Theatre & Dance
30 March 2024

Pah-La | Written by Abhishek Majumdar

Join playwright Abhishek Majumdar in a reading and discussion of his acclaimed play 'Pah-La' in The Junction, Alserkal Avenue.

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Starts 9:00 pm

Venue The Junction

Warehouse 72

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Pah-la by Abhishek Majumdar, is a play set in modern Tibet and closely examines the dilemmas and challenges of a non violent freedom struggle. The play, which has internationally played in both Tibetan and English presents the lives of ordinary Tibetans and Chinese people who live in Tibet and dream of building a normal life while being at the cusp of a continuous ideological battle between Tibetan Buddhism and Communism.

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Abhishek Majumdar is a playwright, essayist, scenographer, and director working in India and internationally. His work has been produced and commissioned in leading theatres of the world including Royal Court Theatre London, Prithvi Theatre Mumbai, Ranga Shankara Bangalore, Deutsch Shauspielhaus Hamburg, Ruhrfest Recklinghausen, Théâtre du Soleil Paris, National Theatre London, San Francisco Opera, PEN World Voices, Internacionale Dramaturgie Festival Buenos Aires, San Francisco Opera, and PlayCo New York amongst others.

He is a recipient of multiple awards including the META Award for Best Play and Best Script, International Theatre makers Award New York, The Shankar Nag Rangakarmi Award Bangalore, the Toto Funds the Arts Award, Segal Center Award for Civic Engagement in the Arts, B.V.Karanth Fellowship of Ninasam, Best Director in London Movie Awards, Best Director 8 and Half Film Festival (Rome) Awards, Best Scenographer Sofia International Film Festival amongst others. He works in Theater, Film, and Opera in different languages and cultures. His book of essays, Theater Across Borders is published by Bloomsbury International as part of the Theatermakers series and he has been published, performed, and translated in Hindi, English, French, German, Czech, Kannada, Bengali, Marathi, Kashmiri, and Spanish. He is the Artistic Director of Nalanda Arts Studio Bangalore and creative producer at New Voices Arts Project based in Bangalore. His plays are published by Bloomsbury International.

Apart from theatre, he has published in the areas of mathematics, environmental economics, and chemistry.

The Junction | 9PM