Padatik Nattya Sangsad

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Not to be confused with Padatik (Indian theatre group).
Padatik Natya Sangsad-Bangladesh
Padatik Nattya Sangsad logo.jpg
Formation 21 January 1978
Type Theatre group
Location
Notable members
S. M. Solayman
Khan Anisuzzaman Manik
Anwarul Kamal Badal
A M Murtayish Kochi
Selim S. H. Chowdhury
Golam Kuddus
Md Kutub Uddin Jang Chowdhury
Website http://www.padatik.com/main1

Padatik Natya Sangsad (Padatik theatre group) is a Dhaka based Bangladeshi Bengali theatre group.[1] To sustain the spirit of the Bangladesh Liberation War, the group was formed in 1978.[2][3]

History[edit]

Padatik began its journey on 21 January 1978 with a core team of spirited Dhaka University students and some former theatre workers of Kalantar Natyagosthi. The primary aim of this group was to uplift spirit, enrich culture and to sustain the spirit of the Bangladesh Liberation War (1971). The first drama to be staged by this group was Jasimuddin's Sojan Bandiyar Ghat. Following members started Padatik namely S.M. Solaiman, Anisuzzaman Manik, Abul Kashem Dulal, Abu Mohammad Murtaysh Kachi, Quamrul Hassan Swapan, Ulfat Rana, Selim S H Chowdhury, Golam Quddus & others. Ist Executive committee formed with Anisuzzaman Manik as president and abul Kashem Dulal as General Secretary. In 1980 Padatik formed another branch of this theatre group in Narayanganj, Bangladesh.[4][5] The troupe has produced popular plays like “Shojon Badiar Ghat”, “Tin Rostomer Goppo”, “Monoshar Pala”, “Maa”, Chandraboti”, “Shey”, “Khetmojur Khoimuddin”, “Poramati”, “Khyapa Paglar Pyachal”, “Jol Balika” & “Dinlipi (Mime)”. Padatik promote original plays based on literary classics and rich folk heritage. The founding chief SM Solaiman, who had an affinity with folk culture. The spirit of Liberation War shaped Bangladesh theatre. Padatik Sangeet Sangsad, the musical wing of Padatik, in association with Kolkata-based cultural organization Mitali, has been arranging a Rabindra Sangeet talent hunt programme since 2005. Young talents from Bangladesh, West Bengal, Assam and Tripura [of India] participate in the competition. Padatik hold the ‘Padatik Ekushey Cultural Congress’ in Dhaka since 1998 and introduced 'Kachi Smriti Padak' in 2004 in memory of its founder member Abu Mohammad Murtaysh Kachi.

Festivals[edit]

  • Since 1999 the theatre group organizes Padatik Ekushey Cultural Congress every year on 21 February in the occasion of International Mother Language Day.[4]
  • Since 2003, the group also celebrates Choitro Sangkranti Utsab, eve of Bangla New year every year. Artists, activists and different cultural group from Bangladesh and India join these festivals.
  • Since 2004 Padatik introduce "Kachi Memorial Award" in memory of its founder member Abu Mohammad Murtaysh Kachi with Padatik Drama Festival.

Productions[edit]

Stage plays[edit]

Year Drama Writer/Based on Director
In alphabetical order
1982 Ballabhpurer Rupkatha Badal Sarkar Kamruzzaman Runu
1988 Chandrabati Monajat Uddin and Asif Munir Kamruzzaman Runu
1980 Chikitsa Bibhrat Porshuram Anisuzzaman Manik
1990 Chokkor Wilder Thornton Aziz
2001 Choitonney Droho Shamim Ahsan Sahadat Hossain Nipu
2005 Jolbalika Masum Reza Shamsul Alam Bokul
1978 Kabar Jasimuddin's poem S. M. Solayman
2003 Khetmojur Khaimuddin Golam Sarwar Golam Sarwar
1984 Ma Play written by Bertolt Brecht and based on Maxim Gorky's Mother Kamal Uddin Nilu
1980 Manasar Pala Kazi Rafiq Kazi Rafiq
1980 Rata-Rati Parshuram A. M. Murtayish Kachi
1978 Sojan Bandiyar Ghat Jasimuddin S. M. Solayman
2011 Shey Rabindranath Thakur Debashis Gose
2014 Poramati (Tale from '71) Babul Biswas Dr. Irin Parveen Lopa
2009 Dinlipi (Mime) Raj Raj
1978 Tin Rostomer Goppo S. M. Solayman S. M. Solayman

Street Plays[edit]

(in alphabetical order)

  • Khepa Paglar Peychal- Director: S.M. Solyman
  • Ajker Sangbad
  • Bhulini Ekattor
  • Bishwa Behayar Porikolpana
  • Choor
  • Ekhono kalo Megh
  • Hollabol
  • Machine - Director: Malay Kumar Paul
  • Raja Canute - Director: Bahar Uddin Khelon
  • Rongbaji
  • Sari Sari Lash - Director: Kazi Rafique
  • Taramon Bibi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Padatik Theatre Fest opens with two Tagore plays". The Daily Star. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Performances by Dhaka Padatik". Bangladesh.com. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Martin Banham (21 September 1995). The Cambridge Guide to Theatre. Cambridge University Press. pp. 75–. ISBN 978-0-521-43437-9. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Theatre festival by Padatik Natya Sangsad (TSC) begins today". The Daily Star. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 

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