The National School of Drama (NSD) conducted a month-long theatre workshop which concluded at Olympus High School. Supervised by NSD graduate Shrish Dobhal, 35 artists from Uttarakhand and other states participated in this venture focused on the overall development of an artist. Classes were conducted on various aspects of theatre production under the guidance of experts of all the fields from NSD. A play Garh Gatha-Mughal Shehzada, a historic play based on Uttarakhand was performed at the conclusion of the workshop.
Former NSD director Devender Raj Ankur said that Uttarakhand has given many graduates to NSD. He said that it is the duty of experienced artists to work towards the growth of theatre in their region, even if they are occupied with mainstream cinema. He also said that theatrical events should be organised in Uttarakhand every year by the various organisations or with the help of the government for regional theatre to get recognition at national level.
NSD Bengaluru director Baswalingya Basu asked the senior artists to work in collaboration for the growth of theatre. He even advocated introduction of theatre as a subject in schools and pointed out the important role of a teachers in theatre.
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