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April 28, 2009

NSD staging dramas all over the state

JORHAT, April 27: A group of novices trained by the trainer of the National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi organized a few mobile drama shows in all over the state started from yesterday. The drama troupe presented three shows at river island Majuli here last night. They have also scheduled to perform shows at the island tonight too.

Briefing to the mediapersons at an interaction session at Jorhat, Bebek Mishra, a prominent Director, Script writer of the film ‘Babor’ and a three year NSD degree holder said, the NSD organized a 45 days drama workshop at Karalgaon of Nagaon to 32 selected drama workers from all over the state and they have prepared a schedule to show drama at nine places all over the state. He also informed that, the NSD has released a lot of funds for the development of drama works, particularly in the North East Region of the country. The upgrowing generation of the North East, particularly in Asom should take the advantage of these funds and they should do their best to uphold this drama culture.

Addressing the reporters Rupjyoti Mahanta, Director of ‘Replica’, a Jorhat based NGO said that, though Jorhat is the cultural capital of the state, but the people of Jorhat is still far from a tangible method drama learning. Nowadays, the lack of drama workers hits the people of the state and the ‘Replica’ has tried to do a bit to short out the same.

It may be mentioned here that, the NSD has organized a few numbers of drama workshops at different parts of the state and such a workshop has concluded recently at Nagaon where as many as 32 trainees took part from all over the state. They prepared a schedule to present their shows at Majuli on April 26 and 27, Kamarbondha (Golaghat) on April 28, Tezpur on April 29, Goreswar on April 30, Sivasagar on May 2, Tinsukia on May 3, Namrup on May 4, Dibrugarh on May 6 and Jorhat on May 7.

Talking to The Sentinel, a number of trainees namely– Prasenjit Kachari of Barpeta, Puspanjali Parasor of Duliajan, Vaskas Bora of Biswanath Chariali and Pabitra Khound of Titabor expressed their satisfaction after participating the workshop and revealed that they have learnt many more about drama from the prominent coachers coming from all over the country. Answering the queries of the newsman about the popularity of amateur dramas, another trainee Samarjit Bora of Nakachari said that, these days people are enchanted to the glamour artist and sophisticated techniques in the dramas which leads to lose the audience in the amateur groups. It is pertinent to mention here that, the drama troupe will presented two dramas namely– ‘Tezimola’ and ‘Bhagawadjjukam’, a Sanskrit version translated by Sagarika Chutia Mishra. The dramas are directed by Bebak Mishra and music by Gunakar Devgoswami. THE SENTINEL

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