Teamwork Arts presents the 17th edition of The Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Award from July 7-10

Business Events | June 13, 2022 | News

Teamwork Arts The Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Award

Teamwork Arts presents the 17th edition of The Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) at the Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi, starting from July 7th to 10th. Due to the pandemic, last two years META stage went virtual and showcased online for theatre lovers and connoisseurs. In 2022, the festival will showcase 4 award-winning plays from META 2020 like BHASKARA PATTELARUM THOMMIYUDE JEEVITHAVUM', 'The Old Man', 'Ghoom Nei' and 'For the Record'.

Instituted by the Mahindra Group to become a significant platform for theatre across regions, states, and dialects in India. META recognises all aspects of the stage including playwriting, set, costume and light design, direction, and performance.

“Although the judging process was completed in time for META 2020, we had to award the winners only by means of a virtual ceremony. We are pleased to finally have an on-ground META this year through the presentation of 4 META 2020 award-winning plays,” said Jay Shah, vice-president, head – cultural outreach, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, in a statement.

“We are hopeful to be able to have a full-fledged META in 2023 and are looking forward to new pieces of theatre being commissioned and performed during the year,” he added.

“META pivoted online in 2020 and 2021 and built a new community even as we streamed a number of award-winning productions followed by talks and conversations around the many disciplines of theatre and the arts. In 2022, we are back on the ground with the award-winning productions from the 2020 META festival. You can see the best of the festival, live in Delhi,” added Sanjoy Roy, MD of Teamwork Arts.

The Mahindra Excellence In Theatre Awards consists of 13 Award categories that are Best play, Best director, Bets light design, Best stage design, Most innovative sound/music design, Best costume design, Best choreography, Best actor in lead role-female, Best actor in lead role-male, Best actor in supporting role-female, Best actor in supporting role-male, Best original script, Best assemble and along with a lifetime achievement award.

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In 2022, the festival will be a physical showcase of 4 award-winning plays from META 2020, the landmark 15th edition of META.

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