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Tamil drama (கூத்து in Tamil) is still being produced, and has been for the last 2,000 years.
It is a kind of play performed live with predefined scripts and roles. There are many types of Tamil drama as such, such as Street Drama (தெரு கூத்து in Tamil) or Stage Drama. From the olden days, Tamils used to play dramas as part of recreation. The drama can be about the culture, political issues, happiness, festivals, sad moments, etc. Still in the villages of Tamil Nadu they have street dramas and it is the family profession for certain people and they have history rooted back to BC.