About Guwahati Theatre Festival
“Performance is the key to human experience”
Theatre is an art form that brings people together to celebrate, challenge and provoke through the telling of stories.
Theatre is live, and in the present world art is consumed through live-streams, computers and so on. The city life and its habits miss that extraordinary atmosphere, the intrinsic beauty of the art-form and sense of grounding and presence that theatre gives.
The Guwahati theatre festival aims to showcase world-class performances with quality entertainment, working towards becoming a prestigious landmark in the cultural landscape of Guwahati.
The idea of the festival is to bring spectrum of plays from all over india to allow audiences in Guwahati to get a feel of how production works and what kind of innovation are taking place in the outside theatres which are not from assam. The one-of-a-kind event aims to provide a platform in the region for diverse range of world class performing groups, local as well as national, to showcase their performances amongst new audiences infusing freshness and vivacity. The annual festival, now in its second year, visions to create a dynamic platform bringing new and dynamic voices & performances to the stage.
The festival has fulfilled the avid appetite of the city to experience and understand the relevance of theatre; in context of our human relationships, culture and stereotypes.
G Plus, the leading English weekly of Guwahati, is organizing an event - the Guwahati theatre festival. G Plus has been on a remarkable journey of 4 years striving to disseminate ultra-local city news to its readership besides trying to bring forth quality reading material week after week. In the process, we have also tried to give back to the society some quality events in an effort to sensitize the denizens to the living quality that is latent within their city of residence.
"Ward Talks" is a monthly interactive platform facilitated by G Plus at the ward level where locals of the selected ward get the opportunity to interact directly with the city's administrative authorities like gmc, gmda, mayor, police, etc. The event has attained great popularity and success.
"Guwahati Food Awards" is also an annual event that has been staged consecutively for the last two years and recognizes the best in the burgeoning food industry of the city. The event has been well-received and participation has been enthusiastic.
“Guwahati Theatre Festival” in its second edition, intends to promote professional theatre, and a large group of aspiring and deserving artists and technicians.
The initiative of G Plus contributes significantly towards the development indices of the city and offers a feel-good factor to the people here as well as from outside whom we invite here and send back as ambassadors of the state.
Event Vision & Mission
Guwahati theatre festival is committed to showcasing quality performances, working towards becoming the prestigious entertainment landmark in the cultural landscape of Guwahati.
Our intention is to bring in world class performances in Guwahati infusing freshness and vivacity to the audience of the city.
To build culture and promote the culture of appreciating various forms of performing arts amongst new audience.
To offer a platform in the region for diverse varieties of performing, from across the nation, and international borders offering them to showcase their performance.
To provide learning opportunities to local youth, groups and enthusiastic through workshops and experts in the field of performing arts.