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.

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