Theatre on refugees on cards

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:30, Feb 16,2018


A scene from Pajore Chandraban,

Set against the communal and racial conflicts going on across the globe, Dhaka University’s theatre and performance studies department will produce a play featuring plight of the victims of conflicts.
The play titled ‘Pajore Chandraban’, written by Shahman Moishan and directed by Israfil Shahin, will narrate stories of repression and conflicts going on in the world citing some references from the history.
Both Moishan and Shahin are teachers at theatre and performance studies department. MA students of the department will perform in it.
‘We got the idea of producing the play watching the plights of the Rohingya refugees who became homeless for the ethnic cleansing going on in Myanmar,’ director Israfil Shahin said.
But, it would also address refugee problems, forceful migration, murders, ethnic conflicts and others going on across the globe, he said.
‘We will stage a rehearsal show of the play today at Natmandol of the university,’ said Shahin adding that the play would have its premiere show on March 5 at the same venue.
In association with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, the department will stage four shows of the play beginning from March 6 at the Experimental Theatre Hall of the academy, Shahin said.
‘Tomorrow’, Shahin said, ‘Students and teachers of the department will visit Rohingya camps at Ukhiya and Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar and will stage some improvisational productions to give a bit relief to the traumatised Rohingyas.’
On the following day, the department would perform at Sugandha sea beach for the tourists, he said.

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