Sunday, January 15, 2017

Creative Journey 7: Tadpole Repertory

Toto Funds the Arts
British Council Library, Bangalore
are delighted to invite you to
the seventh talk of our series Creative Journeys
Neel Chaudhuri, Bikram (Momo) Ghosh and Kriti Pant
(co-founders of The Tadpole Repertory)

This creative journey will focus on The Tadpole Repertory, a Delhi-based theatre collective of actors, writers, musicians and designers. Neel Chaudhuri will speak about his association with Tadpole as a writer and director, while Bikram Ghosh and Kriti Pant will talk about their role as actors in the Repertory.

Date: Sunday, 22 January 2017.  Time: 6.30 p.m.
Venue: British Council Library, Prestige Takt, 23, Kasturba Road Cross (Opposite Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum)

NEEL CHAUDHURI is a playwright, and founder and artistic director of The Tadpole Repertory. The group is dedicated to presenting original writing and devised performances on compelling subjects. Neel studied history and film and was the artistic director of The First City Theatre Foundation from 2006 to 2009 when he wrote and directed his first five plays. His work includes Taramandal, winner of the Hindu MetroPlus Playwright Award in 2010; Still and Still Moving (2011), developed in collaboration with the Royal Court Theatre in London; and most recently, A Brief History of the Pantomimes. Neel is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater’s Directors Lab in New York, and PLUTO, a coalition of international theatre directors. He is currently touring with This Will Only Take Several Minutes, a collaboration between Tadpole and Hanchu-Yuei, a theatre collective from Tokyo.

BIKRAM (MOMO) GHOSH is an actor, storyteller and Tadpole’s company manager. He works with young people in schools and workshops, builds comedy revues and writes short stories for children. He is also the director of NDLS, a variety sketch show about life in Delhi.

KRITI PANT is an actor who works across different styles, media and communities.  Her past stage work ranges from the Shakespeare in Schools project to Patrick Marber’s Closer. Kriti has toured North America as an actor in Tim Supple's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Theatre MXT’s Success.

Creative Journeys is a series of talks, providing a platform for young and experienced writers, filmmakers, performing artists and visual artists to speak about the influences, impulses, processes and thinking that have shaped the art they produce. 

Previous speakers have been Gieve Patel, Sunil Shanbag, Surupa Sen, Jitish Kallat, Sampurna Chattarji and Susmit Sen.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Winners of the Toto Awards 2017

The winners of the Toto Awards 2017 were revealed at Toto Awards function yesterday.

They are:

For Music:
Disco Puppet (Shoumik Biswas)

For Photography:
Sutirtha Chatterjee
Kekhriezhazo Miachieo

For Creative Writing (English):
Aravind Jayan
Sohini Basak   

For Creative Writing (Kannada):
Rajashekara C

For Short Film:
Archana Chandrashekar
Medini Kelamane

TFA congratulates the winners!

We would like to express our gratitude to all the musicians, photographers, writers and filmmakers who applied for the Toto Awards 2017. Without their participation, there would be no Toto Awards.
Those who have never won a Toto are eligible to apply again in future years. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Night of the Nominee, 2017: January 6, 2017

The three short listed musicians of the TOTO Music Award, 2017 will be performing at the Blue Frog, Church Street on the 6th of January, 8:00 pm.

The winner will be announced the next day at the TOTO award ceremony at Alliance Francaise de Bangalore starting at 6;30 pm

Be there!

TOTO Awards function: 7 January, 2017

It's time! Almost...
The winners of the TOTO 2017 for Music, Writing in English and Kannada, Photography, Short Film will be announced on 7 January, 2017 at Alliance Francaise de Bangalore at 6:30 p.m.

Excerpts of the work of all the shortlisted applicants will be showcased at the event.

A warm welcome to all.