Directors Milo Rau (Compassion: The History Of Machine Gun), Mohan Maharishi (Vidyottama) and Saman Zoysa (Medea) attended the session today. Eminent theatre critics Mr. Diwan Singh Bajeli and Prof. Manohar Khushlani too attended the session.
Praising the play “Compassion: The History Of Machine Gun”, Diwan Singh Bajeli says, “The play beautifully portrays life in its most intimate form. Elements of the human massacre, religious crisis, etc are perfectly depicted in the play. The performer displays human suffering quite powerfully.”
Talking about his play Milo Rau says, “Capitalism and nationalism are on the rise in the world today. Nations are closing borders and there are 60 million refugees coming to Europe. Nobody cares about them. This is the reality we wanted to portray along with giving out a strong message to the people who are misusing power.”
Discussing his play “Vidyottama”, Mohan Maharishi says, “My scripts are inspired by the various crimes happening around me. I look for a story which could bring on the surface the reality of the times we are living in. The play depicts the cultural shift from the time of Kalidasa until today. Through Vidyottama’s time travels you get to see how the people in ancient times were much more advanced and free mined than the so-called contemporary time.”
Talking about his play ‘Medea’, Saman Zoysa says, “Through this play, we are trying to highlight the mismanagement in society and how it deals with people who do not fit the dominant cultural code. We have tried to bring forward the components of power, hate, and revenge.”