We breathe life into theater and bring it to audiences across the globe! Our passion for the craft shines through in each event. Experience it all with us as we continue to push the boundaries of what theater can be!
Aabaha Art and Theater Festival
Aabaha Art and Theater Festival is first ever theater festival for diverse communities of Indian Subcontinent immigrants to tell their stories through the narratives of theater and showcase the cultural richness and diversity of the region to the Greater Atlanta audience.
Aabaha presented “Patalbabu Filmstar” based on Satyajit Ray’s short story, playwright Ramaprasad Banik (Edtited by Soumitra Mitra) at Aabaha’s Annual Show 2022 on August 28, 2022 at Red Clay Theater, 3116 main Street, Duluth, GA 30096 USA.
Aabaha presented “Barnobiparjay” playwright Mohit Chattopadhyay at Aabaha’s Annual Show 2022 on August 28, 2022 at Red Clay Theater, 3116 main Street, Duluth, GA 30096 USA.
Aabaha hosts regular multi-lingual workshops for budding artists to refine their skills, develop their craft and network with other professionals in the field and connect with like-minded individuals.
International Theater Festivals
Aabaha pushes the boundaries of what is possible in the world of the performing arts by hosting International Theater Festival that takes place online. It’s a movement that has revolutionized the world of performing arts. This festival is a digital extravaganza that opens up endless possibilities for experimenting with theater forms, opens up a whole new space for digital theater. By leveraging technology, Aabaha offers a global platform for showcasing performances that cater to a global audience and foster connections among theater enthusiasts from around the world.
Aabaha organized International Theater Festival online from December 12, 2022.
Aabaha organized International Theater Festival online from December 4, 2021.
Aabaha organized International Theater Festival online from December 12, 2020.
Colure 2022, Chicago, IL
Aabaha presented “A Modern Story” playwright Mainak Sengupta based on the short story “The Suitor and Papa” written by the Russian writer Anton Chekhov at Colure 2022, a multilingual theater festival in Chicago Natyogoshthi on November 13, 2022 at Prairie Lakes Community Center, 515 E Thacker ST, Des Plaines, IL 60016, USA.
BPACON 2022, Nashville, TN
Bango Utsab 2022, Cumming, GA
Bay Area Amateur Thespians Virtual Theater Festival, 2022
Aabaha presented drama “Existance” playwright Kallol Nandi at Bay Area Amateur Thespians Virtual Theater Festival on January 15, 2022.
Panodrama 2021, organized by Brishchik and Bhindeshi
The International Bengali Shortfilm and Theatre Festival, 2021, Dubai, UAE
Aabaha presented “Torment of the Times” playwright Debasis Majumder at The International Bengali Short Film & Theatre Festival organized by The Next Show (Dubai, UAE) on March 14, 2021.
Audio Drama Festival 2021 organized by Bilate Bangali, UK
Aabaha presented an audio drama “In One Afternoon” playwright Brajasundar Das in the Shruti Natak Utsab organized by Bilate Bangali (UK) on March 4, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST of USA.
6th South Asian Theater Festival 2020 (Digital)
Aabaha, Inc is a registered domestic nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, fully committed to using theater to create a better world. Aabaha is a collective of dedicated non-equity theater enthusiasts based in Greater Metro Atlanta, driven by a desire to explore the endless possibilities of this unique art form. We are passionate about the power of theater to inspire, educate, and entertain.
Not being satisfied with the status quo of traditional theater techniques we are pushing the boundaries of theater to create bold new experiences that connect with audiences on a deeper emotional level. We experiment and challenge the established norms of theater, refine the form and structure of plays to spark new ideas and perspectives. By doing so, we aim to offer fresh and thought-provoking experiences that stimulate conversation and inspire change. We firmly believe that with the rise of electronic gizmos and digital media, theater can open new doors and take us on incredible journeys that transport us to places we never thought possible.
We are incredibly proud to serve as a platform for various forms of theater, preserving the heritage and traditions of this rich art form, while also embracing modernization and the potential of digital platforms to reach global audiences.
At Aabaha, we are more than just a theater group; we are a family of innovative minds and passionate artists, working together with the goal of using theater to build a better, more connected, and more fulfilling world.
Using theaters for cultural education, entertainment, and inspiration of the community, create a platform for cultural exchanges among people of diverse ethnicities and build a bridge between the Mainstream and Immigrants.
Use theater to bring people of diverse ethnicities and backgrounds together, to cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation for cultures outside our own.
Build a platform to create social awareness using theater, encouraging cultural exchanges between people of diverse ethnicity and languages and be a globally aware community.
Create a space where innovation and inspiration can flourish to explore various forms of theatre, while preserving the traditions of theatre.
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Kallol Nandi, as the founder of Aabaha, has a vision to explore new forms of theater by integrating technologies into theatrical productions. By embracing innovative techniques and incorporating technology, he aims to push the boundaries of traditional theater and create captivating experiences for audience.
Kallol also serves as one of the directors of Aabaha’s productions. He contributes to shaping the artistic vision, directing actors, and bringing scripts to life on stage. His directorial expertise adds depth and creativity to organization’s repertoire.
Chaitali De is a multi-talented individual with a diverse educational background. She is involved in theater productions, serves as a board member in Aabaha, and is the chief editor of “Apar Bangla.”
Shubhagato Bhattacharjee has been practicing this art form as an actor/writer/director. Performed at The British Council’s Theatre festivals in Kolkata, worked as an intern with some of Kolkata’s group theatres. He has been a part of a play directed by Mr. Soumitra Mitra.
Rina Datta Chakravorty, a Kolkata-born artist, is a versatile and accomplished individual in the field of arts. With an academic background in English Literature and journalism, she has pursued her passion for acting, directing, painting, and writing. As a member of Aabaha’s Board of Directors, she contributes to the organization’s strategic decisions and has taken on significant roles in their productions. Rina’s talent and diverse artistic skills make her a valuable asset to the theater community.
Pranjal Karmakar, a passionate performing arts enthusiast, participates in Aabaha’s productions, both behind the scenes as a production designer and on stage as an actor. Pranjal’s notable performances in plays such as Barnabiprajay, Patalbabu Filmstar, Sundar, and Resurrection have received high praise from audiences.
Kaushik Bardhan, a Kolkata-born software product architect based in Atlanta, is a passionate theater enthusiast. He holds an executive committee position in Aabaha and focused on diverse narratives and cultural exchange. Kaushik has performed in notable plays, directed productions, and hosted the International Theatre Festival, showcasing global talent. His dedication to storytelling and using theater for social change enriches Atlanta’s cultural landscape.
Debarati Mitra is a regular actress in Aabaha productions, taking on various roles in theaters. Her commitment to the craft and her versatility as an actress allow her to bring different characters to life on stage. Her participation in Aabaha’s productions demonstrates her passion for theater and her commitment to contributing to the Aabaha’s artistic endeavors.
One of Debarati Mitra’s notable plays, “Existence,” has received recognition and acclaim, earning multiple awards from various sources. It is a testament to her skill as an actress and the impact she has had on audiences through her portrayal of complex and compelling characters.
Richa is a versatile performer who began her career in voice-overs and excelled in recitation and Audio Drama performances. She has acted in Aabaha’s production “Revolver” and served as the emcee of all Aabaha’s productions and festivals. Richa has hosted prestigious events in West Bengal and performed in cities across the USA. She founded the first recitation group in the USA, Atlanta Abrittichorcha, and has received recognition for her contributions to Bengali recitation.
Soutik Das is an active participant in Aabaha’s productions, having performed in plays such as Barnabiprajay, Patalbabu Filmstar, Sundar, and Resurrection. He plays a significant role in Aabaha’s art department and is a talented painter and cartoonist. Soutik showcases his cartoons on Facebook under the name “The Babumoshai,” which has amassed a following of 141K.
Subhadeep Ghosh is a passionate drama enthusiast who has actively participated in numerous drama productions in the Atlanta area since 2017. He has been involved in Aabaha’s productions, including Barnabiprajay, Patalbabu Filmstar, Resurrection, and A Modern Story, which have received high acclaim from audiences. Apart from his love for theater, Subhadeep is also interested in traveling and photography.
Kaushik Datta is an active member of theater groups in Atlanta, Georgia, with a background in theater from New Jersey, USA. He is passionate about acting, directing, and translating plays. Additionally, he has contributed to the field of theater by creating software for Supertitles used in live performances.
Mahuya is a dedicated math teacher who has found a passion for theater through her involvement with Abaha. She performs in various productions and aspires to take on more challenging roles. Alongside theater, she actively participates in cultural groups focused on recitation. In her leisure time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time with family and friends. Despite her busy schedule, Mahuya remains committed to nurturing her artistic pursuits.
Sushen Das is a passionate enthusiast of various forms of performing arts, particularly those that promote Bengali culture. His acting journey began with Abaha, where he took part in the production “Asamay.” Since then, he has continued to be actively involved in other Abaha productions, all under the directorial guidance of Kallol Nandi. Sushen’s dedication to the arts and his commitment to showcasing Bengali culture shine through his performances in Abaha’s productions.
Sarbani Samadder is a passionate advocate for Bengali culture in the United States. She is involved in various artistic forms such as drama, dance drama, recitation, and shruti natok. Sarbani has performed in renowned plays and collaborated with esteemed individuals. Sarbani’s dedication inspires audiences and spreads the beauty of Bengali culture.
Amartya has a strong connection to Bengali culture. His early performance on All India Radio sparked his passion for recitation. Amartya excelled in street theater, participating in over 50 productions and showcasing his talent in the United States.
Debleena Bandopadhyay is a passionate enthusiast of theater, recitation, and classical dance. Her deep interest in the performing arts has led her to actively contribute to Aabaha’s productions, showcasing her dedication and love for these art forms.
Akashlina Sayed, a drama enthusiast and passionate singer, has a deep love for Bengali theatre. Growing up in a literary family with a strong influence of Bengali literature and music, Akashlina has developed a strong connection to the arts.
Prabir Bhattacharyya is a seasoned self-trained actor with over 20 years of experience in Bengali theatre. He has excelled in contemporary and experimental acting, working on plays written by renowned theatrical figures from India. Prabir has also directed commercial plays, adapted from popular films for the stage. Additionally, he is a talented folk singer, known for his regular stage performances.