What’s happening in Chennai
I was invited to Evam 150, a discussion forum convened by the English Theater Group Evam yesterday. The panelists were Theater Personalities P.C. Ramakrishna of Madras Players and Rajeev Chaudhry, Satyam Cinema MD Mr. Kiran Reddy, Founder of Juice Shop on Greams Road, Mr. Harris, India’s No.1 Blogger (that’s what the name board said) Kiruba Sankar and Journalist / Filmmaker Sudhish Kamath.
The discussion focussed on how to make English Theater a feasible proposition in Chennai, and how to get the new crowds in. Kiran Reddy of Sathyam Cinemas spoke practically. He stressed on the need of permanent space, continuous programmes, and widespread availability of information.
So what can Chennai Metblogs do about it?
We can help in spreading the information. There is an events page on the right hand side of this blog, but hardly anything is written there by us. What we propose is to have a daily post on what is happening in Chennai Entertainment scene on that day. We are in touch with some of the Theater groups to inform us about their events and we would put it up on the blog. Right now the Theater groups I know of are
Kalaik kuzhu (Pralayan)
There surely must be manymore of them whom I don’t know. So spread the information, and ask the troupes to drop in a mail to chenthilnathan at gmail dot com. We will try to make it a regular daily post based on the information we get. It need not be restricted to theater alone. Dance, Music – anything other than movies.