"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.
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, 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 have been the attributes of each Swatantra Theater production.
Open July 2021 ll Acting / Theatre Classes
Limited Seat Avaible ll Age- 16+ ll Admission: Open ll Batch from July 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.
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.
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
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..
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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/
Women's Day Celebration
With 2 Theater Plays
Khamosh Adaalat Jaari Hai - 90min
Panchi Aise Ate Hain - 90 min
Celebrating Vijay Tendulkar's 2 Plays with prominent Female Characters
As we all know Feminism in India is a set of movements aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights and equal opportunities for Indian women. It is the pursuit of women's rights within the society of India. Indian feminists also have fought against culture-specific issues within India's patriarchal society, such as inheritance laws and the practice of widow immolation known as Sati. Feminism is the recognition of the ‘wholeness’ of existence that encompasses all three – body, mind, and soul.
These topics are also dealt with in the Theater World. At Swatantra we will be celebrating Women's Day with the plays, Khamosh Adalat Jaari Hain and Panchi Aise Ate Hain written by Vijay Tendulkar. Vijay Tendulkar has modified the shape of Indian Drama with the Power of his pen to represent the issues that are temporal as well as timeless. In both of his plays, he shows the position of women in contemporary Indian society weaved in interesting plots. Leela Benare who is a central character from the play from Khamosh.. is an outspoken, bubbly woman in her late thirties who loves her teaching profession and so does love life. She has been betrayed in love and her other colleagues who are part of Drama- in- Drama don't compromise to showcase their cruelty because she is a single woman and probably is a would-be mother. Whereas the plot of 'Panchi Aise Ate Hain' is about a family who are trying hard to marry off their daughter Saraswati and constant rejections have forced the girl to try harder to impress every new groom that she has to meet. She starts feeling very unworthy of herself. Because probably according to the societal norms marriage can only make a female respected A stranger who thinks of himself as a free bird happens to come to their house who gives Saru the formula to feel that she is worthy of every happiness and she is beautiful in her own unique way. Empowered Saru now takes on to express and state and decide what she has felt.
Details & Form Link:http://www.swatantratheater.com/acting-classes-in-pune.html Every individual has their own unique style of carrying their body or playing expressions.It is very important to train actors helping them retain their own style and originality.At Swatantra Theatre we will have a mixed blend of practical and theoritical knowledge of acting and its techniques. All this can give a deep insight and broaden a way of looking to the form of acting.It can prove a strong base.