Guwahati: SAMAHAR Natya Gosthee announced Monday that it will organise the 14th Annual Brajanath Sharma Memorial Inter-State Drama Festival in September this year with participation of theatre groups from across Assam and outside. The five-day festival will begin from 11th September, 2023 at District Library Auditorium in Guwahati.
In a meeting held recently at its office, SAMAHAR formed the Organising Committee for the theatre extravaganza, which has become a landmark festival in the hallowed memory of the father of Assamese Moving Theatre and firebrand freedom fighter – Brajanath Sharma.
Among others, the Committee has a few prominent personalities as Advisors like lyricist Kirtikamal Bhuyan, social activist Abani Sutradhar, Professor Emeritus of Gauhati University cum writer Dr Khanin Chowdhury and All India Bank Officers’ Confederation General Secretary Rupam Roy. The theatre group’s President Lalit Sarma will be the President of the Committee, while renowned theatre personality and filmmaker Dr Sitanath Lahkar will function as the General Secretary.
As part of the procedure that is being followed every year, different groups will be invited to perform at the festival depending upon the quality of the plays and standard of performance. For that, SAMAHAR hereby invites the script of the play along with its latest performance in a Pen Drive from willing groups/institutions.
The last date for receiving the same is 30th June, 2023. The details of the festival can also be found at their website www.samahar.org.in and Facebook page www.facebook.com/samahar.natyagosthee. The address to send script and Pen Drive is:
The Secretary, Samahar Natya Gosthee
1/857, Brajanath Sharma Path
Near Sankardev Film Studio
Dr Zakir Hussain Road
Hengerabari, Guwahati – 781036
Phone: 9401886222, 9864323443, 9954003000