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English | 85 Mins | For Ages 5 to 13 Years

Tara is nine years old and lives with her parents. Little does she know that there are three other companions Andro (Technology), Wadeva (Boredom) and Imagenie (Imagination) who also live with her. These three love Tara very much and are constantly competing with each other to get her attention. Her Dad loves his gadgets and her Mom tries to keep everyone’s imagination alive.

It’s summer break and they are off to visit Nani. The rest of the play is about the crazy adventure they end up having. Their car breaks down near a forest. A con man ‘Baba Black Sheep Singh’ appears and offers to help. He hypnotizes the parents and starts to loot the car. At first Tara is scared but as things get more complicated, she realizes that she will have to do something. Turns out the three secret companions are more than happy to jump in. They help Tara to come up with an explosive plan to scare the baba and bring him to his knees.

Directors’ Note:

Everything is fine in equal measure,
Finding a balance is finding treasure,
Nothing is good or bad ifs all your perception,
But watch out beware don’t be fooled by deception

With everything in moderation,
We can be a happy nation,
Technology, Imagination,
And even Boredom.

The play explores the basic idea and importance of technology, boredom imagination in daily life of a child. In big cities, there is a lack of space for children to be physically activity, most schools don’t even have a playground and parents are busy with their lives leaving them with no time for kids. This has led to children also being stuck in their rooms glued to plastic screens. Whatever happened to reading books, playing those make-believe games or finding inventive ways to pass the time? Apart from reaffirming the need to be imaginative, the play also tries to change our perception towards Boredom which is mostly seen as negative.

Cast & Crew

Andro: Jeh Alexandar / Sukrit Mahajan
Wadeva: Kiyomi Mehta / Meghna Roy Chaudhary
Imagenie: Shreya Sharma / Twvinkle Kapoor
Tara: Shristi Sharma / Prarthana Kudtarkar
Mamma: Deepa Panchal
Papa: Ameet Bhuvan / Danesh Gopalkrishnan
Baba Black Sheep Singh: Kaustav Sinha
GPS Voice: Dilnaz Irani
Big G Voice: Maneesh Verma

Direction: Kalyani Hiwale & Akhshay Gandhi
Script, Lyrics & Music: Asif Ali Beg
Story: Kalyani Hiwale & Maneesh Verma
Music Producer: Kaizad Gherda
Costumes: Sonal Kharade
Assistant Director: Vishal
Lights: Vishal & Niranjan Jadhao
Sets & Props: Kapil Dev & Niranjan Jadhao
Stage Manager: Monika Gupta
Publicity Design: Maneesh Verma
Executive Producer: Anita Gandhi
Associate Producer: Shimlli Basu
Creative Producer: Maneesh Verma

Our Muses: Aadya Verma & Neev Gandhi

Produced by Collective Madness in collaboration with Conservatory for Arts & Artists
Supported by Bhasha Centre and Insider under their co-producing initiative – Manch

Artistes

Kalyani Hiwale

Director

Kalyani, a National School of Drama Graduate from the year 2000, has extensive experience in theatre in education. She has been teaching drama in the classroom for more than 17 years, mostly in international schools. Kalyani has also designed Drama curricula for several other schools in Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi.

In recent years, Kalyani has started to deliver a programme using Drama for Learning to primary and middle school teachers. This programme enables regular teachers to use drama activities to teach other subjects. She has been conducting these trainings for the past 3 years in Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi.

Furthermore, Kalyani has facilitated several theatre workshops with NGOs such as Sneha, Akshara, and Apnalaya. These workshops have involved working with victims of domestic violence, youth groups, and children of parents infected by HIV.

Akhshay Gandhi

Director

Akhshay Gandhi is a theatre artist and facilitator. He is a SITI Company (NYC) ambassador and was an artist-in-residence at Gesseneralle, Zurich (with TENT School) and guest faculty at Lalit Kala Kendra & Drama School Mumbai. He has received his theatre training at SITI Company (New York), Odin Theatre Laboratory (Denmark), and Indian Ensemble (Bangalore). His work has been performed at prestigious venues, including Stanford University, UCLA, and Spoken Fest, to name a few. Some of his accomplishments include TEDx talks, an IATC paper, a Tata Scholar Grant, and a BITSAA 30u30 award.