The Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation - page 8

Environmental Arts Theatre Festival
Title sponsor for the Environmental Arts Theatre Festival — an annual interschool event focussed
on the environment.
Involved more than 2,000 children from ages 3 to 15 across 30 schools in Pune.
Created awareness on issues such as wastage of water, excessive use of electricity and the
importance of planting trees, through theatre.
national centre for the performing arts (ncpa) “Centrestage”
Partnered with the NCPA to present “Centrestage”— a multilingual theatre
festival of premiering plays.
The festival has created a platform for new works with debut performances from
upcoming theatre groups such as Yatri, Pundalik, Schitzengiggles and Cartel.
2,000 people, 14 premiers, 4 languages, across 10 days.
“... the Fellowship gave
me a tremendous
sense of support.
I was encouraged to
believe inmy choices
and to believe that the
work I was doing was
considered important
not only byme but by
others as well. It is the
most liberating feeling
in the world.”
irawati karnik
,
vinod doshi
fellow
(2009–10)
Future Initiatives
Music Concert Series
Promoting local and international artistes from various musical genres.
The Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation Emerging Artist Award
Awarded to 2 emerging Indian artistes in recognition of their talent.
Ashish Mehta (right), Vinod Doshi Fellow, 2011, pursuing his dream of becoming
an actor upon receiving the Vinod Doshi Fellowship in Performing Arts
The Vinod Doshi Fellowship in Performing Arts
5 annual fellowships since 2009 for emerging artists in Hindi and Marathi theatre; total 30 fellows today.
Each recipient is awarded
R0.
1 million to pursue his or her theatrical passion with no strings attached.
Several fellows have gone on to become established playwrights and directors. Some of them are:
1.
Irawati Karnik (‘09–‘10 Fellow) —wrote and co developed
S*x, M*rality & Cens*rship
with Shanta
Gokhale, later directed by Sunil Shanbag
2.
Gitanjali Kulkarni (‘11–‘12 Fellow) — acted in the Hindi adaptation of Shakespeare’s
Twelfth Night
,
Piya Behrupiya
, part of the Globe to Globe Festival in London
3.
Nipun Dharmadhikari (’10 –‘11 Fellow) — directed the experimental play
Tichee Satra Prakar ne
,
based on
Attempts on Her Life
by Martin Crimp. It was shortlisted and selected for the Mahindra
Excellence Awards in Theatre, winning the Best Direction award
“Centrestage is one of the landmark theatre festivals of Mumbai and
we are extremely proud to be associatedwith NCPA. This initiative fits
in well with the Foundation’s objectives of supporting the Arts.We
are committed to bringing some of the best and brightest talent from
across the country to the audiences.”
dr
.
saryu doshi
,
trustee
,
vinod
&
saryu doshi
foundation
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