About the Program:
The program was conceived and lead by Abhishek Majumdar in 2015-16 to train young playwrights who are developing their first or second plays.
The program structure was a mix of reading -writing exercises, exhaustive reading list of plays, poems and essays, assignments – research and field based, group seminars and discussions.
Like all other programs, it was offered free of cost while being rigorous and exploratory.
Participants & their projects
Play title: Mi’raj
Mi’raj is the journey of two friends caught between doubt and the many shades of faith. The play uses the Isra and Mi’raj incident from the life of Prophet Mohammed to begin a conversation about the word of God and the quest for Truth in an increasingly polarized world.
Testimonial: The playwriting program was the ‘How To’ initiator that I was looking for into the basics of playwriting craft. As the facilitator, Abhishek was rigourous, patient, and very mindful of the writer’s space. The program also gave me a peer group that I value tremendously – we’ve continued to read and feedback each others work even beyond the program.
Sathwik N N
Play title: Radhey
Anju Alva Naik