Festival of Ideas
Playwriting Student Showcase: A Curation Of Rehearsed Readings

Artist: Ramneek Singh
Participants: Sanjana Santhosh Ayyapath / Ishaan S S Vadlamani / Niyutsa Rajesh / Monal Agarwal / Yashas B S / Aaria Rajeshwari Bharadwaj

Third year UG students respond to various provocations, both aesthetic and socio-political, to the various recent socio-political events as well as cultural taboos, and write original work for the stage, from which a few scenes would be selected and curated for a rehearsed reading. These works have been developed by writing and improvising the scenes in class and both these processes of creation feeding into each other, to experiment with and create a tension between structure and feeling, between form and content. Ranging in themes from guilt, family, sexuality, trauma and relationships, these works by the aspiring practitioners give us an understanding of what concerns young adults today.

Artist Bio:  Ramneek Singh is a renowned playwright, theatre director, and teacher based in Bangalore. He trained at LISPA, received awards for his plays, works as a faculty member at Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design & Technology, and has been a visiting faculty at Azim Premji University.


Selected Works

SMI LiveFestival of Ideas

Behind The ScenesFestival of Ideas

Study of Social EcologyStudy of Social Ecology

Found Footage PeoteryFestival of Ideas

TEX(T)ILED BodiesFestival of Ideas

Cascoland Lab & KitchenFestival of Ideas

Illi Nodi (Look Here)Festival of Ideas

The Living CanvasFestival of Ideas

Name, Place, Animal, ThingFestival of Ideas

“future, dear”Festival of Ideas

Under the SunFestival of Ideas

Pause - Unplug – PlayFestival of Ideas

Live - Die - RepeatFestival of Ideas

Space & PlaceFestival of Ideas

Social ListeningFestival of Ideas

Pillow StoriesFestival of Ideas

Daily BreadsUnblock

Dust Thou ArtInterlude

Fluid StatesInterlude

House by the SeaYellelu Yelli

Trees’ TalesYellelu Yelli

Besen BallettYellelu Yelli

Glorious MisfitsYellelu Yelli

R.E.S.I.L.I.E.N.C.EYellelu Yelli

SFS 2042Yellelu Yelli