Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Bindermeyer Theory - staged at the BITS Pilani Audi, September 27, 2008

The Bindermeyer Theory was staged at the BITS Pilani Central Auditorium on Saturday, the 27th of September, 2008. The play was directed by me and the production was managed by Mugdha. The play was about an hour long and was quite well-appreciated by the audience. The stage, a contemporary coffee shop setting, was an instant hit with the audience. Kudos to Prod for the fantastic show! Also, this time, there were a number of first-timers in the Cast. Looks like the club has a nice pool of talent now!

I will post snaps of the play as soon as I get my hands on them.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Play in Delhi

All clubbers in Delhi or ones who will be in Delhi between the 25th of July and the 3rd of August, please don't miss the opportunity to watch Karna - Warrior of the Sun presented by Kaleidoscope Entertainment. Shows everyday at 7.30 pm, Siri Fort Auditorium. Any efforts to get hold of the script or an English translation would be highly appreciated.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Man From Earth

I suppose most of you have seen the above titled movie. I THOUGHT it'd be a great play with a little modification in the script of course..its got everything..! well anyway its just a thought..think about it but yeah not sure about how the crowd would like it and besides most of them would have seen it already...so...
neway..post ur comments!

Sherlock Holmes

Hey everybody... I happened to come across a bunch of plays based on the character of Sherlock Holmes. They're by various writers including Doyle.

Here's the link... http://www.diogenes-club.com/plays.htm

Tell me how easy/difficult it'll be to stage these plays...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Another play

I came across this play while browsing and I really liked it a lot - give it a once-over. I think many of you will like it. It's got a couple of kid roles; I hope you guys can give me some help in adapting that or working it out.

The play's This Blood's for You by David Christner.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

New play

Check out this play - it's hilarious! It's called Greek Mythology and it's by Klaire Pearson. Read and post comments soon!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Another Play

I read an India Today article about a new Karnad play called Wedding Album. It's originally in Konkani but has been translated into English and has been staged at Delhi and Bangalore recently. It's about a South Indian family preparing for a wedding. If any of you guys come across it or know of any way to access a script copy, it would very helpful. Ping back as comments. Also when you comment, let me know your ID's so that I can add you on the contributors' list.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

One more play

Bhargav informed me about this play The Zoo Story by Edward Albee - check it out via the link and comment. It's a 45 minute to 1 hour play. It could work for Oasis or as an LTC play.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Novels adaptable into plays

There are a couple of novels that could be adapted into plays - Einstein's Dreams and Time's Arrow - or The Nature of the Offence. Both deal with time warps and chronological anomalies. Please post if any of you can get your hands on an online copy or the books themselves. Follow the links to read the Wiki synopses.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Plays checked out

I've gone through three plays - Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw, Happenstance by Scott Sickles and The Bindermeyer Theory by Nicholas Wardigo. Follow the links to read the plays online/download them and comment on whether they would be suitable for staging next semester. I'm also looking for this play called Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee - it's based on the Scopes trial and is a courtroom drama pitting science and evolution against traditionalism and the theory of intelligent design. If someone knows of a copy of this play available freely on the Internet or can pick up a copy of the play somewhere, let me know.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


First things first; plays that you could attempt through the semester; happened to watch this British movie called "Death at a Funeral" recently and I just felt that it would be awesome if we could get that made into a play; with oodles of changes here and there, of course. But it'd be like a perfect full length comedy if you guys could attempt it. Do try getting hold of a DVD some place or downloading it.
Then of course, there's this whole list of good plays that you guys could work on; but considering the rather drastic change in the sort of people that'd be watching the ones you do, I shut up. :P
And talking of plays watched through summer; don't even get me started on this horrid horrid reproduction of Arthur Miller's "Death of A Salesman" by this randomest troupe at Rangashankara recently. They murdered it. It was gory. Amen.
Lemme know if you guys need scripts; oodles up my sleeve.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Curtain Raiser

OK - following on Pawas' colorful welcome...

Hi all, this blog is a sort of scratch pad for all clubbers (past and present) to note down anything that might contribute to the club. Let's start off with reporting on the plays you may come across this summer. Please post a short review of the play and whether it's reproducible on the BITS stage. If so, give in a few pointers too on how we could stage it.

In other news, I'm searching for a play to direct as the main semester production next semester. So post in possible plays - and also suggestions as to what to do and what not to do!
Remember, the play you suggest needs to have the Audi in mind for size, shape, visibility and elevation. Any innovation you suggest is always welcome.

Please popularize this among clubbers and send in their email addresses so that one of the present managers can add them as contributors.


Monday, May 12, 2008

the begginniing...

hAelllllooooo..... so ppl.... plz don't mind my lousy spelling....

i din't hv any idea what diss blog was supposed to be about.... but i joined in coz i saw a lot of familiar names.... nd finally came to the conclusion dat dis blog is smhow related to our very own edc........................... ( nd blv me, 'twas d HDC link dat helped me unveil this truth.....)

.... surprisingly though, i discoverd dat dis post i'm writing is supposed to be d first of dis blog.... (gasp!!!!)

neways.... can't write nething more ....this is generally how my first posts are..... so ...for every1----- a motivational speech so dat u can contribute to dis blog more....

" do .... nd blah ..... blah..... nd all dat shit......"

thunku ........:)
nd bbbyyyeeee....