‘Ekaa’ – 7th Solo Theatre Festival

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Bhubaneswar: The seventh edition of the two-day annual national solo theatre festival, aptly titled Ekaa, was organised by the city-based Mirror theatre group at the Bhanja Kala Mandap auditorium here from Sep 12-13, 2019.

The festival started with a play ‘Football’ presented by Mirror Bhubaneswar. The drama directed by Anant Mahapatra, is written by Das Benhur and dramatised by Panchanan Das. The drama depicts the similarity of life and a football match.

The second drama of the evening was ‘Gandhijinku Chitti’ enacted by Pirates Club of New Delhi.

During the festival, the fourth Asim Basu Sanman was conferred on dramatist Umakant Saha from Karanjia, Mayurbhanj. The Ananta Mahapatra Sanman was conferred on actress Dharitri Khandual.

The festival seeks to explore the challenges associated with arresting the audience attention through the rare solo acting genre.