Writers' Bloc Theatre Showcase

About Writers Bloc

Writers’ Bloc is an initiative to discover, train and introduce exciting new playwrights to Indian audiences. Since its inception, 41 Indian playwrights have premiered plays through our festivals, playwrights from all over India commenting in their individual styles and languages on the world we live in today.

From life in a hustling metro to a tiny village in Manipur, from a war torn Kashmir to a middle-class man facing redundancy at the work place, from hilarious political spoofs to bitter-sweet tales, thrillers to complex human dramas. The plays have enthralled audiences and led to almost all of our playwrights moving on to even bigger projects.

The Theatre showcases: Schedule 

Dates Performance Written by City Venue Timing
2 December A dramatised reading of Shillak Sagar Deshmukh Mumbai British Council, One India Bulls Centre 1900
3 December A dramatised reading of Naqqaash  Asad Hussain Mumbai British Council, One India Bulls Centre 1900
14 December Still and Still Moving - Neel Chaudhuri Neel Chaudhuri Chandigarh British Council, 5th Floor, Elante Office Block 1830
15 December  Mahua Akash Mohimen Chandigarh British Council, 5th Floor, Elante Office Block 1830
16 December  Performance of OK, TATA, BYE BYE Purva Naresh  New Delhi British Council, 17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg 1830
17 December Performance of Mahua Akash Mohimen New Delhi British Council, 17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg 1830
7 January Staged reading of Janak Shardul Saraf Pune British Council, Pune, 917/1, Fergusson College Road  
8 January Staged reading of Pune Highway  Rahul da Cunha Pune British Council, Pune, 917/1, Fergusson College Road  
21 Janaury Staged reading of Hard Places Farhad Sorabjee Hyderabad  British Council, 4th Floor, SL Jubilee, Plot No 1202 & 1215/A, Jubilee Hills  
22 January Staged reading of Jaal Annie Zaidi Hyderabad  British Council, 4th Floor, SL Jubilee, Plot No 1202 & 1215/A, Jubilee Hills  
           

You can view the complete Schedule and Synopsis of the plays in the Downloads section below

WRITING WORKSHOPS

DATES PROGRAMME CITY/ VENUE TIME
3 December  Play writing workshop by Anuvab Pal  Mumbai, British Council, One India Bulls Centre 1000-1300
15 December  Play writing workshop by Neel Chaudhuri  Chandigarh, British Council  
17 December  Workshop by Purva Naresh  New Delhi, British Council, 17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg  
7 January Play writing workshop by Irawati Karnik British Council, Pune, 917/1, Fergusson College Road  
21 January Workshop by Annie Zaidi British Council, Ahmedabad, A-503 506 5th Floor Amrapali Lake View Tower  

About Rage Theatre

Rage’s journey started in 1992 with Are there Tigers in the Congo? The Rage trio, Rajit Kapur, Shernaz Patel and Rahul da Cunha, have since produced some of India’s more memorable productions - I’m not Bajirao, which ran for over a hundred shows, Class of ’84 (which has completed over 200 performances and is still going strong), Pune Highway (completed a 100 shows and has traveled to Germany, Holland, UK and Malaysia), Girish Karnad’s Flowers (bringing together some of the greatest talent from around the country), One On One, Me, Kash & Cruise, Chaos Theory (all three of which have crossed the 50 show mark) and most recently Mahua, The Glass Menagerie, The Siddhus of Upper Juhu, Naqqaash and Twelve Angry Jurors.

Rage have not only regaled audiences in India, but also in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bonn, Dubai, South Korea, London, Malaysia, Muscat, Singapore, 

Sri Lanka and the USA.