GUWAHATI: The third season of Guwahati Theatre Festival ended on Sunday with two plays – ‘Foreign Bodies’ in the afternoon and ‘Stories in a Song’ in the evening.
The festival, which was held from November 16 to 18 also featured plays like Laughter Therapy featuring Mona Singh, Siddharth Merchant, Danesh Khambata, Danesh Irani, Sajeel Parakh, Detective 9-2-11 directed by Atul Kumar featuring renowned actors like Neil Bhoopalam and Sukant Goyel amongst others, Foreign Body a solo show by Imogen Butler-Cole from London about hope, healing and forgiveness after sexual assault and Stories in a Song directed by Sunil Shanbag.
The Life in the Theatre Award 2018 was posthumously awarded to Sukracharjya Rabha who has made all of us proud by his distinguished work in numerous capacities. He was initiated in the field of theatre through workshops on theatre direction and design. He was on a mission to produce and direct theatre that was truly rooted in the local culture that sprang organically from local life, and founded Badungduppa, his own unique theatre group in 1998. Meanwhile, Manas Rabha, who is closely associated with Badungduppa Kalakendra, collected the award on his behalf. The third edition of the theatre festival witnessed theatre workshops conducted by Namit Das and Atul Kumar for schools and college students respectively.
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