Jashnebachpan: Ichhapuran

Ichhapuran
Writer: Rabindranath Tagore
Director: Rajesh Bakshi
Group: Theatre Actor Studio, Delhi
Language: Hindi
Duration: 1 hr

About the Group
Theatre Actor Studio has been participating in children’s workshops for a long time now. Rajesh Bakshi, the founder of this group, has been directing these workshops for the last 10 years. Some of the group’s important productions are Ichhapuran (Rabindranath Tagore), Kalakar (Phanishwar Nath Renu), Paazeb (Jainendra Kumar), Wizard of Oz (adapted by Bharti Dang) etc. Some of the short plays directed by Rajesh Bakshi are Savdhani Hi Suraksha, Rishi Ki Seekh, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Nasha Mukti, Say No to Crackers, Sadak Yatayat Ke Niyam, Shiksha, Changu-Mangu, Ghogha Sant etc. Rajesh Bakshi has long been associated with Hindi Akademi, Sahitya Kala Parishad, Shri Ram Centre, Udyan Orphan Trust, Yuva Sanstha, Ayam Sansthan and Dramabaaz Company.

About the Play
The play is about a father and son who wish to live each other’s life. Devi Ichhapuran grants them their wish but living each other’s age, joys and sorrows becomes unbearable for both.

Director
Rajesh Bakshi has acted in more than 45 plays and participated in many cultural theatre festivals including Bharat Rang Mahotsav, Nandikar Rang Mahotsav, Bharatendu Natya Utsav, Bharat Muni Rang Mahotsav, Sarang Rang Mahotsav, Uttar Pradesh Sanskritik Mahotsav, IPTA Rashtriya Utsav etc. He has 12 years of experience in teaching theatre. He has conducted many theatre workshops for children with organisations like Hindi Akademi, Dramabaaz, Multivalent, Ayam, CCRT etc. Some of the plays directed by him are Jasma Oden (folk play), Aankh Micholi, Doosra Admi – Doosri Aurat, and Ila.

Director’s Note
Childhood, with its restless playfulness, can be understood only with love and intelligence, whereas adulthood brings not only independence but also responsibility along with it. To make this story written by Rabindranath Tagore, more interesting and meaningful, a few of Tagore’s poems and another story by him ‘Vidhyarthi Ki Pariksha’ have been incorporated.

Cast & Credits
On Stage
Mrinalini Jindal, Aman Sharma, Vikrant Sharma, Jitesh Sharma, Olive Jain, Eshna Jain, Nandika Chadda, Gurjas Bhatia, Samaira Grover, Shivaye Madan, Diva Gandhi, Yuvraj Mavi, Maya Parashar, Saksham Gupta, Saksham Parashar, Ragav Mehta, Siya Singh, Ananaya Mukerjee, Rahul Mukherjee, Samarth Girotra, Yatharth Gaurav Gupta, Ayam Sharma, Sneha Chaubey, Dattatreya Buddhiraja Haldar, Ira Jasuja. Naisha Prem, Dipti Purohit, Mahua Aggarwal

Off Stage
Music                               Bharti Dang
Music Operator              Garima Arya
Property in-charge        Aman, Vikrant, Jitesh, Narendra
Light Design                   Rahul Chauhan
Make-up                         Narendra Kumar
Choreography                Vikram Mohan
Costume                        Yashasvini Bose
Creative Input                Bharti Dang
Special Thanks             Dramabaaz Company & Garima Arya

Playwright                          Rabindranath Tagore
Design & Direction            Rajesh Bakshi

Contacts
D-301, Aggarwal Estate
Sector- 28, Rohini
Delhi-110042
M: +91 9891192267, 8920461628
E: ssrajeshsharma@gmail.com

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