A still from 5looseboots

‘Our forthcoming shows will be dedicated to the memory of those who have lost their lives’ — Aysha Rau, The Little Theatre, Chennai

The pandemic has not dampened the spirit The Little Theatre, which has launched its YouTube channel and is eager to get things up and running in time for the annual Christmas Pantomime

Six Dead Queens and an Inflatable Henry by Bangalore Little Theatre

New horizons in performance art: How theatre artistes are preparing for a change of scene post-lockdown

The theatre fraternity is bracing itself for drastic changes while finding ways and means to ensure that their craft reaches the masses during the lockdown period

A still from James and the Giant Peach

‘Although we are physically isolated, the pandemic has brought us closer together’ — Shaan Libby, A To Zee Creativity, Chennai

With two YouTube channels and an annual production coming up in December, the students at A to Zee Creativity have been quite busy with online projects

A still from one of the earlier productions by Theatre Nisha

‘No amount of VR/AR or live recordings can come close to the live theatre experience’ — V Bala, Theatre Nisha, Chennai

Theatre Nisha is awaiting to stage Girish Karnad's Crossing to Talikota once the lockdown is over and things are back to normal

Antigone

'The digital repository of theatre may become more quantitative in the future' —  Krishna Kumar, Masquerade, Chennai

With IG Live reading sessions and zoom rehearsals, Masquerade theatre group seems to have their hands full during the lockdown

Kathirvelan Kanaku

'We need a backup revenue model or an organised system to support theatre during a pandemic' — B Charles, Chennai Art Theatre

Chennai Art Theatre is waiting to gear up for its annual CAT Fringe and Theatre Binge festivals that are scheduled to be held later this year 

A still from Baemaani

‘The lockdown has given us an opportunity to innovate our content and form’ — Karthik A, Crea-Shakthi, Chennai

With an app, an online club for budding playwrights and other upcoming projects, Crea-Shakthi has their chart sorted for the immediate future

A still from Obediently Yours, Orson Welles

'Theatre is a transcendent experience of being transported out of yourself' — Jill Navarre, The Auroville Theatre Group

The artistic director shares her thoughts about the changes that one can expect in the theatre scene post-lockdown, while also talking about the group's way forward

The camp will be held on the Zoom App

Chennai-based The Little Theatre to conduct a virtual summer camp for kids

The camp will feature theatre, music, dance and art-craft workshops

Maria Kochetkova in Tomasson's Romeo & Juliet © Erik Tomasson

Lincoln Center to present San Francisco Ballet's Romeo and Juliet online next week

As a part of their At Home initiative, viewers can watch archival Lincoln Center performances, available for free and on-demand at LincolnCenter.org and on Lincoln Center's Facebook Page

Dance lessons by the Kennedy Center

Kennedy Center of Performing Arts to provide music, theatre and dance lessons online

This is one of the many initiatives taken by performing arts companies from around the world to move to the online space to connect with their audience

Ranga Shankara launches digital programme, Maneyinda Manege

It’s a series of live play reading that will happen every Thursday

A throwback picture of Irrfan Khan and his friends at NSD (Photo: IANS)

'Lost one of our most meritorious members': NSD alma mater pays emotional tribute to Irrfan Khan

The National School of Drama (NSD) on Wednesday condoled the demise of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan saying that the theatre school has lost one of its "meritorious" members.

Usha Ganguli in one of her plays

Kolkata's Hindi theatre veteran Usha Ganguli dies at 75 of heart attack

The doyen of the city's Hindi theatre circuit passed away silently amidst the lockdown  

Vikram Sridhar

Storyteller Vikram Sridhar shares some lesser-known facts about Mahatma Gandhi in his new online performance

This online storytelling session takes a look at the five people who played a role in Gandhi’s life