About  Asmita Theatre Group

ASMITA, one of the leading Hindi theatre groups in the country stands committed to aesthetically innovative and socially relevant theatre. Since its inception in 1993, ASMITA has carved a niche for itself in the Indian theatre scene by staging plays of varied socio-political interest while not losing out mass appeal. The group takes up contemporary issues to underline the contours of our time while providing the best of entertainment.

                                                                                 Socio -political issues

The group has more than 100 productions to its credit and on an
average has been performing for about 60 nights a year. All these plays have been directed by ASMITA's Resident Director Arvind Gaur. For ASMITA, theatre has a purpose of awakening the audience to contemporary issue and creating a dialogue on prevailing social problems. Asmita Theatre group also involve in street Theatre Movement. Group performed more than hundred street plays on different Socio -political issues.


                                                            Theatre Festivals & collaboration


ASMITA performed in all major theatre festivals of India and abroad including International Solo Theatre Festival, Armenia, International Theatre Festival, Nizhnevartovsk, Russia, International Theatre festival, France, National School of Drama Festival (Bharat Rang

Mahotsava), Sangeet Natak Akademi,Sahitya Kala Parishad , Darpana  Academy of Performing Art’s festival (Ahmedabad),Delhi International Arts Festival 2007, Nandikar National festival, Vivachana Theatre Festival, Old World Theatre Festival, Times Festival, Muktibodh Natya Samaroh, World Social Forum and Nehru Centre Festival Mumbai.Asmita also

staged various plays in collaboration with organizations like Abhinay Theatre (Sydney),Theatre World,UNODC, British Council (Chennai),IHC, Katha, Association of British Scholars(Delhi), Paridhi,2nd Foundation, Lakshya(KNC), Bahroop, Banjara Theatre (IIT, Khargpur), India
International Centre, Rainbow Cavaliers, M.Dot Band (Jaipur), Vivchana (Jabalpur), Zenith, Prithvi Theatre Festival (platform theatre IHC, 2004) and NGO's like Mobile Creches, Action-Aid, Haq, PCVC, Deepalaya, Heinrich Boll Foundation, Times Foundation, Aalo-a ray of hope, Asian Social Forum, Centre of Civil Society  (Jeevika festival)Youth reach and
World Social Forum.
                                                                                  Theatre workshops
 In the past 15 years, Asmita conducted many theatre workshops and performed in Various Colleges,Institutions,Universities and Schools in India Such as Jawaharlal Nehru University,India Habitat Centre,IILM,Lok Kala Manch,I.I.T.(Delhi), AIIMS,Mother International,DPS ,Sahyadri School,(J.Krishnamurti Foundation),School of Planning and Architecture,Gargi, Hindu, Lady Sri Ram,Kamla Nehru,Aditi,Kirori Mal,SSN,Deshbundu and IP colleges etc.
                                                                                         Major production’s
Group’s major production’s are Bhisma Sahani’s Hanoosh, Girish Karnad's Tuglaq and Rakt Kalyan, Dharamveer Bharti's Andha Yug, Swadesh Deepak's Court Martial(450 shows), G P Deshpande's Antim Divas, Albert Camus' Caligula,Mahesh Dattani's Final  Solutions ,Tara & 3o Days in september,
Eugene O’Neill 's Desire Under the Elms,Dario Fo's An Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Dr.Narenda Mohan's Kalandar, Bertolt Brecht's Good Woman of Setzuan and Caucasian Chalk Circle, Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot, John Octanasek's Romeo Juliet and the Darkness, Neil Simon's The good Doctor, Vijay
Tendulkar's Ghasiram Kotwal, Mote ram ka Satyagrah based on Munshi Premchand's story ,adaptation by Habib Tanveer and  Safdar Hashmi , Ashok Lal's Ek Mamooli Aadmi, Rajesh Kumar's Me Gandhi Bolto, Vijay Mishra's Tatt Niranjana, Doodnath Singh's Yama Gatha, Uday Prakash's Warren Hastings ka Saand, Shourya Nidhi 's Kunti-Putra Karan (Sydney) & Harsh Mandar’s Unsuni, scripted by Mallika Sarabhai.
                                                                                 Solo performances
Director Arvind  Gaur collaborated with various Theatre artists and Groups specially in exploring a new language for Solo performances which includes Dario fo's Story of the Tiger by Jaimini Kumar, Madhavi & Hidden Fires by Rashi Bunny ,Untitled Solo & Bitter Chocolate by Lushin Dubey, Gandhari by Aishveryaa Nidhi,4.84 Psychosis & A woman alone By Ruth Sheard , Ehsaas by Kakoli Gaur and Women in Black by Bubbles Sabharwal.
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