Pragjyotish Drama Festival (প্ৰাগজ্যোতিষ নাট মহোৎসৱ ২০২১), organized by Guwahati based NGO, Horizon Socio-Cultural Organization is all set to bring its bouquet of plays to cheer up the monotonous evenings of theatre enthusiasts in the city.
Horizon, a socio-cultural organization, is going to organize the 1st Pragjyotish Drama Festival (প্ৰাগজ্যোতিষ নাট মহোৎসৱ ২০২১) at Dr. Bhagawan Chandra Lahkar Auditorium of Guwahati Commerce College of the city from February 27th to 28th, which will be participated by various amateur drama groups from outside the state as well as of the state. The impact of these plays goes beyond entertainment as they also focus on community building and engagement.
The folks behind Horizon Socio-Cultural Organization have always strived to bring a revolution not just on stage, but to the whole experience of an audience and the way it perceives and receives content. With its ever-expanding roster of young artists, and a thirst to try out, invent, and adopt new forms of content creation, the organization is on the cusp of being a go-to group for theatre enthusiasts!
The opening play ‘Raja Vikramaditya’ by Viswaroopam Kala Sangam, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh will be staged. Later on in another play, National School of Drama’s alumnus Himanshu Prasad Das’s play Ekhon Gaonot Eta TV Asil will be staged.
The other plays that are going showed at the event are:
‘The Generation’ by Horizon Artists’ Zone on 28th February
‘Aar Kaporor Aaror Kotha’ by Sanmilita Gana Sanskiritik Mancha on 28th February
‘Bhoot O Bhoot’ by Sristi Cultural Group, Hajo
A lot of theatre festivals have been happening nowadays as youth definitely has an interest in theatre. So, the idea of the festival is to bring all these plays from outside to allow audiences in Guwahati to get a feel of how production works and what kind of innovation is taking place in the outside theatres which are not from Assam and also inspire more youths witness how theatre scenario works in Assam.