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  • Aranyak chalks two-day programmes marking May Day

    Aranyak Natya Dal, one of the leading theatre troupes of the country, has been observing International Workers' Day (also referred to as May Day, May 1) every year since 1982, with the philosophy 'theatre is not just entertainment; a sharp weapon in the class struggle'. This year will be no different, with the troupe set to hold two-day programmes to mark the occasion.

  • Turongomi to participate in Philippine int'l dance fest

    Bangladeshi dance troupe Turongomi has been invited at Dance Xchange: Philippine International Dance Festival 2018 from April 26-30, 2018, according to a press release.

  • “Oprakritik Prakriti” to stage in Dhaka

    Habiganj-based theatre troupe Desh Natya Goshthi are bringing their latest production, “Oprakritik Prakriti” to the Dhaka stage later this week, after successful stagings in their locality.

  • “Hasonjaner Raja” to premiere tomorrow

    Prangonemor, one of the leading theatre troupes of the country, is bringing to stage a play about mystic poet and zamindar Hason Raja. Titled “Hasonjaner Raja”, the play has been written by eminent writer Shakur Majid and directed by Ananta Hira.

  • “Ekti Obastob Golpo” staged in Natore

    A reception was held for the family members of Babu Sankar Gobinda Chowdhury, who was awarded the Independence award 2018 (posthumous) for his contribution to the Liberation War. The play features the flaws in the social system. K Mondal, a convict to be executed for murdering his wife, does not die, rather loses consciousness. To revive him for the execution, the jailer and other attendants re-enact the incident for which Mondal has been sentenced to death.

  • Nagorik Natya Sampradaya celebrating Golden Jubilee

    Nagorik Natya Sampradaya, one of the top theatre troupes of the country, is celebrating their 50th founding anniversary, and four and a half decades of exhibiting plays for a fee, through elaborate programmes starting today.

  • 'Circus Circus' staged at RU Auditorium

    Popular theatre troupe Prachyanat's much-talked about play “Circus Circus” was staged at the Kazi Nazrul Islam Auditorium of Rajshahi

  • “Sampan Naiya” and “Putulnatya” staged at RU

    Two plays, “Sampan Naiya” and “Putulnatya”, were staged at Rajshahi University (RU) auditorium last week. Two troupes, Chattogram-based Uttaradhikar and Bangladesh Putul Natya Gobeshona O Unnayan Kendra respectively staged the plays on the third day of the week-long 'Bangladesh-India alliance theatre Festival-2018' at Rajshahi University campus.

  • Green University organises Shakespeare Festival

    A two-day Shakespeare Fest 2018 was organised by the English Club under the department of English of Green University of Bangladesh (GUB) recently.

  • Lal Jomin

    “Lal Jomin” at 150

    Shunyan Repertory Theatre's maiden production “Lal Jomin” is set to reach the landmark of 150 stagings tomorrow, as it tours the Moulvibazar district.

  • Sunnydale students stage Balmiki Pratibha

    As the red curtain rises, you find yourself in Ratnakar's forest densely filled with trees wildly entangled by creeping plants. You would panic at the look of the terrifying robbers of scary getup. Only by close observation do you realize that the robbers were little children, because they are section one students of Sunnydale School who performed “Balmiki Pratibha”, the first dance drama written by Rabindranath Tagore. The show took place on April 2 at the main auditorium of the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

  • “A Different Romeo and Juliet” to be screened at districts

    British Council Dhaka, in partnership with Dhaka Theatre has filmed the play “A Different Romeo and Juliet” which was performed by a

  • Inter-School Drama Festival held at Scholastica

    A two-day Inter-school Drama Festival concluded on March 24 at Scholastica Uttara Senior Section. The festival was held at the school's STM Hall where well- known schools and college from Dhaka city participated, according to a press release.

  • Prachyanat's “Laljatra” today

    To observe the dark night of March 25, 1971 when the Pakistani occupation army cracked down on Dhaka and launched one of the most

  • Drishtipat to stage “Raja Himadri” today

    Theatre troupe Drishtipat will stage the 40th show of their acclaimed play “Raja Himadri” this evening at 7pm at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital.

  • Prachyanat's 50th staging of “Kinu Kaharer Thetar” today

    On the 38th anniversary of Dhaka Padatik, Prachyanat will stage its production “Kinu Kaharer Thetar” for the landmark 50th time, at the National Theatre Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at 7pm today. The acclaimed play, written by Manoj Mitra and directed by Kaji Taufiqul Islam Imon, transports the audience to an imaginary country named Puttna, ruled by a fraudulent king. The comedy moves forward with several humorous

  • JKKNIU students stage two plays in Rajshahi

    The Theatre and Performance Studies Department of Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (JKKNIU) in Mymensingh staged two plays in Rajshahi, as part of their Rajshahi tour, on March 10. Upon invitation from Department of Theatre of Rajshahi University (RU), Masters students of Theatre and Performance Studies Department of JKKNIU staged musical drama “The Rebel Poet” at the RU campus.

  • Barak-Surma Theatre Festival 2018

    Surma river of Sylhet and Barak river of Assam may be divided by a border but the Barak-Surma valley share common folklore, culture and traditions.

  • Eksho Bosta Chal

    Dhaka Padatik's theatre festival underway

    Dhaka Padatik, one of the foremost theatre troupes of the country, is celebrating their 38th founding anniversary with an eight-day theatre festival at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA).

  • From Experimental Theatre Hall to Theatre Olympics in India

    Department of Theatre and Performance Studies of University of Dhaka are staging "Panjore Chandroban" (Lunatic Asylum), written by Shahman Moishan and directed by Professor Israfil Shaheen. The play has been staged at the Experimental Theatre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy from 6th to 9th March at 7 pm each evening. Masters' students of the department are performing in the play, says a press release.

  • Srishti Cultural Centre performs in Manila

    Bangladeshi dance company Srishti Cultural Centre delivered a well-received performance at the Philippine's capital Manila on February 28, in a cultural programme organised by Asad Alam Siam, Ambassador of Bangladesh to the Philippines.

  • “PaNjore Chandrabaan” set for staging on five consecutive days

    Dhaka University's Theatre and Performance Studies Department has produced a new stage play, and are setting up for five shows of

  • Nrityanchal's “Rai Krishna Padabali” at Theatre Olympics

    The 8th edition of the Theatre Olympics, one of the biggest international theatre festivals in the world, is currently underway in India, and Bangladeshi dance troupe Nrityanchal is presenting their dance-drama “Rai Krishna Padabali” at the festival.

  • Twelve-day theatre fest begins in Sylhet

    Munier Chowdhury's iconic play “Kobor”, staged by Naboshikha Natyadal, opened a 12-day theatre festival in Sylhet's Kobi Nazrul

  • Sanglap to stage “Bodh” today

    Theatre troupe Sanglap is set to stage their 26th production “Bodh”, to mark the upcoming International Mother Language Day and as a

  • Students stage “King Oedipus” at JKKNIU

    Sophocles' ever-appealing Greek tragedy “King Oedipus” was staged at the Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (JKKNIU) campus in

  • 10-day long theatre fest begins at JU

    A ten-day inter-university theatre festival began yesterday at Jahangirnagar University (JU).

  • Udichi celebrates golden jubilee

    The three-day Mymensingh divisional theatre festival organised by Mymensingh Udichi Shilpi Goshthi began at the local Shilpakala

  • “Panchanari Akhyan” to be staged today

    Dhaka Theatre will stage their 37th production; “Ponchanari Akhyan” today at 7pm at the Mahila Samiti Mancha in the capital's Baily Road

  • Forty years of Padatik Bangladesh

    Noted theatre troupe Padatik Bangladesh celebrated its 40th founding anniversary at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on January 20.