Interactive Theatre in a new Format: Mushaira Theatre

Yours Truly Theatre invites you with your friends & colleagues
for weekend of Interactive Theatre Double Bill !
(Dec 12 and Dec 13). Showcasing two unique interactive Theatre formats.

Dont make me laugh is done in Playback Theatre Style where actors enacts reactions and stories of audiences on the spot.
Mushaira Theatre, where actors create shayari on the spot, even creating compositons based on reactions by audiences on the spot.

Show: Dont Make me Laugh
Date: Dec 12th, 2009
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Nayana Hall, Ravindra Kalakesthra, JC Road

Show: Mushaira Theatre
Date: Dec 13th, 2009
Venue:Nayana Hall, Ravindra Kalakesthra, JC Road

For tickets call 9845243051 /9845853093 Or mail us at

More on Mushiara Theatre

A perfect blend of poetry, theatre, audience interaction & Indian-ness, Mushaira theatre aims to celebrate the rich tradition of mushaira & kavi sammelan in totally young & contemporary setting.

In India Sher’o shayari has crossed the boundaries of all language or religious biases and has truly become a ‘language of expression’ for many Indians. We are excited, to have created this perfect platform where the common man like us could share self-composed shayaris, listen to others creation and appreciate these forgotten treasures hidden in dusty books of individuals.

Interactive theatre is very widely popular in west, however India is just waking up to this new revolution in theatre. Yours truly theatre is very proud to present a format of theatre which will adapt interactive theatre in a completely Indian avatar.

So time to open those old diaries where you wrote your heart out or just come & share your favorites compositions or choose to just sit back and enjoy this unique evening. However don’t forget to say ‘Wah wah’ at the end of the day.

More on Playback Theatre

Playback Theatre is created through a unique collaboration between performers and audience. Here the audience shares a feel, moment, or a story from their life, and then these are enacted the actors on the spot, the audience get to watch their story is immediately recreated and given artistic shape and coherence.

Rhythm of a performance

It starts with ice breakers to make audience feel comfortable. Then few warm up questions are asked to audience which actors then act spontaneously, after which the audience is asked to share an incident from their lives which is then acted out spontaneously by the actors.

There is no script, but there is a rhythm and sequence to a Playback Theatre performance. The Conductor is the host and facilitator of the process. After a period of introductions and warming up, someone will volunteer to tell a story. It could be a short moment, or about a longer event. They may be past, present or future stories. They could be about a very special time or about something that happens everyday. In the course of a performance 3, 4 or 5, maybe more, people will come forward to tell a story in this way. Towards the end of a performance, the conductor may invite reflections on the process, and the team will create some sort of closure appropriate for the event.

This form of theatre is very entertaining and interactive. Audience feel very important as the play is from their lives. They can connect to it so it becomes a very enjoyable experience which they cherish for the rest of their lives.

Playback Theatre is a process that can be adapted to many settings. Playback Theatre can be applied in various areas (a) artistic and entertainment (b) therapeutic, and (c) social/development (d) Sensitization of issue and education

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