300, School of Arts and Sciences, Central Campus, Ahmedabad University
In this seminar, Sunil Shanbag will brieﬂy trace the evolution of theatre practice in India and the historical inﬂuences, provocations and challenges that have moulded contemporary theatre in India. On a more personal note, he will try to show how my theatre practice has responded to the times and the key challenges that we face as a community in the post-covid era.
Sunil Shanbag, Veteran Theatre Director is one of India’s leading theatre directors and the artistic director of Theatre Arpana, and Tamaasha Theatre. Over the past 40 years, Sunil’s work across various genres of theatre practice has been engaging with and presenting the complex nature of contemporary India, on stage as well as in various alternative performance spaces. His work is seen at major theatre festivals across the country, and has also been presented over two seasons at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre in London. He has been awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi award for theatre direction, 2017.