Red Curtain International Announces Good The@ter Festival and Awards to Help Artistes Survive

Business Events | November 11, 2020 | News

Red Curtain International StayIN aLIVE Good The@ter Festival & Awards

The Red Curtain International, a theatre group from Kolkata, has announced the Good The@ter Festival & Awards on November 21, 22, 28 and 29 and the proceeds from it will go to StayIN aLIVE, a non-profit in India dedicated to helping disadvantaged theatre artistes survive.         

Aiming to honour the best theatre talent in the world to have performed online, to a real-time audience, irrespective of geographies, boundaries, language barriers, and definitely the world crisis, the awards will be a celebration of the best online theatre talent in the world.

Sumit Lai Roy, Festival Co-Director and Founder Member, The Red Curtain International said, “Thespians around the world have discovered how theatre can happen online where the audience and actor share the same space and time. They are in each other's presence and with it geography has become history in theatre. With this initiative, we aim at building sustenance for the theatre community and urge audiences to participate and lend a shoulder to the artistes.”

"We're truly pleased that our mission of ‘good theatre for good causes’ is being lived out through this international festival.  ‘Good theatre’ will occur through nine plays, 12 jury members and scores of audience members from multiple continents. Good causes will be accomplished as we route the net proceeds from the festival to theatre artistes in India who are out of work due to the pandemic, thanks to the generosity of individuals and sponsors across the globe," added Dr Paul Lopez, Festival Co-Director and Founder Member, The Red Curtain International, Atlanta/USA.

‘A Little Bit Closer’ (USA / India); ‘Aliens’, ‘3 Miles’, ‘Turn Left’ (USA); ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ (Finland); ‘Fat Kids are Harder to Kidnap on Zoom!’ (Singapore); ‘Labor’ (Iran); ‘Macbeth’ (Ireland, UK); ‘Metamorphosis’ (Wales, UK); ‘One Can Only Laugh’ (India); ‘The Art of Facing Fear’ (Brazil, Senegal, Sweden, Nigeria, UK, Cape Verde, South Africa) are the finalist performances that will be judged by a jury from the Philippines, Singapore, India, Italy, Finland, the UK and the USA.

The awards will also emphasize the live connection between audience and performer. Each production will be e-staged twice over Zoom so that anyone with a wi-fi connection anywhere in the world can experience theatre from the safety of their homes without losing sleep.

Proceeds from Good The@ter Festival & Awards will go to StayIN aLIVE, a non-profit in India dedicated to helping disadvantaged theatre artistes survive.

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