Itanagar to host 10th ‘Poorvottar Natya Samaroh’

Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Jan 16: The 10th edition of the ‘Poorvottar Natya Samaroh’ will be held at Siddhartha Hall in Itanagar from 19 to 28 January.
The popular theatre festival is being organised by the New Delhi-based National School of Drama (NSD) in collaboration with the state’s Art & Culture department, informed Riken Ngomle during a press conference here this afternoon.
Ngomle, who is managing the event, also informed that 10 drama troupes from Assam, Manipur, Tripura and host Arunachal Pradesh will stage plays in regional languages.
“For the last eight-nine years, the samaroh has been creating a platform for staging a rich and wide range of theatre from across the Northeast,” said Ngomle, who is the first NSD graduate from the state.
The plays to be staged are Abotani and Dudnaam (a mythology by Victor Thoudam) by Riken Ngomle; Bano by Kismat Bano; Lehron Ke Rajhans by Abinash Sharma; Chahi Chamagi Matung by Ningombam Rajen Meetei; O Mur Aai by Mrinal Kumar Bora; The Journey of the Rings by Gunakar Dev Goswami; Dhaniramar Theatre by Krishna Bhuyan; Kunja Rashar Pala by Subrata Chakraborty, and Chinnamul by Asim Kumar Nath.
The festival is organised every year at a different city after it was first organized at Guwahati, Assam in 2008. This year, the NSD has selected Itanagar for the 10th edition.
“It is a proud moment for the state that the NSD has selected Itanagar for the tenth edition of the festival,” said Ngomle, adding that the festival would surely create more platforms for the artists of Arunachal Pradesh.
While inviting people to come and witness the festival, Ngomle informed that no fee will be charged for entering the festival.
However, he made it clear that first come first served basis will be applied.