Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Reading of Swetanshu Bora's play, Pagdi

Toto Funds the Arts (TFA)
is delighted to invite you to 

a rehearsed reading of 
Swetanshu Bora’s  TOTO award-winning play, Pagdi

Abhishek Majumdar 
will direct the actors Swetanshu Bora, Kanchan Bhattacharya and
                        Vivek Vijaykumaran for the reading

Venue: The British Council Library, Prestige Takt,
23 Kasturba Road Cross, Bangalore
Date and Time:  Thursday, 11 July 2013, at 6.45 p.m.
Please join us for tea at 6.30 p.m.

Bangalore-based actor–playwright Swetanshu Bora has been working in the theatre for the last seven years, both as an actor and as a lighting designer. He is also a voice-over artist and lends his voice to radio ads and jingles; he has five audio books to his credit. He received the 2013 Toto Award for Creative Writing for Pagdi, and was short-listed for the Hindu Metroplus Playwright Award in 2010. In 2011, he was selected to develop a play at the Writer's Bloc Playwrights Residency in Mumbai. 

About Pagdi

Pagdi explores the place of history in modern life. How much should and can a modern man acknowledge and value history, and what are the repercussions of ignoring it? Written in the first person and set on the eve of the protagonist’s departure for the United States for good, the play recounts the life of a Sikh man who chases the world of opportunities and wealth. It asks: What did he achieve and what did he have to give up on this journey?

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