Guwahati, June 02: SAMAHAR Natya Gosthee has announced that it is going to organise the 12th Annual Brajanath Sharma Memorial Inter-State Drama Festival in September this year, with participation of theatre groups from across Assam and outside.
The seven-day drama festival, which has been supported by Government of India’s Ministry of Culture and Assam Government’s Cultural Affairs Department, will begin from September 10 , 2018 at District Library Auditorium in Guwahati.
In a meeting recently held at its office, SAMAHAR has formed the Organising Committee for the theatre extravaganza, which has become a landmark festival in the hallowed memory of the father of Assamese Moving Theatre and firebrand freedom fighter – Brajanath Sharma.
Among others, the Committee has a few prominent
personalities as Advisors like lyricist Kirtikamal Bhuyan, social activists Abani
Sutradhar and Uddhab Kakoti, music composer Bibhuranjan Choudhury and veteran
journalist Baikuntha Goswami. The theatre group’s President Lalit Sarma will be the
President of the Committee, while renowned theatre personality and filmmaker Dr
Sitanath Lahkar will function as the General Secretary
As part of the procedure that is being followed every year, different groups will be invited to perform at the festival depending upon the quality of the plays and standard of performance. For that, SAMAHAR has invited the script of the play along with CD/DVD of its latest performance from willing groups/institutions. The last date for receiving the same is June 30, 2018.
Details of the festival can also be on their Facebook page here.
The address to send script and CD/DVD is:
The Secretary, Samahar Natya Gosthee
1/857, Brajanath Sharma Path, Near Sankardev Film Studio, Dr Zakir Hussain Road
Hengerabari, Guwahati – 781036 (Phone: 9401886222)