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Aswin Varrier plays Darius and Tanvee Ravi plays Rhoda in a play written by Meher Pestonjee about a tetraplegic who discovers his Turning Point.
Dolly Thakore, Tanvee Ravi, Aswin Varrier and Faredoon Bhujwala play roles that change the perceptions of spinal cord injuries.
Digital the@tre takes the audiece to Marine Drive in Mumbai. While the actors are really performing in Bengaluru.
Dolly Thakore (Mumbai) plays Mrs. Paymaster and Deena Ardeshir (Kolkata) plays Soonamai, in the story of a Napean Sea Road Parsi household.
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Association Of Spine Surgeons of India(ASSI)
& The Red Curtain International share with you a play on the "challenges in the pursuit from being disabled to becoming abled; the transformation ". ASSI working towards mobility, ability, and preventing disability. Together we can make the change.
Dr. Shankar Acharya
On the occasion of World Spinal Cord Injury Day, we wish to spread awareness through a “Digital Play”. Covid 19 has been a “turning point” in our lives. Spinal Cord Injury also turns around the life of an affected individual. Take precautions for both. Enjoy this e-play !
Dr. H. S. Chhabra
Spine Society of West Bengal (SSWB) is committed to “turning around” the lives of patients affected with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). We wish to spread awareness of this devastating injury by staging a virtual play known as “Turning Point”, to commemorate SCI Day, 5th September. We hope you enjoy the play and take precautions to avoid SCI.
Dr. Saumyajit Basu
A STELLAR CAST & CREW
Dolly Thakore is a veteran stage actor who has spent over six decades traipsing the boards. She has worked with directors like Adi Murzban, Alyque Padamsee, Geoffrey Kendal, Janak Toprani, Vickram Kapadia, Kaizad Navroze Kotwal, Arghya Lahiri, and many others. Her most notable roles include Linda Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, Stella in The Glass Menagerie, Meg in The Birthday Party, and of course as part of the ensemble in the ground-breaking Vagina Monologues.
Aswin Varrier has a PG Diploma in Acting and Theatre Making from Drama School Mumbai (DSM) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Studies, Media and English Studies from Christ University. His 8 years of experience in theatre comes in various capacities including acting, research, corporate training, curation and management for festivals like International Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFoK) and Serendipity Arts Festival.
Tanvee Ravi is an alumnus of The Drama School, Mumbai. She began her work as a Theatre-maker in 2011 with several productions in Bangalore. She has been an Inlaks Theatre Awardee for studying Clown under the mentorship of Faezeh Jalali. She has also been a part of Faezeh Jalali's 07/07/07 that won the META for Best Ensemble. Tanvee has been a part of the commercial play Jaan-e-Jigar that ran internationally, completing more than 170 shows.
Faredoon (Dodo) Bhujwala is a theatre persona who has been on stage all his life with the renowned Pearl Padamsee, Alyque Padamsee, Sylvester DaCunha, Hosi Vasunia, Feroz Khan and a galaxy of others. From Martha graham in New York city, to Musicals in Bombay to Shakespeare to Physical theatre to more Avant Garde Experimental theatre and Psycho-physical Dramaturgy, Faredoon thrives on learning new ways to push the envelope.
Deena Ardeshir has been acting with The Red Curtain since 1972 when she played Gertrude in their landmark production of Hamlet. The production established The Red Curtain as one of the leading English Theatre Groups on what was then still called Calcutta. Since then Deena has featured in plays like Ring Round The Moon, Ghosts , Richard III_, Dear Charles, I'll Get My Man, The Father, Equus and Harlequinade. Her screen credits include roles in 36 Chowringhee Lane, Choker Bali and Sunglass. Th
A freelance journalist since the mid 70s Meher Pestonji has a wide spectrum of interests. She has been a theatre critic, art writer, book review columnist, and written extensively on street children, housing rights and anti-communalism issues. In 1999 HarperCollins India published her first collection of short stories titled ‘Mixed Marriage and other Parsi Stories’.
Sumit Lai Roy has been doing amateur theatre in English since 1969. Founder member of Kolkata’s oldest performing English Theatre Group, THE RED CURTAIN. Sumit has been involved in almost every aspect of theatre: prompting, stage management, lights design, set design, acting, directing, producing, and now, eThe@tre… He is generous with his time and support for all theatre groups working in any language, especially body language.
Mustafa has done a lot of theatre in his youth – acting, directing, stage management, production etc. Almost all of these have been in English; a couple have been in Hindi/Bengali. Some of his grounding in this has been with the Red Curtain in the 1970-80s His professional work has involved consulting and being a facilitator and trainer. Here, his background on stage has helped in bringing performance and presence.
Aaron has been involved with a prolific theatre group in Kolkata, called Theatrecian, since 2012. Apart from Acting, he loves the Theatre Crafts of Lighting and Sound Engineering. As a graduate of SRFTI, a leading national Film and Television Institute in India, Aaron brings to ePlays a unique combination of talents: a practicing knowledge of Cinematography and Production Design, blended with his love for Theatre.
Dolly Thakore plays Mrs. Paymaster.
Aswin Varrier plays Darius, the tetraplegic protagonist.
Tanvee Ravi plays Rhoda, Darius' wife.
Deena Ardeshir plays Soonamai, Rhoda's grandmother.
Faredoon Bhujwala plays Narayan and Mr. Mathur, both significant change makers.
Sumit Lai Roy directs.
Mustafa Moochhala produces.
Aaron Targain is the technical director.
Ashutosh Nath is the music director.
Tanmay Patel has art directed the publicity.
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