One of the
hazards benefits of living with a stage actor is I get to see a LOT of theatre… sometimes in our living room!
In the last month since I returned from Indonesia, we’ve enjoyed two theatre festivals, I nearly missed one play from Canada but managed to join a ‘pop up venue’ version and my partner is curating a third theatre festival – part of a larger set of festivities that make up ‘Celebrate Bandra’.
And as my partner’s rehearses for his play ‘JAZZ‘, I couldn’t help but think, how lucky is it to enjoy LIVE theatre?
There is no re-take, no re-play, no editing, no airbrushing, no augmenting… what you see is what you get and when done well, it is pure magic! The kind of magic that is in that moment alone… only those present partake.
And even if the show is repeated, the experience is never exactly the same… the audience reaction is different, the actors’ chemistry shifts, something makes each performance unique.
So thought I would share over the next few weeks some recent theatrical highlights…
- Prithvi Festival 2014 – Naseeruddin’s Einstein
- Celebrate Bandra + StageSmith’s JAZZ
- 2nd International Going Solo Theatre Festival
- Papermoon’s Surat ke Langit
- WhyNotTheatre’s Iceland