Jairangam Fringes Theatre Festival 1st time in Mumbai a 3-day theatre festival

by Priya Jadhav

·         3 M Dot Bands in collaboration with the Ministry of Art & Culture, Government of India in association with Mukkti Foundation will be hosting Jairangam Fringes Mumbai 2019 for the first time ever.
·         Mumbai will host 6 plays from 15th December 2019 to 17th December 2019, presenting a diverse range of theatre forms from all over the nation.

Mumbai: The financial capital is all set to shine under the spotlight with Jairangam Fringes theatre festival, being held in Mumbai for the first time. 3 M Dot Bands in collaboration with the Ministry of Art and Culture, Government of India in association with Mukkti Foundation is organizing a 3-day theatre festival from 15th December 2019 to 17th December 2019 at Mukkti Cultural Hub. The city is known for its traditional values and aesthetic sense of performing arts. Therefore, Mumbai boasts of a sizeable theatre loving population who may take this chance to experience a variety of folk, national, and thriller plays.

The mega event will showcase 6 classic theatre plays such as “The Way I see It” (Shiv Subrahmanyam), “Pitaji Please” (Makrand Deshpande), “Kiss of the Spider Woman” (Hardik Shah), “Baanswada Company” (Niresh Kumar), “Hum Gunahgar Auretein” (Sadiya Siddiqui) and “Ballygunge 1990” ( Atul Satya Koushik). Jairangam Theatre festival may be attended by renowned actors Makarand Deshpande, Divya Jagdale, Rakesh Bedi, Udbhav Ojha, Pawni Pandey, Sadiya Siddiqui to name a few.

Deepak Gera, Director of Festival, Jairangam Fringes says, “The magic of art and theatre has the power to transform an audience, an individual, or enmasse, to transform them and give them an epiphany experience that changes their life, opens their hearts and their minds and the way they think. Jairangam started with an aim to celebrate diversity and to uplift the scenario of theatre in Jaipur and Rajasthan. The previous 7 seasons proved to be tremendously successful and the 8th edition was another feather in the cap. In view that the dream that Jairangam weaved for Jaipur is now a reality, it plans to weave the same dream for other states in the country – Maharashtra, Kolkata, and Karnataka.”

Ruchi Narula, Convenor, Jairangam Fringes says, “The aim at core of Jairangam is to establish a stage for Intercultural exchange by bringing together plays and artists from different regions under one roof. Hence, Jairangam brings to you, Fringes – Mumbai: a lineup that screams Diversity and is curated with Love for the art of theatre. Jairangam Fringes gives promising young directors such Varun Pawar and Hardik Shah to work parallel to established artists such as Makarand Deshpande, Sadiya Siddiqui, and Atul Satya Koushik, to name a few, allowing an exchange of Creativity and Experience.”

VENUE: Mukkti Cultural Hub
Address: Plot 141 A, Model Town Rd, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400058
Phone no.: 099205 55550

ABOUT JAIRANGAM:Jairangam is a community celebration of arts, vibrancy, drama, excitement & beautiful colors of culture. It is a kaleidoscope of music, dance, theatre, literature, street stalls, films, workshops, visual arts & heritage walks. Eight joyful days to refresh your body, mind, and soul.

Jairangam provides a cross-interaction platform between the regional, national and international level of amateurs, performers, actors, directors, storytellers, scriptwriters, technicians, artists, etc. where they exchange their values, expertise, professionalism, learning, experiments, etc. with a wide open relevant world to take their form of art and exposure to the next level as per the global standards.