SWATANTRA Theater and Academy of Performing Arts

 "Qualitative Exploration of the Creative Process of Actors"


हम भारतीय है और हमारे हर काम, राष्ट्रीयता के साथ है।

हम अपने देश को समृद्ध और सचेत  करने के लिए सबसे मजबूत उपकरण के साथ धन्य हैं, जो "थिएटर" और "फिल्म"  है।

कला का काम समाज में संतुलन बनाए रखना हैं और इस प्रक्रिया में अभिनेता मुख्य भूमिका निभाते हैं l

To rekindle the dying art form of 'Hindi Theater',  Mr. Abhijeet Choudhary (Founder and Director) established “SWATANTRA THEATRE"  in Pune in the year 2006. Today, with great endurance it stands on a pedestal channeled towards contemporary notions and social issues. Co founder of Swatantra Theatre Is Miss Dhanashree Heblikar and Yuwaraj Shah.

Since its inception, Swatantra Theater, one of the leading Hindi Theatre groups in Pune, has endeavored to entertain the audience with humorous, social, and contemporaneous plays and has been invited by leading Festivals and Institutions including the National School of Drama's Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2019-2020, Armed Forces Medical College's Silhouettes, Deccan Literature Fest,  Film and Television Institute of India, National Defence Academy, IIT - GUWAHATI- Alcheringa, MOOD- I- IIT MUMBAI, IIT- ROORKEE, Symbiosis Colleges of Media and Communication, etc. The group has produced several Hindi productions which include innovative and exclusive production value, contemporary aesthetics, and unique, contemporary content that have been the attributes of each Swatantra Theater production. Including 128 ONLINE LIVE PLAYS during Pandemic COVID-19. from  March 2020 to July 2021.


WHAT'S NEW 

CELEBRATING HINDI DIWAS on 23rd 24th and 25th Sept. 2022 

SWATANTRA THEATRE'S FESTIVAL OF AWARD WINNING PLAYS

MOHAN RAKESH- ASHADH KA EK DIN 23rd Sept.(FRIDAY 6pm)  VASANT KANETKAR- SIHAR UTHI THI MAUT YAHAN 24th Sept.(SATURDAY-6pm)

ANTHON CHEKHOV- AN EVENING WITH CHEKHOV 25th Sept. (SUNDAY 2pm) AJAY SHUKLA - TAJMAHAL KA TENDER 25th Sept. (SUNDAY-6pm) Produced by Yuwaraj Shah Creative Director Dhanashree Heblikar Directed by Abhijeet Choudhary Date : 3rd June and 4th June Time : 6.30 pm Limited seat Venue : Pt Jawaharlal Nehru Sanskrutik Bhavan, Ghole road, off JM road Pune

Tickets Available at BOOKMYSHOW & VENUE

Officially selected in International world film Awards 2022, LABOUR PAIN..an unending saaga, Hindi feature film

Swatantra theatre and Films, Pune, is pleased to inform about our upcoming  Hindi Feature film LABOUR PAIN- an unending saga . The film is inspired by true events on the life of  labourers and the difficulties they faced during the corona virus pandemic, may it be the loss of their income source, struggle for basic needs and eventually coming out on roads and walking to their homes .  The film made by this theatre group  is a humble attempt to realise how integral these labourers are to our society. The film is shot on very limited resources and on a very constricted budget. 


Poetry recited in the film is by a very esteemed and respected artist Shri Raghuvir Yadavji who, agreed to come on board without charging any fee. 


The film is sent to various film festivals such as INDIAN PANORAMA INTERNATIONAL FILMS FESTIVAL, 

SUNDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 

SLAMDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 


The film is officially selected for INTERNATIONAL WORLD FILM AWARD 2022


TITLE- LABOUR PAIN ... an unending saga

Dur-90min   Lang- HINDI

Production Swatantra Theatre and films

Director Abhijeet Choudhary

Produced by Yuwaraj Shah

Cast- Dhanashree Heblikar, Prashant Gowda, Ashwin Sharma, Krushan Doshi, Suyash kureja including 40 more actors.

DOP and Editing- Chezan Lawyer

Music- Rahul Ghorpade, Satish Kumar, and Snehlata Choudhary

Poetry Recitation - Raghuvir Yadav


The Great Indian Stories for  Children 

 Part1- 3rd June Part-2 4th June 6.30pm

Venue: Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium , Ghole Road,  Off JM Road Pune

Creative Director Dhanashree Heblikar  Produced By Yuwaraj Shah  Directed By Abhijeet Choudhary.

             PART -1 ; 3RD JUNE

Kabuliwala - Rabindra nath Tagore

Idgah- Mushi Prem Chand

The Liar- Mulk Raj Anand

Kaun kaun Ladki- Mahashweta Devi.

Rats Feast- Rabindra nath Tagore

               PART- 2 ; 4TH JUNE

Panch Parmeshwar- Mushi Prem Chand

Lekhan Pustika- Rabindra nath Tagore

Mehnati Baccha- RK Narayan

                                     Home Coming- Rabindra nath Tagore

A performance by Children, of Children, for Children and their Parents.

India’s literary tradition is one of the richest in the world, combining as it does the diverse linguistic and cultural traditions which coexist within the Indian subcontinent. 

30 Children and 15 mentors of Swatantra Theater bring to you the most spectacular Theater Play. A 2 Day Theater festival by child actors. Children will perform the great stories by great Indian Writers. We will feature stories of Rabindranath Tagore, Premchand, RK Narayan, Ruskin Bond, Mahashweta Devi and Mulk Raj Anand. The beauty of the characters and their story telling is a truly wonderful experience to witness.

CAST:

Bhargoh Chaudhri, Sreehari U Nair, Kavya Pathak ,Aadvik Agroya , Ira Agarwal, Aanshi Desai, Darsh Agrawal, Kavyaa Dand, Dirgharth Ramteke,  Anavi Deshmukh, Raisha Raigaonkar

Sayali Kulkarni, Ashvika Kale, Prisha Dudi, Vardhan Lunavat, Arham Lunavat, Arav Agrawal, Suhaani Purwar, Somya Choudhary, Siya Choudhary, Rajveer Sanghvi, Kabeer khandakar, Vaikhari Nighojkar, Preya Mehta, Kaushal Patne, Samaira Hegneshwar, Saachi Dhote, Parshvi Gadia and Manan Sharma.

  20th may 9.30PM "JIS LAHORE NAI DEKHYA ... O JAMYA NAI" 

                            An emotional journey filled with humanity.. An Internationally acclaimed play...!!  (HINDI-URDU-PUNJABI)

Partition made them aliens in their own land. Those who were part and parcel of their life were now after that life. A large number of families played hide and seek with ‘life and death’. Partition proved ‘catastrophic’ to our own motherland. It was August 14th, 1947 when British India was officially sliced into two nations triggering the largest displacement of the human population in the history of the world wherein about 14.5 million people crossed the borders that were not even known to them.

Memories of partition know that lines were not drawn on pieces of paper or land but on the hearts of those people who until then were living in harmony and their first collective war against freedom from British Imperialism had no boundaries.

Cast: Dhanashree Heblikar, Prem Gowda, Krushan Doshi, Suyash Kukreja, Chezan Lawyer, Ketaki Nimbalkar, Abhishek Raj, Siddhi Jaiswal, Rajeev Bhardwaj, Vikram Yadav, Risshikesh Daskate,Rahul Kine, Vedansh Tiwari, Kushal Shahane, Vivek kine, Ankur Turwankar


Written by Asghar Wajahat    Produced by Yuwaraj Shah   Music by Dhanashree Heblikar     Directed By Abhijeet Choudhary 

+91-9767178857,8329696186  Venue: Bharat Natya Mandir, Sadashiv Peth, Pune Donor Passes at the venue and  BOOKMYSHOW & TICKETKHIDKEE

21st May:ComedyMusical Hindi Play for Children

Ujbak Raja Teen Dacoit (2 Shows)

(Based on H.C.  Andersen's 'The Emperor's new clothes  )

Written by Alakhnandan

21st May 9.15 AM (Mor.) &  2.15 PM (Noon)

Bharat Natya Mandir, Sadashiv Peth Pune

A must-watch play for children of all ages and never to miss for their parents. What could be better than a trip to uncontrollable laughter? A bright, crisp, and tailor-made dramatization of H.C.  Andersen's 'The Emperor's new clothes'. A Hindi Adaptation by  Alakhnandan. The story is about Raja Reshamlal, who is willing to sacrifice his castle, friends—even his Empress to buy the most luxurious new clothes available. The "tailors" pull the wool over everybody's eyes until a homespun boy has the courage to speak the unadorned truth, and all the fools are uncovered at last. The cleverly patterned characters and the silky smooth plot will keep you stiched.

Tickets Available at BOOKMYSHOW & TICKETKHIDKEE & venue

Live music: Krushan Doshi, Ritesh Bhurud, Gopalkrishna Shingre, Ankur Turwankar, Kushal,


Cast : Ashwin Sharma, Prem Gowda, Pravesh Sakore, Moksha Shah, Rupal lautre, Rajeev Bhardwaj, Akhilesh Sharma, Chandan Pawar.Siddhant Chandel, Siddhi Jaiswal, Renuka Gatlewar, Digvijay Singh, Kushal Sahne,Rushikesh Dhaskate,Ayushi Anand, Siddhi Jaiswal, Juhi Singh

Produced by Yuwaraj Shah  ll Music &Creative Director Dhanashree Heblikar  ll Directed by Abhijeet Choudhary






 21st May 11.45 am :COURT MARTIAL

       AWARD-WINNING HINDI PLAY Written By SWADESH DEEPAK

Court Martial surprised everyone not because of its social relevance but because of the thought process of human beings. 

Set up within an Army backdrop, A cast of 14 actors in their crisp army uniforms and conduct deliver the play with such ultimate projection that this production will rule the hearts of the spectators forever. With this going on, the overall aesthetical flavor of this production remains intact which is all the beauty of its Direction. A case is filed in the court against a soldier, Ramchander, stating that he killed his superior officer Capt. Mohan Verma and made also an attempt on the life of Capt. Kapoor's life. Ramchander is brought before the court for court-martial. Presided by Brig. Surath Singh, a 'Vicharak' (jury) is set up. The defense lawyer Capt. Bikash Roy analyses what made Ramchander commit this crime and discovers the reason. The dialogues in the court scene are crucial.

Cast: Vivek Shukla ,Anand Kumar, Ankur TurwankarSahil Sharma, Ayushi Anand, Siddharth AhluwaliaChandan Pawar, Robin Singh, Khushal Shahane

Vivek Mane, Kaustubh Supekar, Ravi Bhore, Abhijeet Patil, Ravindra Bhore, Vedansh Tiwari, Vikram Yadav

Produced by: Yuwaraj Shah  Written by: Swadesh Deepak Directed by: Abhijeet Choudhary Music: Dhanashree Heblikar

                       Venue: Bharat Natya Mandir, Sadashiv Peth Pune. Tickets Available at BOOKMYSHOW & TICKETKHIDKEE & Venue



SWATANTRA THEATRE PRESENTS

Vasant Kanetkar's Super Hit Play

JAAG UTHA HAI RAIGAD @ Just Rs 10 and 15 Only

Performing in 60th Maharashtra Rajya Natya 26th April 3pm , Bharat Natya Mandir, Pune 


Selected in Asia's Biggest International Theatre Festival "BHARAT RANG MAHOTSAV 2020 DELHI" NSD, DELHI 

Shri Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Memorial National Committee,  at Constitution  Club of India, New Delhi 

Sur Sadan Auditorium of Agra, more than thousands of seating capacity  packed while  we are preforming this Play

   

JAAG UTHA HAI RAIGAD   "When Raigad Fort Comes To Life"   is the Hindi adaptation of noted Marathi playwright Vasant Kanetkar's  superhit historic  Marathi play "Raigadala Jevha Jaag Yete" The play has been translated in hindi by Vasant Dev.  . The play explores the rarely talked about relationship between Shivaji Maharaj and his son Sambhaji. 

 Children Acting/ Theatre WorkShop (offline)

1.month  25th April-31st May 2022

Venue: Swatantra Theatre, Deccan Area, Pune


After 2 years of online program Swatantra Theater will conduct its Offline Theater Program once again. 


As we all know Theater is in itself a strong tool and a powerful medium to bring out best in their personality. It helps to shed inhibitions and teaches the power of decesion making helping to bring confidence.


At Swatantra we have developed the modules in such a way that we introduce and train them into the entire horizon of Theater. With Acting, writing, Direction, Stage management, Art Direction which involves painting, crafting, creating something new with the coordination of the team towards one goal and ultimately introducing them to good Indian Literature are covered. 

We have previously conducted 3D Theater mask Making, Basic Make up sessions too. It is surely about exploring these different areas and choose their area of interest. The by product of such sessions have been improved concentration, focus and the overcoming the challenges of working in a dynamic team with harmony. Theater is Live but it also a reflection of life. Children will later perform in a professional Stage performance based on the works of an Indian Author. The play making process too is entirely driven by children with the help of expert guidance. And audiences in the past witnessed the magic! Be it ' Turning Pages' based on Sudha Murthy's works or 'Malgudi Days' based on RK Laxman's works, 'Robindra Sansar' on Rabindranath Tagore's works or Dadasaheb Phalke, Sant Tukaram which were biographical plays have stunned the audiences. 

This program is going to be special because parents and children both have been waiting to come to Theater and experience the joy in person.

Celebrating 15 Years of Swatantra theatre, one of the leading Hindi theatre group in Pune. Established in 2006

*Actor's Process is very important to lead your character.

*Everyday practice and rehearsal is very important in the life of actors to bring life on stage and screen.

*A Director can easily work with actors having Ability to enter quickly from one character to another character.

*Best understanding of Dramatic/scene techniques and memorizing the text.

*Physical and Vocal strengths and stamina building.

Best Theatre / Acting Program for Upcoming Actors

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Swatantra Theatre Presents   Children Theatre Production

KATHA SARIT SAGAR  THE OCEAN OF STORIES

Swatantra Theater Presents, yet again a brilliant Children Theater Production. Kathasaritsagar is a play that is based on the stories of Kathasaritsagar.

The Kathasaritsagar is a famous 11th-century collection of Indian legends, fairy tales, and folk tales as retold in Sanskrit by Shaivite Somadeva.  


The Kathasaritsagar remains unparalleled in its appeal and the undiminished popularity of its tales over the centuries. Its stories are found all over the world .

This great work contains within it more than 350 tales told across eighteen books in some twenty thousand stanzas. It is, for its size, the oldest extant collection of stories.

a short poem at the end of his work, Somadeva states that he was the court poet of King Anantadeva of Kashmir, and that he composed his Kathasaritsagara for the amusement of Queen Suryavati, wife of King Anantadeva, to distract her mind from its usual occupation of ‘worshipping Shiva and acquiring learning from the great books.’


At Swatantra's Children Production we always try to collaborate Indian Literature with Theater. By this children become more aware of the literature in India and through Theater while expressing, performing, emoting the true essence or the take back of the stories is embeded on their young minds, which creates a value creating experience for the performers as well as the spectators.


The training in Acting too is very intricate, which enables them to stand on the stage and perform a character confidently and convincingly. 


4 stories from The Kathasaritsagar will be a part of this production

1) Dhurton Ki Katha

2) Namak Ki Mithaas

3) Harishankar ki Katha

4)Lalchi Dost

Cast: Ananya Mantri, Kabeer Khandakar, Maitreyee Desai, Aaradhya Chandane, Pranshi Mantri, Parshvi Gadiya, Preya Mehta, Rajveer Sanghvi, Nitya Toshniwal,  Mishka Mantri, Reyansh Patil, Darsh Agarwal, Kashvi Mantri, Tanishka Shirbhate, Ashvika Kale, Spruha Deshpande,


Produced by Yuwaraj Shah  Creative Director Dhanashree Heblikar  Directed by Abhijeet Choudhary

Date : 26th February, 22  Time : 6.00 pm

Limited seat 50% Entry only  Covid Safty Rules & Regulation

Venue : Pt Jawaharlal Nehru Sanskrutik Bhavan, Ghole road, off JM road Pune

Tickets Available at BOOKMYSHOW


2 Theater Plays on the occasion of Shivaji Maharaj's Birth Anniversary

18th February- Sihar Uthi Thi Maut Yaha (Ithe Oshalla Mrutyu)

19th February - Jaag Utha Hain Raigadh (Raygadala Jevha Jaag Yete)


Abhijeet Choudhary has designed this play with a fresh perspective as a reason it made to the Bharat Rang Mahotsav of National School of Drama Delhi in 2020. 

Cast : Dhanashree Heblikar, Ashwin Sharma, Prem Gowda, Suyash Kukreja, Krushan Doshi, Sabeena Sawar, Umed Patil, Sufiyan Alam, Nikhil Pasalkar, Ankur Turwankar ,Abhishek Dixit, Suraaj Nikumbh, Parvesh Sakore, Aryan Singh Rajput, Chandan Pawar, Siddharth, Sahil, Vikram, Vedansh, Kushal, Hrishikesh, Rupal, Anand,Rahul, Esmail, Abhijeet Pawar and more..

Written by : Vasant Kanetkar Directed by: Abhijeet Choudhary Produced by : Yuwaraj Shah

Date : 18th and 19th February, 22    Time : 6.00 pm

Limited seat 50% Entry only   Covid Safty Rules & Regulation

Venue : Pt Jawaharlal Nehru Sanskrutik Bhavan, Ghole road, off JM road 



Swatantra Theater Presents

8th year of "Swatantra Rang "- Hindi  Annual Theatre Festival

3 days ll  6 Plays ll 17th, 18th and 19th Dec. 2021

8th year of "Swatantra Rang "

Swatantra Theatre's 8th Annual Theatre Festival - SWATANTRA RANG will take place from 17th, 18th and 19 Dec 2021.

3 days ll  6 Plays

1st Show-  6.00pm and 2nd Show- 8.45pm

 It will showcase 6 different plays. Swatantra Rang is a treat to all Theatre Lovers in the city. The venue is the Open Air Theatre ,

Swatantra Theatre - Inside Jain Vidyalaya Next to Bmcc Deccan Area Pune.

FESTIVAL PASSES ALSO AVAILABLE, Donor Passes will be available at 1hr. before  the venueAdvance booking starts at  Bookmyshow

Rules of wearing a mask, sanitization and maintaining social distancing will have to be followed.

Most Awaited Swatantra Theater's  Children Theater Program

After the trying times we are very excited to welcome you all in an offline program.

Theater is about exploration, personality building, creating something new, working with a team spirit, writing, singing, expressing and an endless possibilities of creativity in each and every young minds.

Date:  13th December - 15th January 2022 Timings will be 5.00-7.00 pm

Children will undergo Training followed by a Professional Theater Production

Let us all come together and live the LIVE Art and create the magic of Stage

Limited Seats Available

For Enquiries Contact : +91 9767178857 / 83296 96186

Swatantra Theater Presents

JAAG UTHA HAI THEATRE  Hindi Theatre Festival

28 Oct to 31st Oct 2021  - 4 days - 6 plays - 8 shows

Thursday, 28th October 2021

6.00 pm: Jaag Utha Hain Raigadh  8.45: An Evening with Chekhov

Friday, 29th October, 2021

6.00 pm: Sihar Uthi thi Maut Yahan  8.45 pm: Kabira Khada Bazar Me

Saturday, 30th October,.2021

6.00 pm: Jaag Utha Hain Raigadh  8.45 pm: Taj Mahal Ka Tender

Sunday, 31st October, 2021

6.00 pm: Sihar Uthi thi Maut Yaha  8.45 pm: Ujbak Raja Teen Dacait


The play Jaag Utha Hai Raigadh which will be performed on 28th and 30th October in this festival was selected and performed at National School of Drama, Delhi's Bharat Rang Mahotsav Feb 2020. After Bharangam because Pandemic situation we weren’t able to perform it for our Pune audience.

In these four festivals, we are also opening our new play - Sihar Uthi Thi Maut Yahan (ithe oshalala mrutyu) by legendary playwright Vasant Kanetkar, It's a sequel to his most celebrated play Jaag Utha Hai Raigadh

Producer: Yuwaraj Shah Creative Director: Dhanashree Heblikar | Director: Abhijeet Choudhary
Limited Seats - 100 seats per show With Covid Rules and Regulations

Reserve your seats prior via a telephonic call, message, or online booking

Swatantra theatre is also offering 50% of it's seats for enthusiasts who wish to contribute according to their desire.

Donar Passes Available at https://www.ticketkhidakee.com and bookmyshow.com

Venue: Open Air Stage, Jain Vidyalaya, next to  BMCC, Agharkar Road, Deccan Area, Pune.

8329696186, 9767178857  www.swatantratheater.com

Interaction with Dr Kasturi Paigude Rane on her new book Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi: Swatantra Theatre Celebrating his centenary which is a biography on Pandit Bhimsen Joshi written by Dr Kasturi Paigude Rane as a tribute to him on the occasion of his centenary.

This book is published by the Publications division of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. 

Dr Kasturi a PhD in music has been into performing, learning and teaching of the art since last 30 years. She has performed extensively in US, UK and Netherlands. The book was launched in hands of Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar at Soochana Bhavan Delhi on September 7th in presence of many dignataries and journalists in an online event. This book will be soon available in  Marathi and will also be tranlated in Bangla and Kannada languages.

Pune is undisputedly the hub of culture and arts. Pt Bhimsen Joshi has also been related to Pune in many ways. The pride of Pune, Sawai Gandharva Mohotsav is also now Pt Bhimsen Joshi Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mohotsav. So book on his centenary is one more valuable contribution in the Classical Music field by an artist from Pune itself. 

This program is free for all and all the protocol regarding covid situation.

Date: 2nd October, 2021  Time : 7.00 pm onwards  Venue : Swatantra Theatre

Open Oct. 2021  ll Acting / Theatre Classes 

Limited Seat Avaible  ll Age- 16+ ll Admission: Open ll Batch from AUGUST 2021

"Theatre makes you A Serious, Self-Controlled Actor.

  Acting involves two forms of communication intrascenic (communication between characters) and extrascenic (communication between the characters and the audience) aspects of both the forms ofcommunication will be a major workout here. Aspirants can explore both the forms of acting with understanding the basic to advanced techniques.

This Theatre/ Acting program is not just a mere training of techniques.We will start with basic regional form of theatre/acting,art. Every artist must know the folk theatre where we inculcate our traditional and culture form, because India presents a colourful assortment of folk theatre like Nautanki, tamasha this helps immensely since the actors frequently converse with the audience in the course of the play.The stage is often a huge empty space where actors deftly manipulate with their dialogues and gestures.Loud music, dance, elaborated use of make up, masks and singing chorus are its hallmarks.These kind of plays provide a valuable insight into the local dialect, dress, attitude, humour, and wit of the regions.

All this can give a deep insight and broaden a way of looking to the form of acting. It can prove a strong base.
Work extensively on: Voice Culture Development,
Acting Skills, Body Language
Exercise sessions on various body exercises and voice exercises.




31जुलाई 1880 को मुंशी प्रेमचंद कथासम्राट  का जन्म हुआ

मुंशी प्रेमचंद की 141 वीं जयंती पर आकाशवाणी पुणे से स्वतंत्र थिएटर प्रस्तुत कर रहे है कहानी "विनोद" का नाट्य रुपान्तर

आज 30 जुलाई  रात 10 बजे।

आपसब अवश्य आनंद ले

प्रसारण - शुक्रवार, दिनांक ३० जुलै २०२१ रोजी रात्री १० वाजता आकाशवाणीच्या पुणे 'अ' केंद्रावरून. 

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After watching the plays of Swatantra Theatre,  Bhupendra Kanthola The director of Films and Television of India Says " Swatantra Theatre's Actor are Brilliant, Plays are Top Qualities of Production. Swatantra Theatre is Proud for Pune. (on 7th Feb 2021),
He is Regularly watching plays of  Swatantra theatre's from last 5 years and also keep invinting swatantra theatre plays at FTII.


स्वातंत्र्य थियेटर के नाटकों को देखने के बाद, भूपेंद्र कंठोला द फिल्म्स एंड टेलीविज़न ऑफ़ इंडिया के डायरेक्टर कहते हैं, "स्वंतत्र थियेटरे के अभिनेता ब्रिलिएंट हैं, प्ले प्रोडक्शन की टॉप क्वालिटीज़ हैं। स्वंतंत्रता थिएटर पुणे के लिए गर्व है। (7 फरवरी 2021 को)। वह नियमित रूप से पिछले 5 वर्षों से स्वातन्त्र थियेटरे के नाटकों को देखते रहते है और एफटीआईआई में स्वातन्त्र रंगमंच के नाटकों को आमंत्रित करते रहते है।


Celebrating 151st Birth Anniversary of Dadasaheb Phalke -30th April 1870

THE FATHER OF INDIA CINEMA

on 30th April and 1st May 2021 at 5pm

Total Duration of the play is 3hr.40min (Approx)

YOUTUBE Premiere - Entry FREE  SWATANTRA THEATRE YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Hindi Play Based on the LIFE of THE FATHER OF INDIAN CINEMA

Swatantra Theatre’s Nanhe Kalaakars are get set to unfurl the story of the great, the legendary, DadaSaheb Phalke in a full-length 2 day play.


30th April - PART-1 Early Life of Phalke Dur- 1hr.50min

Journey of India's first film maker and his early struggles . part one will revolve around the Phalke's childhood to his journey of being a filmmaker. He met interesting personalities who gave him lessons of different fields related to art and craft and all these interactions led him to crystallise his direction. His ups and downs in first his initial days are worth an audio visual experience!

1st May - PART-2 - Phalke the film-maker. Dur- 1hr. 45min

Going to Germany to learn photo printing, traveling to London to understand the intricacies of film making and taking a risk to invest in great finance keeping faith in his creativity. Recovery from unexpected blindness, making of masterpiece Raja Harishchandra-A journey of struggle and entertainment. Films that stunned the world right from Shri Krishna Janma, Kaliyamardan and so on..witness this incredible journey until dada saheb passed away on February 2, 1944, barely a dozen turned up for his funeral..

Cast: Jayartha Sengupta, Riddhima Pandey, Daiwik Pandey, Ananya Agroya, Nihira Borade, Simran Pinglay,Himakshi Koloti, Urja Kothari, Somya Choudhary, Vansh Parekh, Esha Parekh, Jinil Desai, Krieesh Sureka, Dev Ganatra, Moksha Shah, Varnika Kothari, Anurag Parakh, Pakhi Gupta, Sparsh Gupta, Shristi Singh, Smayan Pratap Rana, Mani Karnika Sharma, Ayrissa Bindu Shafeek, Bhargoh Choudhri,Kavya Pathak, Siddhant Dhere, Vaikhari Nighojkar, Harsheet Panpaliya, Ridansh Mutha, Archismaan Vadangekar, Geet Lagad, Advik Agroya, Mehek Shah, Tanishka Shah, Chaitanya Sonawane, Mayuresh Pathak, Mihir Patil, Kanan Mattani, Nitya Toshniwal, Ananya Prasad, Yash Ladkat, Mishti Solanki, Simran Shugani, Monark Shugani, and Manan Sharma.

DIRECTED BY ABHIJEET CHOUDHARY

CREATIVE DIRECTION AND MUSIC ; DHANASHREE HEBLIKAR

PRODUCED BY YUWRAJ SHAH




Online Children Acting Theatre

WorkShop from 3rd May 2021


Swatantra Theatre is Back with the renowned Children Theatre Workshop !

1.5 months | 3rd May - 20th June 2021 | With Online Production



This workshop will aim at training children from 6-15 years into the basic to advanced modules of acting. Leadership Qualities, Self Expression, Voice training, body language, understanding characterisation, reading, writing skills and Develop interest on Hindi literature will be covered in this workshop.

We have been continuously working with Children to collaborate with literature and Theatre. Our plays have been based on writings of Rabindranath Tagore, Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, Premchand, Ruskin Bond, P L Deshpande, Sant Tukaram , Sudha Murthy, Ruskin Bond, Mullah Naseerudin, VijayDaan Detha, all in Hindi.

Swatantra Theatre is known for its quality training and performances. With the pandemic, the world has come closer and this was very much experienced by us during the Many Live Play Virtual Festivals. It is a very unique experience to get hands-on technology and bring theatre into it.

There will be Online Productions done as a part of this Workshop!

# Limited Seats Available

For Enquiries Contact : +91 9767178857 / 83296 96186

Website: https://www.swatantratheater.com/


     Online  Children Live Plays Theater Festival 16th April to 18th April 2021.

Swatantra Theater Presents ''Detha ki Katha''

Swatantra Theater's Children Online Theater Festival will be held from 16th April to 19th April 2021. Children are get set to bring the dash of Rajasthan in the Plays based on Vijaydaan Detha's short stories. The online training program started from 15th February where children from the ages 6- 12 were trained into the intricacies of Acting in the modules of Voice, Body and Acting techniques. Special modules were designed to suit the online medium. Per 5 Children were split into different breakout rooms with two trainers each to assure personal guidance also. 

There have been technical issues too, bit beyond all of that the passion of children and trainers team together have created a perfect example of team spirit.

4 Plays based on 4 different Stories will be featured in this festival. Bada Kaun, Dujo Kabir, Fitrati Chor and a solo will be performed by Ojas Gawarkar based on ....... story by Detha.

The get ups, the backgrounds, the music also live singing and dancing around Rajasthani folk will be part of these plays.

At Swatantra, all our Children Productions are based on Indian Literature. In the past we have worked on Rabindranath Tagore, Premchand, Sudha Murthy, RK Laxman, Biopic of Dadasaheb Phalke etc so that we connect them to Indian Literature. The last season featured tales of Jataka, Panchatantra, Vikram Vetal, Andher Nagari Choupat Raja and then we picked Mulla Naseeruddin's stories adapted to Indian language and scenario where the Children got to learn and understand the beauty of Urdu Language.

As we all know Vijaydaan Detha who is an iconoclast storyteller and folklorist, Katha Chudamani and, has inspired and entertained us. Born in year 1926 and well known as Bijji, he has about 800 short stories to his credit along with poetry , essays and critiques. Padma Shri Vijaydaan Detha ji chose to write in his mother tongue though at some point ge was inspired by Russian literature. We can feel the aroma of our very own soil in his works. 

Date: 16th April - Bada Kaun  17th April - Dujo Kabir    18th April - Fitrati Chor

Time : 7.30 pm onwards  Live Play streaming on Swatantra's YouTube channel

Cast : Arnav Shaligram, Reyansh Choudhary, Vaikhari Nighojkar, Ashvika Kale, Vedansh Choudhary, Kavya Pathak, 

Ojas Gawarkar, Arohi Singh, Aarav Singh, Raisha Raigaonkar, Sayali Kulkarni, Soumya Choudhary, Manan Sharma

Concept & Design- Dhanashree Heblikar     Produced by -Yuwaraj Shah      Direction - Abhijeet Choudhary



दोस्तों,
आप सब ठीक होंगे और अपना एवं अपने परिवार का ख्याल रख रहे होंगे इस उम्मीद के साथ रंग आँगन इस त्रैमासिक का तीसरा संकरण आप सभी के साथ साझा करने में बहुत खुशी महसूस हो रही हैं। नुक्कड़ नाटक विधा को समर्पित ये अंक, सफदर हाश्मी जी को रंग शक्सियत के तौर पर पढ़ने का मौका मिलेगा, साथ ही साथ रंग चौपाल के अंतर्गत जिसमे नेपथ्य कलाकारों का साक्षात्कार लिया जाता हैं, उसमे हमे प्रभाकर भावे काका को जानने समझने का अवसर प्राप्त हुआ। इसके लिए विशेष आभार के पात्र हैं हमारे दोस्त दार्शनिक और मार्गदर्शक डा. अजय जोशी । उम्मीद हैं इस रंग आँगन में हम सब मिलते रहेंगे और रंगमंच को हर परिस्थिति में जिस किसी माध्यम से हो जिंदा रखेंगे।
Krushan Doshi Abhishek Dixit Ashwin Sharma Suyash Kukreja  इन संपादक मंडल के सदस्यों का हृदय से अभिनंदन!
link of the book https://bit.ly/3tapNaY

YOUTUBE LINK: https://youtu.be/iD-6Hlg2gUc


Swatantra's recent project on resilience of migrant community studied mental health with a different perspective. The methodology of Theater was used and a community theatre play was made. Along with De Montfort University ,Leicester. Excavate Theatre London, TISS, IHMP the research was carried out. Based in the entire process a film called as Suno Suno has been made. We are very happy to share it with all. After 2yrs of field work interacting with families and listening to their stories, we help the community put on a play about their stories and celebrate their lives.The underlying theme of the drama was to show to the communities that seeking help from the people you trust, showing compassion and teamwork all make for better mental health


Swatantra Theater Group Presents

 The second Edition of the Quarterly Magazine 'Rang Aangan' on 14th Nov. 2020

  This Special Edition Interview of an Eminent Theatre Personality ( Vetaran Actor Sushma Seth) 

Rang Aangan is a Hindi E Magazine published by Swatantra Theater with an aim to connect more and more people to

the wonderful art of Theatre and Hindi Literature.

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ACTING IS NOT FUN ....
"Theatre makes you A Serious, Self-Controlled Actor"

From 15th Nov 2020  we're opening

enrollment for a new course 

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6th Sept-  9th Sept

4 day Hindi Virtual Literature Festival

on the works by Author Poet Sanjay Bharadwaj.

6th October - Interview of Sanjay Bharadwaj

7th October - Peotry Reading of Selected Bhardwaj's poems by Swatantra Theatre's actors

8th October - Short Stories Reading of Selected Bharadwaj's short stories by Swatantra Theatre's actors

9th October - Jal Hain to Kal Hain - street play performance.

Time : 6.00 pm onwards  On Swatantra Theatre's YouTube Channel *Entry Free



After watching Kabira Play ll Actor Radhika Deshpande


4 Plays Back to Back - 6th and 7th February, 2021

2 days | 4 Plays l 60 Actors

Post Pandemic things are returning to normal and Theaters have opened up.Swatantra Theater has been one of the most active Theater Groups. 

6th February, 2021   6.30 pm

Kabira Khada Bazar Me         Written by: Bhisham Sahini

(Swatantra Theater Awarded as one of the 5 Best Plays and Dhanashree Heblikar received 'Ábhinay Gunwatta' in Maharashtra Rajyanatya Competition, 2019-20)

Musical Play with beautiful Kabir Doha's sung live with raw musical instruments like Dholak, Matka, cymbals. 

6th February, 2021   9.00 pm

Panchi Aise Ate Hain    (Family Drama)        Written by: Vijay Tendulkar

KISSE KAHAVATON KI DUNIYAN

(किस्से-कहावतों की दुनिया) 26th June- 30th June 7.30pm

Swatantra Theatre Youtube Channel ; Entry Free

Swatantra Theater's Child Actors are set once again to bring the most wonderful Live Online Children Theatre Festival.   

This time we are bringing the beautiful anecdotes behind the famous Hindi proverbs. Proverbs are an integral part of culture, history and folklife. It adds an ornamental aspect to the language. These proverbs have dissolved into the languages so smoothly that it reflects the life and lifestyle, tradition, history, and culture of the geographical area. Also proverbs are like  the mirror of society and make the everyday conversation interesting. In fact, proverbs and idioms used to be a great way to gain knowledge of society and the environment. 

Total 11 plays including 2 solos will be a part if this Online Festival. A cast of 41 child actors 20 mentors have worked together for 2 months to bring these lovely performances.


Meet Joshi is with us from Mauritius, Shivansh from Delhi, Sayali from Devas, Giya from Banglore, Manan and Gunjan from Dhulia, Ishaan from Mumbai, while others are based in Pune.

Cast : Nitya Toshniwal, Aahan Dedhiya, Aviral Sharma, Anushka Joshi, Aaradhya Choudhary, Smayan Pratap Rana, Ashvika Kale, Manan Sharma, Gunjan Sharma, Ayrissa Bindu, Bhargoh Chaudhari, Ishaan Paniker, Vaikhari Nighojkar, Kabeer Khandakar, Aryaveer Das, Samyak Pophale, Geet Lagad, Giya Shirode, Himakshi Koloti, Meet Joshi, Mokshada Choudhary, Moksha Shah, Neeva Shah, Ojas Gawarkar, Paakhi Gupta, Parshvi Gadiya, Prisha Mehta, Preya Mehta, Aarav Singh, Aarohi Singh, Rashi Mahajan, Rhythm Mutha, Shivansh Manchanda, Advik Agroya, Sayali Kulkarni, Soumya Choudhary, Siya Choudhary, Suhaani Purwar, Neil Meher, Raisha Raigaonkar, Siya Shejwalkar, Saanvi Saxena

Written and Design Dhanashree Heblikar  



7th February, 2021   6.30 pm

Bakri   (Political Satire)            Written by: Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena

7th February, 2021     9.00 pm

Ujbak Raja Teen Dacait    (Comedy Satire)     Written by Alaknandan

Only 100 Seat Available out of 250 Seat basis on 1st come 1st serve

*According to the Government norms certain Rules of wearing a mask, sanitization and maintaining social distancing will have to be followed 

Donar Passes will be available at 1hr. before  the venue

Advance booking starts at  Bookmyshow and Ticket Khidakee

Music by Dhanashree Heblikar

Directed by : Abhijeet Choudhary  Produced by : Yuwaraj Shah

Venue : Open Air Stage, Inside Shri Mahavir Jain Vidyalaya, Next to BMCC, Agharkar Road, off FC road. Deccan Area, Pune







Swatantra Rang Theatre festival 2020

Come and Enjoy The Musical, Satarical, Situational, Socio and Comedy

Play Festival in Pune Deccan Area.

1- BAKRI -Musical in Loknatya Shailee (19th and 20th Dec 6.30pm)

2- UJBAK RAJA TEEN DACOIT- Musical Comedy (20th 8.30pm)

3-TAJMAHAL KA TENDER Award-winning play ( 19th 8.30pm)

Finally, after the Lockdown Swatantra Theater is all set to bring its

7th year of 2-day Festival Staging 2 New Theatre Productions.

DATE & TIME:19th and 20th Dec. 6.30pm and 8.30pm

VENUE; Open Theatre, Next To BMCC, Deccan Area- Pune

Limited Seats Only

Donar Passes Available

www.ticketkhidakee.com & www.bookmyshow.com

also available at Venue before 1hr.

According to the Government norms certain Rules of wearing a mask, sanitization and maintaining social distancing will have to be followed

+91-9767178857, 8320696186

www.swatantratheater.com

swatantratheater@gmail.com

YOUTUBE PREMIERE

TWO INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

10th OCT & 11th OCT

COMMON SADNESS 10th OCT. 6pm

YOUTUBE LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCmwE50wqVg

Swatantra Theatre has worked with important International partners
Showroom MAMA (1997) which is a platform for visual culture on the cutting edge of visual arts and popular culture based in Netherlands approcahed Swatantra to partner with them for a visual exhibition.
MAMA presents ‘Common Sadness’, a film written by the artists’ collective beyoncé (NL) and performed by Swatantra Theatre (INDIA). It will be presented as part of Intersections at Art Rotterdam from 4–8 February 2015. This cooperation is realised as part of the Outsourcing Performance project, from which, in addition this film, more results can be seen at Showroom MAMA on Witte de Withstraat.
Shot at the FTII (Main Theatre) under the Direction of Abhijeet Choudhary
A Musical Performance.

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SUNO SUNO 11th OCT. 6pm


This World Theatre day, Swatantra Theatre like every year brings to you, something special, something extraordinary and every reason to celebrate Theater in safe environment.
We will be presenting an impromptu Theater Play which will be streamed live on Swatantra Theatre's FB page.
Let's celebrate Theater... let's come together..

Link ;- https://www.facebook.com/SWATANTRA.THEATRE/