A six-day Youth Theatre Festival is underway at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the capital.
People’s Theatre Association (PTA), has been organising the festival titled ‘6th National Youth Theatre Festival 2017’ with the help of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), which begun on Saturday.
Director General of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and founder of People’s Theatre Organization (PTA) Liaquat Ali Lucky briefed about the details of the festival in a press conference in the seminar room of the National photography centre of the academy on Thursday.
A total of nine groups from universities and colleges while 18 groups from all over the country participating in the ongoing theatre festival. The festival will feature as many as 32 stage plays. The show of staging play will begin every day from 6:30pm. Each day five dramas will be staged at Studio Theatre Hall and National Music and Dance Auditorium of BSA simultaneously.
Alongside the drama, the festival will also feature a workshop, clown show, theatre games, performance art, and illustration art, while a youth cultural congress will be arranged as part of the festival.
On the opening day, on Saturday Jhenidah Polytechnic Institute staged their play ‘Swapna Grohon’, directed by Arif Al Azad, at the auditorium of National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Today, Youth Theatre will stage the play ‘Mukti’ and Natyabhumi from Tongi will stage ‘Mohabipod’ at the Studio Theatre Hall, while Sherpur Natya Sampraday will bring their play ‘Khepa Paglar Pechal’, Genesis Theatre will bring ‘Ekjon Anmona’ and Ankur Theatre from Jhenaidah will bring ‘Sundor’ at the Music and Dance Department.
The closing ceremony of the drama festival will be held in the National Dance and Music centre auditorium of BSA on October 5.