Small Plays, Big Performances!
“The arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery and achievement.”
A city that has a vibrant arts community is a city that spells success – and Bangalore is certainly such a city! In the last five years The Tortilla Entertainment Company has been organizing a variety of theatre festivals in Karnataka’s capital – including six runs of the Australia’s Short+Sweet , Zip Zap Pow, the only one minute festival in the country and other productions. This journey has been one of “learning, discovery and achievement” for founder Anita Mithra.
We are now proud to present a short format theatre festival which is a showcase rather than a competition, which nurtures and mentors excellence in theatre while still being inclusive in its invitation to participate. The audience will get to witness around 7-8 performances per night in a particular genre. All the performances will be specially chosen and staged and each night will have a new set of plays! The performances are brand new, never been seen before in the city and only around 15 minutes long. The audience can look forward to mini adaptations of the works of Indian authors and a lot of new writing with physical and devised theatre thrown in to mix things up! We have entries from all over the country!
The piece de resistance is an entire weekend of family friendly shows- short musicals and plays for and by children! With the special perspective we have gained into the various performing arts in the city, the new Tortilla Theatre Festival hopes to become the “voice of the city”.
COMEDY AND DRAMA
Day & Time: 6th Feb - 7:30 pm
Fools & Sages- The Best Daddy
Jugaad Co - April Fool
Linked Productions - Favours
Sunaina Mudaliar- Sister Coxall’s Revenge
Katharsis – Agni Pariksha
Linked Productions – First Impressions
Flying Without Wings - Life is NO poetry
INDIAN ADAPTATIONS, PHYSICAL AND DEVISED THEATER
Day & Time: 7th Feb - 6:30 pm
Linked Productions – Man with a Plan
XpressionZ - Kharashein
Katharsis - The Broker
Emoticons - Mime - Intolerance
Cycle Gap - The Shadow
Tea Arts- Lost Audition
Katharsis - Spouses
Som Nayak- The Final Solution
NEW WRITING (A)
Day & Time: 13th Feb - 7:30 pm
Fools & Sages – The Dream
First Drop – Picture Imperfect
See Saw Productions – That’s What She Said!
Dollmaker – The Stakeout
Katharsis – Room for the Night
NEW WRITING (B)
Day & Time: 14th Feb - 6:30 pm
Indradhanush Theatre – Zero/Ten
Papermoon Company- The White House with the Flowers
Cycle Gap – The Fake
Darpana – The Menu Card
Dhwani – 3AAA
Keli Palakkad – The Story of the Unborn
Day & Time: 20th Feb - 7:30 pm
Spice box – Bittersweet
Vasu Dixit - Swarathma
The Green Roomers – Wicked
Katharsis - TBA
Nathaniel School of Music – Where Art meets Music
PLAYS FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR GUESTS!
Day & Time: 21st Feb - 6:30 pm
The Green Roomers – The Tale of Tale Town
Katharsis – The Blue Umbrella
ABCDarian – A Miser’s Coat
Linked Productions – Mr. Arnold Poppin
Papermoon Company - A Moonful of Stories
Talebearers - Talisman Tales - The First Dream
Emoticons – Together, to-get-her!