Synopsis: Shishudibas (Children’s Day) tells the story of a journey from the rural outskirts to the bustling metro chasing the hope of a miraculous cure and a chance of life for a child and his family. Being referred to the hospital in the big city, Sarama and Gokul risk it all in their desperate bid to save the life of their newborn child. Staged on the background of November 14th, a day hailed as Children’s Day, the play places a seething attack on the hypocrisy within our society.
Playwright: Mainak Sengupta (based on a short story written by Dibyendu Palit)
Direction: Kallol Nandi
Casts: Arko Pandit, Rina Chakravorty, Kallol Nandi, and Subhadeep Ghosh.
Sound and Technical Support: Kaushik Bardhan
Premiered: Panodrama 2021 organized by Brishchik and Bhindeshi, Seattle, WA, USA on Saturday, November 13th, 2021
Synopsis: For centuries, the goat has reigned supreme in the Bengali kitchen, be it by the shores of Kolkata or in the suburbs of America. A sudden disappearance of goat meat causes a stir in the pot of quandary, jealousy and elections: a theme that finds resonance in the lives of Prabashi Bengalis, in their weekend social gatherings, hidden behind exuberant menus, in between cocktails of gossip and politics, and the rivalries that ebb and flow.
Playwright: Sudipta Bhawmik (adopted for audio drama by Kallol Nandi)