Global Theatre Collaboration

Prachyanat's collaborative works and participation in the international platform

'Jhora Phool' with Japan Foundation

'Theatre of Provocation - South Asian Drama' at Japan Foundation Asia Centre

‘Jhora Phool’ (The Bud Withers) was based on the controversial Letter to a Child Never Born by Oriana Fallaci, an Italian journalist and feminist who has made a career out of confronting and provoking authority throughout the world. It was dramatized and directed by Azad Abul Kalam, based on a Bangla Translation of the original by Anu Mohammad. Azad Abul Kalam, Rahul Ananda and Reetu Sattar had been the participants and performers at this program titled ‘Theatre of Provocation – South Asian Drama’. The other participating countries along with Bangladesh were India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 

'The Baburnama' with Japan Foundation

A collaboration of five directors from five South Asian Countries to make one play

‘The Baburnama’ (Memories of a Legend) had been a medieval epic in contemporary form constructed on 24 impressions based on the book of same title written by the First Mughal Emperor Babur himself. Five directors from five countries of South Asia – Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – had had to relocate their ideas as it were into sixteenth century text, to be presented as a single performance. By this process boundaries became less impermeable, more porous, and conventions became more practicable. The play had three performances over Tokyo and Kyoto in Japan and in Delhi in India. 

Bharat Rang Mahotsav, India

The Annual Theatre Festival by National School of Drama in New Delhi

‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’ is the annual theatre festival in India organized by National School of Drama in New Delhi. The festival not only showcase works of Indian theatre practitioners, it also highlights selected works from international performers. Prachyanat has had the honor of participating in this prestigious festival in 2018 and 2020 with ‘Kinu Kahar er Thetar’ and ‘Tragedy Polashbari’ respectively.  

Asian Youth Theatre Festival

A theater festival connecting South-East Asian cultures on one platform

From 2017, a youth group from Prachyanat has regularly been participating in Asian Youth Theatre Festival, organized by Buds Theater Singapore and hosted by different Asian Countries each year in around October – November. In the five consecutive participation in this festival, the youth group from Prachyanat has produced five plays to stage in the festival. They are  – ‘Beder Meye’, written by Syed Shamsul Haq and directed by Shaiful Islam in 2017, ‘Polythene House’, written by Azad Abul Kalam and directed by Shaiful Islam in 2018, ‘The Ultimate Mask’, written by Azad Abul Kalam and directed by Mitul Rahman, ‘The Blue Man’, conceptualized by Azad Abul Kalam while developed and directed by Saiful Islam Jarnal, ‘Choir of Colours’, written by Tanji Kun and directed by Farhad Ahmed Shamim. Rocky Khan from 2018 to 2020, and Ahmaad Saki in 2021 from Prachyanat has also represented Bangladesh as the ‘Youth Ambassador’ of the festival.