The best thing about short plays is that they pack in a lot of punch in very little time! Short plays are an art form in themselves.
This show is all about short comedy, fast humor, quaint circumstances, unusual characters, and witty remarks. In short, the show is of blind dates, alarmed burglars and a little bit of nothing.
Directed by - Sri Vamsi Matta Playwrights - Prabahan Chakraborty for ‘A Play About Nothing’ & ‘Burglar’s Alarm’; David Ives for ‘Sure Thing’ About the group - Chandrto Collective is a group of theatre artists, started by the alumni of Rangmanch, the official theatre club of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. ARTISTS Director - Sri Vamsi Matta Actors -
Sri Vamsi Matta Abhinav Chandra Mishra Priyanka Gupta Rohit Saini Terence V. Christie Rohit Dey
Sri Vamsi Matta Vamsi has been part of as many as 30 plays and over a hundred performances on and off stage as an actor, director, and playwright in the Bangalore Theatre Circuit. Primarily works in English and Hindi productions.
His recent production 'Lysistrata' a Bhojpuri adaptation of the Famous Greek play by Aristophanes by the same name opened at Rangashankara Theatre Festival, 2018.
He also directed and acted in ‘Still and Still Moving’, an adaptation of Tadpole Repertory’s META-nominated play of the same name, which opened in Rangshankara this May 2019.
Abhinav Chandra Mishra Abhinav closely associated with Rangmanch, the drama club of Indian Institute of Science, over the past 4 years. He has been part of plays like Ek tha Gadha, Munshi Premchand's Nimantran and recently was part of Lysistrata at the Rangashankara theatre festival 2018. He played the lead role in ‘Still & Still Moving’, Chandrto Collective’s debut production, an adaptation of Tadpole Repertory’s META-nominated play of the same name.
Priyanka Gupta Priyanka has been associated with Rangmanch for a year now. She has been a part of the productions of 30 Days in September and Lysistrata. Since high school, it was her pipedream to be able to get a taste of serious theatre. Now that that dream has been realized, she finds herself increasingly enjoying being an actor and hopes to explore other facets of play production too.
Rohit Saini Rohit has been a part of plays, skits, and mono-acts, in English, Hindi, and Punjabi. Hailing from a small town in Punjab, he was introduced to stage at the tender age of 6. Some of his performances were in plays like Badal Sircar's Spartacus, Three Characters in search of a playwright (Hindi adaptation of Six Characters in Search of an Author, an Italian play by Luigi Pirandello). Photography, poetry and design are some other hobbies he indulges in, apart from the theatre. He was recently part of ‘Still & Still Moving’, Chandrto Collective’s debut production, an adaptation of Tadpole Repertory’s META-nominated play of the same name.
Terence V. Christie Terence has been an active member of Stagecraft, the theater group of NCBS-TIFR and has been a part of several plays as an actor such as Faust, Ghalib Ki Paarsaai, Sudama Ke Chawal, Krantikaari Ki Katha, Phoren, and others. Recently he was part of the cast of the play ‘Still And Still Moving’, produced by Chandrto Collective. He has performed at various venues such as Ranga Shankara, Lahe Lahe, Atta Galatta, NCBS, ICTS, IISc. He is also part of Stagefright, an improvisational theatre group of NCBS-TIFR and has performed various forms of improvised theater at various venues including the Bangalore Improv Festival.
While battling the nuances of a Ph.D. in neuroscience, Rohit moonlights as a theater enthusiast. Closely associated with "Stagecraft", the theater group of NCBS, Bangalore and "AMRA", another independent Bengali theater conglomerate, Rohit engages as an actor in everything from 1 minute 'micro-plays' like "The Burglar Alarm", "An expensive meal"; to shorts like "Shwabdo Kolpo Droom", an original translated adaptation of David Ives' "Words Words Words" to a recent full-length musical, "Chapters", highlighting the hurdles of a grad student as he navigates through his Ph.D. He has even picked up the guitar when need be, as a musician for plays like "Papad", "Triangles and Squares", "Rege Meghe" among others. Under Prabahan Chakraborty's tutelage his motto mostly has become: life is short enough, why not try it all?