Thank you Directors

Over the years, Samahaara has been more than just our founders. We’ve had a great many established and equally passionate theatre personalities who’ve worked with us in the past, adding a little miscellany to our chronicles.

We’ve performed 79 plays (Including 17 major productions, 15 workshop productions, 35 short plays, 11 Children’s plays and 1 Street play. ) out of which these 16 guest directors directed 39(Wow 😮 ) plays for us. Here’s a list of these wonderful people whom we’ll forever be grateful for for this priceless contribution.

– Prof Bhasker Shewalkar directed Sharada Devi’s ‘The Crest of the Peacock” which entertained a staggering 50 sets of audience(Over 15000 people saw this play)

– Devendranath Sankaranarayanan directed Tagore’s “The Post Office”, & “Floating Gardens” (A Devised play)

– Azadeh Mirzaei and Maryam R.Q from Iran worked with us to direct Woody Allen’s “GOD”

– Stu Denison from UK directed Anjali Parvati Koda’s “Dominic Wesley”, Samuel Beckett’s “An evening with Beckett” (A collection of 4 short plays), Harold Pinter’s ‘Care Taker” and Eugene O’Neill’s “Thirst”, all that turned out to be our audience’s most loved plays.

– David Zinder from Israel directed Garcia Lorka’s “Blood Song”

– Gregory Antley from US directed Edward Albee’s “The Zoo Story” that left a houseful of audience to Catharsis.

– Venkata Naresh Burla directed an improvised play “Colours of Love”

– Dr. Joly Puthessery directed Athol Fugard’s “The Island”

– Nagaraju Pejjai directed an adaptation of Ajay Shukla’s “Taj Mahal ka Tender” , Swadesh Deepak’s “Court Martial” , Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot” , Tagore’s “The Post Office” , Mahesh Dattani’s “30 Days in September” , “Fat Politician” based on Alfred Jarry’s play “King Ubu” , Shankaramanchi Parthasaradhi’s “Silence Please”, Sharad Joshi’s “Ek tha Gadha” , Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena’s “Bakri” , and several children’s plays including Pinocchio, Half chicken and..well, the list isn’t going to end yet.

– D Ramanjaneyulu directed an adaptation of Vijay Tendulkar’s “THE CYCLIST”. He also went on to direct another devised play called “Thoda Adjust Karo”

– Dr.Kumaraswamy directed , Guan Han Qing’s ” SNOW IN MID SUMMER”.

– Suman Mallepeddi directed yet another improvised play, “Tabhi kushi tabhi gum”.

– Shyam directed “Half Chicken”, a Children’s play

– S V Ramana too directed two Children’s plays that held another astonishingly full house.

– Nasreen Ishaque, our newest team member directed Paro Anand’s ‘Wingless”(Children’s play) and, celebrating the 400th anniversary, directed Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”.

Samahaara grew through all of our combined, driven efforts to stand where it does today where we’ve been on stage 200 times in the past decade. We couldn’t have done this alone. For your valuable time, relentlessly ready endeavour and unconditional love for theatre as us, we’re short of words to express our gratitude.

Thank you for being with us on this extraordinary journey.

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