Coconut Theatre Nagpur Chapter has organized a series of live online sessions on the “Chai- Wai & Rangmanch” platform. The sessions are live on the official Coconut Theatre Facebook at 6 pm Indian Standard Time.
Veteran Actors, Award-Winning Playwrights & Directors, Make-up Specialists, Music Composers, Designers, Choreographers, and Technicians shared their memorable experiences, as also their life-changing inspirational moments. This collectors’ item is an invaluable tool for any aspiring Theatre Student, Amateur Theatre Artists, Writers, Directors, Music Composers, Choreographers, Make-up Artists, and Designers, Technicians, and Theatre Groups and everyone connected with the theatre fraternity.
In Coming days AnanthMahadevan, Adil Hussain, Apara Mehta, and many other Guest speakers will do their sessions which will be beneficial to theatre practitioners. Managing Director of Coconut Media Box LLP Rashmin Majithia shared that Due to COVID- 19 and worldwide lockdown, overall 2020 has been a devastating year for the entire world especially for the Theatre Industry which believes in live acts. These informative sessions keep the theatre audience entertained and active. These sessions are freely available to all and no registration is required.
Upcoming sessions are with, Padma Shri Awardee Shri Balwant Thakur on July 18, Popular Actresses Apara Mehta on July 19, Singer and Actress Pallavi MD July 20, Jigna Joshi on July 21, Theatre Personality T. S. Nagabharana on July 22, Prakash Belawadi on July 23, Theatre & Bollywood Actors Ananth Mahadevan on July 24, Padma Shri & Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee Waman Kendre (Ex-Director – National School of Drama) on July 25, and Adil Hussain on July 26, and on-going.
RashminMajithia is a Renowned Industrialist and also A Producer of Coconut Theatre, is going to do the last session (108th) of the first season of “Chai-Wai& Rangmanch – 2020”. He will share his views as a Theatre Producer considering the current situation and his thoughts for starting the online theatre activity which shows his passion for performing arts. He will also take this opportunity to thank all the Indian and International Guest Speakers who have given their precious time for this initiative.
Producer of Coconut Theatre, Rashmin Majithia shared that “Chai-Wai & Rangmanch – 2020” is the biggest online initiative. Renowned Veterans from Theatre Industry Padma Shri & Sangeet Natak Akademi Award Winner Smt. Rita Ganguly, Shri M.S.Sathyu, Shri Bansi Kaul, Shri Manoj Joshi, Smt. Neelam Mansingh, Shri SatishAlekar, Shri DadiPudumjee, and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award Winner Smt. Dolly Ahluwalia, Prof. Ashok Bhagat, Shri Prasanna, Shri Suresh Sharma (Director – National School of Drama), Shri Amod Bhatt, Smt. AnjanaPuri, Smt. NeenaTiwana, Shri Sanjay Upadhyay, Smt. Rohini Hattangady, Smt. Nadira Babbar, Smt. Himani Shivpuri and Stalwart participants Rajat Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Rajpal Yadav, Makarand Deshpande, Mahesh Dattani, K.K. Raina, Lillete Dubey, Rakesh Bedi, Sonali Kulkarni, RaghubirYadav, Lubna Salim, DarshanJariwala, SiddharthRanderia, Ila Arun, Aanjjan Srivastava, Alok Chatterjee, Salim Arif, SaifHyder Hasan, Asif Ali Beg, Ranjit Kapoor, TikuTalsania, Sachin Khedekar, SandipSoparrkar, Vijay Kenkre, Nina Kulkarni, Jayati Bhatia, Suchitra Pillai, Vipul Mehta, Jimit Trivedi, RajooBarot, Ramesh Talwar, Kuldeep Singh, Chandrkant Kulkarni, Kewal Dhaliwal, and Saumya Joshi, many other senior Theatre experts have done their sessions.
Global Theatre Experts have been added to Coconut Theatre’s repertoire, seeing Artistic Director Bruce Guthrie from UK (Head of Theatre & Film at National Centre for the Performing Arts – Mumbai), Artistic Director Jonathan Hollander from NYC, USA, Actor & Director Mark Wakeling from UK, Theatre Director AmrKabeel Egypt, Choreographer Ingri Fiksdal from Norway, Writer-Director David Woods from Australia, International Production Designer Neil Patel from USA (Production Designer of Mughal-E-Azam The Musical), Megan Furniss – Playwright from South Africa, Actor-Director Glenn Hayden from Australia, Writer, Actor, Director Jessica Litwak from Californina, USA, Writer-Director Ana CândidaCarneiro from the USA, Three Times Tony Award Winner Scott Pask from USA, Actor & Director MotshabiTyelele from South Africa and World-Renowned Writer-Director Jeff Baron from the USA also have done their sessions.
The objective is to connect entire Theatre Fraternity LOCALLY & GLOBALLY be on one platform to emphasize avenue of learning also to build a career.