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IAPAR International Theatre Festival features selected works that keep the actor at the center. It focuses on plays, which allows the actors to explore and create an innovative expression. The idea is to reach out across the globe and bring innovative work to the city of Pune. The festival encourages any kind of dramatic presentation, such as, a full-length play, short play, poetry presentation, story dramatisation, solo performance and any new creative innovations.

4th to 10th of December 2020

The Festival has divulged into the new normal. This year we bring artists across different timezones together. In its fifth year now and given the uncertainty that surrounds us at the moment, we’re now planning a completely new set of programming for our activities digitally from the 4th to 10th of December 2020. Watch this space more for some exciting updates related to the festival this year!

The Changemakers – IAPAR International Theatre Festival 2020

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ― Barack Obama

IAPAR International Theatre Festival 2020 is thrilled to announce a new initiative, ‘The Changemakers’ as a part of the Festival.
A Changemaker is an individual between the ages 25 to 40, driving change within and beyond communities through artistic practise that benefits the art form or society. They may be engaged in the reimagination and redefinition of existing artistic disciplines, practise and impact, or the initiation of novel ways to achieve pertinent goals within the arts. They may be motivated by artistic, social, cultural, philosophical, ideological, or economic vision and may be catalysts for the evolution of the arts as we understand them. These individuals could belong to any singular or combination of disciplines of art including but not limited to theatre, dance, music, filmmaking, visual art, writing, sculpture, design, etc. As a part of its 2020 lineup, the Festival will feature selected Changemakers talking about their journeys and contributions to a worldwide audience. The Festival is happy to award them financial recognition of Rs. 25,000/- INR along with a certificate from the Festival. This initiative is an opportunity to showcase important, pathbreaking work in the Indian artistic scene on an international platform during the Festival.
The Festival invites passionate individuals fitting these criteria to apply to the programme.

Application form and details: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPukQxyWlilEFbK7lKjXGJFtz-QGm5_3viEQ2tTeiWBb86Rw/viewform