Theatre is not just about the play you finally see on stage. It is much more-from the story to the set design, to the actors, everything has to be meticulously planned,” says Waman Kendre, director of the National School of Drama (NSD), which will host the eighth Theatre Olympics, starting 17 February, under the aegis of the Union culture ministry.
The Theatre Olympics, established in Greece in 1993, has travelled to various countries since. This is the first time India will host the prestigious multi-city, multi-production, starting from Delhi. The festival, spread over 51 days, will travel to 17 cities, including Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Patna, Imphal, Varanasi, Chandigarh and Thiruvananthapuram.