With the support of Civil Peace Service, Mandala Theater-Nepal has successfully completed the five-month long Playwriting Project-2022. As by the completion of project, Mandala has received seven outstanding plays written in Nepali language from young playwrights from 7 provinces of Nepal. All these plays are now ready to be staged and published.
The play received from the projects are “Who killed Chandra?” written by Sandeep Shrestha from Province 1, “Bahuria” written by Suraj Yadav from Madhesh Province, “Unalom” written by Samriddhi Nepal from Bagmati Province, “Navadurga” written by Pradip Dhungana from Gandaki Province, “Maghuram’s Maghi” written by Bhumika Tharu from Lumbini Province, “Comrade Ailani” written by Hira Bijuli Nepali from Karnali Province and “Kubhindoko Katha (Story of Ash Gourd)” written by Pranish Magar from Far-West Province.
As planned earlier, one of these plays will be premiered at the closing session in the 2nd edition of Nepal International Theatre Festival (NITFest 2022), which is going to be held in Kathmandu from 25 November to 3rd December, Pranish Magar’s folklore-based play “Kubhindoko Katha (Story of Ash Gourd)” has been selected for the production and staging. The play was selected considering time availability, resources constraints, director’s interest and expertise and relevancy of play’s message with the theme of NITFest 2022. The play will be produced by Mandala Theatre-Nepal and directed by Dayahang Rai. Bikash Joshi for will be the associate director of the production. All required artists will be selected through open call audition.
Further, Mandala is planning to publish the book compiling all seven plays developed during the project and also looking forward to make outstanding productions out of them.