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Mumbai : Coconut Theatre connects the World Theatre through “Chai-Wai and Rangmanch – 2020” – The Show must go on!

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Mumbai : Coconut Theatre connects the World Theatre through “Chai-Wai and Rangmanch – 2020” – The Show must go on!

KCoconut Theatre connects the World Theatre through
“Chai-Wai and Rangmanch – 2020” – The Show must go on!

Coconut Theatre has taken an ambitious and challenging project during this World-wide
lockdown. Coconut Theatre has come up with an Intellectual Property – “Chai-Wai &
Rangmanch – 2020”. We organize daily one Online Session with one Theatre Expert from India
and various other countries on our official Coconut Theatre Facebook Page at 6 PM Indian
Standard Time i.e. Veteran Actors, Award Winning Playwrights & Directors, Make-up
Specialist, Music Composers, Designers, Choreographers and Technicians share their Golden
Experiences, also their personal life Inspiration which can be useful to any aspiring Theatre
Student, Amateur Theatre Artists, Writers, Directors, Music Composers, Choreographer,
Make-up Artists, Designers, Technicians and Theatre Groups and entire theatre fraternity.
These sessions are open for all and no registration is required.
Due to Covid-19 and Worldwide lockdown, over all 2020 has been a devastated year for the
entire world especially for the Theatre Industry which believes in live acts.
“Chai-Wai & Rangmanch – 2020” has set an outstanding benchmark through online sessions.
Daily informative sessions keeping the theatre audience entertained. Our online and offline
viewers has grown tremendously.
In-spite of different time zones our viewers prefer to watch these sessions LIVE. For an
example, one gentleman from California, USA daily wakes up 5:00 AM daily just to attend our
live sessions.
International Theatre Experts directly approached Coconut Theatre and requested to host
their sessions on “Chai-Wai & Rangmanch – 2020” which has gained popularity because of its
National and International reach.
All the speakers come from various cultures, age groups and not convenient with online
process have also accepted an invitation willingly to associate with us. A Few senior Theatre
Experts are more than 80+ years old still they are willingly ready to do the session.
Padma Shri & Sangeet Natak Akademi Award Winner Smt. Rita Ganguly, Shri Bansi Kaul, Shri
Manoj Joshi, Smt. Neelam Mansingh, Shri Satish Alekar, Shri Dadi Pudumjee and Sangeet
Natak Akademi Award Winner Smt. Dolly Ahluwalia, Shri, Prof. Ashok Bhagat, Shri Suresh
Sharma (Director – National School of Drama), Shri Amod Bhatt, Smt. Anjana Puri, Shri
Sanjay Upadhyay, Smt. Rohini Hattangady, Smt. Nadira Babbar, Smt. Himani Shivpuri have
done their sessions.
Stalwart participants include Makarand Deshpande, Mahesh Dattani, K.K. Raina, Lillete
Dubey, Rakesh Bedi, Ananth Mahadevan, Raghubir Yadav, Lubna Salim, Darshan Jariwala,
Siddharth Randeria, Ila Arun, Aanjjan Srivastava, Alok Chatterjee, Salim Arif, Saif Hyder
Hasan, Asif Ali Beg, Tiku Talsania, Sachin Khedekar, Sandip Soparrkar, Vijay Kenkre, Jayati
Bhatia, Nina Kulkarni, Jayati Bhatia, Suchitra Pillai, Vipul Mehta, Jimit Trivedi, Rajoo Bar,
Ramesh Talwar, Chandrkant Kulkarni many other senior Theatre expers.
Currently, Global Theatre Experts have been added to Coconut Theatre’s repertoire, seeing
Writer-Director David Woods from Australia (22nd June), International Production Designer
Neil Patel (Production Designer of Mughal-E-Azam The Musical) (23rd June), Megan Furniss –
Playwright from South Africa (24th June), Actor-Director Glenn Hayden from Australia (25th
June), Writer, Actor, Director Jessica Litwak from Californina, USA, Writer-Director Ana
Cândida Carneiro from the USA (27th June), Three Times Tony Award Winner Scott Pask from
USA (28th June), Actor & Director Motshabi Tyelele from South Africa and World Renowned
Writer-Director Jeff Baron from the USA (30th June).
Post sessions with International Speakers and line-up with Indian Theatre Experts is also
scheduled. Which includes Theatre legends Mr.M.S.Sathyu and Mr.Prasanna, Theatre and
Bollywood Actress Sonali Kulkarni, Theatre & Bollywood Actors Rajpal Yadav & Rajat Kapoor,
Music Director Kuldeep Singh, Eminent Writer Ranjit Kapoor & Saumya Joshi, Famous Actor
Sumeet Raghavan, Waman Kendre (Ex-Director – National School of Drama), Director Parvez
Akhtar, Popular Actresses Apara Mehta & Bharati Achrekar and on-going.
Indian Theatre Industry has minimal support from the audience, corporates and other bodies
compare to Bollywood, Sports, Music and other Digital Entertainment Platforms but this rising
IP with continuous efforts of Coconut Theatre which showcased a phenomenal results during
this pandemic. We have been getting fabulous response from Indian and International Theatre
Fraternity appreciating our concept “Chai-Wai & Rangmanch – 2020”.
“The objective is to connect entire Theatre Fraternity LOCALLY & GLOBALLY be on one
platform to emphasize avenue of learning also to build a career. Our vision is to achieve
100+ sessions before 31st July 2020. This archive will be available shortly on Coconut Theatre
YouTube Channel with no cost.” share Rashmin Majithia – Managing Director (Coconut Media).

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