- Sunday, 22nd Nov
- 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm IST
Readings and a conversation with the four short listed playwrights – Mashuq Deen, Prashanth Nair, Radha Menon, Ram Ganesh Kamatham and Ayesha Sayani as the chair.
Initiated in 1966 by Theatre Group Bombay, and named after their founder, the Sultan Padamsee Playwriting Awards have been among the most prestigious for English language dramatists in India. Past winners have included Gurcharan Das‘s Larins Saheb, Geive Patel’s Princes, Dina Mehta’s The Myth Maker, Cyrus Mistry’s Doongaji House, Ram Ganesh Kamatham’s Ultimate Kurukshetra, Vineet Bhalla’s A Farming Story, Ramneek Singh’s Parvati’s Dark Children, Satinder Chohan’s Lotus Beauty, Faezeh Jalali’s Shikhandi – The Story of the Inbetweens, Sneh Sapru’s Hello Farmaish, Bettina Gracias’s Watching You, Shiv Tandan’s A Fistful of Rupees and Riti Sachdeva’s Parts of Parts and Stitches. Since 2016, the biennial competition has been in partnership with Tata Literature Live! Of the 104 entries this year, the jury of Benjamin Gillani, Deepa Gahlot and Arghya Lahiri, shortlisted four plays:
-Undaunted by Ram Ganesh Kamatham
-The Shaking Earth by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen
-Rukmini’s Gold by Radha Menon
-Freeing Frankenstein by Prashanth Nair
-Come see excerpts from the plays, and meet these incredibly talented playwrights.
The winners will be announced live at the Tata Literature Live! 2020 Awards Ceremony on Sunday, 22nd November, 2020, at 8:30pm.