Padatik Nattya Sangsad
|Formation||21 January 1978|
|S. M. Solayman
Khan Anisuzzaman Manik
Anwarul Kamal Badal
A M Murtayish Kochi
Selim S. H. Chowdhury
Md Kutub Uddin Jang Chowdhury
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. 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.
- Since 1999 the theatre group organizes Padatik Ekushey Cultural Congress every year on 21 February in the occasion of International Mother Language Day.
- 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.
|1982||Ballabhpurer Rupkatha||Badal Sarkar||Kamruzzaman Runu|
|1988||Chandrabati||Monajat Uddin and Asif Munir||Kamruzzaman Runu|
|1980||Chikitsa Bibhrat||Porshuram||Anisuzzaman Manik|
|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|
|1978||Tin Rostomer Goppo||S. M. Solayman||S. M. Solayman|
(in alphabetical order)
- Khepa Paglar Peychal- Director: S.M. Solyman
- Ajker Sangbad
- Bhulini Ekattor
- Bishwa Behayar Porikolpana
- Ekhono kalo Megh
- Machine - Director: Malay Kumar Paul
- Raja Canute - Director: Bahar Uddin Khelon
- Sari Sari Lash - Director: Kazi Rafique
- Taramon Bibi
- "Padatik Theatre Fest opens with two Tagore plays". The Daily Star. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
- "Performances by Dhaka Padatik". Bangladesh.com. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
- 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.
- "Theatre festival by Padatik Natya Sangsad (TSC) begins today". The Daily Star. Retrieved 21 December 2012.