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20 Jul 2017 to 27 Aug 2017
10 Aug 2017 to 19 Aug 2017
When
Monday, August 7, 2017 to Saturday, August 12, 2017
Where
Gyan Manch
11,Pretoria Street, Elgin
Kolkata West Bengal 700071
India
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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. 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


      Synopsis:                             


    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 


    Synopsis: 


    7.Name of Play-The Biggest Burp


        Writer:


        Director : Jimish Thakkar


        Cast- Viha


      Synopsis: 


    8.Name of Play-If it


    Writer:


    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

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    1)Name of Play: " The Witch " ( Dainee )


    Writer/Director:Prodip Chakraborty                               


    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


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    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)


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    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. 1) Name of Play- Screams and Whispers


    Director: Rashmi Kotriwala ( Not competing for director)


    Writer: Pete Malicki ( Australia)


    Cast: Kripa


    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


    Cast:


    Synopsis:


     


    8) A play by Aman Jaiswal


     


Plays in Preliminary Round 4 on 10th August, 6.30pm

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    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 


    Writer:Matt Enlow 


    Director: 


    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, 4pm

  1. 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


Gala Final & Awards 12th August, 6.30 pm

  1. 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)


    Best Actor


    Best Actress


    Best Director


    Best Script