Between the Lines: Priyanka Babbar in conversation with Sunil Shanbag

Theatre-maker and story-teller Priyanka Babbar caught up with Sunil Shanbag between rehearsals and shows to talk about directing this year's DSM Production - Rakt Kalyan, his theatre practice and a few things in between. Image Courtesy: Indian Express Photo by Amit Chakravarty   PB- How was the directing experience at DSM? SS - Interesting, exciting... very rigorous and very demanding. On day one itself, I made it clear to the students that we are not going to hide behind the fact that…


Rakt Kalyan: DSM annual student production

This year's student production it Rakt Kalyan and has been directed by Sunil Shanbag. It is the Hindi adaptation of  Girish Karnad's Taledanda. And if you just did a backflip to see those two names together, we don't blame you! Taledanda is a significant piece of Postmodern Indian literature. Though set in 12th Century Karnataka, Taledanda was originally written in 1989 when the Mandal vs Mandir crisis was…