DERGAON, June 16 - A prominent drama institute here named North East Theatre Academy (NETA) organised an online Assamese drama festival from June 1-12.
A total of 12 amateur groups presented their dramas online in the festival which was conducted by noted drama director of NETA. The programme was inaugurated by noted actress of Assamese cinema Moloya Goswami on June 1.
The dramas presented in the festival are Hudumdeu written and directed by Mrinal Kumar Bora on the basis of a story of Imran Hussain and staged by Rongalaya of Nagaon, Heaven to Hell written by Biplabjyoti Bhuyan and directed by Ashim Kumar Nath of Chorcha, Sipajhar, Kamala Kuwarir Sadhu written by Dr Paramananda Rajbongshi and directed by Simanta Phukan (NETA, Dergaon), Walls in the River written and directed by Sahidul Haque of Orchid Theatre, Nagaon, Dhulia Ojha written by Rajib Lochan Bora and directed by Gunamoni Barua of Rongduli Sanskritik Kendra, Dibrugarh, Tritiya written and directed by Ranhang Choudhury of Abhigyanam, Guwahati, Daak Ghar written by Ravindra Nath Thakur and translated by Madhurima Baruah and directed by Ashim Sarmah of Aakhara, Dibrugarh, Dhaniramar Theatre written in Assamese by Deepak Mahanta on the basis of a story Kuhu Jamini of Monoj Mitra and directed by Krishna Bhuyan of Rongabhumi, Bihpuria, Seng Pung Border written and directed by Pranjal Kumar Saikia of Team Indipity, Guwahati, Aparajit written by Pankaj Jyoti Bhuyan and directed by Kushal Deka of Bornam, Biswanath Chariali, Iti Mrinalini written and directed by Bobijita Gogoi on the basis of a story by Ravindra Nath Thakur of Jirsong Theatre, Guwahati and Prem written by Arun Nath and directed by Bonal Hussain of Theatre Space, Nakachari, Jorhat.
Talking to this correspondent, Simata Phukan said that during the nationwide lockdown, almost all the artistes had to spend idle days.
�So this programme was conceptualised in order to give some mental food to the artistes and the audience alike,� he said.
The audience praised the efforts of the organisers for such a nice programme during this bleak period.