A Last few sessions with Shri Shatrughan Sinha, Shri Subhash Ghai, Smt. Supriya Pathak, Smt. Shabana Azmi & Shri Rashmin Majithia on Coconut Theatre Facebook Page – THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
Golden opportunity to Watch Theatre Masters Live!!! Coconut Theatre proudly Presents ‘Chai-Wai & Rangmanch’ in association with TicketNinja.in from 26th April 2020 onwards daily at 6:00 PM. Veteran Actors, Writers, Directors, Theatre Designers and Technicians come LIVE on Coconut Theatre’s Facebook Page and share their Memorable Experiences, Stories and Inspiring Tips to all theatre lovers.
Coconut Theatre has achieved a milestone and created a history with its first season of “Chai-Wai & Rangmanch - 2020” with the line-up of back to back 108 online sessions with Theatre Experts from different parts of India and various other countries. Speakers have done their online sessions on the particular subject according to their role in the Industry. They shared their memorable Theatre Experiences and inspired Theatre Students, Amateur Theatre Artist[e]s, Writers, Directors, Music Composers, Choreographers, Make-up Artists, Designers, Technicians, Theatre Groups and everyone connected with the theatre fraternity.
Producer of Coconut Theatre and Managing Director of Coconut Media Box LLP. Mr. Rashmin Majithia shares, Due to Covid-19 and worldwide lockdown, over all 2020 has been a devastated year for the entire world especially for the Theatre Industry which believes in live acts. So this first ever online Initiative and objective on Digital Platform was to connect the entire Theatre Fraternity (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY) through these sessions and keep the Theatre Practitioners active and entertained. This was an ambitious and challenging project as to get Theatre Veterans from different parts of India and World, from different Theatre cultures, from different time zones and organise back to back sessions is an extremely difficult task. Guests appeared on “Chai-Wai & Rangmanch” have been doing plays in different languages such as English, Hindi, Hindustani, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Kannada, Malayalam, Odiya, Assamese, Dogri and many other languages. A few Speakers have done special session about Children’s Theatre, Puppetry Theatre, Classical Theatre and Folk Theatre as well. Daily informative sessions are being watched by thousands of people which keep them entertained. Very soon Complete Archive of all the sessions will be uploaded on Coconut Theatre YouTube channel, which will be accessible to everyone from any part of the world with no cost.
A few Respected names such as, Padma Shri & Sangeet Natak Akademi Award Winner Smt. Rita Ganguly, Shri M.S.Sathyu, Shri Bansi Kaul, Shri Balwant Thakur, Shri Manoj Joshi, Smt. Neelam Mansingh, Shri Waman Kendre, Shri Satish Alekar, Shri Dadi Pudumjee and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award Winner Smt. Sushma Seth, Shri Kuldip Singh, Smt. Dolly Ahluwalia, Prof. Ashok Bhagat, Shri Prasanna, Shri Suresh Sharma (Director – National School of Drama), Shri Amod Bhatt, Smt. Anjana Puri, Smt. Neena Tiwana, Shri Sanjay Upadhyay, Smt. Rohini Hattangady, Smt. Nadira Babbar, Smt. Himani Shivpuri have done their sessions.
Stalwart participants include Adil Hussain, Rajat Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Rajpal Yadav, Makarand Deshpande, Atul Satya Koushik, Mahesh Dattani, K.K. Raina, Lillete Dubey, Rakesh Bedi, Sonali Kulkarni, Salim Arif, Raghubir Yadav, Lubna Salim, Ananth Mahadevan, Ila Arun, Aanjjan Srivastava, Ranjit Kapoor, Tiku Talsania, Sachin Khedekar, Sandip Soparrkar, Nina Kulkarni, Jayati Bhatia, Ramesh Talwar, Chandrkant Kulkarni, Kewal Dhaliwal, Pallavi MD, Sumeet Raghavan many other senior Theatre experts have done their sessions.
Global Theatre Experts, From USA - Three Times Tony Award Winner Mr.Scott Pask, World Renowned Writer-Director Mr.Jeff Baron, Artistic Director Mr.Jonathan Hollander, International Production Designer Mr.Neil Patel (Production Designer of Mughal-E-Azam The Musical), Writer-Actor-Director Ms.Jessica Litwak, Writer-Director Ana Cândida Carneiro, From UK - Artistic Director Mr.Bruce Guthrie and Actor-Director Mark Wakeling, From Egypt Theatre Director Mr.Amr Kabeel, From Norway Choreographer Ms.Ingri Fiksdal, From Australia Writer-Director Mr.David Woods & Actor-Director Mr.Glenn Hayden, From South Africa Playwright Ms.Megan Furniss and Actor-Director Ms.Motshabi Tyelele have done their sessions.
Upcoming sessions are with the following
1. Respected Shatrughan Sinha Sir – 30th July 2020
2. Respected Subhash Ghai Sir – 31st July 2020
3. Smt. Supriya Pathak – 1st August 2020
4. Respected Shabana Azmi Ma’am – 2nd August 2020
5. Shri Rashmin Majithia – 3rd August 2020
All the above Renowned Personalities are extremely busy with their routine work but they have especially agreed for the sessions so Information and Entertainment both can reach to the audience and their followers.
Mr.Shatrughan Sinha is a Superstar and a very senior Actor of Indian Cinema and would like to perform in theatre plays because of his sheer passion for the stage.
Showman Mr.Subhash Ghai is an Eminent Filmmaker, Director, Producer, Screen Writer and Educationist and always promotes Art forms.
Smt. Supriya Pathak is an Indian actress of film, television and stage and has always entertained the audience.
Shabana Azmi an Indian actress of film, television and theatre. She has been awarded by Padma Bhushan, 5 Times National Award Winner and many other awards by various Institutions of India and various other countries.
Mr.Rashmin Majithia is a Renowned Industrialist and also A Producer of Coconut Theatre, is going to do the last session (108th) of the first season of “Chai-Wai & Rangmanch - 2020”. He will share his views as a Theatre Producer considering the current situation and his thoughts for starting the online theatre activity which shows his passion about performing arts. He will also take this opportunity to Thank all the Indian and International Guest Speakers who have given their precious time for this initiative.
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Writer: Pratham Masaram, Mumbai, India.
BDST: 1725 HRS, JUL 29, 2020