Saitan Theatre Group is a team of dedicated thespians constantly sharpening their skills to enter into a world of grease and paint to show their theatrical prowess.
Launched in July 2014 by two sprightly youths, Namita Verma and Rajneesh Gautam, this theatre group operating under the name SAITAN, which is derived from Saint and Satan, wants to present before the world the two extremes that exist in every person!
Their mission is to prove that we all have our good side and bad- we are our own God and Devil! In the summer vacation of 2018 Saitan Theatre group started an initiative “College Repertory Project” to create a platform where young individuals from different colleges came together and explored and improved their skills and tools of theatre.
A total of 28 students from 17 different colleges were added to the project this year. Students under this project have drafted 5 short theatre pieces under their guidance. In the words of Rajneesh Gautam, the Director of the project “We focused on exploring and experimenting with ideas, forms, ways of expressions during this project. We had a vision of a theatre project where different college students can come and work as a single team.” ‘Weekend’, an adaption of an excerpt from Nirmal Verma’s trilogy Teen Ekaant, is a story of how a woman’s illicit relationship with a married man unfolds the layers of isolation and turmoil along with the hope of culmination. ‘Puff and Pass’ is a story of an unexpected meet of two strangers and a common string that connects them to each other.
A story of revelations and confessions, truths and deceptions, the conversation between these two strangers leads to some unexpected turns that no one saw coming. Based on Bertolt Brecht’s Alienation effect, ‘The Idiot’ is a story of an idiot whose life is a tragedy of good intentions. Out of all the chaos that happens in his life, his story has a meaningful message for all of us, a message that will surely motivate us to do better.
Setin Pakistan, ‘Mariyam’ revolves around the life of 15-year-old girl who is married to a man double his age. The story is about her attempts at making a balance between the acceptance of her destiny and discovering her self-identity. Is there harm in technology or is it the way we use technology that causes much harm? ‘ILU-SION’ is a love story, but a twisted one. It’s a story of two people who fall in love with each other and everything seems fine in their life until the technology that was manipulated by man starts manipulating the man himself.
Dates: 10th August, Friday – 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 11th August, Saturday – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Venue: Akshara Theatre, 11-B. Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Next to RML Hospital Exit no. 5, New Delhi, Delhi 110001