Press Release

With the aim to encourage young directors from Rajasthan, boost the number of women directors in the theatre industry as well as brew innovative ideas in theatre, Jawahar Kala Kendra is extending great support to theatre artistes by way of financial grants. A national level jury of theatre experts constituted by the Kendra will be selecting 3 plays of young directors. The directors of these plays will be given a financial grant of Rs 1 lakh for the development and production of the play.

For the Young Theatre Directors Grant, the directors must be between 18 years to 35 years of age to send their proposals. He/she should have a minimum experience of 3 years in theatre direction. The last date to send the proposals is 20 September 2017. The selected plays will be staged twice in JKK.

Similarly, a grant of Rs 6 Lakhs will be given to one senior director or theatre organizations. The play of the selected theatre artiste/organization will be staged thrice in JKK, including once in Navras. The director should have a minimum 5 years experience of direction to be eligible to send in their entries in this category. The last date to send the proposals is 29 September 2017.

Further to the National Level Theatre Workshop which was held in June in JKK in collaboration with National School of Drama, New Delhi, three women directors have been selected by a jury comprising of Ms. Tripurari Sharma, Ms. Kirti Jain and Ms. Neelam Mansingh for a grant of Rs 1 Lakh each. The selected women directors are Ms. Mumal Tanwar and Ms.Vagmi Raghav from Rajasthan as well as Ms. Ambika Kamal from Chandigarh. They will be guided and mentored by the faculty of NSD to aid in the production of their plays.

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