Mamunur Rashid retraces his steps

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Aug 25,2019


Mamunur Rashid, right, speaks at the programme. — New Age photo

Thespian Mamunur Rashid gave the audience a glimpse into his theatrical journey at a solo lecture held at Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila Samity on Friday.

The programme was organised by Abdullah Al Mamun Theatre School.

In the last four decades or so, Mamunur Rashid has carved a niche for himself through his writing, acting and direction.

The playwright-actor-director shed light on how he grew up, got involved in the theatre and more at the event.

‘I used to accompany my mother Rokeya Khanam to theatre performances held at Tangail Coronation Dramatic Club. The plays I watched in my young age left a lasting impression on me like everyone else,’ said Mamunur Rashid.

‘I was fascinated by the power of actors. They could make the audience cry or laugh through their performance,’ he added.

Mamunur Rashid performed at stage for the first time while he was a school student in the village Balla.

‘It was my teacher Satinath sir who arranged for the staging of the play named Bijaysingha. I was so excited to have had the opportunity to perform in the play. My long cherished dream of acting on stage finally came true,’ he said.

‘I started writing plays because I was fascinated by the writers of jatras and plays. To me they were the creators who gave life to powerful characters of plays,’ he recalled.

Following the lecture, Mamunur Rashid held a Q&A session where he took questions from the audience and answered those. He also delivered dialogues from his popular plays.

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