AND TANSEN
written & directed by Sundeep Binjola cast- Taufeeq Ahmed, Kavita Gupta, Sayak Chakraborty, Sumit Binjola, Nazish Akhtar, Vanshika Pasari
5.BEST ACTOR- AARON JULIUS PUNNEN ( Prince Charming's Complaint)
6. BEST ACTOR RUNNER UP- DAKSHIN ADYANTHYAY (The Moral Mess)
7.BEST ACTRESS-KRIPA KOTRIWALA (Screams and Whispers)
8. BEST ACTRESS RUNNERS-UP- SHERRY DANG BRIET(Between Us Mother and Daughter)
9. BEST SCRIPT- PURVA GROVER (Between Us Mother and Daughter)
10.BEST DIRECTOR- PURVA GROVER (Between Us Mother and Daughter)