Drama you can tune into
In its second edition, an online theatre festival boasts of more performances than talks by Sonali Kulkarni and Sumeet Vyas
When Meher Acharia-Dar curated the first edition of Theatre Live, little did she realise that there will be viewers tuning in from all over the world, let alone parts of the country. And yet, the success led to her putting together a second edition, Theatre Live 2. Spread over eight days, until Sunday, the ongoing festival features several theatre artistes in talks and performances. "While Namit Das and Shruti Vyas performed original music, Sunil Shanbag and Neena Kulkarni spoke of her journey, taking them back to theatre in their college days. Shriya Pilgaonkar performed a story she had written on her grandfather and he logged in to comment and Lillete Dubey made her Instagram debut with daughter Ira Dubey," Acharia-Dar says of the sessions.
Lillete and Ira Dubey
Up next is a solo reading by actor Sonali Kulkarni, a comic take on COVID news by stand up artiste Anu Menon and actors Sumeet Vyas and Anand Tiwari who will read poetry, among others. "I let the performers choose who they wanted to perform with and it has resulted in some great partnerships," Acharia-Dar explains. The festival has also partnered with Akvarious Live.
What sets the second edition apart? Acharia-Dar confirms it is the fact that there are more performances than talks this time and a mix of young and older theatre artistes. Also, a storytelling session for children.
On Till May 10
Log on to bookmyshow.com
Catch up on all the latest Mumbai news, crime news, current affairs, and a complete guide from food to things to do and events across Mumbai. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates.
Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news
Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.comSubscribe