It describes a theatre evening when I, as a theatre artist with my colleagues, performed a theatre format called Mushaira Theatre. This was the evening conducted by Poetry Social Bengaluru in collaboration with my theatre group Yours Truly Theatre.
Mushaira Theatre is invented and developed in Yours Truly Theatre by Sumit Acharya, Nandini Rao and Ashish Bhuvaniya. The format encourages audiences to come up with their poetry (written by them or anything they loved). We asked the small story around that poem that we perform on the stage improptu. The only advancement this has that the actors (we call them Kalashayars) exchange dialogues in Shayaris which are created on the spot. The format is based on another theatre form Playback Theatre.
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I have recently recited a Hindi poetry in an event organised by Poetry Social Bengaluru. The poem is a satirical take on the current politics in India. Please watch it and let me know what you think about it.
If you want more such poetry reading videos, I can write and record on your request with proposed theme or, word or, scenario. Happy Listening!