Theatre articles

I Am The Witness

I Am The Witness

by Shams Irfan (A still from Arshid Mushtaq’s play Buh Chus Sheahid.) On a cold winter afternoon in Kashmir’s oldest state owned college auditorium people sat in silence adjusting themselves on iron chairs

Telling Stories

Kashmiris have finally explored the art of venting their anger in a subtle manner. Shams Irfan observes a year when a decades old conflict met creative expression. 2011 saw young Kashmiri artists—both amateur

Theater of the Wronged

Kashmiri theater is beginning to find its feet again with artists evolving original plays. Arshad Mushtaq’s Watterpaed will have a series of shows in September. SHAMS IRFAN met the Kashmiri behind the play.

Losing appeal

The decline in the popularity of folk theatre in Kashmir is forcing Bhands to switch to other jobs for earning a livelihood. Nazir Rather reports Rashid Bhat toils hard as a scrap collector

April Fool on March 18

Tanveen Kawoosa Playright and theatre director Amin Bhat is coming up an experimental spoof on environment this week.  The play, April Fool, to be presented by Bhat’s Mehboob Cultural Society,on March 18 is

A rooted artist

Embracing a sidestepped mother tongue, theatre director Arshad Mustaq tells Majid Maqbool that he tries his bit to revive Kashmiri language and culture through his arts. As a class 7 student in Burn

Curtains up on Drama festival

A play on Dal Lake mesmerizes audience Tanveen Kawoosa To strike a chord with theatergoers, the weeklong Drama festival (from March 18 to 25) organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art