The Literary Club of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai
invites you to a talk by
the eminent Theatre personality, Sunil Shanbag, “Playing to Bombay”on
Thursday 23rd February at 5 pm.
The Literary Club of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai is delighted to invite you to a presentation by eminent theatre personality Sunil Shanbag, ‘Playing to Bombay’ on Thursday 23rd February at 5 pm in the Durbar Hall of the Society.

The rich diversity and sheer quantity of theatre practice in Mumbai is perhaps unmatched anywhere in India. This diversity is hardly surprising given that Mumbai is a city built by migrants of all classes and cultures. Inevitably this is also reflected in its theatre practice. And Mumbai’s theatre history resonates with amazing stories.

In this illustrated talk Sunil Shanbag traces Mumbai’s theatre history and speaks about its challenges in the post Covid era.

Sunil Shanbag is a renowned theatre producer and director based in Mumbai. He is the co-founder of Theatre Aparna and Tamasha Theatre. Over the last 45 years, Sunil’s work spans various themes and issues that concern modern Indian society, across class, gender and other inequalities.

His key productions include Cotton 56, Polyester 84, Sex, Morality and Censorship , Walking to the Sun, Club desire (along with the NCPA Mumbai), Stories in a Song, Words have been uttered, Blank Page, Loretta and a remaking of Prithviraj Kapoor’s iconic play, Deewar with Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai.

Internationally, his work has been seen at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre in London over two seasons and also with Theatre Freiburg, Germany.

Sunil is also involved with training and mentoring young theatre practitioners. He has been visiting Director at the Lalit Kendra , University of Pune. Drama School, Mumbai, Ahmedabad University and the Jyoti Dalal Libéral Arts College, Mumbai. Sunil is an award winning documentary film maker and is involved in several theatre and arts documentation projects.
Sunil Shanbag was awarded the Sanger Natak Akademi award for Direction in 2017.

Please join us for an evening of fascinating stories about theatre in Bombay/Mumbai.

Tea will be served at 4.30 pm.

- Prof. Mangala Sirdeshpande, Hon. Secretary Asiatic Society of Mumbai
- Meenal Kshirsagar , Vice President of the Society & Chairperson - ASM Lit Club

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