DU, CU theatre depts organise workshop

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 20:14, Jul 22,2018

 
 

Dhaka University’s theatre department teachers and students perform with Rohingya children at a camp in Cox’s Bazar.

A workshop to facilitate exchange of ideas between theatre departments of Dhaka University and Chittagong University was held at Zia Haider Studio at CU on July 19.

Planned by DU theatre professor Israfil Shahin, the workshop, titled ‘Natya Bhromon: Antargoto Jiboner Shohojiya Unmochon’, featured discussions on acting, theatre’s role in depicting society, culture, everyday life of people and other issues.

Teachers and students of theatre departments of DU and CU participated in the workshop and shared their views.

‘At the workshop theatre teachers and students of both of the universities shared their views on acting, theatre’s role in depicting stories of people’s lives and others,’ said Israfil Shahin, who visited Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar from July 20 to 22 with MA students of DU theatre and performance studies department.

‘The MA students visited Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar to witness the plight of Rohingya refugees. They spoke with Rohingyas at the camps and staged some improvisational productions,’ said Shahin.

DU theatre and performance studies department premiered a play titled ‘Pajore Chandraban’ depicting plight of refugees on March 5.

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