An introductory play writing workshop to explore ideas, scenes, dialogues and whip them into the shape of a play. Through interactive writing exercises we shall also be exploring self-expression through writing. A writing workshop in Hindi and English.
About the facilitator:
Purva Naresh, originally from Lucknow, now lives in Mumbai. She studied film production at the Film and Television Institute of India and also trained professionaly in Indian classical dance and percussion. Her first play Asfaneh: Bai Se Bioscope Tak has received a number of awards. She co-wrote and directed the musical play Preth which premiered at the NCPA Centrestage Festival and her short play Aabodana has performed widely as part of Rage Theatre’s One on One Season.
She took part in the Royal Court/Rage Theatre 2010/2011 workshops for which she wrote the play Ok Tata Bye Bye, which was performed in Hindi at the Writers Bloc Festival in January 2012. The production won the Laadli Media Award for Best Play on Gender Sensitisation (2012) and was also performed at Curve in 2014. In 2015, Naresh received the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Purushkar, also known as the National Award for young performing and theatre artist, for her body of work as a playwright.
Other plays include Aaj Rang Hai, an adaptation of Umrao, Ladies Sangeet and Bandish 20-20000 Hz. She was also commissioned to write for Kings Cross Theatre in Sydney which opened the play Jatinga this year, and is slated for an Indian premiere at the NCPA’s Centrestage Festival in November.
Pink Saree Revolution adapted for stage by Purva opens in Leicester UK before commencing a UK tour on October 5th 2017.