GUWAHATI, March 4 - Kismat Bano, a young stage artiste from Guwahati who has won accolades across the country for her acting talent, will soon launch a mini theatre hall at her residence to train children in the art of acting and also stage plays to create theatre awareness in the city.
The mini theatre hall atop their house at Dhirenpara has been built mostly with funds from Bano�s savings, with her father Liaquat Ali contributing the rest.
The hall, with a capacity of 75 people, will enable her to train the neighbourhood children in the art of acting and arrange plays from time to time to promote theatre.
The hall will be inaugurated on March 6, during which two plays, Bidhyabalan (Assamese) directed by Naren Patgiri, and Bade Bhaisahab (Hindi) directed by Dilip Khanal, will be staged.
Bano received the Young Talents Artistes Award for 2016-2017 from Arunachal Pradesh Governor PB Acharya in July last year. The annual award was announced by the North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) under the Union Ministry of Culture.
Bano, who is also a recipient of a scholarship from the ministry, has performed in major drama festivals across the country as well as abroad. Two of her most recent plays staged in Guwahati and other cities, Helen and Bano, not only received appreciation from theatre-loving crowds everywhere, but also critical approval from the press.
Bano established her own troupe Wings Theatre (cultural group) in Guwahati with a view to using theatre in educating children, working for spastic girls in association with Shishu Sarothi, conducting theatre performance-oriented workshops for orphans and girls in rural areas, and working with blind children of Guwahati in promoting theatre among differently-abled children.