‘Wattepaed’ selected for NSD theatre fest
Srinagar, Oct 10: Kashmiri theatre play ‘Wattepaed’ (footprints), which recently made a significant impact with its premier show here has been selected for International Theatre Festival, Bharangam-2012 organized by National School of Drama in New Delhi.
A reflection of present political realities of the Valley, Wattepaed is a blend of modern theater techniques and traditional folk theatre form, Bhand Pather. The play was well received by the audiences and the critics who paid for this ticketed event responded with a standing ovation for the team when it was premiered.
Wattepaed has been written and directed by filmmaker and theatre personality Aarshad Mushtaq who has also directed play ‘Su Yee’ and Kashmiri film ‘Akh Daleel Loolech.’
The team includes veteran Yousuf Shahnaz, versatile Rajinder Tickoo with Ashraf Nagoo, Mir Sarwar, Riyaz Mir, Malik Mushtaq and Ubaid Safapori besides others who equally contributed for its success.
The play revolves around a small village, where a message from the king shatters the villagers’ beliefs, but the fear of punishment stops them from raising a cry, but an old man decides to disobey, well aware of the fact that this may lead to his death.
NSD’s annual fest where the play will be staged is acknowledged as the largest theatre festival of Asia dedicated solely to theatre where national and international productions are staged.
In the last addition, it hosted 76 performances drawn from across 13 countries.
Pertinent to mention that Arshad Mushtaq’s play Su Yee was first ever Kashmiri production to have been showcased in the same festival earlier.
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