Theatre Formation Paribartak

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Theatre Formation Paribartak
থিয়েটার ফর্মেশন পরিবর্তক
Formation 2001
Headquarters Howrah
Location
  • West Bengal, India
Official language Bengali, English
Website http://cfp.50webs.org/TFP

Theatre Formation Paribartak is a Group Theatre situated in the Howrah district of West Bengal, India. Prior to May 18, 2005, it was a unit of another organization that now goes under the name of Changers' Foundation Paribartak. After that date, it became a separate entity.[1]

Theatre Formation Paribartak produces mainly short theatres and arranges workshops. Occasionally, it has produced non-participative Development Theatre and Street Theatre as well.

Plays[edit]

List of plays[2][edit]

This group produces mainly short Bengali plays. Its productions include:

  • Waiting For Godot (inspired by the Waiting For Godot written by Samuel Beckett)
  • Ekdin Rattire (একদিন রাত্তিরে), means One Day in The Night
  • Fasad (ফসাদ), means The Problem (Hindi-Bengali bilingual)
  • Kaman (কামান), means The Cannon
  • Godot Waits For Homeland Security (produced in English, written by Martin Kimeldorf)
  • Piano, following a story by Anibal Machado
  • Pedro Páramo, following the novel by Juan Rulfo
  • Danawala Ekta Buro (ডানাওয়ালা একটা বুড়ো), means An Old Man with Wings, following a story by Gabriel García Marquez
  • Stalingrad 1942
  • Endgame (inspired by the Endgame written by Samuel Beckett)
  • Anusaran (অনুসরণ), means Following, inspired by the Godot Waits For Homeland Security written by Martin Kimeldorf
  • Dhundhumar (ধুন্ধুমার), means The Hullabaloo
  • Rabindra Panchak (রবীন্দ্র পঞ্চক, a collection of 5 skits written by Rabindranath Tagore)
  • No Exit (inspired by the No Exit written by Jean-Paul Sartre, Bengali-English biligual)
  • Bandarnach (বান্দরনাচ), means Monkey Dance (Hindi-Bengali-English trilingual)
  • Mayabari The Grand House of Illusion (মায়াবাড়ি দ্য গ্র্যাণ্ড হাউস অফ ইলিউশন, inspired by The Balcony written by Jean Genet, Bengali-English bilingual)
  • Lakshmaner Shaktishel (লক্ষ্মণের শক্তিশেল, written by Sukumar Ray; it is a Site-specific theatre presented in the compound of Pathuriaghata Ghoshbari, Kolkata)
  • Himmatwala (হিম্মতওয়ালা), means The Courageous
  • Robir Tinti Hasi (রবির তিনটি হাসি, a collection of 3 skits written by Rabindranath Tagore)
  • Metamorphosis (inspired by the novella Die Verwandlung written by Franz Kafka, produced in English)
  • Sthananko (স্থানাঙ্ক), means The Coordinates
  • Ghater Katha (ঘাটের কথা, inspired by the short story of the same name written by Rabindranath Tagore), means Tale of Riverside Steps

Suitable in Theatre Hall[edit]

  1. Waiting For Godot
  2. Ekdin Rattire
  3. Fasad
  4. Kaman
  5. Godot Waits For Homeland Security
  6. Piano
  7. Pedro Páramo
  8. Danawala Ekta Buro
  9. Stanlingrad 1942
  10. Anusaran
  11. Dhundhumar
  12. Rabindra Panchak
  13. No Exit
  14. Mayabari The Grand House of Illusion
  15. Robir Tinti Hasi
  16. Metamorphosis
  17. Sthananko
  18. Ghater Katha

Suitable in Open Arena / Street Theatre[edit]

  1. Waiting For Godot
  2. Fasad
  3. Kaman
  4. Rabindra Panchak
  5. Bandarnach
  6. Himmatwala[3]
  7. Robir Tinti Hasi

Suitable in Intimate Space[edit]

  1. Waiting For Godot
  2. Godot Waits For Homeland Security
  3. Endgame
  4. Anusaran
  5. Rabindra Panchak
  6. Robir Tinti Hasi

Site-specific[edit]

  1. Lakshmaner Shaktishel

Other productions[edit]

Non-participative development theatres produced by Theatre Formation Paribartak include Tia (for encouraging people to donate blood to the blood banks) and Roopkatha (for promotion of the Child Helpline no. 1098).

Theatre Formation Paribartak has also produced Machhi (মাছি) written by Mohit Chattopadhyay but it does not run this production. It was suitable only in theater halls.

Theatre Formation Paribartak has produced two more street-theatres - Machine (written by Safdar Hashmi) and Jhilik (ঝিলিক) but it does not run these productions.

The theatres Lakshmaner Shaktishel and Himmatwala have been produced by an autonomous body of freelancing actors and technicians brought together by Theatre Formation Paribartak.

Avoiding attribution[edit]

In the above list, if not otherwise mentioned, plays are written by members of Theatre Formation Paribartak, whose names are not generally disclosed by the organization. They also avoid mentioning the names of their Directors who are also members of the group. Unlike many other theatre groups, the name of this group has yet not been associated exclusively with any famous theatre personality or any one person. They also prefer to avoid mentioning the names of their performers and technicians. However, the site-specific theatre Lakshmaner Shaktishel was facilitated by Joyraj Bhattacharjee.

Awards[1][edit]

  1. 2003 - Waiting For Godot - 2nd Best Production - in an All Bengal One Act Bengali Drama Competition organized in Howrah
  2. 2005 - Danawala Ekta Buro - Best Actress: Ms. Debasri Saha in the role of Maria - in an All Bengal One Act Bengal Drama Competition organized in Howrah
  3. 2008 - Kaman - Special Recognition Prize for Acting: Ms. Debmita Sen in the role of The Daughter - in a Multilingual Short Drama Competition Festival organized in Kolkata
  4. 2009 - Anusaran - Best Production - in a District-level One Act Bengali Drama Competition organized in Howrah
  5. 2009 - Anusaran - Best Actor: Mr. Amajit Basu in the role of the United States Department of Homeland Security Agent - in a District-level One Act Bengali Drama Competition organized in Howrah
  6. 2009 - Anusaran - Best Co-actor: Mr. Debdip Sen in the role of An American Citizen - in a District-level One Act Bengali Drama Competition organized in Howrah
  7. 2010 - Danawala Ekta Buro - Best Actress: Ms. Koyel Ghosh in the role of Maria - in a Multilingual Short Drama Competition Festival organized in Kolkata
  8. 2010 - Anusaran - 2nd Best Production - in an All Bengal One Act Bengali Drama Competition organized in Howrah
  9. 2011 - No Exit - Special Recognition Prize for Production - in a Multilingual Short Drama Competition Festival organized in Kolkata
  10. 2011 - No Exit - Best Actor: Mr. Amajit Basu in the role of Robin Chatterjee (Garcin) - in a Multilingual Short Drama Competition Festival organized in Kolkata
  11. 2011 - No Exit - Best Actress: Ms. Koyel Ghosh in the role of Nina Roy (Estelle) - in a Multilingual Short Drama Competition Festival organized in Kolkata
  12. 2012 - Danawala Ekta Buro - 3rd Best Production - in an All Bengal One Act Bengali Drama Competition organized in Howrah
  13. 2012 - Mayabari The Grand House of Illusion - 1st Best Production - in a Multilingual Short Drama Competition Festival organized in Kolkata
  14. 2012 - Mayabari The Grand House of Illusion - Best Actor: Mr. Amajit Basu in the role of Thor - in a Multilingual Short Drama Competition Festival organized in Kolkata
  15. 2013 - Metamorphosis - 1st Best Production - in a Multilingual Short Drama Competition Festival organized in Kolkata
  16. 2013 - Metamorphosis - Best Director: Mr. Amajit Basu - in a Multilingual Short Drama Competition Festival organized in Kolkata

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