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Here we share experiences, discoveries, research and tidbits of our journey in staging a sensitive play "Surya ki antim kiran se surya ki pehli kiran tak" by Surendra Verma. This is Naatak's 30th production

Naatak is a San Francisco Bay Area-based theater group dedicated to producing creative and thought-provoking plays. Since its founding in 1995 by students at UC Berkeley and Stanford, Naatak has staged 29 productions in English, Hindi and Tamil. For more information, visit

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The M.Matya Chronicles --- सूर्य की अन्तिम किरण से सूर्य की पहली किरण तक

Its been thirty years since that fateful evening... and i still remember it like yesterday.. I know now that i was just a tool in the hands of fate playing out a carefully scripted part. As for today read how I feel at :

1 comment:

  1. That was an intense post and it reminds me of an exercise from a theatre class where the actor is suppose to imagine and think about how they would start their day as the character, what would go through their mind in terms of the conflicts they are facing and the relationships they have with other characters.... your account shows the conflict, responsibility, frustration and urgency of Mahamatya. Reading the script, shows me Mahamatya's didactism, tactics to manipulate, pressurizing Okkaak. Reading your account shows me his desperation, fear and absolute necessity to take the path he takes .... I guess such an exercise is infact important for an actor to justify the choices the character makes... wow this is a long comment :P that was a good read.