Dhundo (In Search of God)
Directed by Nandini & Ranji: (latest
A devised production completely exploratory in nature with multiple
short stories on the theme of search with music being a common
thread. It explores movement, drama, and soundscapes. The production
is an amalgamation of lights, music, and actors. The production
traces journey; journey of people in multiple stages of life,
of city, plasticity, concreteness, oness, abstraction, and duality
of the mind. Music is by Band Aagam, Backdrop used is a magnificent
40 x 20 feet painting of "City" by Anand Kumar (National
Award Winning Painter).>> read more
Man: Written & directed
by Nandini & Ranji
This comedy is a social satire and is performed in the "Complete-The-Story"
style of theatre. It is a tribute to the common man and his dreams,
aspirations, conflicts. The play has been performed more than
6 shows in Bangalore and is now traveling outside Bangalore to
various cities in India and outside India, after being nominated
for the International Theatre Festival 2009..>>read
Roses: Written & directed
by Ranji (August 2004)
Based in a small village of Karnataka, the Dharwad-Kannada play
is about a village girl, her innocence, her love, her dreams and
how life takes a turn and she ends up being the village headman’s
wife and how life brings back lost glory and love.
Written by Saju Salem & directed by Ranji (August 2006).
This Tamil family drama is about family relationships and trivial's,
set in Bangalore in the 1970's and the secret that surrounds the
housemaid. This play was performed under the Final Touches series.
Written & directed by Nandini (October 2005)
The play revolves around three colleagues working on important
pitch and how they discover each other's past, weaknesses, and
life while solving a crime. Done in perspective theatre style
the play is feast to watch with scenes from godfather to mythology.
& Guide: Written &
directed by Nandini (August 2006)
Based in a railway platform, this Hindi-musical play is a romantic
journey of a tourist guide and his encounter with a girl and how
they change each other and how their past comes in their way of
The Birthday party: conceptualized
by the YT team & directed by Nandini(2004)
The spooky story is based on how one person
suddenly falls under suspicion and from there the story takes
a different turn and the highlight of the story is it fly's off
the tip of the mountain taken the audience along with it on a
journey of suspense.
of Glasses: Written
& directed by Nandini
This political satire is based
on how "common" creatures take over humans and how humans
are hypnotized by their magical talks and deeds. The play also
show how people with power can turn a society upside down and
run it according to their whims and fancies.
years Later: Written &
directed by Ranji (2003)
This suspense thriller is about a schizophrenic whose life takes
a 'U' turn once he comes in contact with his artistic side. The
story is also the push and pull between reality and imaginary
world, and finally the side that wins is the side of world the
character finally succumbs to.
"Maya - An illusion:
Written & directed by Nandini (2003)
An all-women character based story about the trivial's of a married
couple and once the wife goes missing a lot emerges from the dark
side of a world unknown to the husband. It is his ability to handle
her world that emerges in this colorful play filled with women
of different emotional range and the world which they rule.
"The Park": Written
& directed by Ranji, 2003
This play done in silent theatre style is a simple love
story with colorful characters who come alive and live life to
give more depth to the story .
for Eyes: Written & directed by Nandini, 2002
This play is a journey of two patients whose life oversees a
colorful street full of vigor. This sensitive play takes the
audience through the downside of a blind patient and how simple
things when added with emotional high changes the outlook and
the core of a person. How people and surroundings can change
a dry leaf into a beautiful orchid.
K.N Panikar's "Lone Tusker:
Directed by Ranji, SPOT, Bangalore Little Theatre, 2000
One of Panikar's folk-classic, with 2 parallel stories running
side the main story
>>>this play is about an actors journey into the forest
of emotions and his ability to handle the unpredictable creatures
within the forest and an actor's ultimate tests.
>>>the second parallel was "Jonathan Livingston
Seagull", a bird whose strive for perfection leads him out
of his tribe and as an outcast how his perfection leads the tribe
back to his world, enacted using only masks and music.
>>>the third parallel is about Brenda and her issues
with personal and professional life which is always under scrutiny
and pressure, done in body theatre style.
"The Lone Tusker" as a play was enacted as a representation
of the social isolation that humans are subjected with the 3 stories
and the grand finale that finally follows the 3 stories when they
merge as a powerful ending.